‘Caging Natives’

The decision of the government to restrict the movement of civilian traffic on Kashmir highway for hassle-free passage of Amarnath Yatra convoys has left people fuming in Kashmir

NC Back in Business

Kashmir's grand old party is back in business, Ajaz Rashid writes The State's biggest mainstream political party, National Conference made a strong comeback on Kashmir's political turf winning all three parliamentary seats in the Valley. NC...

PDPandora’s Box

Ajaz Rashid writes about the fall from grace of Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP  In the past four years, nothing went right for Mehbooba Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on J&K’s political turf. From an “infamous” alliance with...

ACCESSION NOT ARTICLE

The debate over Article 35-A and Article 370 providing special status to Jammu Kashmir is generating a counter-argument calling for debating accession of the State with India, Muhammad Yaseen writes  We are told that Article...

THE BRIDGE AND THE POLLS

Article 370 and Article 35-A became the main poll plank for the parliamentary polls in Jammu Kashmir but while the regional political parties raised the issue of the protection of the special status of...

Politics of ban Mainstream in jam

Crackdown and subsequent ban on Jamaat-e-Islami will only push the outfit to hardline activities and question the very essence of mainstream as Jamaat dissociated from militancy 22 years back, reports Ajaz Rashid As usually happens in...

Game of Thrones

Omar, Mehbooba, Mir, Sajad all readying for the ‘crown of thorns’ Chasfeeda Shah takes a deep look at the politics the rival political parties -National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Congress and People Conference are doing...

House of Cards

The Peoples Democratic Party, which was in power with the rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party until recently, is crumbling like a house of cards. Chasfeeda Shah reports why. Imran Ansari, Haseeb Drabu, Basharat Bukhari, Javaid Mustafa Mir, Altaf Bukhari, Muhammad Abbas...

Children of Conflict

Conflict takes a heavy toll on mental health of kids in Kashmir. Experts warn of dangerous long-term consequences The playground of Shah-I-Hamdam Leaders School, Siligam, Anantnag fills with laughter and giggles every day for...

The Kashmir Apartheid

It’s the religion, stupid While South Africa witnessed institutionalised racial segregation, Kashmir bureaucracy is witness to apartheid of a different kind, Ajaz Rashid reports Apartheid was a system of institutionalised racial segregation that existed in South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s. In...

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