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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GB (Hunza): AWP launch mass campaign against Baba Jan and other activists’ prison sentence Baba Jan and others’ sentences will not be accepted by the people who have developed a connection with their struggle, reflected in the widespread popularity of the slogan “Teri Jan Meri Jan, Baba Jan Baba Jan,” (Your Dearest and Mine, Baba Jan Baba Jan).

  Courtesy  Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal June 22, 2016 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Awami Workers’ Party — Gilgit-Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court’s decision to overturn Chief Court’s acquittal of Baba Jan and 11 other Awami Workers Party activists is politically motivated. It does not meet the standards of impartiality…

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Locating Gilgit-Baltistan in India’s Policy If India has genuine concern for the territory it claims as its own, it has to first stop claiming Gilgit-Baltistan only through cartographic assertions

Despite these issues in the public domain, New Delhi has chosen to limit its concern for the region to occasional protests by the Ministry of External Affairs. Political activists from GB have expressed their desire to engage with India on issues of substance, not cartographic claims, and have accused New Delhi of playing “a wait-and-watch game

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Conservators seek restoration of national treasures in Kashmir museum “The Gilgit manuscripts, belonging to the 6th century have been totally destroyed. These rare scriptures talked about the Buddhist life,”

An 18th century shawl is lying on the footpath for drying, precious artefacts from the 6th century and valuable manuscript have been damaged due to massive floods in Kashmir. But these national treasures at Srinagar’s SPC museum have been completely forgotten by government authorities in their restoration drive.

To highlight the dismal state of these national treasures, a conference was organised jointly by SAHMAT and the Press Club of India in the capital Wednesday where conservators, historians and performing artistes talked elaborately on the effect that the floods have wrought on the cultural heritage of the Valley.

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