Over 3,500 Amarnath-bound pilgrims were stranded at Pahalgam, the base camp of the pilgrimage, after an overnight snowfall, rain and landslides forced authorities to suspend the yatra on the very first day.
As Kashmir observed a complete shutdown against the arrest of aged, ailing separatists Syed Ali Shah Geelani, it was the BJP’s counter-insurgent bonanza that dominated the scene across the state.
Lacking enough resources to go for a mass recruitment spree, the coalition government in J&K is working on many options to manage unemployment.
In the budget for the remaining three quarters of the current fiscal being presented in the state legislature on Tuesday, Mufti Sayeed led coalition government is expected to make “fundamental policy changes” and abide strictly by the fiscal principles.
Last week’s much-hyped 3-day multi-million investment jamboree, Kashmir Vision 2020, failed to offer significant economic hope to the strife-ridden state.
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