Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
April 2017 Byelections Disaster
The Kashmir Valley's first major electoral test in April 2017 after last year's prolonged agitation has proved to be a catastrophe. Polling in Srinagar on 9 April turned out to be a complete disaster with low voter turn-out, mob violence and the death of eight civilians in security forces firing. Elections in Anantnag have been deferred.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
India 'bombs Pakistan Army Posts' In Kashmir
Date: 24 May 2017
India's army says it bombed Pakistani army posts along the de facto border dividing the two countries in Kashmir. Army spokesman Ashok Narula said the action had been taken to stop Pakistan's army from helping militants cross into Indian-administered Kashmir. He told reporters that bringing down the number of militants in Kashmir would discourage local youths from taking up arms. Pakistan denied any of its posts had been destroyed.
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Er Rasheed seeks lifting of ban on Students Unions. Demands revocation of FIRs
Srinagar, May 18: Asking Government to shun its discriminatory approach towards Kashmiri Students, AIP supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has sought immediate restoration of students unions and lifting of ban on formation of new students unions in Universities and colleges. While participating in a high level meeting attended by cabinet ministers, legislators and top level officers of education department in civil secretariat to review education sector in the state, Er Rasheed said that government must lift the ban on student organizations.
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