Majid Hyderi
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The writer is a journalist based in Kashmir.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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Article 35A vs ISIS: Kashmir is with India due to its special rights. Scrapping these will only mean more terrorism

Even the last Dogra royal, Karan Singh, advocates extreme caution on meddling with Kashmir's special rights. Why then is the BJP in such a rush that it can't see the potential dangers?

POLITICS

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In custody, wrongly: Despite decades lost in wrongful jailing, no Mufti or Abdullah spoke of Kashmiris trapped in terror cases

Justice delayed is justice denied. These five men, innocent of the charges they faced, understood this, sitting behind bars as their world changed immeasurably in 23 long years.

POLITICS

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America's Kashmir Trump Card: Why Delhi should take up Donald Trump's mediation offer on Kashmir

Even with an iron fist policy, what is the Indian govt achieving in Kashmir? Reportedly, for every two militants killed, a jawan loses his life. Mediation could break this vicious cycle of death

POLITICS

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Dear Satya Pal Malik, the war against corruption doesn’t mean killing the corrupt

The Jammu and Kashmir governor is ignoring complaints of corruption against his own administration.

POLITICS

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Halfway home in Kashmir: How Amit Shah has tamed some of the fiercest anti-India voices in the Valley

The Home Minister's Chanakya-neeti on Kashmir seems to be working. At least half the voices in Kashmir, which earlier stoked big trouble, seem to be quietly toeing the line.

POLITICS

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Only a Gandhi: Why I think Rahul Gandhi, and only a member of the dynasty, should lead the Congress

Without a Nehru-Gandhi at the helm, the Congress has only seen doom. And the fact is, even now, despite the Modi wave and the politics of hate, Rahul Gandhi has a lot to feel confident about.

LIFE

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One Year After Shujaat Bukhari: Rising Kashmir editor was killed a year ago. The investigation into his murder has gone nowhere

Even as the prime accused is reportedly hiding in Pakistan, this case needs to be resolved for the sake of fearless journalists and journalism itself.

ART & CULTURE

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Cleanliness and godliness: Why Muslims use miswak during Ramzan

Cleanliness is half the faith. But the reason why Muslims use this 'blessed twig' goes beyond physical cleanliness.

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.