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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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Maulana masood azhar, Kashmir, Iaf surgical strike 2.0, Pakistan

They were Mirages. And they were real

India has finally responded with appropriate strength to Pakistan’s misdemeanours. It now must take the following steps too

VOICES

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Air Force, Air strike, BJP, War

Kashmir in Surgical Strikes 2.0: Why India owes the Valley peace, not war

Caught between the rhetoric and growing reality of a war between India and Pakistan, Kashmir's nerves are on the edge and its people close to breaking down. If India cares, it should show us this.

POLITICS

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BJP-RSS, Separatism, Kashmir, Pulwama terrorist attack

Kashmir: Are BJP-RSS pushing it to a point where religious fundamentalism wins?

No religious state, once-Hindu Nepal, Buddhist Myanmar, Islamic Pakistan, has been able to negotiate democracy. Our current government needs to keep this in mind while pushing an increasingly Islamic Kashmir to the brink.

POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, Kashmir Militancy, Kashmir, Pulwama  attack

After Pulwama: The chaos in Kashmir is a result of Kashmiri politicians always choosing their own gains over larger good

The current uncertainty, fear and unease in the state is a direct result of the total failure of the Kashmiri leadership, mainstream and separatist groups alike.

POLITICS

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BJP, Article 35A, Kashmir, Pulwama terrorist attack

Panic in Kashmir: How a spate of official orders and increased deployment of troops have the Valley on edge

Petrol pumps are running dry, people are scrambling to stock groceries and vegetables. The Pulwama attack is leaving deep scars on the Kashmiri psyche.

POLITICS

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Jaish-e-mohammed, CRPF, Kashmir, Narendra Modi

Pulwama Attack: PM Modi cannot afford to delay action against Pakistan. His reaction must be strong and swift

With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, the Prime Minister has to demonstrate that he runs a strong government. And the NDA has a plan.

POLITICS

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Jaish-e-mohammed, Militancy, Kashmir, Pulwama terrorist attack

Pulwama: After this terrible act, we must examine ground realities in Kashmir

Severe repression is not the answer to violence. The Valley needs trust-building measures.

POLITICS

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Terrorism, Ahmedabad, Serial blasts, Kashmir

Ahmedabad Blasts 2008: Over 10 years ago, the Modi-Shah duo and Gujarat police cracked terror groups across India

Following serial blasts in Gujarat, tough efforts ensured India saw no major terror strikes in the past nine years. Kashmir remained an exception to that. Now, the Pulwama outrage presents a similar challenge.

POLITICS

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Separatism, Terrorism, Kashmir, Pulwama terror attack

Pulwama attack: Why the new generation of Kashmiri youth is prepared to kill and die

The latest strike could be a sign of a far more lethal phase of violence. It is clear Kashmir's young have lost hope and faith in anything beyond destruction.