Kashmir Views & Analysis
- LoC Trade-Its Obstacles
Confidence Building is a biggest measure to stabilize any untoward situation if arises on any front. It is infect two way consensual agreements. If we deem, it could be unilateral, we are wrongly introspecting. During the year 2005, it was decided by both the Nations India as well as Pakistan to initiate the favourable steps to begin with cross LoC Trade between the two parts of the State.
- No disturbance in Welfare State
We are living now in an Independent democratic State. We have also adopted the form of the Welfare State. In a welfare State, it is normally expected that there will be a less scope for poverty and thereby the scope for ignorance will be minimal. But for running a very smooth State contribution of youth towards the well being of the State is most important. The participation of youth is essentially required at every juncture to see the masses living in the State of happiness & harmony.
- Causes of Low Socio-Economic Development
The unpredictable law and order situation is the main hurdle in attracting tourists and other investors to the Kashmir valley. Such scenario is very much free to make tourists and other investors apprehensive either for visiting the valley or launching any commercial projects which could benefit the people of the State in general and Kashmiris in particular.
- Nexus between Pakistan and Separatists on Kashmir Issue
This year Jammu and Kashmir has been in the news for more negative reasons than positive. There has been a significant increase in the number of incursions by the Pakistan-backed militants across the Line of Control and the international border, and, there has been a serious attempt to disturb communal peace at Kishtwar in the month of August.
- Time To Act Tough On Pakistan
George Washington famously said, “If we desire to avoid insult, we must able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace - one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity - it must be known that we are at all times ready for war”.
- Pakistan should avoid agenda of Terror
Pakistan’s economic stability is directly linked to law and order situation with the threat of terrorism looming large, investors are wary of the country. Pakistan’s territory has been used by militants against neighboring countries.
- Pakistan is an Epicentre of Terrorism
President Pranab Mukerjee in a forthright message to Pakistan said that it must dismantle terrorist structure on its soil while interacting in a TV Interview. He further told Pakistan to respond positively to India’s peaceful overtures. Pakistan way back in 2004, had agreed in principle not to allow terrorist activities against Indian from her soil but to dismay it has not honoured her own word.
- Recent attack on Indian Soldiers by Pak Army
Pakistan Army when in proper Pak Army uniform sneaked into half a kilometre inside Indian territory is a very concrete proof to freely indicate that members of terrorist outfits mainly Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) have adequately associated with Pakistan Army to operate against Indian Army on LoC.
- Malala; A Ray of Hope for Women in Kashmir
Pakistan at least should learn lesson from teenager Malala Yousafzai who after surviving a Taliban assassination attempt last year. She said, “Killing People, torturing people and flogging people is totally against Islam. Malala was attacked by so called brave Tanzim Taliban near her home in Swat Valley of North West Pakistan.
- Separatists New Strategy for Disbanding Village Defence Committees
In mid-nineties, the VDCs were set up in Jammu and Kashmir due to occurrence of a number of massacres of the innocent public of troubled region's far flung villages. Since there were no security force pickets near these inaccessible villages, the security forces provided military training to locals and equipped them with sophisticated weapons and wireless sets to counter militant attacks.
- Intentions of Pakistan about Kashmir
The recent killing of five foreign militants in North Kashmir Hafroods forests by security forces continue to indicate that foreign mercenaries are still bent upon to vitiate the security scenario of the Kashmir valley. It is also an indicative of continuous infiltration of terrorists from across the border.
- Solution of Terrorism
Terrorism is rather one of the most challenging problems now a day. The unfortunate reality is that terrorism has gone global and every world citizen is equally susceptible and vulnerable. It is difficult, perhaps impossible, to stop a determined individual who wants to commit an act of terrorism.
- Coward Act of Pakistan on LOC
A heavily armed team of terrorists and Pakistani troops ambushed an Indian patrol along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch Sector and killed Five Indian Soldiers. This once again depicts the relationship between Pakistan Soldiers and militants. Indian would not be cowed down by the “deceitful” killings of its soldiers.
- Pakistan Bid to Reignite Jihad in the Valley
Attacks on Security forces have increased considerably in recent months. Pakistani based Lashkar-e-Toiba alongwith other militant organization are planning a major campaign to “reignite” jihad in Jammu and Kashmir to match the time table of draw down of US-led NATO forces from Afghanistan.
- False Propaganda of Pakistan & Separatists in Kashmir
For shaping Public opinion in today’s world, propaganda, either in favour or against acts as a very effective instrument. Highly developed information technology that we have today, propaganda has received impetus and also responsible for moulding public opinion.
- Causes of Terrorism
Terrorism is perhaps one of the most challenging problems at this particular juncture. The unfortunate reality is that terrorism has gone global and every world citizen is equally susceptible and vulnerable. There is nowhere to hide.
