Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Media Reactions on J&K's New Chief Minister
Mehbooba Mufti, president of the People's Democratic Party, took the oath as the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday 4 April 2016, thereby ending 11 weeks of political uncertainty. Twenty three ministers were sworn in alongside Ms. Mufti. Read how the media reacted to her swearing in. 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
K-Talks: Primacy Of 'local Conditions' In Pak, India Must Be Respected, Says UN
Date: 29 April 2016
Taking a hands-off approach on Kashmir, UN Peace Building Commission chair Macharia Kamau has said that the primacy of politics and the local conditions that drive any negotiations between India and Pakistan have to be 'respected.' Answering questions at a news conference, Kamau said that the Kashmir issue 'will be resolved in the context of the local domestic political environment between Pakistan and India.' Kamau is also Kenya's Permanent Representative to the UN. Outlining the Commission's three-fold approach to the Kashmir issue, he cited 'the primacy of politics'.
[courtesy: Kashmir Reader]
2016 News Archives
Police brutal action in Jammu City
New Delhi, 23rd April, 2016: Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of JKNPP in a strong note addressed to the Union Home Minister sought intervention of the Union Home Minister for the safety and security of the political activists associated with the Panthers Party and their minor children who have become a target for the BJP leadership and mastering all police illegal actions and operations against the Panthers Party activists. Continue to Message Board