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Disowned Kashmir Mainstream

Disowned Kashmir Mainstream

With Election Commission of India (ECI) putting on hold the assembly elections till the conclusion of Lok Sabha elections and Kashmir’s mainstream leaders crying over the delay in the conduct of assembly elections in the state, the general impression brewing among the people is that Kashmir’s mainstream parties has been disowned by both the Election […]

Sajad like Abdullahs’ not a sacrosanct politician

Sajad like Abdullahs’ not a sacrosanct politician

Though Peoples’ Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone’s remark that elections were rigged in 1987 for National Conference and the again in 1996 power was gifted in 1996 to National Conference goes uncontested but Sajad Lone as the hard core ally of Narendra Modi led BJP government at the centre has more critics than Abdullahs’ of […]

Threats to peace in Indian Sub-Continent

Threats to peace in Indian Sub-Continent

Dog fights in violation of airspace by both India and Pakistan landed a pilot of Indian Air Force (IAF) Abhinandan Varthaman into Pakistani territory and international community particularly United States of America (USA) had to intervene for the return of the IAF pilot to his country to bring down the rising public tempers in India […]

Siege and chaos in Kashmir

Siege and chaos in Kashmir

Siege in Kashmir marked by the crackdown on separatists and withdrawal of security and accommodation facilities to mainstream leaders shows the intents of the Modi government to take avenge from Kashmiris ahead of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections in the country. Not to talk of separatists known for being ideologically indifferent to the central government’s […]

Security Failures on Multiple Fronts

Security Failures on Multiple Fronts

The killing of over forty CRPF men in an attack near Lethpora Pulwama on Srinagar-Jammu highway and the attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu winter capital including the employees putting up in government owned residential quarters shows the failures of the security apparatus in Jammu and Kashmir state. Had the sufficient security contingents been deployed in […]

Guv setting new agenda for Kashmir’s mainstream

Guv setting new agenda for Kashmir’s mainstream

Running out of issues due to the dismal performance of two successive governments headed by Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti respectively the Kashmir’s two top mainstream political parties are getting a new agenda for ensuing Lok Sabha and assembly polls from the controversial decisions taken by the Governor Satya Pal Malik day in and day. […]

Personal animosities spoiling sacred institutions

Personal animosities spoiling sacred institutions

Former IAS topper Shah Faesal and former President Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF) Qayoom Wani the two rivals who were locking horns over the working of the education department few years back have jumped into mainstream politics with the pledge to work for the resolution of deadly Kashmir conflict but are unfortunately reviving bad […]

Press freedom stiffled on R-day

Press freedom stiffled on R-day

The Governor’s administration may not face questions for praising police, paramilitaries and army for killing militants to restore peace and order in trouble hit Kashmir valley but restricting media men from carrying out their professional duties at highly fortified venue of an official event like republic day in Srinagar is an insult to the institution […]

No dead end to dynasty politics in JK

No dead end to dynasty politics in JK

Defying the public anger against the continuing growth of dynasty rule the politicians of mainstream political parties engaged in the fight for power in the ensuing assembly elections tend to bring on the political scene the sons of senior politicians who have been neither the students nor the practitioners of politics. By doing so mainstream […]

Satya Pal’s disrespect to youth sentiment

Satya Pal’s disrespect to youth sentiment

Governor Satya Pal Malik this week in yet another provocative remark over the prevailing situation in Kashmir valley virtually tried to rub the salt into the wounds of Kashmiri youth by saying “Kashmir is an issue for youth in the age group of 13-23 years” hinting that the absence of cinema halls and sports grounds […]

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