Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
2014 Poll Facts
The state of Jammu & Kashmir has six parliamentary constituencies of which one is in sparsely populated Ladakh, two in the Jammu region and three in the Kashmir Valley. The layout of the constituencies reflects the geography and the natural divisions of the state. Traditionally, voters in Ladakh turn out in large numbers to vote while the turnout in the Valley is generally low mainly because of terrorist threats and anti-poll campaigns carried out by separatist groups. The turnout in the Jammu region varies but is usually much higher than that of the Valley. A few quick electoral facts about the state are listed Here
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
No Breakthrough At India-Pakistan Flag Meeting
Date: 28 August 2014
After weeks of intense shelling between India and Pakistan along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, the two countries held a flag meeting on Wednesday to discuss ceasefire violations along the border. According to BSF sources, Pakistan refused to accept any blame and said they had only responded to firing from the Indian side. 'Though there was no breakthrough at the meeting, it broke the ice and hopefully will deter them from violating the ceasefire again,' a senior BSF officer said. 'Flag meet will help reduce tensions' BSF officers see Wednesday's flag meeting with Pakistan security forces as an important one that would de-escalate tensions between the two countries.
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