Geo-Politics

Let’s Understand Delimitation Politics of J&K by Comparing Srinagar to Jammu, constituency-wise

  By Sant Kumar Sharma Delimitation is one word that created a lot of budge on Tuesday, within Jammu & Kashmir, as also all over the country. We can draw a comparison between Srinagar and Jammu, the summer and winter capital, respectively of J&K. It is apparently the grossly unequal manner in which the two regions are treated that is responsible for more assembly seats in the Kashmir region. All figures can be cross-checked on the official website of the Election Commission. ..

In a first, BJP took lead from Tral Assembly segment of Kashmir during this General Election

  For the first BJP has taken lead from any assembly segment in Kashmir valley. In this astonishing development, the BJP candidate for Anantnag was polled more votes than NC, Congress and the PDP in volatile Tral segment. Voter turnout in Anantnag was low because of the terrorist threat and the separatists call for the boycott. Even the stone pelting was also observed during the election process in this region that has scared the people and most of them did not dare to exercise their right ..

Creating trust, violence and terror free environment essential for fostering peace and prosperity in the region: Modi to Pak PM

  In his first conversation after the Balakot airstrikes, Prime Minister Narender Modi told his Pakistani counterpart, Imran Khan, that creating trust and an environment free of violence and terror is essential for fostering peace and prosperity in the region. Khan called PM Modi to congratulate him over his landslide victory in 2019 general elections.  "The Prime Minister thanked the Prime Minister of Pakistan for his telephone call and greetings," the Ministry of External Affairs ..

BJP is committed for early abrogation of Articles 370, 35A: J&K state President of BJP

 The state president of BJP Ravindra Ravinder Raina on May 26 said his party is for the early abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution of India. This statement of the state president came after the BJP registered landslide electoral vic..

Lok Sabha Election 2019: US is confident in the fairness and the integrity of the Indian elections

  The United State on Wednesday said that it has confidence in the fairness and integrity of the elections in India and would work with the winner. Though the political parties in India raising doubts on the election process, EVM machines, Election Commission and other institutions but the US has put its faith in the fairness of the election process of India.  State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said, "I would say from the US perspective, we are very confident in the fairness ..

Direct Face-off between Baluchistan Liberation Army and China Ahead in Pakistan over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

  In the early hours of April 18, fighters of three Baloch groups, known as Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangar, or BRAS stopped six buses near a mountain pass and singled out 14 members of Pakistan’s armed forces and executed all of them. Baloch also blocked the coastal highway that connects the port of Gwadar, near the Iranian border. The coalition spokesman cautioned China that such attacks would continue until it ceases all the activities in Southern Pakistan. This group even claimed the ..

‘Main ullu hoon, lekin itna bada ullu nahin hoon’: Mani Shankar Aiyar justify his ‘neech aadmi’ comment

  Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar justified his ‘Neech Aadmi’ comment, which he mentioned in an article that he wrote for Rising Kashmir. In this article, he called himself ‘prophetic’ for having called PM Narendra Modi ‘neech kisam ka aadmi’ (a derogatory casteist slur) in December 2017. While playing the victim card, Aiyar said, he is a victim of the media which has caused him significant damage. He even accused the media of picking and choosing ..

Gadkari warns Pakistan to cut Indus Water flow, Here are FACTS showing Anti-India Features of Indus Water Treaty

 Pt. Nehru signing Indus Water Treaty By Sant Kumar SharmaSenior Cabinet Minister Nitin Gadkari has issued an open warning to Pakistan that it needs to turn off the tap of terrorism flowing from within its boundaries against India. Or else, India will be forced to turn off waters flowing in the rivers flowing from India to Pakistan. Speaking at Amritsar in support of BJP candidate Hardeep Puri, Gadkari cautioned our western neighbour that it should stop promoting terrorists against ..

Expert Opinion: How long can China protect Pakistani terrorists?

   K.N. Pandita  On Wednesday, 13 March, China blocked for the fourth consecutive time a resolution at the UN Security Council Committee on designating Azhar Masu’d, chief of the Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jesh-e-Muhammad (JeM) as a global terrorist.  The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the JeM ..