- Use of Religion for Terrorism
Terrorism is said to be based on terror. Terrorists aim at imposing fear and their own way of thinking and ideologies which may or may not be specific. Terrorism is an act of violence or threat that is unlawful and has an objective of exacting revenge, intimidating or influencing an audience.
- Pakistan Backs Terrorism in Kashmir
Pakistan based terrorist groups continue to sponsor, plan and organize terror act in valley as well as in other parts of the country. Their activities always remain a threat in the Kashmir valley. Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists not only have carried out a couple of Fidayeen attack in the valley (Jammu & Kashmir), but also sponsor terror acts in India.
- Anguish expressed by Kashmiris against perpetrators of crime.
One is taken by surprise as to why ANEs do not tolerate our peaceful and progressive Kashmir. It is being indicated in the context of the recent episode when militants shot dead a local politician at Sopore in Baramulla district.
- Irrational Approach of Separatists to derail Peace Process in Valley
Separatists once again have established the fact that they made the calendar for terror attacks in valley. Latest terror attack on Army was pre planned and chalked out by the separatists. Kashmiri Public has out rightly rejected the path of violence since long but the separatists are hell bent to chalk out the calendar of violence every year.
- Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2013
As per practice in vogue this year also pilgrimage to the holy Cave of Amarnath Ji Shrine would take place. Pilgrims from rest of India as well as from outside country receive an opportunity every year to visit the Shrine in order to pay their obeisance there at the shrine.
- Muslims Help Pandits to Perform Puja in Kashmir
The kheer Bhawani temple is dedicated to the Goddess Ragnya Devi, popularly known as Kheer Bhawani. The name 'Kheer Bhawani' is derived from the fact that thousands of devotees offer milk and "Kheer" or pudding to the sacred spring.
- Misuse of Social Network in Kashmir valley
Misuse of social network has often seen in Kashmir valley recently. Mainly, it has been acted as base agent for spreading rumours particularly during the time of hanging of Afzal Guru, rockband Pragash and suicide of a Kashmiri youth at Hyderabad.
- Provisions of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) was passed on September 11, 1958, by the Parliament of India. It grants special powers to the armed forces in what the act terms as "disturbed areas" in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. It was later extended to Jammu and Kashmir as The Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 in July 1990 – due to the rising insurgency in the area.
- Ruveda Salam - Role Model for all Muslim Woman
One should have conviction and a burning desire inside to achieve anything in life. This has been a good year for women from Jammu and Kashmir. While SehrishAsgar from Kishhtwar district in Jammu ranked 23rd in the Union Public Services Commission examination, Dr Ruveda Salam became the first Muslim woman from the Kashmir valley to pass the UPSC exam.
- Need for Peaceful Summer
During the ensuing summer season in the valley and elsewhere the people of Kashmir are required to maintain proper peace which would enable the entrepreneurs of Kashmir to witness the flourishing and peaceful Kashmir tourism. The traders in the past have suffered a lot in view of the Kashmir militancy. If we want to give them a little bit of solace to their innocent hearts we need to give much impetus to the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the valley and elsewhere.
- Chinese Incursion in Ladakh (J&K State)
In a deep incursion, Chinese troops have entered the Indian Territory in Daulat Beg Oldi(DBO) sector in eastern Ladakh and erected a tented post, setting the stage for a face-off with Indian troops.
- Pakistan may Revamp its Proxy War through LeT
Raising the spectre of a renewed conflict between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, a recent study has warned that Islamabad may well turn to trusted Pakistani militant groups, such as LeT, to do its bidding.
- Optimistic Approach of Kashmiri
The people of Kashmir who are known for their optimism appear to have completely fed up of the pessimistic ideology of forces believing in separatism. The ideology of innocent Kashmiri youth completely differ the separatist opinion.
- Tourism Boom in Kashmir
Buoyed by a relatively peaceful recent years, which have seen very little terrorist activities or even internal strife in the form of strikes, shutdowns and stone pelting, the state of Jammu and Kashmir which is nestled in the Himalayas, is becoming an increasingly favoured destination in the country.
- Illogical Interference Of Pakistan Towards Kashmir
The recent terrorist attack in Srinagar city in Bemina area is a transparent indicative that Kashmir continues to be in the target of our enemy. Thanks to the great almighty that J&K Police Public School was offwhen the attackers attacked CRPF.
- Parveez – Role Model for Kashmiri Youth
Hailing from a land famous for its willow, Kashmiri cricketer Parveez Rasool son of Ghulam Rasool has turned a hero for a lifetime in one defining moment.
- Role of peace-builders in fighting their enemy
Following conflict erupted during 1947-48, Jammu and Kashmir resulted in forcible partition and ceasefire was decided to be exercised under the supervision of United Nations and the Line between the two parts was rechristened as line of control.
