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Taliban and Peace in Afghanistan

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By Farooq Ganderbali There is a story of some wise rats deciding to bell the cat for peace. But the peace remained elusive because no rat dared bell her. This is somewhat the story of international efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan wishfully thinking that the Taliban will join these ...

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GREEN SHOOTS OF NORMALCY IN J&K

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Tweeting from her account the Chief Minister of J&K said that the Jammu and Kashmir Government has given amnesty to 9000 youth in the state. Sharing this information on her Twitter account on Wednesday, Mufti said that the amnesty has been provided in order to bring long-term normalcy to the ...

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DON’T KILL, USE ACID TO BLIND PEOPLE: SOUTH KASHMIR HIZBUL CHIEF RIYAZ NAIKOO

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Don’t kill, use acid to blind people who dare to contest panchayat polls: South Kashmir Hizbul chief Riyaz Naikoo has been heard in a video instructing cadres not to kill political workers but to use “concentrate acid” to blind people who dare to contest upcoming panchayat elections. A purported conversation ...

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TARGETED KILLINGS IN KASHMIR : MURDER OF HUMANITY AND KASHMIRIYAT

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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