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POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Indian Army, Article 370, Kashmir, Shehla Rashid

It's the economy: Kashmiris are being suppressed and Pakistan or ISIS is not the reason

Kashmir has suddenly been locked down, its people suppressed, its leaders held. But why now?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BJP, ABVP, Jignesh Mevani, Shehla Rashid

The latest 'star is born': Our liberals must go ga-ga over Mahua Moitra. Their other stars have vanished!

After Hardik Patel, Shehla Rashid, Kanhaiya Kumar and Atishi Marlena, Mahua Moitra is the latest gem in a long list of liberal heroes. None of them has much in common. Except one thing.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Imran Khan, Swearing-in ceremony, Shehla Rashid

Shehla Rashid: Inviting Imran Khan to Modi's swearing-in would help peace. Hasn't India got terror accused like Sadhvi Pragya too?

Shehla Rashid, Kashmiri political leader and activist, spoke with Rohit E David on why she thinks PM Narendra Modi should have invited Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan to his swearing-in.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Congress, BJP, Shehla Rashid

Shehla Rashid: 'Why paint every Kashmiri as a terrorist? Even separatists like JKLF advocate a Gandhian approach, Yasin Malik advocates a peaceful resolution'

Shehla Rashid, JNU student leader, has entered active politics. Speaking with Rohit E David, Rashid discussed BJP, Congress, Article 35-A, state security for Kashmiri public figures and the state's 'Gandhian separatists'.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
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.

VOICES

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Shehla Rashid, Mehbooba Mufti, JNU, Pulwama terrorist attack

Why I object to my JNU colleague's statements against Mehbooba Mufti on Pulwama

In an environment where all Indians are grieving and some are being unfairly targeted, why are academics who should know much better adding to the chaos, even to hatred?

VARIETY

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Shehla Rashid, Yogi Adityanath, Vivek tiwari, Apple executive's murder

Liberals are forgetting slain Apple executive’s wife has a right to decide for herself

To wish death upon people, or justify the killings of people just because they voted for one’s bête noire, flies in the face of liberal principles.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Freedom of Expression, Shehla Rashid, Tukde tukde gang, Umar Khalid

Freedom elusive on Independence Day: Why the likes of Umar Khalid get attacked

'A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government' is an idea clearly lost on independent India.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Shehla Rashid, Social Media, Amit Malviya, Trolling

The anatomy of trolling: What victims have to say about the trend

Are these disgruntled individuals or an organised army? Who are these angry people on social media?

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Identity Politics, Hardik Patel, BJP, Shehla Rashid

When young leaders clashed at India Today Conclave 2018

From BJP is a 'washing machine' to Hardik Patel 'spent Rs 10 crore on sister's wedding', it was a fiery debate.