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Beware of divisive politics

Beware of divisive politics

The most daunting task for India, immediately after independence, was to manage its vast diversity. In a country of more than 500 spoken languages, scores of practising religions, hundreds of cultures and sub-cultures, this was no easy challenge. The project of state-building had to bridge the north-south divide, and find accommodation in the Union for […]

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Give peace a chance

Give peace a chance

One more political worker in south Kashmir has fallen to the bullets of suspected militants. Targeting unarmed people for their political ideologies is a heinous crime and the crime is being committed in Kashmir with impunity. New Delhi has repeatedly been talking about restoration of peace here but with the incidents like the one that […]

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It’s unfortunate

It’s unfortunate

In the developed West, if you are driving a car and you hear a siren of an ambulance or a police car, you simply pull up to the side to make way for it. The rule-book says you can’t just slow down but you have to stop; and people obey this rule so religiously that […]

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JeM chief’s listing

JeM chief’s listing

Finally the United Nations Security Council has designated the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist”. As expected the BJP-led government at the Centre has already started drumming it up as a “diplomatic win”. And interestingly, Pakistan too is counting it as a “diplomatic win” for it was able to prevail upon the UNSC […]

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Mess on roads!

Mess on roads!

Developed West: If you are driving a car and you hear a siren – of an ambulance or a police car – you simply pull up to the side to make way for them. The rule-book says you can’t just slow down but you have to stop, and people obey this rule so religiously that […]

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Something about cross LoC trade

Something about cross LoC trade

The suspension of cross Line of Control trade has come as a disappointed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir as it was seen as a potent confidence building measure (CBM) between the two neighbouring countries – India and Pakistan. The traders, on either side of the divide may be upset for the economic reasons […]

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Voters’ indifference bad for democracy

Voters’ indifference bad for democracy

Now that the election to the three Lok Sabha seats of Kashmir Valley is almost over with an exception of Pulwama and Shopian districts of south Kashmir, the voters’ participation in the polls, except north Kashmir, has been too dismal. It goes to the credit of the Governor administration that elections, by all standards, where […]

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Stop using it as prop

Stop using it as prop

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 not been well oriented. Had the case not been so, then of course over […]

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Remind them of CSR

Remind them of CSR

Jammu and Kashmir is face to face with plethora of problems and crises. While on one hand the political uncertainty coupled with violence have given an ever-ready excuse to the political as well as administrative executive to put a halt on the state’s progress and development, on the other hand it is the corruption that […]

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Mess on roads

Mess on roads

Even though traffic mismanagement has all along been a characteristic feature of Kashmir’s roads and streets, for the past many years, particularly since the work on couple of flyover projects in Srinagar uptown was started, the chaos and confusion has increased manifold. In fact two of the most vital traffic arteries have been impacted by […]