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
Polls Crucial For Kashmir Resolution, Says Mufti
Date: 1 November 2014
In an attempt to reach out to separatists opposing Jammu and Kashmir's status quo, People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Friday claimed the upcoming polls' implications are beyond the government formation and its results will safeguard resolution of the Kashmir problem. 'The poll results would be crucial to safeguard the interests of the state, resolution of Kashmir problem and securing the rights of people,' said Sayeed during his address to the workers convention in south Kashmir's Pampore assembly segment. Advertisement He claimed that the polls are 'politically very significant and the people should use this opportunity to give a positive turn to the situation.
[courtesy: Hindustan Times]
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