Shambling Heritage Sites of Kashmir

Shambling Heritage Sites of Kashmir

Unplanned urbanization can also be attributed as one of the main threats to the heritage of Kashmir. Rapid urbanization has been done to meet the demands of the growing population which has resulted in illegal construction in many parts of the valley that has a direct impact on the cultural heritage.

Beyond Beijing’s Advances, Kashmir in South Asia’s Shifting Sands

Beyond Beijing’s Advances, Kashmir in South Asia’s Shifting Sands

After Dragon resurfaced at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and forced New Delhi to move cavalry after cavalry to the cold desert, a Ladakhi leader said that it was the abrogation of Article 370 which provoked Beijing. Amid debates on the emerging situation at LAC, many wonder, is Kashmir changing the pulse of politics in South Asia.

Six Years Later, Flood Concerns Continue Testing Kashmir’s Preparedness

Six Years Later, Flood Concerns Continue Testing Kashmir’s Preparedness

Last time when Jhelum went berserk and flooded major parts of the Valley, especially South Asia’s second oldest city, Srinagar, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) blamed a combination of intense rain, mismanagement, unplanned urbanization and a lack of preparedness for it. Six years later, Kashmir’s flood defense system continues to be an enigma.

In Kashmir, 45-Day Deadline Set to Save Damaged ‘Water Kidney’

In Kashmir, 45-Day Deadline Set to Save Damaged ‘Water Kidney’

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole recently directed officials to ensure removal of all encroachments within 45 days period from wetlands. But a quick follow-up revealed a deep-rooted mess in the shrinking wetlands of the valley.

Drabu’s Trifurcation Pitch: ‘Kashmir Gone, What Would Be Left of Jammu?’

Drabu’s Trifurcation Pitch: ‘Kashmir Gone, What Would Be Left of Jammu?’

J&K’s ex-finance minister Haseeb Drabu recently stated that the only anomaly of the J&K Reorganization Act 2019 is the state’s bifurcation- “it ought to have been trifurcation”. Kashmir Observer talked to some politicians, social activists, advocates, and journalists based at Jammu to know: Is the trifurcation of J&K a viable option?

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