- Not To Heed Upon Baseless Rumours
Jammu and Kashmir bounced back to normalcy after curfew and strike for so many days following the execution of Afzal Guru. Resumption of normalcy was partly attributed to massive overnight rumours regarding handing over Guru's mortal remains to the family.
- Situation Improved In J&K
The security situation in the Kashmir valley has shown a remarkable improvement. This can be visualized from the increase in the number of tourists visiting J&K particularly Kashmir from 9 lakhs in 2011 to 13 lakhs in 2012. Need for improvement in bilateral relationship
Pakistan tried its level best to Internationalize tension at the border. The promises made by both the Nations regarding resolution of all outstanding issues bilaterally do not stand now anywhere.
- Pointless Strikes and Protests In Kashmir
The real cause for the rising pitch of protests and strikes in the valley again stirring up the bad element to harm the society in many ways. During two decades due to illegal strikes, Kashmir has lost precious lives, property worth billions of dollars and much more.
- Growing Interference of China in Indian Sub-Continent
The government of Pakistan recently formally awarded a multi-billion dollars contract for construction and operation of Gwadar Port to China with the hope that the port’s development would open up new vistas of progress in Pakistan, particularly Balochistan.
- Progressive Kashmiri Youth
Kahsmiri people have a lot of queries in their mind whether train services would be possible in valley? If yes, which routes would be covered? Will it run in all weather conditions?
- Railways Network- A Ray of Hope for Kashmiris
Kahsmiri people have a lot of queries in their mind whether train services would be possible in valley? If yes, which routes would be covered? Will it run in all weather conditions?
- Necessity for Fencing on LoC
The Kashmir separatist forces existing in the valley try to create misunderstanding amongst people of Kashmir as far as fencing along the LoC is concerned. In fact some of the areas have proved to be most vulnerable to infiltration during the past several years.
- Negative Thinking Against Music By Hardliners Of Kashmir
You can see the ill effects of social networking site i.e. face book from where some unscrupulous elements posted their unparliamentarily remarks to harass the young budding Artist of the valley. Incidentally, these artists are female and they created history through their talent by creating first ever girls rock band namely “Pragaash” in valley.
- Time to Change Appeasement Policy against Pak
Words like “brutal” “heinous” and “savage” aptly describe the way a Pakistani army unit raided Indian territory and chopped two soldiers, taking away one severed head. The latest episode one of the worst acts of Pakistani savagery in peace time ever has followed a dozen Pakistani violations of the line of control in the past one month.
- Natural and Non-Natural Disasters in Jammu & Kashmir
A disaster is a situation in which the community is incapable of coping. It is a natural or human-caused event which causes intense negative impacts on people, goods, services and/or the environment, exceeding the affected community’s capability to respond; therefore the community seeks the assistance of government and international agencies.
- Frustrated Pakistan
Pakistani Rangers with the help of their Army units have been firing at border posts in different sectors of J&K State. Pak Army is actively involved in opening heavy firing with Mortar along LOC. Their aim & objectives are to give cover to the militants camping all along the LOC to infiltrate into our state.
- Pakistan Double Stranded Attitude
In an extraordinary claim, Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik claimed that Abu Jundal was an operative of an Indian Intelligence agency. Such an immature and ridiculous remark that too from the high dignitary of Pakistan reflects their attitude to settle the issue of POK & Kashmir in a conducive environment.
- False Propaganda on Amarnath Issue
Recently, Hurriyat conference tried to create a new issue i.e. Construction of motor able road enrouteAmaranth cave to keep his pot boiling for remaining in limelight. But, the aerial survey by media personnel has dashed their hopes to revive the business of rumours. Kashmiri people have once again shown wisdom to teach lesson to the dealers of militancy.
- Attempts to Revive Militancy in Kashmir
Various militant organizations are frustrated over the wiping out of leadership across the Jammu and Kashmir and on other hand Pakistan has been making desperate attempts to revive major outfits. The continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan are aimed at ensuring infiltration of terrorists to infuse new lease of life in such groups.
- Growing Terrorism in Pakistan
Terrorism in Pakistan has become a major and highly destructive phenomenon in recent years. The annual death toll from terrorist attacks has risen from 164 in 2003 to 3318 in 2009, with a total of 35,000 Pakistanis killed as of 2010. According to the government of Pakistan, the direct and indirect economic costs of terrorism from 2000-2010 total $68 billion.
- Ill effects of Non-serious Statements by Sr. Pakistani Leadership
On 30th September 2012, Asif Ali Zardari (Pak President) through Columns of various leading newspaper has asserted that Pakistan wants lasting solution of Kashmir issue. In this context, it becomes inevitable to make mention of this an historical fact over here that first of all it is quiet implicit and globally recognized that Kashmir is an integral part of India.
