Friday, April 28, 2017
Kashmir Times Logo
Bloodshed in Sukma
Chhattisgarh attack deadliest in 7 years is a reminder of the Maoists' strength and calls for a dialogue with the local people
The ambush of a CRPF company in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday and the tragic death of 25 personnel is not only shocking but also a grim reminder of the failure of the Indian state and its flawed policy while dealing with the security challenges posed by Maoists. It also points to the failure of the intelligence agencies in collecting information about the movement of the Maoists in central Indian states. This also calls for a broad-based dialogue with the tribals who are opposing carving out of a road through the forest areas where population is angry over intrusion in their habitat for the past many decades. It is worth noting that at least two dozen CRPF men were killed in Sukma while they were providing protection for road construction on Dornapal-Jagargunda belt when Maoist...
Kashmir Times News Report
Off with VIP beacons
Uniform curbs on beacons is a welcome beginning, but for an end to VIP culture, more needs to be done by the governments
The NDA-government's decision to disallow use of red beacons on the vehicles of the VVIPs and VIPs on the Indian roads is a welcome beginning, but more needs to be done for bringing an end to the VIP culture in a democratic set up in the country. In fact, the aim should have been an assault on the VIP culture which ruling the roost in the corridors of power in the country with anybody, whosoever, is somebody in the government wants to flaunt the power acquired through a democratic system. It is basically the VIP culture that is being dissented by the citizens for the reasons that those elected to some public office become a cause of inconvenience and hardships for the common masses on the roads and public spaces. From May 1 this year only the vehicles drafted for emergency services, such ...
Kashmir Times News Report
More noise, less reason
Mis-matched rhetoric on Kashmir adds to confusion and further shrinks space for peace
The voices for holding dialogue with Pakistan and people of Jammu and Kashmir inside the state, particularly the Valley have been increasing. The two major political parties of the state, National Conference and PDP, are strong votaries of dialogue and the Congress is also batting for the same. But is the government really serious? PDP's alliance partner in Jammu and Kashmir is BJP, which is also a party in power at the Centre. As opposed to talks, the BJP has been backing a more rigid approach with respect to both Pakistan and Kashmir with a minister in the state government also advocating bullet for stone policy. Nobody in the BJP has so far shown any appetite for dialogue and the prime minister keeps cards close to his chest. His silence on Kashmir is broken by occasional phrases that ...
Kashmir Times News Report
Two ends of a spectrum
Modi's assurance on Kashmiri students in other states is not enough, there is a far bigger component of distress in the Valley
Prime minister Narendra Modi's assurance to Jammu and Kashmir Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti's on her plea to reach out to Kashmiri students studying in various parts of India is a welcome step. Much, however, will depend on his ability to translate such an assurance into action. Ever since the valley erupted over the question of forcible entry of security forces inside college campuses and the killing of a college student by police during college protests in Pulwama, the vulnerability of the Kashmiri students outside the state has increased. Two Kashmiri students were assaulted in Rajasthan's Mewar, and a research scholar was threatened in BITS Pilani. A hoarding had come up in Meerut asking Kashmiris to leave Uttar Pradesh. Earlier this month, the J&K government had to intervene in the c...
Kashmir Times News Report
Cow vigilantism threat
Well-trained 'gau rakshaks' pose a serious threat to a multi-religious and multi-cultural society and rights of people guaranteed by Indian Constitution
The cowardly and condemnable attack by cow vigilantes on nomads including a nine-year old girl, at least two of them suffering from multiple fractures, from Talwara area of Reasi district on the intervening night of April 20 and April 21 is yet another incident in line of similar attacks on unsuspecting people on mere suspicions of bovine smuggling. Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed few such incidents in the last two years; though many of them did not catch public attention, the lynching of Kashmiri truck driver in Udhampur two years ago, close on the heels of the infamous Dadri lynching, was a glaring example that inspired nation-wide shock and condemnation. In a recent incident in Rajasthan, a man attacked by cow vigilantes succumbed to his injuries earlier this month. Cow vigilantism ha...
Kashmir Times News Report
La-La land of military bravado!
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Pigeons and pigeon trainers may soon be in demand in Kashmir for delivering messages, if rumours and unverified reports of gagging social media, coming close on the heels suspension of 3G and 4G broadband services, are true. Would these avian creatures then meet the fate of Manto's "Teetwal Ka Kutta", tagged as spies and informers, humiliated, roughed up and finally shot dead as part of some militaristic bravado? In a place as unpredictable as Kashmir one never knows - this Kafkaesque fantasy may as well become a reality. The idea of clamping down on social media draws its inspiration from the belief that violent protests in Kashmir are an outcome of provocation aroused by vested interests through social media. Last year, while the government imposed an internet ban in Kashmir for sever...
Kashmir Times News Report
Legitimising regimentation
Kashmir situation calls for an urgent resolution of all outstanding issues for early restoration of peace normalcy
Amid closure of all colleges and universities for almost a week and removal of Pulwama College Principal after protests by the students appears to be short-sighted decision of the PDP-BJP coalition government. Punitive action against the head of the college also goes on to prove that the state government is legitimising the entry of police and para-military forces into the educational institutions in Kashmir valley. This also proves beyond any point that the state government has neither the control over its forces or the situation that has been witnessing ups and downs during the past almost three decades in general and last one year in particular. The only act of omission of the Pulwama College Principal was to stop the security personnel from entering the premises when the teaching work...
Kashmir Times News Report
Hype over Mallya's arrest
Instead of clearing the mist, NDA-govt and its cronies are not ready to explain the lapses that facilitated Vijay Mallya's flight to London
The hype created over the detention of well-known face of Indian corporate world and liquor baron Vijay Mallya in United Kingdom in the Indian electronic media was short-lived as expected due to misplaced conceptions. Already infamously described as 'King of Good Times' and owner of 5-Star flying experience in his Kingfisher Airlines, Vijay Mallya was further branded as run-away businessmen, who escaped from the country to avoid repayment of bank loans and clearing other debts from financial institutions. Unfortunately, there are serious questions which have remained unanswered and escaped the scrutiny of the law enforcement agencies which have been working overtime to malign him under the existing circumstances instead of making an earnest effort aimed at recovering the dues from him and...
Kashmir Times News Report
Web Design Jammu, Web Design Company, Ideogram Jammu
Find us on facebook
Weather Report
Market Report
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
ActIT Jammu, Projects, Java,, C# Training Jammu
Electric Blanket | Electric Bed Warmers | Electric Under Blankets | Electric Heating Blankets
Buy Electric Blankets Online
For Rs. 1299/- Only
Buy Now
Kashmir Times Jammu Edition
Kashmir Times Srinagar Edition
Jammu Prabhat
Dainik Kashmir times
Web Design Jammu, Web Design Company, Ideogram Jammu
Home | Contact Us | Kashmir Times | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Jammu | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Srinagar | Dainik Kashmir Times | Jammu Prabhat
Copyright 2013 Kashmir Times Group. All rights reserved. Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.