Jammu: The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said Jammu and Kashmir will have to guard against the fallout of strategic changes in the region. "We will have to guard against the fallout of strategic changes in the region that can come in the aftermath of pull out of American forces from Afghanistan," PDP patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed told party workers at Vijaypur, 30-km from Jammu.
He, however, said Kashmir can never be compared with Afghanistan and there is no need for strong arm tactics in the state. "Military means can never achieve peace while dealing with masses and ideas," the PDP patron said. "The present atmosphere of despair and despondency in the state can endanger the stability of entire region," he said.
"Depression has gripped the people, especially the youth, resulting from poor governance and poor development. This shall be arrested in time," he said.
01:43 AM, Apr 08, 2013
Srinagar: Militants have allegedly shot dead a woman candidate for panchayat elections in Chrar-e-Sharief area of Budgam district in central Kashmir, officials said on Saturday. Hasina Begum, 40, was shot dead by ultras at Karpora in Pakherpora area of Chrar-e-Sharief on Friday night, the officials said. This is the first political killing in Kashmir since the 16-phase polls began on April 14. Begum, a Panch candidate for the polls to...
08:50 AM, Apr 16, 2011