India has the “mother of nuclear bombs”: PM Modi

  Addressing a campaign rally at Surendranagar in Gujarat on Wednesday, PM Modi said that India did not fall prey of Pakistan’s nuclear blackmail because India has “mother of nuclear bombs”. He even referred about surgical strikes and air strikes of Security Forces to take avenge of Uri and Pulwama attacks. “Earlier, terrorists from Pakistan would come here and go back after conducting an attack. Pakistan would threaten us, saying it has the nuclear bomb and ..

Delimitation conspiracy in J&K: How Kashmiri leaders conspired to keep Kashmir centric powerhouse

 Democracy rests in people and their participation is essential for the prosperity of any country. This must hold true not only for the country but to all the states and UTs that create one of the largest democracies in the world i.e. India. Though a..

Why don’t NC & PDP pledge to remove atleast the “Bad Specials” that are there even for Permanent Residents of J&K but are surviving under the shelter of Art35A.

  The “vote seeker’s” run has started, those in the race for access to seat for making and monitoring legislative & administrative  laws /procedures will  also be approaching the indian citizens who are Permanent Residents of J&K once again pleading ‘ truthfulness / honesty/commitment  to common cause. It is time to act carefully & judiciously setting aside  regional & religious webs promising to vote in 2019  for those who ..

Doublespeak of Pak PM on Muslims: Imran says don't know about Uyghur Muslims and Chinese atrocities on them

  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan showed that Pakistan is more concerned with the benefit they get across the globe and Muslims are used as the bait for Pakistan to get recognized as their ‘Massiah’. Pakistan will raise issues about the plight of Muslims on the basis of time, location, context, and other conditions.  In the recent interview to Financial Times, Imran Khan spoke a lot about Muslims and Pakistan but he avoided the questions pertaining to the Chinese ..

Why Congress is silent over the plight of 2 Hindu girls in Pakistan?

 The two Hindu girls Reena (15) and Raveena (13) from Pakistan were kidnapped on Holi and converted to Islam. They were forced to marry a Muslim, who was much older to these two girls, and his marriage was solemnized by a Maulavi. Their mother died on the very next day of the incident and their father could also be seen in the video asking to shoot him, as neither police nor court in Pakistan helped him. This news created outrage across India and people severely criticized Pakistan. Even the ..

BJP announced its first list of Lok Sabha candidates for J&K

  BJP announced its first list of candidates, in which the names of 184 candidates were announced. Out of these 184, the list of 5 parliamentary constituencies has been announced. The party has re-nominated its two sitting MPs from the Jammu region whereas the party has fielded three first-timers in Kashmir. Union Minister Jitendra Singh and Jugal Kishore Sharma are contesting from Udhampur and Jammu Lok Sabha seats respectively whereas former journalist and party strategist Khalid Jehangir ..

Airstrikes affected Kashmir politicians more than terrorists: Jitendra Singh

  Upping his ante against the opposition in Kashmir Union Minister of State and senior BJP leader Dr. Jitendra Singh on Monday said that airstrikes have affected Kashmir politician more than the terrorists. “For past, some time Kashmir centric politicians are feeling insecure. Sometimes I feel that they are more affected by airstrikes in Pakistan than terrorists”.   Singh response came after the National Conference president Farooq Abdulla’s statement that ..

The Tashkent Files: Movie that would unravel the mystery around the death of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri

  Vivek Agnihotri’s upcoming movie is going to be released on April 12, as per the tweet of the director. Agnihotri is known for his movie ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ that was focusing on the issue of urban naxals. Naseeruddin Shah and Mithun Chakraborty are also there in the movie.  The movie will uncover the mystery surrounded around the death of the former Prime Minister of India late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. Shastri went to sign Tashkent Agreement but he was ..

Nehru gifted UNSC seat to China: BJP on Rahul’s ‘weak Modi’ potshot

  Immediately after the news about 'China blocked the UNSC resolution to declare Masood Azhar a global terrorist' started spreading, the Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Weak Modi is scared of Xi. Not a word comes out of his mouth when China acts against India. NoMo’s China Diplomacy: 1. Swing with Xi in Gujarat 2. Hug Xi in Delhi 3. Bow to Xi in China”.  In response to his jibe at Prime Minister Modi, BJP slammed his statement and said, “China ..

