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POLITICS

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Boundary of kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, Delimitation

Delimitation of Kashmir Explained: What a plan to re-draw the state's constituencies can mean

The new Central government has set the cat among the pigeons with its suggestion around a delimitation exercise which will impact existing boundaries in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

POLITICS

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Rape of minor girls, Jammu and kashmir rape, Satya pal singh, Jammu and Kashmir

Humanity shamed: The rape of a 3-year-old in Kashmir has lead to chaos in the valley

Rather than resorting to protests, we Kashmiris, need to introspect with our heads collectively hanging down in shame.

POLITICS

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Terrorist attack, Anantnag, Muhammad mir, Jammu and Kashmir

A Decision Most Strange: BJP leader’s brutal killing in J&K exposes deadly negligence in understanding security threats

It is said even the Raj Bhavan is displeased at the way security cover to key persons in the Valley was revoked. However, the choice of probe has raised even more questions in Kashmir.

POLITICS

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Hizbul-mujahideen, Jammu and Kashmir, Anees ul islam, Syed Ali Geelani

Separatist Leader, Sarkaari Naukri: Why it’s time to investigate Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s grandson's government job

The job was given during the PDP-BJP regime, but now the state is under President’s Rule. It's high time this allocation was investigated and legitimate job seekers are answered.

POLITICS

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Healthcare facilities, Garbage disposal, Contaminated water, Kulgam

The Real Kashmir: Kulgam goes to the polls, seeking better water and a cleaner district

The challenges in Kulgam go beyond the usual narratives of terrorism and strife. But will its political contestants, including PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, drop the hyperbole and look at the water supply?

VOICES

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Marxist, Sheikh Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Red Star in Jammu: How a Marxist who took on Sheikh Abdullah in the 1970s has kept the fight for workers’ rights alive

Abdul Majid Khan has fought for workers' rights and communal harmony all his life. He has Bhagat Singh's photograph tucked in his pocket. He remembers when his house was raided by the govt, and his wife's only pair of gold earrings taken away.

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.

VOICES

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Sar geelani, Jammu and Kashmir, Sexual violence, Kashmir crisis

Kashmir's Silence Over Rape: Why is Kashmir so quiet over the horrific Bandipora incest-rape-suicide case?

Although gruesome incidents of sexual assault shake the Valley, they are downplayed in Kashmir's political and media circles. The only narrative that seems to matter is the “Kashmir cause”. Even incest and rape get buried under that.

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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Lok Sabha elections, Shah faesal, Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir

Shah Faesal: 'Article 370 gives J&K the right to have its own PM: No one should have a problem with this'

Debutante politician Shah Faesal spoke with Rohit E David on why he thinks J&K could have a separate PM, why India should talk to Imran Khan in Pakistan, and how AFSPA has not helped curb militancy.