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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.

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.

VARIETY

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Violence in kashmir, Mental Health, Stress, Kashmir crisis

How violence in Kashmir has cast a long shadow on mental health

An unending cycle of killings coupled with natural disasters has left an entire generation battling serious mental health issues. It is time to address and correct this situation.

VOICES

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Civilian deaths in kashmir, Militancy in kashmir, Kashmir crisis, Kashmir conflict

2018 was all doom and gloom for Kashmir. Why I am hopeful for a better 2019

There is no sign of any effort being made to resolve the conflict and end the cycle of violence.

VOICES

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Kashmir crisis, Rahul pandita, Barkha Dutt, Kashmiri Pandits

Why I disagree with Barkha Dutt on her comments about Kashmiri Pandits

From a young reporter, with love and respect.

VARIETY

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Kashmir, Militancy in kashmir, Generation x, Kashmir crisis

How millennials in Kashmir are being set up for militancy

Kashmiris share a collective memory of deep violence. Add a constrained opportunity structure and limited arenas for self improvement, and you see why Kashmir's millennials are so frustrated.

VARIETY

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Kashmir crisis, Panchayat poll, Kashmir elections, Kashmir local body polls

Jammu & Kashmir panchayat polls will be truly empowering for its people - here's why

The upcoming polls will give huge power to ordinary folks who can cleanse their state of corruption and militancy. No wonder some parties are feeling threatened enough to boycott.

VARIETY

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Hizbul-mujahideen, Kashmir crisis, Sp vaid, Dilbagh singh

Why the appointment of Dilbagh Singh as DGP has caused a fresh controversy in J&K

If the choice of DGP goes wrong, Kashmir could well move the Syria way as predicted by interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma.

POLITICS

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PDP, National Conference, Farooq Abdullah, Kashmir crisis

Professional political blackmail is the hallmark of NC and PDP

Farooq Abdullah has proved time and again that, in reality, he is no more than a sophisticated version of Yasin Malik.

VARIETY

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Burhan Wani, NN Vohra, Kashmir crisis, Kashmir Militancy

How move to end militancy has led to a rise in the number of militants in Kashmir

The fear of death has not only failed to serve as a deterrent but getting killed at the hands of security forces is now considered glamorous.