Kashmir Conflict: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Regional Conference on “Replication of Good Governance Practices in UTs of J&K and Ladakh”

  The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India is organizing two days Regional Conference at Jammu. The conference will be held on Nov 15-16 in collaboration with the Government of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The conference is based on the theme: “Replication of Good Governance Practices in Union Territories ..

Kashi Nath Pandit authorsthe book “Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics”

The book titled “Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics” has been authored by educationist and Padma Shri recipient Prof Kashi Nath Pandit. It sheds light on the events that happened from 1947 till the revocation of the special status of the J&K state (1947-2019 events). The author has described complexities in various aspects of ..

Farooq Abdullah detained under the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act

Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah was detained under the State’s Public Safety Act in the Jammu and Kashmir. How the law came into being? The Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act was introduced by Sheikh Abdullah (Farooq Abdullah’s father) in 1978. It was introduced to prevent timber smuggling, and keep the smugglers ..

2019 UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian conference for Children held in Colombo

In Sri Lanka, the UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian conference on Children Right’s Convention was held in Colombo from 2nd to 3rd September 2019.  The conference gave the parliamentarians the opportunity to make fresh commitments to push the national agendas for the realization of child rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the ..

Pakistan’s assertion on Kashmir ignored at South Asian Speakers’ Summit

In yet another diplomatic victory for India and continuing the trend of international embarrassment for Pakistan, the South Asian Speaker’s Summit unanimously supported India on the entire Kashmir issue.  What has happened? The South Asian Speakers Summit was being held in Male, the capital of the island nation of Maldives. The South Asian Speakers Summit ..

Abrogation of Article 370

The Article 370 was a part of the Indian Constitution which gave special privileges and status to the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It was part of the Part XXI of the Indian Constitution which contains the temporary Transitional and Special Provisions. What special privileges does Article 370 grant to the state of Jammu ..

Line of Control

The Line of Control (LoC) is a ceasefire line and not an international boundary. Under international law, it is defined and protected by a bilateral treaty, the 1972 Simla Agreement, executed in writing between India and Pakistan following the 1971 war, and subsequently ratified by both parliaments. The Shimla agreement makes it clear that the ..

UNSC and Kashmir Conflict

Recently the UNSC held a closed-door meeting on the situation in Kashmir. Even though no official communiqué was released, it is said the attempts by Pakistan and its all-weather ally China to internationalise the issue did not gain much traction. This is seen as a diplomatic victory to India which time and again has stated ..