Arshad Khan
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The author is based out of Tral area in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

POLITICS

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2019 Lok Sabha elections: How political parties are whipping up separatist sentiments in Kashmir

Facing internal rivals and external pressures, the politicians of the Valley are stoking separatist feelings, uncaring of how this will impact life post-elections in Kashmir.

POLITICS

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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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Why I think banning Kashmir's Jamaat-e-Islami is barking up the wrong tree

The group, which has a history of both social work and democratic participation, is being punished for the wrong policies of separatists. This will only alienate Kashmiris further.

VOICES

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Kashmir in Surgical Strikes 2.0: Why India owes the Valley peace, not war

Caught between the rhetoric and growing reality of a war between India and Pakistan, Kashmir's nerves are on the edge and its people close to breaking down. If India cares, it should show us this.

POLITICS

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After Pulwama: The chaos in Kashmir is a result of Kashmiri politicians always choosing their own gains over larger good

The current uncertainty, fear and unease in the state is a direct result of the total failure of the Kashmiri leadership, mainstream and separatist groups alike.

POLITICS

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Panic in Kashmir: How a spate of official orders and increased deployment of troops have the Valley on edge

Petrol pumps are running dry, people are scrambling to stock groceries and vegetables. The Pulwama attack is leaving deep scars on the Kashmiri psyche.

VARIETY

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#MeToo: In Kashmir, the movement has lived up to its reputation

Let's wake up and show women that there are people who care for them and are willing to do all it takes to make those wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing pay the price for it.

VARIETY

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Why Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the only PM who cared enough to understand the pain of Kashmiris

Vajpayee was the last leader to have made any significant headway towards resolving the Kashmir crisis.

POLITICS

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India needs to move beyond promises to embrace Kashmiris

For Jammu and Kashmir, there is always a huge gap between the words and deeds of Indian Prime Ministers, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi.

VOICES

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The National Conference has no moral leg to stand on in Kashmir

Let down by lofty words and contrasting actions, Kashmiris, in fact, have lost confidence in all political parties.