What is the cause of youth unrest in Kashmir? I think there are no easy answers. But as a Kashmiri brought up in the trouble-torn Valley, I have some observations to make. Since the late 1990s, a few trends are quite common here. One is the behaviour of the Valley’s youth on the eve of […]
Aligarh, Feb 23 (ANI): Holding placards and banners people from different communities walk silently to promote peace and send a message of unity across the country. They have covered a distance of 5,800 kms and still have to cover more 2000 kms to reach the final destination. With a theme ‘A walk of Hope’, rally filled with hope displays a sense of togetherness, love and brotherhood. After passing through different states, the peace march reached Aligarh Muslim University where the institution authorities organized a seminar to encourage it. The march is scheduled to commence in Kashmir in May this year. Eminent speakers delivered speeches on humanity, togetherness and peace on the occasion. The seminar was attended by a large number of students, apart from people from various walks of life. Higher authorities of the university also participated in the march to spread the message of brotherhood among the countrymen. The march has to cover a total distance of 7,500 kms to reach the Northern state of Kashmir. It also supports interfaith harmony and equality for all, sustainable living, women empowerment, community health, education and youth development.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday said that Kanahaiya Kumar has done nothing wrong and all the charges against him are baseless. She said that her party supports Article 370 and autonomy for Kashmir within framework of Indian Constitution, but never supports anti-national slogans raised in Jadavpur University.
Jammu and Kashmir, Feb 16, 2016: Sufism in Kashmir has its roots dating back to Hazrat Bulbul Shah R.A. However; the Sufi saint who led a profound impact on the lives of people in Kashmir and shaped their culture was Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani (R.A). These disciples travelled to each part of the state to propagate his mission.
The five-member tourist group comprising of three women and two men along with a guide, have been in Gulmarg since January 31 and hail from Australia, Holland and the US.
Srinagar, Feb 09 (ANI): Separatists called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday on Afzal Guru’s third death anniversary. Guru was executed for his involvement in the 2001 Parliament attack case. In Srinagar, shops, schools and government installations remained closed as a precautionary measure, while roads wore a deserted look as most people remained indoors. The armed security personnel patrolled residential and market areas to prevent any untoward incident. In 2013, Guru was hanged in the national capital, sparking clashes in Kashmir. Dozens of people were injured during the protests.
In this Idea Exchange moderated by Deputy Editor Muzamil Jaleel, former R&AW Chief A S Dulat says money has been changing hands in Kashmir for a long time, talks about Vajpayee’s Kashmir, policy, complains about being made the “scapegoat” in Kashmir, admits to “some” custodial killings and explains why his book is just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to the valley.