Majid Hyderi
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The writer is a journalist based in Kashmir.

POLITICS

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Humanity shamed: The rape of a 3-year-old in Kashmir has lead to chaos in the valley

Rather than resorting to protests, we Kashmiris, need to introspect with our heads collectively hanging down in shame.

POLITICS

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A Decision Most Strange: BJP leader’s brutal killing in J&K exposes deadly negligence in understanding security threats

It is said even the Raj Bhavan is displeased at the way security cover to key persons in the Valley was revoked. However, the choice of probe has raised even more questions in Kashmir.

POLITICS

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Separatist Leader, Sarkaari Naukri: Why it’s time to investigate Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s grandson's government job

The job was given during the PDP-BJP regime, but now the state is under President’s Rule. It's high time this allocation was investigated and legitimate job seekers are answered.

VOICES

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Kashmir's Silence Over Rape: Why is Kashmir so quiet over the horrific Bandipora incest-rape-suicide case?

Although gruesome incidents of sexual assault shake the Valley, they are downplayed in Kashmir's political and media circles. The only narrative that seems to matter is the “Kashmir cause”. Even incest and rape get buried under that.

POLITICS

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What the Gandhis Gave: Those who accuse Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi of being dynasts know nothing of the Congress family's sacrifices

If Sonia Gandhi had wanted to be PM, nothing could have stopped her. The same goes for Rahul Gandhi much earlier. As I see it, they are not in politics for its sheer power, but for something else.

POLITICS

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Such a slippery slope: How Omar Abdullah is Kashmir's master of U-turns and swerved narratives

The first leader from the homeland to have joined a BJP government, Omar now looks at the right wing and Narendra Modi as 'anti-Muslim'.

VOICES

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Why Rizwan Pandith’s 'custodial death' may push more Kashmiri men towards militancy

Shockingly, a FIR has been filed against Rizwan Pandith himself. Such violence and disregard could well spark far more alienation in the Valley.

VOICES

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Kashmir Catastrophe: Why Pakistani terrorists brutally killed a 12-year-old Kashmiri boy

Stalking his sister and trying to forcibly attain her wasn't enough. The barbaric Pakistani LeT terrorists took little Atif hostage, and finally killed him.

VOICES

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Did the Balakot crow die fed up of Pakistani lies?

The country has been lying incessantly since the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.

POLITICS

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Pulwama Fall-Out: Anger against Pakistan shouldn’t become about attacking innocent Kashmiris

When the entire nation in is collective mourning, why isolate fellow citizens and target them?