With barely a day left for the end of the Muslim month of fasting, groups managing soaring overload of orphans and widows are running against time to raise donations.
In late May, J&K chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced he has been assured by chief ministers of 12 states that no innocent resident, be it a student or a businessman, of his state, would face any harassment in their respective states.
One of the major factors for numerous deaths in Uri and Karnah were that people were living in houses with massive use of boulders and stones. The switchover to bricks required the availability of adequate material which is missing.
Huge apple shipments ready for the market have started rotting in the periphery as truckers are not ready to lift the crop at the rates announced by the Jammu and Kashmir government.
Protests related to Mohammed Afzal continue in Kashmir but not every protestor demands presidential pardon or clemency.
Chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad’s request to the prime minister for intervention in getting presidential clemency for Afzal Guru, the prime accused in parliament attack case, is expected to cost him dearly.
During a crippling strike, over 60 persons were arrested and scores injured in unprecedented protests over Afzal Guru’s capital punishment sentence across Kashmir.
In a sudden escalation in violence coinciding with the start of holy month of Ramzan, militants killed seven persons including a woman constable and injured an equal number in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since Sunday night.
With militancy not limited to J&K and northeast, a new national counter-terrorism doctrine is in the making. Sources said a draft policy is likely to be circulated to states for their views later next month before it is formally announced in November.
Despite stiff opposition by chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and National Conference (NC) to the “borrowed” self rule idea, PDP founder Mufti Sayeed is New York bound to sell the idea from a larger platform - the UN General Assembly.
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