David Devadas
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David Devadas is the author of The Story of Kashmir and The Generation of Rage in Kashmir.

POLITICS

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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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New terror in Kashmir: Kashmiri militants now prefer pan-Islamist groups over Pakistani outfits

Many young Kashmiris want an Islamic caliphate and sharia law. They prefer jihadi groups like Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. And they increasingly reject Pakistani terror outfits.

POLITICS

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A New Spotlight: How the delimitation debate has brought J&K’s regional power imbalance in focus

The Valley’s domination within the state has been a bone of contention. Home Minister Amit Shah could zero in on it.

POLITICS

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In custody but unsafe: Custodial death of a popular teacher revives fury in Kashmir's youth

Rizwan was a highly popular teacher in Awantipora, which is very near the Pulwama attack site. His death in custody has touched a raw nerve in Kashmir. Where will the demonstrations and anger now lead?

POLITICS

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Balakot Air Strike: Let’s not slip up on the ladder of escalation

India and Pakistan are locked in the awful embrace of conflict. But escalations are detrimental for people on either side of the border.

VARIETY

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Escalations likely after Balakot attacks. The question is when?

Indian Air Force has struck Pakistan hard. What are Islamabad’s options?

POLITICS

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Borrowing a BJP Move: Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Congress makes the army fount of national security

Rahul Gandhi has made Lt Gen DS Hooda, the army leader who oversaw the surgical strikes and crucial ops in Kashmir, head of the Congress' 'Task Force on National Security'.

POLITICS

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Pulwama attack: Why the new generation of Kashmiri youth is prepared to kill and die

The latest strike could be a sign of a far more lethal phase of violence. It is clear Kashmir's young have lost hope and faith in anything beyond destruction.