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POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
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.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Hindutva, Kashmir Militancy, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Shah faesal

But Shah Faesal is a seasoned politician already! Here’s why Kashmiris don’t need him

By endorsing the Hurriyat, a group of separatist-manipulators, Faesal has lost credibility for many. Should he be an elite neta now while poor Kashmiris are pushed to hurl stones on the streets?

VOICES

 |  10-minute read
Hurriyat, Separatists, Kashmir, Shah faesal

What Shah Faesal fails to see: Lives of soldiers and policemen matter more than terrorists’ lives

Shah Faesal’s reasons for quitting the civil services might sound pious, but are crafty and economical with the truth. The best one can say upon his leaving the IAS is, good riddance.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
IAS, Civil Services, Kashmir, Shah faesal

Why Shah Faesal’s acts of ‘small defiances’ deserve to be heard

Faesal has touched many hearts by his sacrifice of a promising career as a top bureaucrat ahead. We need to listen to this unusual young man.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
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'.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Jammu, Omar Abdullah, IAS, Srinagar

To tweet, or not to tweet – The dilemma of being Shah Faesal

Kashmir’s iconic civil services officer sparked off a row after his ‘Rapistan’ tweet. But does being an IAS officer – and a Kashmiri – mean end of free speech?