- Return of democracy in Kashmir
Sarpanchs and Panchs have shown great zeal & enthusiasm resulting in massive turn out of Pole percentage i.e. 1996 throughout the State for casting vote to elect four MLCs from Panchayat quota is a significant event in the J&K history.
- Mountains and their Passes in Jammu and Kashmir
Pirpanjal Range: It separates Kashmir valley from the outer Himalayas and is about 2621 Kms. in length and 50 Kms. in breadth. Famous Banihal pass (2832 metres) lies in the shape of a tunnel on its peak; it remains covered with snow during winter making it impassable.
- Medival Kashmir
It is hard to imagine that one day the glistening beauty on earth i.e Kashmir inhabited by a peaceful community can become the bone of contention between India & Pakistan. Some vested interests tried to divide the state on the basis of caste, creed and religion.
- Horticulture in Kashmir
The Jammu and Kashmir Economy depends mostly on traditional form of occupation. Unaffected and unaltered by modern day industrial developments and changing times, the indigenous traditional occupations of farming, animal husbandry and horticultureforms the backbone of the economy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Peaceful Kashmir-Peaceful Kashmir Tourism
One is indeed taken by great surprise to see continued huge rush of tourists coming to the valley from various parts of the country and even outside country. Even the influx of foreign tourists is also at the elevated graph.
- Cultural Heritage in Kashmir Valley
Like its scenic beauty, Kashmir valley is even famous for its cultural heritage. The valley of Kashmir is very rich as far as different aspects of its culture are concerned. The amalgamation of Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist Philosophies has added colour and fragrance to the Kashmiri culture.
- POK Ideology - Difference of Opinion
It has always become distinctly clear that terrorists fanning terrorism in association with Taliban have amalgamated themselves under one banner in Pakistan occupied Kashmir as well as in Pakistan to launch arms struggle with the tacit ideology of fighting against India.
- Normalcy Returns to Kashmir
Despite of repeated propaganda has been done through social networking sites, internet, electronic & print media by Hurriyat & HM cadres to incite/provoke peaceful Kashmiri people for joining street protests but all in vain.
- Flourishing Kashmir Tourism
Kashmir happens to be one of the top most worldwide prominent spots of tourism. This universal fact is known by every tomb dick and harry. Kashmir valley is full of its natural charm and there is no worldwide parallel to it.
- Simla Agreement, 2 July 1972
This agreement on Bilateral Relations between India and Pakistan was signed after the 1971 India-Pakistan War, in which Pakistan was defeated conclusively and which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh.
- Tourism in the Kashmir Valley
Jammu and Kashmir is known as heaven on earth. In the seventeenth century the Mughal emperor Jahangir set his eyes on the valley of Kashmir. He said that if paradise is anywhere on the earth, it is here, while living in a houseboat on the mesmerizing Dal Lake.
- The Delhi Agreement, 1952
The representatives of Kashmir Government conferred with the representatives of Indian Government and arrived at an agreement in order to endorse the main decision of the Constituent Assembly of the State of J&K. This arrangement was later on known as the "Delhi Agreement, 1952".
- Kashmiriyat and its communal amity
Day by day it is being witnessed that Kashmiri Muslims are really playing lead role to bring complete peace in the valley. Since peacefulness is in inheritance with every Kashmiri as such they feel their responsibility to ensure its maintenance.
- The United Nations
After America joined the war in December 1941, the title "United Nations" was adopted – at the instigation of Roosevelt – by the Allies fighting the Axis forces. The title United Nations was adopted on January 1st 1942 and was used by all those nations who were at war with the Axis. This so-called United Nations Declaration stated that all signatories agreed with the principles of the Atlantic Charter. Twenty-six nations signed it in January 1942, including Britain, America, Soviet Russia and China. These four nations were essentially a ‘Big Four. In 1943, after meeting in Moscow, the so-called "Moscow Declaration" was issued which declared that a "general international organisation" would be established as quickly as possible and its task would be to maintain peace and security.
- SAARC-Role of Civil Society & Governments
India has shown magnanimity in the settlement of Teen Bigha with Bangladesh despite massive opposition on the home ground, patience on regular terror attacks aided, abated and guided by Pakistan’s Intelligence agency ISI. The task of SAARC, as an organization becomes more tough due to different ideologies of the member countries as Pakistan and Bangladesh are Islamic Republics while India a secular republic. All the members prefer to be get aligned to one or other regional organizations than identifying themselves with SAARC. For instance, Pakistan and Bangladesh are more inclined towards Organization of Islamic Countries; likewise, Sri Lanka, Maldives and India identify themselves as the members of ASEAN.
