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LS Polls: Going for BJP will be tougher than it appears

Kashmir is hoping for a change of the government at the centre which would pave the way for Assembly polls in the state and which is where all the action will take place, Ahmad Riyaz writes As...

Things are unlikely to look up in Kashmir unless New Delhi fundamentally changes its approach to the situation, Ahmad Riyaz writes An estimated 257 militants were killed in 2018, the largest number since the outbreak of the new-age militancy in 2015. In...

Modi’s charisma on test

Outcome of the elections in five states will be a make or break for BJP, Ahmad Riyaz writes Elections to five states in India, three of them being held this month, will set the ball rolling for...

Before it is too late

Civic poll boycott should force a rethink on Kashmir policy by New Delhi, Ahmad Riyaz writes A predominant boycott of the municipal bodies polls in Kashmir has yet again underlined the deep sense of alienation prevailing in...

Long political shadow of Kathua

The Kathua rape and murder and Unnao rape case could have a detrimental impact on the electoral chances of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Ahmad Riyaz writes With Supreme Court transferring the Kathua rape and murder trial...

Panchayat Polls: A sense of déjà vu in Kashmir

Will 2018 polls replicate the 2011 success? There is no easy answer, Ahmed Riyaz writes Despite the security situation deteriorating by the day, J&K government has announced the long-delayed Panchayat polls in February. This too...

Talks with Hurriyat

As centre seems to mull political engagement to address the deepening crisis in Kashmir, it will find the political outreach to Kashmir will not be easy at all Both New Delhi and the Hurriyat are...

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 encounters. The...

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...

Pellet Guns: Why Only In Valley?

  If anything, Mehbooba Mufti should have been the most sensitive to the huge public resentment against the selective use of pellet guns in Kashmir. It is now official. J&K has no plan to ban the...

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