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POLITICS

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General ds hooda, AFSPA, Balakot, Vistara

Major General GD Bakshi (retd): 'Is it wrong to honour India's old soldiers? I wish Vistara hadn't buckled under army-hating voices'

Major General GD Bakshi (retired) spoke with Rohit E David on the Vistara row and the airline deleting the tweet honouring, Balakot and, punishing Pakistan, General Hooda, and whether he'll still fly Vistara.

POLITICS

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Pakistan, Imran Khan, Omar Abdullah, Article 370

Sajad Lone: 'When people like Omar Abdullah talk about the rights of Kashmiris, it only trivialises the issue'

Sajad Gani Lone, Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference, spoke with Rohit E David on the BJP and Article 370 and 35A, the Congress and AFSPA, talks with Pakistan and talks by Omar Abdullah.

POLITICS

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Jammu and Kashmir, Congress manifesto, AFSPA, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Repealing AFSPA: Political expediency will harm military operations and help militants

The Congress Party’s election manifesto suggests reviewing AFSPA. However, playing politics over this essential security act is only playing into the hands of insurgents who wish to harm India.

POLITICS

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Kashmir, Pulwama, Balakot, Pakistan

Lt Gen DS Hooda (Retd): 'There is no harm in a retired general joining a political party. I am not joining the Congress though'

Lt General DS Hooda (Retd) spoke with Rohit E David about the national security strategy he has drafted at the behest of the Congress, the govt's Surgical Strike 1 and 2 and why the army does need AFSPA in Kashmir.

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, AFSPA, 2019 general elections, Congress manifesto

A bold new Congress: From alliances to AFSPA, how the grand old party is newly asserting itself

The Congress leadership seems boosted by a new confidence, reflecting in its manifesto and key political moves. Criticism from friends and foes isn't shaking the party so far.

POLITICS

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Omar Abdullah, Rahul Gandhi, Terrorism in kashmir, Congress manifesto

AFSPA or political chutzpah? How the Congress' promise of reexamining AFSPA has sparked reactions in the Kashmir Valley

The Congress in its manifesto has claimed that it will reexamine the AFSPA provision in Kashmir, which human rights activists have called 'draconian' for many years. However, Kashmiris are taking such promises with a fistful of salt.

VARIETY

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AFSPA, Football, Militancy, Kashmir

How night football is helping fight the fear of darkness in Kashmir

A school’s ground lit up with floodlights is rekindling the Valley's love for football.

POLITICS

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Indian Army, Kashmir, AFSPA, Major Gogoi

Disorder in the ranks: Major Leetul Gogoi only reflects a greater leadership failure

Even as the soldier famous for the 'human shield' in Kashmir is found guilty of serious charges, several officers have approached the SC on their rights. The silence of their seniors is troubling.

VARIETY

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Kerala floods, Extrajudicial killings, AFSPA, Indian Army

Kerala floods rescue op, AFSPA 'dilution': The two shades of Indian Army

Armymen too are human beings and please grant them some rights.

VOICES

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Insurgency, Afspa in manipur, AFSPA, Indian Army

What Supreme Court needs to know before deciding on Manipur encounter cases

Indian Army personnel are also humans and have made mistakes but no official has worked for personal gains in conflict areas.