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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

 |  Panditry  |  7-minute read
Jihad, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, 2019 Lok Sabha elections

The Misdeeds of Decades: Why BJP and we face a full-blown jihad in the Kashmir Valley today

Omar Abdullah wants J&K to be turned back to pre-1953 status. Mehbooba Mufti is openly daring a billion-plus people. None of this is a coincidence.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections, Shah faesal, Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir

Shah Faesal: 'Article 370 gives J&K the right to have its own PM: No one should have a problem with this'

Debutante politician Shah Faesal spoke with Rohit E David on why he thinks J&K could have a separate PM, why India should talk to Imran Khan in Pakistan, and how AFSPA has not helped curb militancy.

POLITICS

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Omar Abdullah, Rahul Gandhi, Terrorism in kashmir, Congress manifesto

AFSPA or political chutzpah? How the Congress' promise of reexamining AFSPA has sparked reactions in the Kashmir Valley

The Congress in its manifesto has claimed that it will reexamine the AFSPA provision in Kashmir, which human rights activists have called 'draconian' for many years. However, Kashmiris are taking such promises with a fistful of salt.

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'.

POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, Crime Against Women, Kashmir

Five years on, no relief for Kashmir acid attack victim’s agony

Dumped by political dynasts, she struggles unheard. Her humble family is going broke paying medical costs. They now have little but their prayers to fall back on. Will Raj Bhavan help?

POLITICS

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Congress, BJP, Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah

Selective memory: Wasn't Omar Abdullah among the first to ally with BJP? Why the amnesia now?

Over the years, the National Conference has maintained a cosy relationship with both BJP and Congress. It is only when new leaders in Kashmir register their presence with the same that they are called 'agents of Delhi'.

POLITICS

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Omar Abdullah, Resignation, Kashmir, IAS

Not so fast, Mr Faesal: Why IAS topper Shah Faesal's reasoning behind his resignation is unreasonable

There’s nothing wrong if a youth icon quits the civil services. But the lust for power shouldn’t be confused with the proverbial desire to 'serve the people'.

VARIETY

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Omar Abdullah, Reserve Bank of India, Satya pal malik, Jk bank

Why J&K Bank with 59% govt stake is a private sector bank

Changing the character of the bank would amount to empowering the state to have powers over banking.

POLITICS

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Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Gani Lone, Jammu and Kashmir

How Sajad Lone has badly frightened the old politicians of Kashmir

The coming together of arch enemies, PDP, NC and Congress, shows how desperately the dynasty parties want to keep newcomers, and change, out of J&K.