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POLITICS

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Ranjoor kashmiri, Militancy in kashmir, Shopian, Article 370

The real enemies of peace in Kashmir's militancy-ridden Shopian

Those who killed Ranjoor Kashmiri, those who push children to stone-pelting and those who ripped off Shopian’s peace are all connected by a sinister design.

POLITICS

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Jamaat-e-Islami, Militancy in kashmir, Hizb-ul mujahideen

New terror in Kashmir: Kashmiri militants now prefer pan-Islamist groups over Pakistani outfits

Many young Kashmiris want an Islamic caliphate and sharia law. They prefer jihadi groups like Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. And they increasingly reject Pakistani terror outfits.

VOICES

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Jk police, Militancy in kashmir, Custodial death in kashmir, Rizwan pandith

Why Rizwan Pandith’s 'custodial death' may push more Kashmiri men towards militancy

Shockingly, a FIR has been filed against Rizwan Pandith himself. Such violence and disregard could well spark far more alienation in the Valley.

POLITICS

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Jammu and Kashmir, Militancy in kashmir, Shah faesal, Kashmiri Pandits

Gone with the icy wind: Four reasons why Kashmiri Pandits will never return to Kashmir

The sanctimony around 'the return of the Kashmiri Pandits' is just that: sanctimony. The locals are actually not unhappy they left. And the KPs, who know this, know they cannot return.

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.

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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Militancy in kashmir, Article 370, Kashmir crisis, Article 35A

Why abrogation of Article 35A could be a recipe for disaster in Kashmir

Such moves only deepen the sense of alienation on the ground and push Kashmiri youths towards militancy.

VARIETY

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Hizbul-mujahideen, Indian Army, Militancy in kashmir, Islamic State

Why the rise of ISIS in Srinagar is Kashmir's gravest security threat

Over the past few months, at least three militants from Srinagar, gunned down by security forces, were found to be affiliated with the Islamic State.

POLITICS

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Militancy in kashmir, Sufism, Kashmir crisis, Amarnath Yatra

The Amarnath pilgrimage and our search for Kashmiriyat

How this year's Yatra goes will show whether Kashmir has retained its 'special' quality - and the right to demand special status.

VARIETY

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Militancy in kashmir, BJP, Governor's rule, Kashmir crisis

Why BJP should keep aside its calculations for 2019 in preparing a Kashmir strategy

The Modi government must keep in mind that it urgently needs to send the right signals to the people of the Valley to start the arduous process of rebuilding lost trust.