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POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Constituent assembly of india, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370, Sheikh Abdullah

Our Kashmiriyat was pro-poor and anti-landlord: Article 370 enabled Kashmir to give land to the tiller. Today, that freedom is gone

Many promises were made to Kashmir, including Nehru's on a referendum and the freedom Article 370 gave to liberate Muslim peasants from landlords. That Kashmiri freedom is choked now.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Article 370 revoked, Jammu and kashmir article 370, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370

With domestic critics, anti-national elements and a highly critical West, India will have a tough time defining the J&K narrative

The external and internal dimensions of the revocation of Article 370 need to be analyzed in order to claim the J&K narrative.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
UAPA, Sardar Patel, Chankaya, Jammu and Kashmir

India's Loh Purush: Home Minister Amit Shah has shown he has Sardar Patel's steeliness and Chanakya's strategic abilities

Given the enormous terrorism threats we face today, we have never needed a fearless thinker and doer like Amit Shah more.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370

My J&K Diary: What I heard when I listened to voices getting drowned in the liberals' clamour

There is silence. There are concerns. There's happiness. There's no one word to describe the mood of Jammu.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370, Amit Shah, Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Amit Shah as the new Sardar Patel: By revoking Article 370, Amit Shah has emerged as the most decisive Home Minister

The RSS and BJP always stood against special status for J&K, arguing it meant alienation from the rest of India. By revoking Article 370, Amit Shah has put an end to this distance.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Human Rights, Jammu and Kashmir, Communication shutdown in kashmir, Article 370

Remove Kashmir's Gag: Why the communication shutdown must end in Jammu and Kashmir

There is a risk of drawing international attention to the Valley once again. And this won't need Pakistan pushing Kashmir's case.

LIFE

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Fashion, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Article 370

After Article 370, new style: This can be a fresh start for fashion designers from J&K and Ladakh

This is a carpe-diem moment for fashion designers in the UTs, to celebrate their cultural identity, educate about their roots and tell their rich textile story in designs that go beyond the pheran.

POLITICS

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  8-minute read
Amit Shah, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370

Identity Crisis in Kashmir: If nationalism isn't fetishized, Kashmiris may see advantages to the idea of being India

Kashmiris today need to make a tough choice while living in very tough circumstances. But while Hindutva may repel, there are advantages as well to willfully joining the Indian mainland.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Property law, Constitutional expert, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370

Nothing permanent about it: Article 370 move is entirely within the Constitution and our founding fathers' vision

Critics claiming Article 370's removal needs consultation with an elected govt missed this: The govt of India is the elected govt of the country, including J&K, and empowered to make the move.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Article 370 revoked, Pakistan reacts to article 370, Jammu and kashmir pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir

Article 370 was most useful to Pakistan: It helped Pakistan spread poisonous militancy and misery in Kashmir

Pakistan used 'special status' of Kashmir to claim J&K was 'disputed territory'. With one stroke, India has ended that claim. Pakistan now faces ruin itself. It has nothing to offer Kashmir.