Kasamira Dot Com - The Kashmir's first Virtual social networking website launched FeaturedWritten by KRRC
The latest developments in the means of communication have revolutionised our daily life especially the flow of information, interaction and networking. The Face Book is just one example of various virtual modes of networking that connected billions of people across the globe regardless of geographical borders or cultural, national, ethnic or racial backgrounds.
Against this tide of globalisation some social scientists argue that the nation-state is no longer relevant. But as a closer look reveals despite a growing worldwide web of virtual communication and cyber relationships, the physical presence of individuals and geographical realities of nations and material conditions of both remain distinct and distinguishable and bounded to the national boundaries. That is why there are still hundreds of nations struggling for liberation from different forms of foreign occupation.
The virtual space has opened up many opportunities for all countries like Kashmir which are divided under different occupiers who made communication between people of Kashmir in different areas impossible. Subsequently, scores of stereotyping, myths and misunderstandings have been generated and popularised by the occupiers in different parts about the Kashmiris in other parts. Face Book has provided us an opportunity to talk directly to each other rather than about each other.
Having Kasamira, a Kashmiri Face Book while staying part of the global networks is a welcome development in connecting Kashmiris across the globe as a distinct national community of the citizens of Kashmir state. Kasamira is not confined to the Kashur Valley but the entire state of Kashmir. Kashmiri here is used as the political identity of the state subjects that has emerged historically as a political identity of the state regardless of but respecting all the religious beliefs and regional and cultural identities of all the state subjects. In other the Kashmiri as a political identity for us incorporates the religious, regional, cultural and political diversity of the United States of Kashmir.
So all citizens of former princely state of Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit& Baltistan, whether they agree with any of the above or don’t, can join in have their say.
Non Kashmiris and supporters of Kashmir can join as well to debate and connect with Kashmiri.
Kasamira aim to connect divided state citizens and Kashmiri diaspora around the globe.
You can log into Kasamira website with your Facebook account and integrate your Facebook status and avatar. User or political organisations can create groups to share pictures and videos.
Suggestions for developing the aims and objectives of the Kasamira are welcome
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