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- Present Indo-Pak peace process
Present Indo-Pak peace talk is an indicative of showcasing further initiatives of going ahead to show some seriousness towards the resolution of issues which as yet continue to be unsettled bilaterally. It is well known to everyone that Shri S. M Krishna Indian External Affairs Minister proceeded to Pakistan to hold peace talks with his counterpart Mrs. Hina Rabani Khar of Pakistan.
- Kashmir Heading Towards Peace
There is no doubt in expressing that Kashmir is in real sense heading towards peace which is an indicative of promising step towards the complete tranquillity. Our neighbours across the border who have always been inimical to us did not leave any stone unturned in making efforts to allure the youth of the valley but our youth did not get influenced in any way rather they thwarted their evil plans.
- Present Security Scenario of Pakistan
The security scenario of Pakistan appears to be in deep Shambles. The Pakistan populace is unabatedly facing grave threat to their lives at the hands of their own men. It is very-very difficult for a well behaved Pakistani National to rely upon the intention of his Pakistani brother citizen. This is because of the fact that when we assess from world perspective point of view the terrorist organizations which are highly inimical to Pakistan have spread their tentacles throughout Pakistan.
- Nuclear Threat From Militants In Pakistan
Pakistan's giant aeronautical complex at Kamra came under attack from the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan last week. The Minhas base, in the town of Kamra, houses the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, the manufacturing division of the air force. It builds French-designed Mirage fighter planes and, with Chinese support, JF-17 fighter jets. This latest attack on the air base came amidst reports that the Pakistani military was preparing for a new military operation in the restive tribal region of North Waziristan. Social Networking and its Importance
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- The Effects of Terrorism
Terrorism has occurred throughout history, but today the world is experiencing a global rebirth of attacks. Today it no longer affects only small societies, such as isolated third world countries who fell victim to regular terrorist attacks, but the whole world is becoming more familiar with Arab and Muslim names.
- Stress and its ill affects
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- Peace-Loving Kashmiris
Now the time has come when people living in the valley have completely lost their faith in the violence caused due to previous militancy in Kashmir. Rather the Kashmiri people who have always been wise enough are trying to reshape the regional balance in its right perspective.
- Chinese Interference in POK
The Karakoram Highway connecting Pakistan with China and built in 1978 with Chinese assistance runs through PoK. The KKH is about 1280 kms long and connects Havelian rail-head near Abbotabad in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan with Kashgar in the Xinjiang region of China.
- Now a Peaceful Kashmir
It is a real fact that Kashmir valley is at present witnessing a flourishing trend in maintaining peaceful statuesque in terms of pleasant security scenario, promotive expansion in tourism, production availability and various other allied spheres of prosperity.
- Cross LOC Trade Between J&K and POK
The Delhi-Lahore bus service was started to during the Vajpayee government as a Confidence Building Measure-CBMs. However, a series of setbacks such as the Kargil War and the attack on the Indian Parliament led to the suspension of the bus service which was later resumed in 2006.
- Militant Training Camps and Jihadi Influence
Since the 1990s, PoK has been a hub of jihadi militancy, a fact that has recently been corroborated once again by the 26/11attacks in Mumbai. The confessions of the lone survivor of the attack, Ajmal Kasab and David Headley 24 provide sufficient evidence that the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack received training in a militant camp in Muzaffarabad before landing in Mumbai via Karachi.
- Time to revisit Article 370
Set up by the Manmohan Singh government in 2010, the Kashmir panel comprising M M Ansari, formerly with the Central Information Commission, Radha Kumar, an academic with interest in conflict resolution, and journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, submitted its report about a fortnight back.
- Kashmir Territory illegally occupied by Pakistan-suppressed people of POK
When we talk about the background of Kashmir imbroglio as well as Kashmir territory Historical /Geographical facts, Pakistan harps upon the issue of right to self determination which sidelines the purpose of interaction on Kashmir.
- Instrument of Accession
The Instrument of Accession is a legal document executed by Maharajah Hari Singh, ruler of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, on 26 October 1947. By executing this document under the provisions of the Indian Independence Act 1947, Maharajah Hari Singh agreed to accede to the Dominion of India.
- Jammu & Kashmir - Spineless India, Cunning Pakistan, Toothless UN
Despite of three all out wars between India and Pakistan only one in 1947 was fought by India to regain its own territory illegally occupied by invader Pakistan. On October 22, 1947 Pakistani army disguised as tribals and branded as Mujjahiddins invaded Jammu & Kashmir then an independent princely state ruled by Maharaja Hari Singh.
- Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Changing The Discourse
Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) consists of the so called 'Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)' and 'Gilgit-Baltistan' (referred to as the 'Northern Areas' till August 2009). PoK is part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), and hence an integral part of India.
