Gurez Valley: Dard tribe’s last sanctuary and their fight for survival

The onslaught of modernisation and the partition has squeezed the Dard tribe to the remote Gurez valley, where they are struggling to save their Shina language and culture

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Kashmir: from private kingdom to private jagir

Seventy years have gone by and these refugees now numbering about 1.5 lakh are still on the roadside with neither a nationality, nor an identity, nor a country and nor a domicile. The Centre argues it is the business of the State Government and the State passes on the buck to the Centre. Neither of the two is prepared to accept any responsibility though there is no dearth of lip service

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Jammu, Ladakh key to Valley peace

Dwarika Prasad Sharma A former General Officer Commanding of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps of the Army, who is acknowledged for establishing a rapport of the force with common citizens of Kashmir, has been making the significant observation that it is important to bring Jammu and Ladakh into the ambit of a comprehensive initiative for lasting…

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First poll rigging, now Chinese presence escalate protests in Gilgit Baltistan

GILGIT/GENEVA: Anger is mounting high in Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmiri (PoK) over both Pakistan and China exploiting their resources in a reckless manner for selfish economic gain. The residents are strongly opposing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it has failed to provide any tangible benefits for them. China is investing over 40 billion…

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Two sons of Gilgit-Baltistan

Pusp Saraf The distance between Skardu and Astore in the mountainous Gilgit-Baltistan region, part of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistan’s illegal occupation but often in the news because of Chinese activities, is about 130 kilometres by road. This is not a vast difference given the present means of transportation. Yet, these have produced two powerful…

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No leadership in J&K, cries Oppn as CM Mufti holds meet on Kashmir violence

Mehbooba convened the meeting to build a consensus on the measures to be taken for restoring normalcy in the Valley.  CM Mehbooba chaired the meeting, which was also attended by several ministers including Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, leaders from opposition Congress, independent MLAs and leaders of other political parties in the state. (Photo:AP) Srinagar:…

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