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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.