A tea vendor from Bengal for whom Srinagar has been home for 30 yrs to a BSNL employee from Hyderabad who took a ‘voluntary’ posting in Baramulla — away from the ‘outsiders vs locals’ debate playing out at NIT and other colleges in J&K, are these stories
Ironically, at a time when the Jammu and Kashmir state government, seen here as an alliance of the “soft separatist” People’s Democratic Party’s and the “nationalist” Bharatiya Janata Party, is held up as a bold political experiment to bridge the deep divide between J and K.
While at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar, both Kashmiris and “non-local” boys stressed that their names not be published, here, in this corner of south Kashmir, young people insisted they be named in this report.
Engineer Rashid, an Independent MLA of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, on Sunday demanded a criminal case against non-local engineering students of NIT, Srinagar, for allegedly assaulting a youth during a fracas with a group of Kashmiri students after India’s defeat to West Indies in T20 World Cup Thursday. “Let the police not force us to […]