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POLITICS

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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 liberal clamour

There is surprise. There's happiness. But there are also concerns. There's no one word to describe the mood of Jammu.

LIFE

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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.

POLITICS

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Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370 scrapped, Dogra

Article 370 gave corruption and cruelty only: Kashmir made slaves of us Dogras and Jammu. This tyranny had to end

Kashmir's leaders ruined their region with militancy, were cruelly indifferent to Ladakh and totally oppressive to Jammu. It's time for that to change and us Dogras to regain our voice.

POLITICS

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Sonam Wangchuk, Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh

With Article 370, Ladakh was treated like Kashmir's colony: We were forced to use Urdu. Our welfare became a joke

With Ladakh finally declared a union territory, its people are ecstatic. We Ladakhis always felt closer to Delhi. Now we will get development and enjoy peace without someone else's hassles.

POLITICS

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Article 370, Kashmir, Union territory, Ladakh

Ladakh is finally free after Article 370: Kashmir humiliated us and snatched our funds. We never wanted to be with them

The removal of Article 370 means Ladakh is finally free of Kashmir and can be a Union Territory. The Ladakhis are thrilled for this means real development, denied to us thus far by Kashmir.

POLITICS

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Militancy, Ladakh, Jammu and kashmir union territory, Article 370

Article 370 perfectly scrapped: How the Modi govt executed the tricky move with complete precision

Learning from past violence over Afzal Guru and Burhan Wani, the govt maintained tight secrecy, moved troops into the state in advance and restricted rumour-mongers.

POLITICS

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China, Valley, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh

Why Ladakh needs special status

The tragedy is that for decades the leaders of the Valley and now of Jammu, have had a step-brotherly attitude towards Ladakh.

VOICES

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Terrorism, Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh

Ladakh: The third, and most overlooked, part of J&K

Jammu and Kashmir’s third region — Ladakh — is often overlooked amid disputes over Article 370, terrorism, and cross-border infiltration. But ignoring Ladakh's security, economic development, and governance would be a mistake.

POLITICS

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Buddhism, Ladakh, Tibet, Indo-China border

Why it's important for India to think of post-Dalai Lama period

It could be vital for not only Tibetan Buddhism but also India’s borders.

POLITICS

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Infrastructure, Kashmir, Ladakh, China

How building and reopening roads can help India as well as China

Beijing should let people and goods flow again over the Himalayas.