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
Police Crackdown On Separatists
Date: 31 October 2014
Ahead of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, police on Thursday launched a massive crackdown on separatists by arresting several top leaders. 'Police has started a crackdown against JKLF throughout Kashmir and dozens of JKLF leaders including Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik have been arrested,' a JKLF spokesman said. Confirming the arrest of separatist leaders, a senior police official said the step was taken as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in the Valley. However, the officer refused to divulge the total number of arrested separatists. The JKLF spokesman said police raided the temporary office of the Front at Abi Guzar here and arrested Malik.
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