Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Widespread Corruption in J&K
The highest level administrator in Jammu & Kashmir, Governor Satya Pal Malik, has revealed the extent of corruption plaguing the state. Corruption is rampant, unchecked and has completed eroded all sane levels of governance. It is one of the principal causes of disaffection with the Indian government and a huge barrier to all attempts at economic development. .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
Kargil Shuts Down Over Cluster Varsity
Date: 19 December 2018
Normal life came to a grinding halt in Kargil of the Ladakh region on Tuesday after a complete shutdown was observed on the call of two powerful religious organisations - Islamia School Kargil and Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust. The organisations were demanding of setting up of headquarters of the proposed Central University in Kargil. The call for the shutdown was given after the State Administrative Council (SAC), headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik, decided to establish the new Cluster University for Ladakh with the head office in Leh town.
2018 News Archives
Pulwama Killings - Something wrong with Operational Preparedness
In a bid to kill three militants, if you end up killing seven civilians and injuring dozens others, there definitely is something wrong with your operational preparedness and also with your attitude towards the people amongst whom you are operating. What happened at a Pulwama village on Saturday morning was uncalled for and no matter what explanations are put forth by the security forces involved in the operation, no saner element in the world will buy those explanations. Seven unarmed civilians were killed and all of them were fired upon directly hitting in heads and chests. It was a fire to kill and not some 'frightening fire to disperse an unruly mob'.
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