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CM praises Dalai Lama’s statement on Islam

Dalai Lama’s statement on Islam

Says Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Leh would give boost to tourism   Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today welcomed the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who is currently on a visit to Leh in connection with an annual Buddhist function. Addressing a large gathering, the Chief Minister highlighted the pluralistic ethos of Jammu and Kashmir and described it as the …

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Peace Activists Condemn Attack on Amarnath Yatris

We strongly condemn the firing on the bus carrying Amarnath Yatris which ended in the tragic death of seven pilgrims and injury to 18 others.   There can be no justification for any violence and killing, much less of unarmed, innocent people. The victims were not men in uniform, able to return fire, but unarmed civilians making a journey that was …

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Despite Eid al-Adha, Kashmir remains tense as encounter in Poonch continues

Normal life remained affected for the 66th consecutive day on Mondayin violence-hit Kashmir, where authorities imposed restrictions on the movement and assembly of people in some areas on the eve of Eid al-Adha. A senior police official told IANS, “Restrictions have been imposed in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts.” The Valley will remain shut despite Eid celebrations on Tuesday, …

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What the nation really should want to know about Kashmir (but is afraid to ask)

Who makes crucial decisions about information flow from and to the troubled state in ‘national interest’ and why? Image credit: Twitter/Firstpost By Sajjad Haider The numbers tell the story. At least 43 civilians are dead, 1,948 suffered injuries 1,744 were discharged, 204 continued to be treated in 566 incidents of violence reported from Kashmir valley since the …

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The task of transforming Indias image in Kashmir

By Shah Faesal July 19, 2016 Kashmiris are very sensitive people. But they are by nature sceptics as well. Any dialogue with Kashmiris will bear fruit only in an atmosphere of warmth and will have to be done on equal terms, not as Ehsan. The prime minister, who has single-handedly transformed Indias global image, should take upon himself the task …

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