Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Futile Border Clashes
Every other day, newspaper reports talk of border clashes between Indian and Pakistani troops. Often heavy artillery is used by one or both sides. Soldiers are killed routinely on both sides and sometimes civilians too. Wives become widowed and children are left fatherless. The worst affected are civilians living near the border areas. They have to flee their homes during an artillery barrage and often return to devastation..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
Unanimity Among People On UT Status For Ladakh Region
Date: 16 March 2018
Several socio-political and religious delegations which called on visiting Centre's Special Representative, Dineshwar Sharma, on Sunday were almost unanimous in their demand for Union Territory (UT) status for the region. The unanimity between all these delegations for the UT status issue is indicative of its importance of the issue among the people. These delegations inter-alia demanded sanction of Central University, Medical College, empowering of LAHDC, providing of sufficient funds to the council to carry out developmental works in the region.
[courtesy: Scoop News]
2018 News Archives
International experts examine growing extremism in South Asia
Geneva, 13 March 2018: A very successful and well-attended Side-event was organized by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) during the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The event was titled, 'Growing Extremism in South Asia; Repercussions for the West'. A panel of scholars and experts deliberated upon the growing phenomenon of extremism, radicalism and terrorism in South Asia, in particular in Afghanistan and Pakistan and what this means for the West.
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