Wither Article 35 A

After the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with Union of India, of course with certain riders, the Maharaja, prodded by Pandits and Dogras, had felt a need to have such state subject laws which would not allow residents of places other than Jammu and Kashmir to get permanent resident-ship in the state. The Maharaja had done it purely on the basis of More...

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By Kashmir Scan On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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An Ode to Humanity

Decades of violence has yielded only miseries and bloodshed. We are now turning into enemies of each other. The route to peace in Kashmir is long and uncertain. By Mohammad Amin Manasbali J&K Police during More...

By Kashmir Scan On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Khamenei and Kashmir Dispute

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks may have surprised many in the policy circles but the history of the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader’s interest in Kashmir dates back to late-1980 when he visited More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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We shall overcome…

Since the time Buta Malik, a Kashmiri Muslim and a shepherd, discovered the Amarnath Shrine some 150 years ago, Kashmiris have been associated with the holy pilgrimage from beginning till it’s conclusion; More...

By Suhail Ahmad On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Kashmir tourism and lessons to be learnt

J&K government must strengthen the tourism infrastructure so that we emerge as an all-season destination in true sense of the word. In absence of facilities, the vast potential of this sector will remain unexplored. Shikara More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
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Another Summer of Discontent

If the groundswell of euphoric support for the militancy was reflected last year in the ever-growing participation in the militant funerals, this year people are determinedly trying to save the militants by disrupting More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Caught In Crossfire

One of the key sectors and a potential game-changer for the Kashmir economy is Tourism. But the situation at hand in South Kashmir and the simmering discontent quietly spreading across central and north Kashmir More...

By Suhail Ahmad On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
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Deciphering Poll Boycott

A medley of factors, far more complex, would have contributed to people’s decision to boycott elections. In Kashmir, there is always more than what meets the eye, Suhail Ahmad writes. clashes during by polls More...

By Ahmad Riyaz On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Wake Up On Kashmir

New Delhi’s approach to sleep over the Kashmir problem and hoping it resolves on its own is alienating Kashmiris and fading any hope of political engagement between India and Pakistan as the two countries More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Shrinking Mainstream

At the time of the accession of Jammu and Kashmir and even after that, when the Kashmir issue was taken to the United Nation, the government of India had agreed that the accession of the princely state is subject More...

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