Economy is the charter around which a state revolves. The progress of the state depends on its economy. Kashmir economy lags far behind from other states of India—the main reason being the political uncertainty prevalent in the valley. Since the partition of India, the Kashmir issue has remained unsolved, which adversely affects the growth of economy. During the past decade or so Kashmir economy is progressing with a rapid rate. It also opens a large number of ways to reduce the big problem of unemployment. In the last summer, the land issue, which was settled later on, proved to be the impediment for the growth of economy of Kashmir. This not only leads to the fallout in revenues but also in the development of Kashmir. The main economy of the Kashmir i.e. tourism has suffered huge losses throughout this year. The so called Kashmiri representatives should work for the progress of Kashmir and not to exploit the situation for their fame. Political leaders, whether they are in control of the government or in opposition, should work for the prosperity of the Kashmir. Also the people of Kashmir should co-operate in this process.
Mir Sajad Hassan