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Border tensions

Border tensions

The tensions between India and Pakistan are once again touching a crescendo. With border tensions having escalated during past few days, now followed by belligerent statements from the political and military leadership of both countries, the situation is certainly far from being just a routine. Interestingly as has always been the case, both countries are […]

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Let’s prioritize Kashmir

Let’s prioritize Kashmir

In the early years of the twenty-first century, some three dozen active conflicts were underway and most of these are still raging. And since then many more fresh conflicts have also added up. As for the tragedy and destruction caused by these conflicts, those  of the last years of twentieth century alone are estimated to […]

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Stop using Kashmir as prop

Stop using Kashmir as prop

History has ample insights to explain the causes of turmoil in Kashmir. In fact the origin and repercussions of the turmoil in Kashmir are now so widely understood now that it hardly needs any further elaborations. However, what has really been intriguing is that the efforts aiming return of peace in this trouble-torn state have […]

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Confused priorities

Confused priorities

The State administration headed by Governor has completed six months here, but as of now it too has not been able to bring about any visible change in the culture and pattern of what people have been getting here in the name of governance. Even though in his speeches and pronouncements – if one is […]

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Tame the unruly

Tame the unruly

Following the killing of seven civilians in a Pulwama village past Saturday, state’s mainstream politicians grew no bones in expressing their anger about it, though instead of directing it at those responsible for the outrageous act, they seemingly appeared turning it inwards by showcasing their helplessness at controlling such incidents. Same was the case with […]

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Punish the guilty

Punish the guilty

Seven more civilians were killed by the government forces in Shopian – and again the state went about it as if nothing had happened. Some token regrets did come about from a few people here and there, but that is it; nothing more than that! As always, Kashmir continues to remain in the backwaters of […]

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Pulwama killings

Pulwama killings

In a bid to kill three militants, if you end up killing seven civilians and injuring dozens others, there definitely is something wrong with your operational preparedness and also with your attitude towards the people amongst whom you are operating. What happened at a Pulwama village on Saturday morning was uncalled for and no matter […]

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Remove unnecessary hurdles

Remove unnecessary hurdles

Of the many problems facing Jammu and Kashmir, joblessness or lack of meaningful employment is certainly one of the major crises. However, thus far not much is actually being done to tackle it. While a good chunk of jobless people could be engaged in government service, it is also true that no government, how-much-so-ever it […]

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Let public representatives start working

Let public representatives start working

Now that the election to local bodies has concluded and thankfully peacefully, the governor administration should gear up to make newly elected grass roots representatives to start working for the welfare of the public. As the Governor has already dissolved State Legislative Assembly, the elected representatives, who actually were the only connect between masses and […]

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Why keep white elephants?

Why keep white elephants?

Like a proverbial ‘Andher Nagri’, nothing seems to work here in this God-forsaken land. Each field and every sphere of human activity here is corrupted with so many vices that one really wonders about the possibility of things changing for any good. Making the matters worst for the common masses is the fact that those […]