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Targeted killings of local kashmiri’s reflect frustration of militants: murder of humanity and kashmiriyat Targeted killings have drawn flak from the local populace. The militants appear to be frustrated due to the heavy military crackdown for the past few months. They have been targeting JKP personnel’s, local army officers and ...

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Deradicalisation in J&K – A Success story


The efforts of J&K Administration to wean away youths from joining militancy have started yielding results. As part of a big initiative to de-radicalise the youths the J&K government is reviewing cases of 5,500 youth in a bid to save their academic career and amalgamate them into the mainstream. These ...

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What is in a dress? The Kashmiri Pheran, a cultural motif or a rebellious symbol


Wajahat Qazi Kashmir Readers, narrates about the silent stares he receives at the Delhi airport, as he comes out of the aircraft attired in Pheren and Karakul Hat. While visiting a market next day, he becomes so uncomfortable with these stares that he decides to remove his Kashmiri dress and ...

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Measures to revive Kashmirs sluggish economy


What Dr. Sabit Subasic, Bosnia and Herzegovinian Ambassador said during his recent visit to Kashmir is on the front page of all local dailys in Kashmir. However, what he said “the intractable conflict in Kashmir valley has drastically affected the state’s economic growth and that the tourism sector has been ...

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Weekend festival starts in Kashmir


To beat the lean tourist flow, the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department has started the ‘Valley Weekends’ festival, which will continue through the winter season. The festival would provide tourists the local experience and a host of activities on each Saturday and Sunday, director of tourism for Kashmir, Mahmood Shah ...

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Reality of Kashmir- Jago Kashmir Jago


The latest statement of Pakistan Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in London, that Independent Kashmir is not a reality and there is no support for the demand for independent Kashmir; has raised many questions for a naïve Kashmiri, who till now believed that Independent Kashmir was their ultimate dream. Not ...

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A Kashmiri mother and her ‘JIGAR’ & Gobur Myon


Mothers are blessed with angelic qualities; unconditional love and the ability to sacrifice is what make her the epitome of strength. All mothers ace this trait and Kashmiri mothers are no exception. However, a Kashmiri mother’s pain is beyond measure. How cruel is it that a mother in Kashmir has ...

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Majid shows the way to avail J&K amnesty offer


a well-known footballer of J &K Majid Arshad Khan, who had joined LeT, just few days back has surrendered to J&K police. Surrender of Majid will cause a death blow to the efforts of LeT to energise the weakening militancy in J&K. The reason cited is a video of Majid’s ...

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Divorce over Skype, FB & now Whatsapp

It is a reality of modern life that not every marriage lasts forever. But does that mean that a bond that putatively lasts until death can be heartlessly pronounced “over” in just a few seconds without giving a fair chance to the partner to confront, apologize or improve? This setting ...

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Young Militants Pro at photo operation only


The current fervor in the valley of social media being used as a perfect tool for romanticizing militancy and galvanizing youth has undoubtedly played the trick of hoodwinking to some extent. However, the flooding of morphed pictures and doctored audios & videos indicate a very juvenile mindset; which is very ...

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