For the third consecutive day, no newspapers in Kashmir are printing as the media gag is in force in the wake of hanging of Azfal Guru.
While Srinagar is calm, protests have been taking place in Baramulla, parts of Rafiabad, Kupwara besides south Kashmir townships of Kulgam and Pulwama.
J&K CM questions secret execution of Afzal Guru, as it may fuel a feeling of alienation among youth even as analysts denied fresh wave of militancy in the valley.
Although an all-girl band has been forced to hang up its guitars, that is unlikely to kill the sound of music that has been echoing in Kashmir.
Of the 7109 live investment projects worth about Rs 58 lakh crore from all government sources across India, J&K attracted only 187 projects worth over Rs one lakh crore.
Unlike other states, J&K has most of the tax collection in its own kitty and it includes service tax as well.
At least four insurance agencies are in the race to get the contract for providing cover to nearly 34 thousands panchs and sarpanchs across J&K.
“We know they remained mute spectators during the saga of militancy as also during the time when LoC was roaring with shelling of guns for a long time”, Omar said.
A peaceful Kashmir has thrown up so much of opportunities that private banks are in a race to maximize their branch network in the state.
If winter is an indication then 2013 summer is going to be greatly different in Leh. It would be less polluted and calmer as basic facilities in hospitality sector will improve phenomenally.
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