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POLITICS

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Constitution, Article 370, Shah faesal, Kashmir

India's pushed Kashmir to no return: If Karan Singh can have his view, why can't Shah Faesal?

After the arbitrary move to abrogate Article 370, the govt has arrested Kashmiri leaders like Shah Faesal and placed choking restrictions on the Valley. Kashmir is an open-air prison now.

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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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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Mehbooba Mufti, Jkpm, Jammu  kashmir peoples movement, Shehla Rashid

Rocky road ahead: Only time will tell if 'hawa badlegi' for Shah Faesal and Shehla Rashid's JKPM

The irony with political parties in Jammu & Kashmir right throughout history has been the failure of the leadership to stick to a core philosophy and to the values their parties represent. They often say one thing, then do exactly the opposite.

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.

VARIETY

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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

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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

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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

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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'.

POLITICS

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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?