After China shielded Masood Azhar, India and UNSC members would explore other avenues

  China blocked the move of three permanent members of UN Security Council to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. India expressed its disappointment to this move of China and started exploring other avenues for bringing the terrorist, involved in Pulwama attack, to justice. Taking a strong exception to the Chinese maneuver over Azhar, the UNSC members warned that they “may be forced to pursue other actions” if China continues with its policy of shielding the terrorist. ..

China blocks the move to designate Azhar a global terrorist at UN fourth time

 This is the fourth time when China put technical hold in designating Masood Azhar a global terrorist. The move of China, all weather friend of Pakistan, came when the UNSC was going to declare Masood a global terrorist in the wake of Pulwama terror ..

Team of Observers will report about the feasibility of holding J&K state assembly election

   Recently, the Election Commission announced the dates of Lok Election but it did not announce the dates of State assembly election in J&K. The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) cited a number of reasons for it viz. the lack of security personnel, safety of the contestants etc. The CEC went on to say that 3 special observers will be appointed for Jammu and Kashmir. They will take the stock of the situation on the ground and give their recommendation. CEC will meet the team of ..

All weather friend China deserted ‘Antankistan’, calls for restrain

  China has asked both India and Pakistan to exercise restraint in response to the former’s pre-emptive strike on the terror camps operating in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK). Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said, "We hope that both India and Pakistan can exercise restraint and adopt actions that will help stabilise the situation in the region and improve mutual relations". Though Pakistan has cried foul and considered it aggression against it yet the recent ..

Unlike 1948 UN must not betray India this time and its condemnation must follow with action

  The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemned the February 14 suicide attack in Pulwama on the convoy of CRPF soldiers, in which more than 40 of them martyred. UNSC called this attack “heinous and cowardly” and advocated for holding perpetrators of these “reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice”.  The UNSC mentioned in a statement “The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous ..

#POJKFacts Pakistan destroying Gilgit-Baltistan and robbing the people of this region

 Gilgit-Baltistan is spread in the area of around 72,971 sq. km., which belongs to India, as the Instrument of Accession (IoA) was signed by Maharaja Hari Singh, the ruler of Jammu and Kashmir in favour of India. This region is known for its scenic beauty but it has been consistently losing its sheen because of the plunder of Pakistan here. Whether it is destroying its natural beauty, exploitation of natural resources, construction of mega dams, demographic changes, development of mage project ..

Its HIGH TIME, India must take back POJK to ensure that Pulwama like incident is not repeated

  Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) is that land of the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan in 1947 and still under its illegal occupation. These areas are used by Pakistan for training terrorists and sending them into India territory. A local Kashmiri terrorist was trained and brainwashed in the territory of India i.e. POJK. He rammed the explosive-laden vehicle into the bus carrying the brave CRPF soldiers, in which more than 40 of them ..

India to use these three weapons against Pakistan

  42 CRPF soldiers were martyred on Thursday when the Jaish-E-Mohammad terrorist rammed his explosive-laden car in a bus carrying the CRPF soldiers. The explosion was so intense that the sound of it could be heard from as far as 10 km away from the place of explosion. National and international communities have strongly condemned the attack on CRPF soldiers.  Pakistan based Jaish-E-Mohammad took the responsibility of the IS style terror attack, wherein Adil Ahmad Dar alias Waqas ..

# POJKFacts No Azadi in Azad Jammu and Kashmir: A territory illegally occupied by Pakistan

# POJKFacts No Azadi in Azad Jammu and Kashmir: A territory illegally occupied by Pakistan..

Dear Mehbooba Mufti see the real picture of communal Pakistan: 95% Hindu temples destroyed in Pakistan since 1990s

 PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said on Sunday, at Harnipora Shehlal in Handwara, that Pakistan is making a law to safeguard temples in Pakistan and finds it better than secular India. She even did not see the radicalization of Kashmiri youth, who are wielding guns in their hands and killing innocent people. Though India has the largest population of Muslims, which been steadily increasing since the partition of India yet instilling hate-mongering among people is the apt tactics adopted by politicians. ..

