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Satya Pal’s Off The Track remark

Satya Pal’s Off The Track remark

Contradicting his own remarks that dialogue is the domain of the central government and Prime Minister alone wields the power and authority to take call on dialogue with separatists and Pakistan the Governor Satya Pal Malik virtually went off the track this week when he said “ talks with the separatists are possible only if […]

3 digit election results

3 digit election results

Three digit election results have brought down into big disrepute the municipal elections held despite boycott by two largest mainstream political parties in Jammu & Kashmir state. It has not happened even in 1989 Lok Sabha elections when the lowest turn out of two and a half percent was recorded in three Lok Sabha constituencies […]

New age militancy debunks peace in Kashmir

New age militancy debunks peace in Kashmir

Policy makers in Delhi continuing with their arm twisting policy in Kashmir for the last four years though ought to learn lessons from the killing of scholar turned militant commander of Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen Manan Wani but don’t show willingness and readiness to concede the failures of its arm twisting policy in Kashmir despite knowing it fully […]

Killer highways: No solutions in offing

Killer highways: No solutions in offing

Road accidents resulting in the deaths of scores of people day in and day out don’t concern people in power particularly those overseeing the working of departments whose domain is road widening, road upgradation and regulation of traffic on highways. Though unprecedented rise in road accident deaths should have worried government more than the deaths […]

Initiators of muscular policy can’t be its critics

Initiators of muscular policy can’t be its critics

After implementing National Security Advisor Ajeet Doval’s policy of anti-militancy operations for more than two years as Chief Minister the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti now after the fall of her government is saying “muscular policy” of the central government does not work well in Jammu & Kashmir and dialogue is the only way forward. Absolutely […]

Disrespect to representative character of Abdullahs’, Muftis

Disrespect to representative character of Abdullahs’, Muftis

With Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra announcing four phase poll schedule for municipal elections to be followed by a similar announcement for panchayat elections in November later the new Governor Satya Pall Malik has choosen to go against the whims and wishes of Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah heading National Conference and Mehbooba Mufti heading […]

Teachers on roads, teaching in mess

Teachers on roads, teaching in mess

Perhaps for the first time in the post-1947 history of Jammu & Kashmir the people in Srinagar and Jammu the twin capital cities of the state saw teachers of government run middle and primary schools sitting on a hunger strike on the day when the teachers day was being celebrated all over the country. Attending […]

Civic polls amid fear, hostility

Civic polls amid fear, hostility

Though for any election process in any part of the world peace the willingness of the electorate and atmosphere of peace is must but the Jammu & Kashmir Government whether run by a popular regime or a governor’s administration always tries to impose massive election exercises over the people of the state. Strange it is […]

Farooq BJP appeasement bids

Farooq BJP appeasement bids

No surprise for the people of Kashmir to see three time Chief Minister of their state Farooq Abdullah desperate to appease BJP top brass the time when the saffron party is in power at the centre and its alliance with PDP has ended. Shouting slogans “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Jai Hind” at a BJP […]

Unwanted hype to Mehbooba’s funeral trip to Delhi

Unwanted hype to Mehbooba’s funeral trip to Delhi

True it is the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti is facing a huge challenge to her acceptability within her own party for the first time after the demise of party’s founder late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed but unwanted hype given to Mehbooba Mufti’s trip to Delhi along with a delegation of her party legislators for attending the […]

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