- Need for effective dialogue over Siachen Issue
Recent Siachen Talks seem to be in the direction of Indo-Pak peace process. Both the Nations previously remained awfully engaged at their respective levels to hold talks on Siachen issue.
- Drugs Abuse and Addiction
Drug abuse, also called substance abuse or chemical abuse, is a disorder that is characterized by a destructive pattern of using a substance that leads to significant problems or distress. Teens are increasingly engaging in prescription drug abuse, particularly narcotics
- Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir
Tourism is one of the oldest trades in the world. In ancient times trading means exchange of goods. Initially the trading of goods was based on barter system i,e exchange of goods against goods but later on this system was replaced by exchange of goods against their value measured with money.
- Importance of Career Counseling
The Career Planning in advance plays a very significant role in architecting ones career prospects. Today there is no dearth of varied career and professional opportunities. Let us be clear to convey that the important stands attached to options and priorities.
- Precautions Against Various Economic Offences
Economic offences have been on the rise throughout the country through the 1990s and our state is no exception to this trend. Among them cheating by individuals constitute the major category.
- CYBER CRIME
Cyber crime is the latest and perhaps the most complicated problem in the cyber world. Any criminal activity that uses a computer either as an instrument, target or a means for perpetuating further crimes comes within the ambit of cyber crime.
- Indo-Pak Relationship
There is utmost need for political, military and diplomatic means as well as strategies to be adopted by both the Nations i.e. India & Pakistan to improve the relationship between the two countries.
- Corruption-free consciousness
Every tomb dick and Hery existing in this universe does possess a true notion that corruption is rampant in our country. The rampancy in corruption has indeed eaten the vitality of the prevalent societal system.
- Mela Kheer Bhawani-2012
Devotees from various parts of country and the State are expected to be visited Shrines to pay their obeisance. On such occasions local Muslims are observed to be behaving true hosts to serve their devotees guests especially their Kashmir Pandit botheren. Both the communities receive opportunity to interact with each other. The Muslims pressurize their Pandit brotheren for return to their own place.
- Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra - 2012
Shri Amarnath Ji Holy Cave is one of the prominent pilgrimage destinations in the World. The registration of pilgrimage is most in view of the fact that it provides all information about the movement & latest whereabouts of a yatries. Adequate information regarding yatra is available on the website given Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board. Pilgrims can undertake yatra by helicopter also.
- Improvement in Jammu and Kashmir
Before the outbreak of militancy in Kashmir in 1989-90, Kashmir was the most peaceful region in the country. There used to be few police personnel manning the strategic location like Lal Chowk, Secretariat in Srinagar City. Local population and tourist used to roam around freely in the interior of the valley without any fear or obstruction.
- Balochistan will not remain with Pakistan: Top Baloch leader
If steps were not taken immediately to halt the extra-judicial killing of Baloch nationalists and to engage them in a dialogue, then "Balochistan will not remain with you" (Pakistan), said Sardar Ataullah Mengal, a senior leader of the Balochistan National Party.
- Pakistan rolls the dice, at what price?
The long-simmering US-Pakistan tension has now produced a full-blown crisis. With the daring attack on the US embassy in Kabul mounted with Pakistani connivance, if not support, their fundamental discord over the future of Afghanistan is now public.
- US signals break with Pak over terror links
Amid a rapid unraveling of ties between Washington and Islamabad, the principal architect of the US military partnership with Pakistan has bitterly accused the country of using terrorism as a policy weapon and said it has lost the bet
- ISI behind strikes on American targets, says US.
The US panel's decision to reel back aid and make it conditional came after several US officials made scathing remarks about Pakistan's continued use of terrorism to achieve its objectives in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
- An unlikely martyr
To say that the Taliban assassin who exploded a bomb packed in his turban blew away chances of a settlement in Afghanistan by killing Burhanuddin Rabbani is an understatement.
- J&K Tourism Sector - State's flourishing epicenter of global competence
The quintessence of Jammu and Kashmir is widely interspersed and holistically imbibed with tourism potentialities that are the major harbingers of economic boost for the state.
- J&K Panchayat Elections: Fragrance of righteousness of democracy
The essence of the basics of the democracy upheld in its righteousness was set as another example in the state of Jammu and Kashmir through its unending effort to hold panchayat elections in the desirous and fulfilling manner.
- How 'Azaad' Is 'Azaad Kashmir'?
'Pakistan Occupied Kashmir' is known as 'Azad Jammu and Kashmir' (AJK) in Pakistan. It was supposed to serve as a ' model state' whose ' liberty and freedom' would inspire rebellion in Indian J&K. What happened?
- That vision thing
When the Indian subcontinent was partitioned in August 1947, neither the Indian National Congressnor the Muslim League visualised that the new identities emerging would remain in perpetual conflict. Sixty-four years after that great divide, it is time to contemplate the possibility of a better future for the people of India, Pakistan and other South Asian countries.
