By Ajaz Rashid On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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On The Edge

From tensions of post Burhan Wani’s killing that hovered over 2017 like a dark cloud to NIA’s raids against Hurriyat, from crackdown on militants, braid-chopping to the drifting apart of the PDP-BJP coalition More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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‘I broke the back of militancy in J&K’

  In our brutalised society, when we think of a cop, we conjure up an image of a cynical, aggressive, suspicious and conservative person. Sporting short hair, strict facial expression and a well-decorated More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Creditable Dialogue

In an atmosphere of internecine violence and deep-rooted pessimism, Dineshwar Sharma’s visit to the Valley unravelled along expected lines: The Hurriyat turned down offer of talks with Sharma while censuring More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Return of ‘Enforced Disappearances’

The mysterious disappearance of a 20-year old Lolab boy from the Army custody has brought back focus on the extra-judicial tactic of subjecting ‘non-conformist subjects’ to enforced disappearance. Human More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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On The Edge

From tensions of post Burhan Wani’s killing that hovered over 2017 like a dark cloud to NIA’s raids against Hurriyat, from crackdown on militants, braid-chopping to the drifting apart of the PDP-BJP coalition More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Playing With Fire

The Centre’s hideous dithering in the apex court on Article 35A has pushed Kashmir on the brink, and its ally, the PDP, in an awkward position. Striking down the law will have grave political and legal repercussions More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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The Batengo Carnage

The attack on Amarnath pilgrims is an attack on the idea of Kashmir itself. Nevertheless, the unequivocal condemnation by Kashmiris cutting across political divides reflects the culture of pluralism the ‘Valley More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Contesting Narratives

Despite visible improvement in situation, the heavy slant of violence in Kashmir reportage by Indian news channels diverted tourists to other locales this year, thus trampling on the livelihood of over two million More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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April Clouds

April is a season of hope when trees blossom, flowers adorn our gardens and farmers look forward to a fulfilling year. The polling day on April 9 charred all the vestiges of hope as democracy played an ugly dance More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Friday, April 7th, 2017
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Boiling Cauldron

As protesters continue to put themselves in the line of fire to rescue militants, New Delhi’s historical rigidity is making matters worse in Kashmir, even for the state government! Amid simmering tensions, upcoming More...

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