Jaibans Singh Polling has come to an end in Jammu and Kashmir with the Shopian and Pulwama Districts of the Anantnag constituency as also the Ladakhs constituency casting their votes on May, 6. The polling was spread over a month with the first phase taking off from Baramulla and Jammu on April, 11. Ladakh, as always, came out with full strength and witnessed a turnout of … [Read more...] about Kashmir: Local leadership must introspect on poor voter turnout
Farooq Wani Militancy in J&K, though addressed as a national issue, is practically a localised, foreign sponsored phenomenon. Earlier it was spread across the state but, since the last many years, it is restricted only to the Kashmir region. Also, it is only in Kashmir that separatist ideology has managed to find some foot hold; this is due to a certain degree of religious … [Read more...] about The new age Kashmir narrative roots for peace and progress
Jasbir Sarai History is being created in the state of Jammu and Kashmir! The entire nation is abuzz with talk of the extraordinarily high voter turnout in the first phase of the assembly elections in the state. The world is looking closely at the changing dynamics of this sensitive region. An improvement in the voter turnout of the Jammu region was expected; what is surprising … [Read more...] about Democracy has triumphed in Jammu and Kashmir
Jasbir Sarai A professional military establishment like the Indian army needs to constantly hone its skills with rigorous training. An important aspect in this regard is weapon training whereby the soldiers are given practice in the use of their weapons. This facet has gained more importance in modern times since weapons are technologically advanced and remaining in constant … [Read more...] about Deciding the future of Tosa Maidan
S Ranjan The Kashmir valley has, for long, been a forefront victim of the global terrorism being perpetrated, quite erroneously, in the name of religion. This is the only place in the world which witnessed proliferation of an armed insurgency by international Islamic warriors alongside a, extremist Islamic resurrection in Afghanistan. Pakistan being in the centre of both … [Read more...] about Salafi extremism: the emerging threat to peace in the valley
Jaibans Singh This winter, the Kashmir valley has witnessed an unusually high degree of nature’s wrath. It has been hit by a spate of avalanches in the last few weeks especially so in Gurez and Sonamarg, leading to loss of life, communication breakdowns, and many other hardships. It is the Army units posted in these remote areas who have faced the brunt of this huge natural … [Read more...] about Avalanche catastrophe in Kashmir: Are Army’s sacrifices being ignored?