It remains to be seen how the government responds to the mounting protests. More so, with the protests drawing international attention and support. It would be great if the government shelves the laws and then engages farmers in a discussion on them to mobilize support for their enactment in the future.
Very few women or young girls have been accessing information using the Right to Information Act (RTI) as a tool. Previously, most of the Govt offices would ask for submitting RTI applications in the office or through post.
“At least 30 per cent of families have left the Sheikhpora migrant colony and others have already packed their things to temporarily migrate from the valley.”
This book is a must for all educationists, academicians, philosophers, students, university and college faculty as it will help them in honing critical thinking skills and inquisitiveness.
More tragically, the killings in Kashmir mean little beyond the Valley. Let alone in the rest of India where sections of media use killings in Kashmir to build their TRPs , even around the world. The administration also has its share of blame.
Students here, compared to the rest of India, have inequitable access to resources. Our students don’t have access to the same resources of learning and education which students outside of J&K enjoy. How can anyone ignore that? How can policy makers completely forget this variable?
“He was loved by all for his humility and humanity. It was because of his kind and compassionate character that he became one of the most loved chemists in Kashmir.”
A professor from University may be called upon for a lecture at a traditional seminary to make the students aware about the impulses and requirements of modern times. Likewise, a Muhaddith, a Mufasir, a Faqih may be made to interact with students of secular institutions of learning.
A pragmatic way out to resolve the lingering stand-off is through negotiations, even if it takes time. As we are already in second year of the stalemate, it will be in the interest of India and China to reach an understanding that also holds on the ground.
The best course for the government is to address the anxieties of the farmers and do everything to assure them that their livelihoods will not be threatened.