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POLITICS

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Constituent assembly of india, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370, Sheikh Abdullah

Our Kashmiriyat was pro-poor and anti-landlord: Article 370 enabled Kashmir to give land to the tiller. Today, that freedom is gone

Many promises were made to Kashmir, including Nehru's on a referendum and the freedom Article 370 gave to liberate Muslim peasants from landlords. That Kashmiri freedom is choked now.

POLITICS

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Sheikh Abdullah, Maharaja hari singh, Kashmir martyrs day, 13 july 1931

July 13, 1931: Not Martyrs Day but Black Day for the Hindu narrative in Jammu and Kashmir

On this day in 1931, Kashmir saw a revolt against the Dogra royals and Hindus. The day has been spun to represent Martyrs Day, commemorating Muslims storming a prison, forgetting the truth.

VOICES

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Marxist, Sheikh Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Red Star in Jammu: How a Marxist who took on Sheikh Abdullah in the 1970s has kept the fight for workers’ rights alive

Abdul Majid Khan has fought for workers' rights and communal harmony all his life. He has Bhagat Singh's photograph tucked in his pocket. He remembers when his house was raided by the govt, and his wife's only pair of gold earrings taken away.

VARIETY

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Narendra Modi, Letter of accession, Sheikh Abdullah, Kashmir crisis

Why we need to get rid of Article 370

Every new day is an opportunity to undo the horrors of the past.

POLITICS

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Jinnah, Hindu-muslim ties, Sheikh Abdullah, Kashmir

When Kashmiris were not defined as Muslims or Hindus

In 1947, it was the clear intent of the people of the state to accede to India and not Pakistan.

POLITICS

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Sheikh Abdullah, Burhan Wani, Kashmir

India makes Kashmir poorer, not richer

We have failed Kashmiris at every step, stolen their resources, their rights – and then wonder why they do not love us.

POLITICS

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Kashmir, Sheikh Abdullah, PDP, Mehbooba Mufti

You cannot take 1947 out of Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti is projecting PDP as the only regional party in the state which has deep faith in the idea of India.

POLITICS

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Sheikh Abdullah, Jawaharlal Nehru, Jammu and Kashmir

Nehru and Abdullah shared same vision for J&K

Both leaders dreamed of freedom and democracy for Kashmir instead of the clutches of perennial serfdom.

ART & CULTURE

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Sheikh Abdullah, Jawaharlal Nehru, Omar Abdullah, Article 370

Article 370: Everything you wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)

The inclusion of this Article in the Indian Constitution was largely the result of Jawaharlal Nehru’s misplaced trust in Sheikh Abdullah.