Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Violence and Hatred Wins in Kashmir Valley
The failure of the Ramzan Ceasefire and the demise of the coalition experiment in Jammu & Kashmir prove that violence and hatred have emerged as the ultimate winners in the Kashmir Valley. Some reporters have suggested that Ms Mehbooba Mufti was removed from the state’s chief ministership because she was a staunch supporter of the Ramzan truce and advocated a “soft” approach in the Valley.Full article...
"In truth everything and everyone
Is a shadow of the Beloved,
And our seeking is His seeking
And our words are His words...
We search for Him here and there,
while looking right at Him.
Sitting by His side, we ask:
'O Beloved, where is the Beloved?'"
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
Pakistani Terrorist Shot Dead In Kupwara
Date: 20 July 2018
A Pakistani terrorist of the Lashkar-e-Taiba was killed by the security forces in an encounter today in the Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, the police said. The terrorist was killed in the encounter at Batpora in Handwara in north Kashmir, a police official said. His body was recovered from the encounter site along with a weapon and other incriminating material, he said. More details about his identity are being ascertained, the official said. Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area following inputs about the presence of terrorists.
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'Kashmir' conflict is multifaceted
Shahid Rashid Rather writes 'Kashmir' conflict is multifaceted with historical , territorial, strategic , legal , ideological and many other complexities involved. Since its origin in 1947 as an interstate conflict between India and Pakistan , it is not only gradually got intensified , but also assumed an internal dimension which manifested itself in armed militancy and separatism in 1989. With the passage of time the two dimensions have got so intermingled that discussing the one without taking into consideration the other becomes almost impossible. That is the reason that the peace process initiated in 2003 sought to address both the dimensions simultaneously.
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