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The general election in United Kingdom is now merely days away. Polling numbers for the two largest parties, Labour and the Conservatives, remain stubbornly close meaning that the most likely outcome is a hung parliament, with no-one commanding an overall majority for the 650 seats on offer in the House of Commons. Five years ago the same result ushered in a coalition government between David Cameron’s Conservative Party and Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats. The Conservative-led Coalition took power amid a perilous financial climate and quickly set about establishing a programme of spending cuts that has spared all but a few

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A graffiti in Srinagar’s downtown area. Photograph by David Laumann The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, early this year had got its first art gallery. Worthy of its name, Gallerie One, unlatched its door to the public on 12 January 2015, creating a space where art and culture could have existed and flourished. But in a place where the unstable political atmosphere dictates the options, nothing is ever sure to last. Around a month after the Gallerie One was opened, on 23 February, it was shutdown by the government. Previously, the government had given the go ahead for

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Hundreds of people held a vigil at Trafalgar Square in London last evening to remember those killed and injured in the attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris earlier yesterday. Some stood silence, others cried, but all were united in their condemnation and sense of outrage following the assault by gunmen carrying Kalashnikov rifles on the French satirical magazine’s offices. Those gathered sung La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, held aloft pens and placards, bearing the words ‘Je Suis Charlie’ in solidarity. There was a large French contingent among the crowd. Anne Sophie, a 29-year-old designer living in London,

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Part I Why I didn’t attend the ‘million march for Kashmir’ By Rabia Latif Khan This year October 26 saw the coming together of many British Kashmiris to London for a demonstration to highlight the forgotten conflict in Kashmir. For many disillusioned Kashmiris it was a welcome step in pushing for greater dialogue on the conflict. However, upon learning that the march had been organised by the former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir my support for the march dwindled. As a proponent of ‘azadi’ in its literal and absolute sense – meaning no India, no Pakistan and a free Kashmir,

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One month on from Scottish referendum UK citizens are no clearer about what further devolution in the wake of the ‘No’ vote might look like. The No camp won by 10 percentage points (55-45), but the Prime Minister’s play of hitching future devolution in Scotland to the so-called English question, (with the rather unfortunate acronym of EVEL – English votes for English laws) means that there is still no agreement between the three main Westminster parties on the details on offer of further devolution to Scotland. David Cameron’s move earned him a rebuke from the Financial Times, which declared in

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Thousands of people marched through London’s West End yesterday in protest against Israeli action against Palestinians living in Gaza. Chants of ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ could be heard echoing through the Capital’s streets as people processed from outside the gates of Downing Street, home to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, to the Israeli Embassy near Hyde Park. A policeman told The Kashmir Walla he believed numbers approached 16,000, adding that was a ‘guestimation’. People from across the UK attended the march, with banners from Gloucestershire and Leicesteshire, with one choirister proudly waving a Welsh

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As of writing, over 170 Palestinians have been killed in the latest wave of Israeli bombings on the Gaza Strip as part of its “Operation Protective Edge.” Last Friday, the United Nations published a report estimating that as much as 77 percent of the victims are civilians and called for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. More than 1100 have been injured and 17000 people have sought refuge in shelters in seven days of bombing that is showing no sign of end. In response to the escalation of violence, protests calling for an end to the bombing and violence in

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Hari Singh Eighty six years after an instant love affair blossomed at Tosamaidan in Kashmir between the Kishtawari royal beauty “Jani” and British Colonel Thorpe leading to the first British Kashmiri transnational marriage, a member of Kashmiri royalty falls in love with a British girl  but with entirely different consequences. The story is referred to briefly by Lord Birdwood and Youssef Saraf in the “Two Nation Theory and Kashmir” and “Kashmiris Fight for Freedom.” However, it is reproduced here with reference to an article by Anne de Courcy in the Daily Mail, a British tabloid, on January 10, 2002. It was

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A parcel bomb blast in Srinagar office of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) changed the life of its then correspondent, Yusuf Jameel. He still sits in the same office but never dares to sit in the same room where he lost his friend in the blast. Jameel was born in 1958, started his career as a writer when he was in college. He used to write for his college magazine Aabshaar (in Urdu), of which he later became an editor. He was a regular contributor to Khaleej Times, Blitz (Bombay) and Munsif (Hyderabad) before joining a local daily Aftaab as

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