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PART-II: Green Gold in danger; JK Govt in deep slumber!

Survival of mankind hinges on forest protection Koi Toh Jagaoo---Jungle Ko Bachaoo Ajmer Alam Wani JAMMU, AUG 18: The J&K government may have initiated viable steps (on papers only and in meetings) to eradicate menace of timber smuggling and also for preservation of environment in the State but the ground reality is far away and the slogans and claims of the concerned Minister and officials seems hollow. No doubt in a meeting held at Srinagar recently, Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmad had said that the government will do everything possible to prevent forest fires in future and safeguard the forest wealth as the survival of mankind hinges on its protection. But in reality, the Green Gold of the state at present is under severe threatand the government seems least interested in saving and protecting it. Let us start with the condition of green forests and negligigence of forest officials in Doda district. To begin with our focus today will be on Compartm…

Experts suggest alternatives to diffuse conflicts

KU CONFERENCE DAY 2: ‘Prefer co-existence to co-annihilation’ The second day of the 3-day international conference on “Eurasian Peace and Co-operation” at KashmirUniversity witnessed a health debate on several issues confronting the Eurasian regions, with experts and academics suggesting several alternatives to diffuse different conflicts. In his paper titled “Conceptualizing Alternatives to Eurasian Peace and Co-operation,” senior KU professor, M A Kaw, focused on the nature and character of the potential threats to the region and suggested several alternatives to diffuse the conflicts in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Georgia, Middle East, Xinxiang and Kashmir. “The contending parties should take cognizance of the ground realities and prefer co-existence to co-annihilation,” he said. The 3-day conference has been organised by the varsity’s prestigious Centre of Central Asian Studies. Prof Kaw is the Area Study Director of the Centre. “The conflicts can be resolved by taking all parties into con…