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The unrest in Kashmir | Credits: noisebreak.com

From Kashmir and Chilcot to Black Lives Matter

[By Mari Marcel Thekaekara| New Internationalist] Mob throws police jeep into river. One cop dead. My first reaction was, another US story about the eruption of violence post-the Black Lives Matter protests. But no. This was the morning’s headlines in a Bangalore newspaper and the cop killed by the mob was in Kashmir. Ironically, yesterday’s headlines were about an historic new ...

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Abdul Basit’s Kashmir statement gets him trolled on Twitter

On Friday, which happens to be Pakistan’s independence day, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit made a very controversial statement. He said his country will continue to support the liberation of Kashmir and in no time he was trolled on by Indians on Twitter. Let’s read what they had to say Abdul Basit first you try to maintain peace ...

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AFSPA in Kashmir: A Battle of Perceptions

[By Adfar Shah] Tripura’s Manik Sarkar government’s decision on revoking AFSPA recently was much hailed in public and intellectual circles. However, the ripple effect as expected was the fresh revival of the incessant demand for revocation of AF(JK)SPA in Jammu and Kashmir. It is being said that the controversial law in Tripura was revoked through consistent efforts by the State ...

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A villager being rescued using a rope | Photo: PTI

Kashmir floods: Our “disastrous” disaster management

|By Adfar Shah| The floods in Jammu and Kashmir following the Uttrakhand tragedy last year exposes our response and preparedness for disasters both at the state and the national level. Unprecedented rainfall in the State has destroyed houses and submerged vital highways and lanes. A calamity of such a magnitude taking hundreds of lives and destroying property worth billions does not come as ...

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Return of the natives – The Kashmiri Pandits

|By Adfar Shah| The Modi led NDA seems committed towards ensuring the return of Kashmiri Pandits and the whole Kashmiri Muslim society seems equally happy with the idea.The home ministry is all set to approve an enhanced package of Rs. 20 lakh per family for re-construction of their houses in the Valley. But, the question is about the very design and methodology of ...

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Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Churunda village; file photo. Image used for representational purposes only. Associated Press

Changing Regimes: Raising Hopes of Peace in Kashmir ?

|Shahid Lone and Adfar Shah|  Kashmir has always been the centre stage for Indo-Pak conflicts and unfortunately, both sides have failed to give reasonable concessions to each other in order to solve the problem. Nearly six decades of separatist revolts, wars and militarization, coupled with continuous infiltration has caused severe damage to the peace building and reconciliation efforts.  Kashmir and ...

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PM-elect Modi’s actions, attitude bode well

|By Anuj Shrivastava| Narendra Damodardas Modi is set to become India’s 14th Prime Minister on May 26th. Modi’s extraordinary journey, one that has been highly inspiring and motivating for the youth will become part of the Gujarati folklore; achieving success through sheer grit, determination, dedication and unflinching focus while telling the story of how a boy selling tea on trains became the Prime ...

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Live: Election Results 2014

The world’s largest democracy exercised its right to participate in the democratic process in April and May 2014, with high voter turnouts in 122 constituencies. It is judgment day for India’s big and small political parties, as the Election Commission begins the process of counting votes on May 16, 2014 at  8 am. We’ll bring you the latest successes, defeats ...

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photo: WN / Imran Nissar

Kashmir: its people, elections and voting trends

By Adfar Shah The elections in the state of Jammu and Kashmir have already started and a high turnout (69.18%. in Jammu and 70%, in Udhampur) like the historic Panchayati elections held in 2012 (turn out 90%) in the state has become the trend now. The elections in Kashmir valley will be held on April 24, 30, and May 7 ...

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The dilemma of a Kashmiri Voter

By Adfar Shah My own commitment to understand the social and conflict phenomena in Kashmir has been fundamentally shaped by the very identity of belonging to the State. Today when we are going to vote for next Lok Sabha, the ghost of uncertainty still haunts the valley despite the fact that in spite of enough peace loving creatures in the ...

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