- Ilyas Kashmiri: An Analysis of the Pakistani, Indian and American Print Media
The death of Ilyas Kashmiri raised mixed responses in the Pakistani, Indian and American print media along predictable lines. This article attempts to analyze three important questions that have been raised after his death. Is Kashmiri indeed dead?
- State data refutes claim of 1 lakh killed in Kashmir
Srinagar: They are figures that have been quoted so often that they are widely believed to be true: almost 100,000 dead Kashmiri civilians and 10,000 people who have disappeared in the last two decades.
- Recent Mela Kheer Bhawani-2011- A Union of two thoughts
How jubilant Kashmiri Pandits and the local Muslims of Tulamulla Ganderbal (Jammu &Kashmir) were found during Mela Kheer Bhawani Celebrations on 9th June 2011. Indeed it was heartening to see that how Muslims were witnessed rejoicing over the celebration of Mela Kheer Bhawani by Kashmiri Pandits.
- Roadmap for Kashmir: the path not trodden
The interlocutors for Kashmir are due to submit an interim report to the central government. It is too early to say if their roadmap will resolve the conflict because what it entails is unclear. If it's expected to yield a final political settlement, then it may not succeed because that can only result from a multi-layered and inclusive political dialogue wherein J&K's political class takes the lead in re-working the rules of power sharing.
- Secret of Shimla Agreement
The period that constituted the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, the liberation of Bangladesh and the Shimla accord formed one of the momentous times in the history of India’s relations with its next-door nation. The war that formed one of the great conflagrations in Asia of the last half a century resulted in the ultimate and unconditional victory of India over her enemy nation.
- Giving Peace A Chance : Road to Rawalakot
Poonch and Rawalakot have historic relations. After the formation of unified J&K state following the Treaty of Amritsar in 1846, a part of the new state comprising Bagh, Rawalakot, Mendhar and Haveli tehsils were continued as the State of Poonch and handed over to Raja Moti Singh as his Jagir. He and his successors, whose work was overseen by a British Resident, consolidated the state including police, court and revenue set-up.Panchayat Elections-Panchayat Raj
After a spell of long 32 years, the Jammu & Kashmir State fulfilled its commitment to hold Panchayat Elections in the State. In fact it was a long pending demand of the people especially living in the country sides of the State. Prior to eruption of militancy such elections were being held periodically at its appropriate time.
- Indus Water Treaty & Jammu & Kashmir State
Indus Water Treaty which regulates the sharing of water between two neighboring countries India and Pakistan, it is bilateral treaty which was signed in Karachi on 19 September 1960 by the then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the then President of Pakistan Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan,. The World Bank (then the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) is signatory as a third party witness to the treaty
- .David Headley’s Disclosures: How Do they Help India’s Case?
Tahawwur Rana and David Coleman Headley hit the headlines in India following their arrests in the United States in October 2009. This was in connection with the Mumbai terror attacks and the jihadists’ preparations to attack European targets to avenge the portrayal of their prophet in cartoons, thereby insulting their religion.
- Pak situation after Osama Bin Laden
Following the death of Al-Qaeda Chief, Osama Bin Laden during the recent past days, the relations of Pakistan with US have landed into doll drums. This has also been stated by John Kerry, who happens to be the head of the Foreign Relations of the senate of U.S. Committee. The relations can go to either side of tightening or distancing.
- Drug menace in today’s youth
It is very unfortunate that the menace of drug abuse has been prevailing all over the globe which has eaten the vitals of many people and its highest victim population is today’s youth. In India the number of youth who have turned drug addicts has gone considerably high and the matter has become of grave concern.
- What Is Across The Border?
Pakistan occupied Kashmir is in realist terms a part and parcel of Jammu and Kashmir State. On 26th of October 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh, ruler of princely State of Jammu & Kashmir has made an instrument of accession of Jammu & Kashmir to the Union of India.
- Indo-Pak relations and Afghanistan
Ayesha Siddiqa- a renowned Pakistani political analyst and commentator and author of controversial book 'Military Inc." has reasons to be cynical about the success of the revived Indo-Pak peace process. She has, apparently, analyzed her information, intellect and relevant experience to conclude in her latest article that the Pakistani Army is not in favour of peace talks with India at this juncture.
- The City of Temples?
The general behavior of the people in the state of J&K today, presents a very dismal scenario. People seem to have lost but all regard for law and civilized behavior. Many would attribute this to the loss of faith/trust of people in the system. However, this is a poor excuse as law is basically designed for trouble-free, peaceful people to people interface, while the administration is just a facilitator of peace and public order.
