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Majid Hyderi

Majid Hyderi

Kashmiri journalistmajid.hyderi@gmail.com
The writer is a journalist based in Kashmir.

By Majid Hyderi

Why J&K BJP leader Rakesh Pandita's killing is a policing failure

New Delhi needs to review its policy on Kashmir. At least with regard to the revival of smart policing — something that can save human lives — and also prevent the police from issuing statements, which seemingly abuse the idea of democracy.

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Why the Centre needs to review Kashmir beyond the rosy picture

Beyond the festivities linked to the abrogation of the special status, there lies an evolving story in Jammu and Kashmir that raises concerns on national security and public alienation.

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Who killed Kashmiri lawyer Babar Qadri

The young lawyer was reportedly on the radar of terror group linked to journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s killing.

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Why L-G Manoj Sinha is Modi-Shah’s best bet for Kashmir

After the abrogation of Article 370, L-G Manoj Sinha’s appointment seems to be the first move that may bring back smiles on the faces of people from the Valley who crave good governance.

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How the spillover of militancy in Kashmir went from south to north

For the last few months, New Delhi is testing Kashmir’s troubled waters through new mentors who have little or no idea of the ground situation in the restive region.

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How Pakistan has dumped Hurriyat and Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir

After 30 years of romance, Pakistan seems to have dumped both Hizbul and Hurriyat alike.

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Why slain sarpanch Ajay Pandita’s daughter should inspire ghar wapsi of Kashmiri Pandits

Niyanta Pandita, the daughter of Ajay Pandita, should be an inspiration for a new India, an India where displaced Kashmiri Pandits can return to their homeland.

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Lockdown-prash for coronavirus: How PM Modi’s mantra is tonic for India in Covid-19 war

Who else but PM Modi could have so effectively convinced the nation to stay home, stay safe?

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Tableeghis need compassion in this crisis, not FIR

If the courts have sought compassion, governments shouldn’t cross those limits.

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Shaheen Bagh is a sentiment that lives on

The protest and protesters draw their strength from Gandhian ideology.

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Coronavirus: Why is the Jammu & Kashmir government defying Modi's mantra?

Kashmir is not a normal region and coronavirus is no joke.

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Sonia-Rahul differences on old guard vs Young Turks have doomed Congress

While many reasons are being attributed to Jyotiraditya Scindia quitting the Congress, only the Nehru-Gandhi family is to be blamed for the mess.

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Rest in Pieces: Why I mourn the death of Jammu & Kashmir’s Article 370 special status

Many Kashmiris believe the state's special laws were drafted by a Hindu Maharaja and a Kashmiri Pandit lobby to keep outsiders out. They see this revocation as them being punished now.

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Article 35A vs ISIS: Kashmir is with India due to its special rights. Scrapping these will only mean more terrorism

Even the last Dogra royal, Karan Singh, advocates extreme caution on meddling with Kashmir's special rights. Why then is the BJP in such a rush that it can't see the potential dangers?

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In custody, wrongly: Despite decades lost in wrongful jailing, no Mufti or Abdullah spoke of Kashmiris trapped in terror cases

Justice delayed is justice denied. These five men, innocent of the charges they faced, understood this, sitting behind bars as their world changed immeasurably in 23 long years.

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America's Kashmir Trump Card: Why Delhi should take up Donald Trump's mediation offer on Kashmir

Even with an iron fist policy, what is the Indian govt achieving in Kashmir? Reportedly, for every two militants killed, a jawan loses his life. Mediation could break this vicious cycle of death

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Dear Satya Pal Malik, the war against corruption doesn’t mean killing the corrupt

The Jammu and Kashmir governor is ignoring complaints of corruption against his own administration.

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Halfway home in Kashmir: How Amit Shah has tamed some of the fiercest anti-India voices in the Valley

The Home Minister's Chanakya-neeti on Kashmir seems to be working. At least half the voices in Kashmir, which earlier stoked big trouble, seem to be quietly toeing the line.

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Only a Gandhi: Why I think Rahul Gandhi, and only a member of the dynasty, should lead the Congress

Without a Nehru-Gandhi at the helm, the Congress has only seen doom. And the fact is, even now, despite the Modi wave and the politics of hate, Rahul Gandhi has a lot to feel confident about.

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One Year After Shujaat Bukhari: Rising Kashmir editor was killed a year ago. The investigation into his murder has gone nowhere

Even as the prime accused is reportedly hiding in Pakistan, this case needs to be resolved for the sake of fearless journalists and journalism itself.

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Cleanliness and godliness: Why Muslims use miswak during Ramzan

Cleanliness is half the faith. But the reason why Muslims use this 'blessed twig' goes beyond physical cleanliness.

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Humanity shamed: The rape of a 3-year-old in Kashmir has lead to chaos in the valley

Rather than resorting to protests, we Kashmiris, need to introspect with our heads collectively hanging down in shame.

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A Decision Most Strange: BJP leader’s brutal killing in J&K exposes deadly negligence in understanding security threats

It is said even the Raj Bhavan is displeased at the way security cover to key persons in the Valley was revoked. However, the choice of probe has raised even more questions in Kashmir.

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Separatist Leader, Sarkaari Naukri: Why it’s time to investigate Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s grandson's government job

The job was given during the PDP-BJP regime, but now the state is under President’s Rule. It's high time this allocation was investigated and legitimate job seekers are answered.

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Kashmir's Silence Over Rape: Why is Kashmir so quiet over the horrific Bandipora incest-rape-suicide case?

Although gruesome incidents of sexual assault shake the Valley, they are downplayed in Kashmir's political and media circles. The only narrative that seems to matter is the “Kashmir cause”. Even incest and rape get buried under that.

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What the Gandhis Gave: Those who accuse Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi of being dynasts know nothing of the Congress family's sacrifices

If Sonia Gandhi had wanted to be PM, nothing could have stopped her. The same goes for Rahul Gandhi much earlier. As I see it, they are not in politics for its sheer power, but for something else.

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Such a slippery slope: How Omar Abdullah is Kashmir's master of U-turns and swerved narratives

The first leader from the homeland to have joined a BJP government, Omar now looks at the right wing and Narendra Modi as 'anti-Muslim'.

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Why Rizwan Pandith’s 'custodial death' may push more Kashmiri men towards militancy

Shockingly, a FIR has been filed against Rizwan Pandith himself. Such violence and disregard could well spark far more alienation in the Valley.

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Kashmir Catastrophe: Why Pakistani terrorists brutally killed a 12-year-old Kashmiri boy

Stalking his sister and trying to forcibly attain her wasn't enough. The barbaric Pakistani LeT terrorists took little Atif hostage, and finally killed him.

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Did the Balakot crow die fed up of Pakistani lies?

The country has been lying incessantly since the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.

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