There is certainly the need for the two countries to reach out to each other and pull the situation back from the brink. With dialogue already suspended and tensions rising high, India and Pakistan can ill-afford to let the ongoing border skirmishes go on unchecked
An effective fight against Covid-19 needs the administration and the public to work in tandem, not the former trying to do it through thoughtless government decrees that achieve little more than throwing the lives of people upside down.
“If Kashmiris face any problems in adulthood, they refrain from committing suicide because they know how to cope up with difficult situations.”
The quarry-holders of Athwajan claim to have been the main suppliers of construction raw materials in Kashmir valley before the ban order.
They have en-sured the availability of ambulance services for ill patients and have also directed the ASHA workers to assist and take care of pregnant ladies who are not able to reach hospitals.
The only way to pull back from the brink is to seriously engage in dialogue and find a way out as already made clear by the foreign minister S Jaishankar. A war between two Asian giants will be disastrous for not only for them but for the entire region.
‘Those who had hoped to build new homes and were in process, have been worst-hit of the blackmarketing of crushed stone. Budgets worth Rs 4-5 lakhs are proving insufficient to build regular Kashmiri homes amid this price boom.’
Except two sectors, Govt sector comprising of around 4.5 Lakh govt employees who draw home around Rs. 37,000 Crore annually in terms of salaries and pensions and a mutedly impacted agrarian sector; the distribution of these job losses is holistic
In a competitive world which does not spare the slackers; Kashmiri students are running the race on a 2g internet connection.
Fearing bidding of their familial fields, workless stone miners of Kashmir are pleading administration not to snatch away their livelihood in the name of some stringent rules. Highlighting the same quandary, this first piece of the three-part series on the banned mining deconstructs the halted construction activity in the valley.