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AMIT SHAH IN KASHMIR

AMIT SHAH IN KASHMIR

Amit Shah, who is perhaps India’s most powerful Union Minister of Home Affairs or MHA who recently made his maiden visit to Kashmir valley as newly appointed Home Minister of India. Mr. Shah’s visit, unlike past visits of other central ministers and even prime ministers was notably unprecedented in many ways, including the fact that […]

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REMEMBERING SHUJAAT BUKHARI

REMEMBERING SHUJAAT BUKHARI

It has been exactly one year since Shujaat Bukhari, the most prominent face of media from Kashmir valley was brutally murdered along with his bodyguards in Srinagar’s fortified press colony on the eve of Eid. Shujaat Sahab’s murder was Kashmir valley’s most sensational and daring assassination since Mirwaiz Maulvi Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone were […]

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IS NC looking for a chance for alliance with the BJP?

IS NC looking for a chance for alliance with the BJP?

For the past few months, since Pulwama attack and Balakote strike, the political corridors of Kashmir valley have been abuzz with talks of the top brass of National Conference desperately looking for the “post poll” alliance with the resurgent BJP in the upcoming J&K assembly elections, which are expected to be held sometime in November […]

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RETURN OF KASHMIRI PUNDITS IS KEY TO KASHMIR’S SURVIVAL

RETURN OF KASHMIRI PUNDITS IS KEY TO KASHMIR’S SURVIVAL

The recent return of Shri Roshan Lal Mawa to Kashmir valley, after 29 long years, has been a heart-harming sight for most Kashmiri Muslims, especially those from older generation, who have lived Muslim – Pundit bonding of the old times. Amazingly, Shri Mawa re-opened his shop in the same place in down town Srinagar, which […]

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SHOPIAN-PULWAMA: THE STORY OF HOPE

SHOPIAN-PULWAMA: THE STORY OF HOPE

With the Lok Sabha elections for the last leg of Anantnag seat over, focus was briefly shifted to twin districts of Shopian and Pulwama located on the edge of southern border of Kashmir valley, touching Pir Panjal mountain range. The twin districts, which were carved out of ‘greater Anantnag’ are among the most fertile regions […]

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WHERE HAS OMAR ABDULLAH ECLIPSED?

WHERE HAS OMAR ABDULLAH ECLIPSED?

In 2008, when Omar Abdullah became the youngest Chief Minister of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, taking over the mantle from senior PDP and Congress leaders, Mufti Mohammad Syed & Ghulam Nabi Azad respectively, most national and international magazines showed optimism, vigor and hope in what they described as a youthful, progressive, dynamic Muslim […]

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HEALING SOUTH KASHMIR

HEALING SOUTH KASHMIR

As the first, out of three rounds of LS polls concluded in Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, there has been almost next to no focus, both in journalistic circles and at political, social and academic level, on the scale of devastation caused here in last few years. The devastation is not merely restricted to an absolute […]

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The political fight for central Kashmir may not be one sided at all!

The political fight for central Kashmir may not be one sided at all!

Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency is among the most prestigious parliamentary constituencies of J&K and home to the summer capital city of Srinagar. The constituency, which unlike the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency, does not witness heavy voter participation, as is predicted by most political analysts who further elaborate that it might once again go to Farooq […]