- Kashmir Tourism - A Big Tourist Industry
The people of Jammu & Kashmir are prideful for having God’s given tourism facility in their State. Jammu and Kashmir is a lone naturally fascinated tourist resort in the Northern part of the country where people from rest of the parts do visit this place for their amusement and enjoyment purposes.
- J&K Panchayat Polls: Three Ideas
Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a prolonged period of violence which has obstructed the socio-political and economic development of the state. Despite the hostile environment, the recent panchayat elections witnessed a turnout of nearly 80 per cent, signalling enthusiasm among the masses for the electoral process. These elections therefore bring with them a silver lining of hope.
- Mela Kheer Bhawani-2011
Mela Kheer Bhawani assumes great importance in view of the reasons that large number of devotees especially members belonging to Kashmiri Pandit Community visit Kheer Bhawani Kashmir to pay their obeisance to seek the blessing of the deity. Kheer Bhawani is place adjacent to village Ganderbal, Tulmulla falling in the outskirts of Srinagar City and is about 21 Kms away from Srinagar towards North side.
- Pilgrimage Destination-Shri Amar Nath Yatra
Every year pilgrimage to Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amar Nath in South Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir) area takes place. Pilgrims from various corners of the country even outside country do take opportunity to visit the Shri Amar Nath Shrine to pay their obeisance. Generally the pilgrimage to the Holy Cave begins during June who lasts up to the day on which the occasion of Raksha Bandan on Shravna Purnima falls and on this very Holy occasion the pilgrimage actually concludes.
- Kashmiri - a believer of non-violence
The degree of tolerance possessed by Jammu and Kashmir people especially in bearing the heavy brunt suffered by them on the past militancy front in Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir, India) cannot be compared with any other group of people living all over the globe. A reign of terror which was let loose by ANEs and other unscrupulous masters during the recent past could not demoralize the positive thinking of the people of the J&K state especially of the Kashmir valley where the militancy always remained at its peak.
- Latest Kashmir Centric Perspective
It is well known to everyone as to how the people of Kashmir are always polished, caring and much more enthusiastic especially while rendering their good services to any individual or society irrespective of any cast, creed and color. This type of feeling has even been experienced by the three interlocutors who remained on frequent visits to the entire valley during the recent past. They have been time to time carrying the impressions of Kashmiris alongwith them while making study about the Kashmir situation.
- The Ugly Truth
On a brief visit to Karachi last week, I attended a mass dedicated to Shahbaz Bhatti, the assassinated minorities’ minister, with my brother. Held in St Patrick’s Cathedral, the ceremony was dignified and deeply moving. I had half-expected to see a few politicians, diplomats and members of our civil society at the occasion, but spotted just one old friend.
- Dialogue is the key
Three things have changed since talks between India and Pakistan broke down last July. One, Pakistan, then ankle-deep in political and religious violence, is now submerged by it. Two, Islamabad's ties with the United States, following the Raymond Davis incident, have frayed. Three, top leaders of the ISI face prosecution in a New York court on charges of abetment to murder of US citizens in the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)-led 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
- Save craftsmanship
‘Golden Hands’ - These words are usually referred to skilled persons in their field of profession. In our state, ‘golden hands’ symbolize our craftsmen and artisans who by virtue of their unmatched skill have given a worldwide name and fame to our handicrafts. But the most tragic part of these golden hands has been the pathetic condition of these craftsmen, as their skill has failed to nourish them.
- Pakistan: The siege within
Any crisis breeds Cassandras, and there are enough floating around on the wide world of the web, predicting the disintegration, or worse, of Pakistan. They, however, underestimate the determination of those Pakistanis who want to save their nation from Maududi-Zia Islamists. Urban Pakistan – what might be called Jinnah's Pakistan – proves a powerful counterweight to the fundamentalists, its will bolstered by domestic military muscle and America's dollar power.
- Pakistan at a crossroads
The assassination of Punjab Governor and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Salman Taseer has proved to be a turning point for Pakistan. The country that arguably had been standing on the crossroads between liberal secularism and extremist fundamentalism is now traveling the latter road as the reactions to the killing prove so vividly. Rose petals for the assassin, threats against those mourning Taseer’s death, threats of similar murders of liberals if they dared speak out for Taseer clearly show that the liberal voice is so weakened that it is now barely heard.
- Pakistan on precipice
The radicalization of Pakistani society, polity and its security forces is growing at a disturbing pace. The obscurantist and fundamentalist forces, having had a guaranteed free run by the successive governments, are fattening day by day. Not surprisingly, the cynicism growing out of the state's failure to protect the life and property of its citizens is also apparently going in favour of the religious extremists. This is not good augury for Pakistan, its neighbours or the world as such .
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The persistence of strife
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management
At least 17 persons were killed and over 20 others injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a hospital under construction in the Pas Kalay area of Hangu District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP, formerly known as North West Frontier Province) on December 10, 2010.