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Cries of political outreach

Though the low turnout in Srinagar bye polls has prompted the concerned citizens of India including the likes of former Home Minister P. Chidambaram a senior Congress leader and Yashwant Sinha the former foreign minister a senior leader to call for immediate political outreach to address growing alienation brewing up among youth in Kashmir, but […]

Low turnout: A message to PDP

The poor turnout shows the alienation of legislators with the people at grass roots. The parliamentarians and legislators who were elected on 70% turn out in 2014 parliamentary and assembly elections betrayed the electorate on all fronts. Parliamentarians and legislators elected from Kashmir sought votes from the people against the rise of BJP in the […]

Mainstream routed

The lowest turnout ever recorded in last three decades has almost indicated the rout of mainstream political parties and endorsement of separatist forces seeking a resolution of the future political status of Jammu & Kashmir state. Though there was marked improvement in the turn out in assembly and parliamentary elections for different reasons but the […]

Cause of flooding in Kashmir

The incessant rains bringing Srinagar and several areas of South and North Kashmir nearer to 2014 like devastating floods is a pointer to the fact that in the planners haven’t respected the basic topography and hydrology of the flood prone low lying areas nearer to water bodies like river Jehlum and the price is being […]

Vote sloganeering in Kashmir

Though low key campaigning due to the unending anger against last year’s civilian killing does not attract much attention to the electioneering in Srinagar and Anantnag lok sabha constituencies scheduled to go to polls on 9th and 15th April but sloganeering on Kashmir resolution and separatism by ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and the main […]

Mehbooba in distress

As Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in one of her recent remarks over the present scenario in Kashmir said that youth in Kashmir are in distress and need to be engaged for jobs, the PDP seems to have written off the self rule document and put to dustbin its core political agenda on furthering the process […]

Mehbooba in the company of intolerants

Though Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was expected to start her welcome address on the eve of the inauguration of Chenani-Nashri Channel with the demand for engagement with the separatist leadership but she stung a surprise by starting her welcome address with congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on BJP’s landslide victory in Utter Pradesh assembly […]

BJP’s wrong notions about Kashmir struggle

When it comes to dialogue over Kashmir, the mainstream parties having regional base in Jammu & Kashmir and pan India acceptability likes Congress and BJP talks about the role of all stake holders including the minorities like migrant Kashmiri Pandits in the dialogue process but they forget the role of minorities as stake holders in […]

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