POJK DPs - first Victim of Pakistan Aggression still hoped to listen some GOOD

POJK DPs - first Victim of Pakistan Aggression still hoped to listen some GOOD ..

465-km Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line will be World’s highest

  The proposed 465-km Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line will be the world highest railway line. The proposed project will cost Rs 83,360 crore and it will also include first ever underground railway station in Keylong. The proposed alignment passes through the Shivaliks, Himalayas and the Zanskar range and four mountain passess - Rohtang La, Barlacha La, Lachung La and Tangla La.     At 5,360 meters above the sea level, it will be the world’s highest railway line. ..

UN did nothing to vacate the areas of Jammu and Kashmir under illegal occupation of Pakistan as per its own resolution of 5th January, 1949

  United Nations unanimously adopted its resolution of January 5, 1949 on the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Among the important thing the UN, in this resolution, declared that the areas of Jammu and Kashmir, which we presently know as Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, must be vacated by Pakistan. The UN Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP), in its report of July 20, 1948 clearly mentioned that the presence of Pakistan on the soil of Jammu and Kashmir aggravated the problem. The commission ..

Pakistan raising voice against atrocities is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing

   Reacting onto the killings of seven stone pelters at the encounter site, where three terrorists were killed, the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said “We will raise issue of India’s human rights violations in Kashmir and demand UNSC to fulfill its J&K plebiscite commitment”. The Kashmir issue raked up by the Prime Minister of Pakistan was also smacking the panchance of the country to usurp the Indian territories through false propaganda. ..

Media talks only about mishap and turmoil and not development in J&K said Governor

  The Governor of J&K expressed his displeasure over the way media reports on the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). He said the national-level media does not mention about “good things” happening in Jammu and Kashmir and the state is “demonised at the national-level”. In a press conference he mentioned that “The Jammu and Kashmir state has been demonised at the national level. Even a small incident (in the state) is blown out of proportions and not ..

MEA asked Pakistan to vacate all areas of JK under its illegal occupation

  Replying to a question in LokSabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India’s “consistent and principled position is that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir has been, is, and shall be an integral part of India.” The GoI has repeatedly asked Pakistan to vacate all the areas it has been occupying illegally and the MEA has made the same assertion to Pakistan on November 30, 2018 as well. “Pakistan has been in illegal occupation of approximately 78,000 ..

Outlook Magazine must correct its Mischief, Shows POJK as part of Pakistan

Recent edition of Outlook Business Magazine ‘The Big Splurge’ has come out with the wrong Presentation of Indian map. The magazine has shown the China Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (COJK) and Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) as the territory of China and Pakistan..

Democracy and plebiscite: A false narrative in J&K

Democracy and plebiscite: A false narrative in J&K ..

Raazi vs Calling Sehmat- lets understand the real ‘ Sehmat’

  Author- Team JK Now The Bollywood film Raazi has earned a lot of praises from the audience. People are in awe of Sehmat, the Kashmiri Muslim girl, who, in the film, following her father’s footsteps becomes an Indian Spy, goes to Pakistan, marries an army man (selected by her ailing father) the son of Brigadier in the Pakistani Army. The Brigadier and his family very innocently welcome the bride with open arms, oblivious of her ulterior motives. Sehmat succeeds in her plan and ..

No azaadi in so-called azaad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan

 What Pakistan calls Azaad (Free) Kashmir and the region of Gilgit-Baltistan together constitute the Pakistan occupied and controlled part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir that is referred to as Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK).The so-called “Azaad Kashmir” which is more commonly referred to as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is the southernmost and the smaller of the two political entities which together constitute this region. It borders the Indian state ..

On Mother's Day Pledge to Save Kashmir Boys From The Curse of Mindless Violence

Mother's Day will be celebrated across the country on May, 13 this year. On this day, mothers are honoured by their families, especially the children, for their contribution to the family and society at large. The influence of a mother cannot be over emphasised; it is universally accepted that a family can be only as good as the mother of the house; it is she who instills the right values in the children and steers them on to the right direction.The mothers of Kashmir have, through ..