Srinagar: 'Kashmir Mirror Reflections' released
Srinagar, May 13: 'Kashmir Mirror Reflections', a book highlighting the social, political and development problems faced by the people of the Valley during the past 16 years of turmoil, was released here today.
The 416-page book is written by Mr Ghulam Hassan Kaloo, the Editor-in-Chief of Mirror of Kashmir, an English daily from here, and published by the Kashmir Book Trust.
The author, in the book, has adopted a fresh approach to major problems faced by the people of Kashmir and help them seek the remedy as well and aspire for a better life.
The book seeks to arouse the conscience of the people, both the ''rulers as well as the ruled''.
The book has covered all the spheres of life in the present day Kashmir...be it health, education, environment, economy, ethics, politics or administration and pledges to be the voice of people of all strata, regions and ages.
The author, however, does not claim complete success in his endeavours, but expresses satisfaction over efforts in motivating the authorities and the judiciary to take action and resolve some of the problems faced by the people.
Citing an example, the author says judiciary was mobilised in taking serious notice of mass conversion of paddy fields into unplanned habitations and ordering demolition of encroachment on the multi-crore Dood Ganga Diversion Channel in Srinagar.
The book, priced at Rs 650, was released by Kashmir University Vice-Chancellor Prof Abdul Wahid at a glittering function at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), here.