BREAKING NEWS

02-02-2023     3 رجب 1440

Elections in J&K

January 19, 2023 |

The Election Commission has taken a very sensible view on holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. For any election body, a number of factors have to be weighed along with their pros and cons before conducting an electoral exercise in any part of the world. In Jammu and Kashmir, the situation is even more tricky, considering the geography of the Himalayan region, erratic weather conditions which have been made more uncertain by the aftermath of climate change as well as the security situation. It is true that Jammu and Kashmir has been passing through a difficult time for more than three decades. Corruption by successive governments had eroded the faith of people in the system. Red-tapism and nepotism had become hallmarks of governance, erasing whatever little credibility was left in the system. Following the historical decision taken by the Union government on August 5, 2019, the system has been subject to several shocks to bring it back on track. A number of reforms have been carried out to infuse transparency and accountability in the system. All the services have now moved only and there is no need for people to approach the government offices to procure documents such as death certificates and insurance. Under Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, the change has started gathering momentum, taking Jammu and Kashmir on the path of peace, development and prosperity. However, the change taking place in J&K is not going down well with some people who are using violence as a tool to subjugate people. Take for example the target killings in the Valley which were carried out reportedly by The Resistance Front, an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Toiba, at the behest of Pakistan, to prevent the so-called demographic change from taking place in Jammu and Kashmir. These killings spread a wave of fear and anxiety not just among the minorities but also the majority community. Although the situation has now stabilised to a large extent, the horrors of 2021 and 2022 would be the overbearing concern of the Election Commission when it takes a call on holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, an election can only become successful if a large number of people get an enabling environment to come out of their homes and cast the ballot. The next three months are going to be wet, especially in Kashmir, which will be followed by Eid-ul-Azha. So if the weather remains conducive and the security situation is stable for next four months, summer seems set to generate a lot of political heat in J&K.

BREAKING NEWS

VIDEO

Twitter

Facebook

Elections in J&K

January 19, 2023 |

The Election Commission has taken a very sensible view on holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. For any election body, a number of factors have to be weighed along with their pros and cons before conducting an electoral exercise in any part of the world. In Jammu and Kashmir, the situation is even more tricky, considering the geography of the Himalayan region, erratic weather conditions which have been made more uncertain by the aftermath of climate change as well as the security situation. It is true that Jammu and Kashmir has been passing through a difficult time for more than three decades. Corruption by successive governments had eroded the faith of people in the system. Red-tapism and nepotism had become hallmarks of governance, erasing whatever little credibility was left in the system. Following the historical decision taken by the Union government on August 5, 2019, the system has been subject to several shocks to bring it back on track. A number of reforms have been carried out to infuse transparency and accountability in the system. All the services have now moved only and there is no need for people to approach the government offices to procure documents such as death certificates and insurance. Under Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, the change has started gathering momentum, taking Jammu and Kashmir on the path of peace, development and prosperity. However, the change taking place in J&K is not going down well with some people who are using violence as a tool to subjugate people. Take for example the target killings in the Valley which were carried out reportedly by The Resistance Front, an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Toiba, at the behest of Pakistan, to prevent the so-called demographic change from taking place in Jammu and Kashmir. These killings spread a wave of fear and anxiety not just among the minorities but also the majority community. Although the situation has now stabilised to a large extent, the horrors of 2021 and 2022 would be the overbearing concern of the Election Commission when it takes a call on holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, an election can only become successful if a large number of people get an enabling environment to come out of their homes and cast the ballot. The next three months are going to be wet, especially in Kashmir, which will be followed by Eid-ul-Azha. So if the weather remains conducive and the security situation is stable for next four months, summer seems set to generate a lot of political heat in J&K.


  • Address: Abi-guzar Lalchowk Srinagar 190001.
  • Phone: 0194-2451076 , +91-941-940-0056 , +91-962-292-4716
  • Email: brighterkmr@gmail.com
Owner, Printer, Publisher, Editor: Farooq Ahmad Wani
Legal Advisor: M.J. Hubi
Printed at: Abid Enterprizes, Zainkote Srinagar
Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
RNI No.: JKENG/2010/33802
Office No’s: 0194-2451076, 9622924716 , 9419400056
Postal Regd No: SK/135/2010-2019
Administrative Office: Abi Guzer Srinagar

© Copyright 2021 brighterkashmir.com All Rights Reserved. Quantum Technologies

Owner, Printer, Publisher, Editor: Farooq Ahmad Wani
Legal Advisor: M.J. Hubi
Printed at: Abid Enterprizes, Zainkote Srinagar
Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
RNI No.: JKENG/2010/33802
Office No’s: 0194-2451076, 9622924716 , 9419400056
Postal Regd No: SK/135/2010-2019
Administrative Office: Abi Guzer Srinagar

© Copyright 2018 brighterkashmir.com All Rights Reserved.