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POLITICS

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PDP, Shah faesal, Mehbooba Mufti, Congress

Waheed-ur-Rehman Para: 'BJP is ruining democracy in Kashmir. It's now backing Sajad Lone. Congress was far better'

Waheed-ur-Rehman Para is youth president and spokesperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking with Rohit E David, Para discussed Imran Khan, Narendra Modi and Sajad Lone.

POLITICS

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Pakistan, Imran Khan, Omar Abdullah, Article 370

Sajad Lone: 'When people like Omar Abdullah talk about the rights of Kashmiris, it only trivialises the issue'

Sajad Gani Lone, Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference, spoke with Rohit E David on the BJP and Article 370 and 35A, the Congress and AFSPA, talks with Pakistan and talks by Omar Abdullah.

POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, Kashmir, Separatists, Article 35A

2019 Lok Sabha elections: How political parties are whipping up separatist sentiments in Kashmir

Facing internal rivals and external pressures, the politicians of the Valley are stoking separatist feelings, uncaring of how this will impact life post-elections in Kashmir.

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, Congress, BJP, Shehla Rashid

Shehla Rashid: 'Why paint every Kashmiri as a terrorist? Even separatists like JKLF advocate a Gandhian approach, Yasin Malik advocates a peaceful resolution'

Shehla Rashid, JNU student leader, has entered active politics. Speaking with Rohit E David, Rashid discussed BJP, Congress, Article 35-A, state security for Kashmiri public figures and the state's 'Gandhian separatists'.

POLITICS

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Kashmir, Pulwama, Balakot, Pakistan

Lt Gen DS Hooda (Retd): 'There is no harm in a retired general joining a political party. I am not joining the Congress though'

Lt General DS Hooda (Retd) spoke with Rohit E David about the national security strategy he has drafted at the behest of the Congress, the govt's Surgical Strike 1 and 2 and why the army does need AFSPA in Kashmir.

ART & CULTURE

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Indian Army, Kulbhushan kharbanda, Soni razdan, Kashmir

'No Fathers in Kashmir' Movie Review: 'No Fathers in Kashmir' is a valiant attempt at capturing the Valley's sufferings

The world of 'No Fathers in Kashmir' is a small and simple one but encompasses a much bigger, more complex one. The writing and acting, however, aren't without flaws.

POLITICS

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2019 general elections, Kashmir, Mullah Omar, Omar Abdullah

Such a slippery slope: How Omar Abdullah is Kashmir's master of U-turns and swerved narratives

The first leader from the homeland to have joined a BJP government, Omar now looks at the right wing and Narendra Modi as 'anti-Muslim'.

VOICES

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Kashmir, Pakistan, Pakistani terrorists, Atif mir

Kashmir Catastrophe: Why Pakistani terrorists brutally killed a 12-year-old Kashmiri boy

Stalking his sister and trying to forcibly attain her wasn't enough. The barbaric Pakistani LeT terrorists took little Atif hostage, and finally killed him.

VOICES

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Kashmir, Indian passport, Passport, Kashmiri Pandit

I left Jammu when I was 1. Why can't I apply for a Tatkal passport?

Is it because I was born there or my surname which states that I am a Kashmiri Pandit? Would a Marathi, for example, born in J&K face the same problem?

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.