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
India, Pak Were 'very Near' To Kashmir Agreement: Kasuri
Date: 20 November 2014
Stressing that Pervez Musharraf's 'four-point formula' on Kashmir was still 'relevant', former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should appoint a close confidant for back channel talks with his country. He said Pakistan and India were very close to a framework agreement on the Kashmir issue through back-channel talks during Musharraf and the UPA government's tenure. This, he said, can be put to use by the new regimes in both the countries. Kasuri said he 'strongly feels that Modi should appoint someone who enjoys his confidence, someone who is close to him, as the person for back-channel talks with Pakistan'.
[courtesy: Kashmir Reader]
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