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Terrorism in kashmir, Kashmir, Hizbul-mujahideen, Riyaznaikookilled

Why media should not romanticise Riyaz Naikoo in death

Naikoo, like others of his ilk, took to jihadist terror because it gave them a sense of purpose and was a higher calling. Not because someone at some time was slapped by a policeman.

POLITICS

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Terrorism in kashmir, Pakistan india tensions, Maharaja hari singh, Amit shah section 370

Rest in Pieces: Why I mourn the death of Jammu & Kashmir’s Article 370 special status

Many Kashmiris believe the state's special laws were drafted by a Hindu Maharaja and a Kashmiri Pandit lobby to keep outsiders out. They see this revocation as them being punished now.

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Security forces, Terrorism in kashmir, Indian Army, Amarnath yatra 2019

Amarnath Yatra Suspension: Given the Yatra's top-notch security, the threat perception was clearly huge

Our forces guarding the Amarnath Yatra do a stellar job while battling extraordinarily hard conditions. For the Yatra to thus be cancelled, despite such security, the danger had to be huge.

POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, Hurriyat hypocrisy, Amit shah home minister, Terrorism in kashmir

When it comes to terrorism, it’s all about the money in Kashmir

Going by Home Minister Amit Shah’s speech, the gloves have finally come off and the money trail in J&K will be followed to dismantle the terror industry that has been flourishing for decades in the valley.

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.