Story Posted on 05-08-2019
Article 370 had become a tool to insulate Kashmir and prevent its modern growth. It also separated the fount of ancient Hindu philosophy from a mainland denied its own heritage.
Imran Khan had promised to turn Pakistan's PM House into a university. It's now a wedding venue. What explains this?
The removal of Article 370 means Ladakh is finally free of Kashmir and can be a Union Territory. The Ladakhis are thrilled for this means real development, denied to us thus far by Kashmir.
It took strategy, research and precision timing, but Amit Shah pulled it off, leaving the Omars and Muftis dazed at the skill of a man they don't even consider their social equal.
As India presents a combative Kashmir front, why is the Pakistani army withdrawing into itself? Is it sulking? Or is there something beyond?
In his second stint, PM Modi is not speaking much. But the govt isn't quiet. Amit Shah is fast emerging as the government’s new voice.
For years, I went to Kashmir as an outsider, despite being a Kashmiri, the laws of the land having stripped me of my state subject, no govt willing to care. But now, I can finally go 'home'.
We face highly complex new security challenges today. These cannot be tackled effectively with old and clumsy machinery. The UAPA Amendments are definitely the right move.
The age of feudal overlords in J&K is over and true democracy has finally arrived. BR Ambedkar would be the happiest man were he with us today.
Article 370 was given by India's founding fathers. Were they wrong? The minute curfew is lifted, there will be protests in Kashmir until Article 370 is brought back.