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Gowhar Geelani

Gowhar Geelani

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The writer is a journalist, columnist and analyst.

By Gowhar Geelani

Why Ajit Doval's doctrine for Kashmir fell flat

The Valley is more anti-India than ever before. It has refused to surrender.

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What rulers of India, Pakistan and Kashmir can do to prevent a Holocaust in the Valley

It must cease to be a battleground for competing hegemonic discourses in the region.

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Farooq Abdullah, Kashmir's own maverick, never disappoints

He can do anything from advocating 'bombing of Pakistan' to 'holding dialogue with Pakistan'.

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India-Pakistan ties: Mangoes and biryani will replace bullets and mortar

War is no solution. Truth will always be the first casualty in times of war.

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Why PDP and NC are two sides of the same coin in Kashmir

Both parties have mastered doublespeak for political gain.

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Is New Delhi willing to reverse time for a solution in Kashmir?

In the Valley, the dominant political sentiment is for complete independence from both Pakistan and India.

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Are intellectuals supporting Kashmir's cause all Pakistan-sympathisers?

Kashmiris must realise that there is a difference between the Indian State and Indian people. Everyone is not deaf.

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How India is censoring the Kashmir story

Local media outlets are under attack as police raid offices of Valley's leading newspapers.

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Why Mehbooba's government must dial Hurriyat

Appeals from the separatist conference have often bailed out the state in tough and challenging situations.

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Burhan Wani's death spells a dark time for militancy in Kashmir

His death is bound to inspire many local youths to join the ranks of militants to fulfil his 'unaccomplished mission'.

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Controversially yours, Mehbooba Mufti

Is the J&K CM saying certain things to appease the BJP government in New Delhi, or is she just speaking from the heart?

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Homecoming of Pandits in Kashmir's new age of militancy

Hizb commander Burhan Wani warned J&K police of more attacks, but ensured a safe Amarnath Yatra.

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India can't afford to ignore the growing Burhans of Kashmir

New Delhi must start a dialogue with moderates like the Mirwaiz and Yasin Malik before more youth turn to armed uprising.

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India-Pakistan talks: How Modi and Nawaz Sharif fell into a trap

They are both facing severe deficiency of the political 'vitamin' called courage that differentiates ordinary from extraordinary and domestic appeasement from legacy.

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Why Hurriyat is the winner in India-Pakistan tug of war

The worst part is that both countries have chosen the beaten track of taking mutually exclusive positions.

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If Hurriyat leaders are 'evil', why did Advani meet them in 2004?

Getting agitated about the separatists meeting the Pakistani high commissioner is indeed comical.

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Why PDP’s ship is sinking in Kashmir waters

Off the record, some top PDP party leaders agree that they committed a "Himalayan blunder" by forming coalition government with the BJP.

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Why Pakistan can't afford to upset Hurriyat

Kashmiri separatists had accused Islamabad of showing 'unnecessary flexibility' on the Valley issue to 'please' Modi sarkar.

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Five reasons behind radicalisation in Kashmir

The Army says the total number of active militants in the entire state, including the new recruits, is somewhere between 170 and 180.

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Why Kashmir's Lal Chowk is an eyewitness to wretched political history since 1947

The Ghanta Ghar located in the city centre is also a witness to a lot of bloodshed and violence for the past 26 years.

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Beloved Kashmiri Pandits, come back to your paradise

Why can’t this beautiful Valley have flowers of different colours without the fear of sameness?

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Why New Delhi must stop deceiving Kashmiris

Was throwing J&K’s autonomy resolution into the bin the first betrayal or the continuation of a story filled with tragedies since 1947?

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Why it's time to move beyond astrology, Bollywood and cricket

Media highlights trivia, ignores the real issues.

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