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POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, Kashmir, India-Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami

Why I think banning Kashmir's Jamaat-e-Islami is barking up the wrong tree

The group, which has a history of both social work and democratic participation, is being punished for the wrong policies of separatists. This will only alienate Kashmiris further.

POLITICS

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World Cup, Cricket, India-Pakistan, Pulwama

Boycott Pakistan Strategically: Terror and sports never go together because ethics is no game

Compete in multilateral contests but no India-Pakistan matches. We must cut out direct sporting ties with a nation that sponsors terrorism. By playing bilaterally with them, we legitimise their duplicity.

POLITICS

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India-Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Partition, Muslims in India

From 1947 to 2019: The journey of a Muslim who is an Indian first

They wear their Indian identity on their sleeve. Their heroes are Sachin, Dhoni and, of course, Salman Bhai. But 2014 and its following politics have placed Indian Muslims at a crossroads yet again.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha 2019 polls, Imran Khan, India-Pakistan

Why there can be no India-Pakistan dialogue even after 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Given the immutable reality of the India Pakistan equation, New Delhi would be best served if it builds its capabilities to deter and deny, and if required punish Islamabad.

VOICES

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Imran Khan, Army, Kashmir, India-Pakistan

Why there is no chance for peace between India and Pakistan

Islamabad must recognise the fact that talks and terror cannot go hand in hand.

POLITICS

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India-Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Imran Khan, UNGA

Why talking to Pakistan is futile

Imran Khan or no Imran Khan, Pakistan’s agenda to destabilise Kashmir from within remains intact.

POLITICS

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Chenab river, Dams, Hydroelectric project, India-Pakistan

India-Pakistan water talks: Deadlock persists as India snubs Pakistan’s concerns

Pakistan raised objections over a supposed violation of the Indus Water Treaty of 1960.

POLITICS

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Nuclear policy, Military Coup, Asad durrani, India-Pakistan

How India and Pakistan adjusted to a dangerous new nuclear environment

[Book extract] The very fact that the framework evolved in 1997 survived nuclear tests, Kargil, a military coup, 9/11 and the 2002 standoff proved it was a robust construct.

POLITICS

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India-Pakistan, Democracy, BJP, Vajpayee's demise

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A true democrat, an unsparing critic and a friend of political rivals

The former Prime Minister had strong political views but warm personal ties. He never hesitated in praising 'Pandit ji', giving credit to Indira Gandhi, even helping Sonia Gandhi develop her political skills.

SPORTS

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Lord's, Virat Kohli, India-Pakistan, Cricket

A decade without India-Pakistan Test tour: How players and cricket fans are the biggest losers

Matches between the two countries have made stars out of players, but also mortals out of heroes.