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POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Article 35A, Article 370, Amit Shah

Article 370 and the Amit Shah-Namah: Is the Home Minister's growing visibility showing us our next PM?

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 bold new voice.

POLITICS

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Kashmir crisis, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Article 35A

Article 35A: Will Modi and Shah change the status quo or let it remain?

Fear. Unease. Loathing. And love for icons like Deepika Padukone. Here's what the edgy Kashmir Valley is echoing with.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 35A, Article 370

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?

POLITICS

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Dynasty politics, Constitution, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 35A

Annul Article 35A: This Article has crushed economic development, and a lot more, in Jammu and Kashmir

The basis of Article 35A and Article 370 is to protect J&K’s demography. But from what? The rest of India? From non-Muslims? 35A is based purely on discrimination. Imagine if such an Act existed in the rest of the country.

POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, Kashmir, Separatists, Article 35A

2019 Lok Sabha elections: How political parties are whipping up separatist sentiments in Kashmir

Facing internal rivals and external pressures, the politicians of the Valley are stoking separatist feelings, uncaring of how this will impact life post-elections in Kashmir.

VOICES

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Women Empowerment, Kashmir constitution, Women in kashmir, Article 35A

Article 35A violates the rights of J&K women. Why is the world of celebrity feminists silent?

Many Kashmiris have Pakistani wives who attained state subject rights upon marriage, as did their children. But J&K women who married non state people lost all their rights.

POLITICS

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BJP, Article 35A, Kashmir, Pulwama terrorist attack

Panic in Kashmir: How a spate of official orders and increased deployment of troops have the Valley on edge

Petrol pumps are running dry, people are scrambling to stock groceries and vegetables. The Pulwama attack is leaving deep scars on the Kashmiri psyche.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, BJP, PDP, NC

Why the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir municipal and panchayat polls need to be called off

Many experts believe there is a serious risk of poor voter turnout which would be seen as a referendum against the Indian state.

POLITICS

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Article 35A, People's democratic party, National Conference, Kashmir local body polls

J&K: How the political mainstream is playing with competitive separatism

Regional parties boycotting polls is obstructing democracy at the grassroots level.

VOICES

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Supreme Court, Special status, Kashmiriyat, Article 35A

Why scrapping Article 35A could deliver a final blow to Kashmiriyat

Kashmiriyat is not just an expression; it is a way of life which respects religious diversity.