The Politics of Fear

The Politics of Fear

Niccolo Machiavell- an Italian political theorist and philosopher- attained great fame (or even notoriety) for his political treatise, The Prince. The book was a general guideline for rulers to maintain power. Perhaps the most controversial or even notorious aspect of The Prince was Machiavelli’s dictum or suggestion, “that it is better to be feared than […]

Attempts to Scrap Article 370 are a Setback for Jammu and Kashmir

Attempts to Scrap Article 370 are a Setback for Jammu and Kashmir

By Zeeshan Rasool Khan It was, more or less expected, that after implementation of GST, the second step of the Government of India would be alteration of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status- that is, Article 370. This article has been a thorn in their flesh since a long time; its abrogation had been in election […]

Indian leaders using Kashmir card to befool people: Malik

Indian leaders using Kashmir card to befool people: Malik

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday said Indian ministers are “using Kashmir card to bluff Indian public opinion”. “From demonetisation to use of NIA to maligning Kashmiri resistance, everything that is harming Indian people is being justified in the name of Kashmir,” Malik said in a statement issued here. […]

Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that security forces had established dominance over terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and the Centre was firm that armed militancy must end in the border state. He said the Kashmir issue had become complicated because of cross-border support to terrorists and also because of local groups. […]

Stone-pelting has declined due to NIA: Rajnath

Stone-pelting has declined due to NIA: Rajnath

Lucknow: Incidents of stone-pelting have reduced in Jammu and Kashmir due to the role of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. He said incidents of naxalism, terrorism and extremism have also seen a downward trend in the last three years. “You have seen role of the NIA in Jammu […]

Aslam Wani sent to jail till Aug 31

Aslam Wani sent to jail till Aug 31

New Delhi: Alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, arrested in connection with a decade-old money laundering case involving Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah, was sent to judicial custody by a Delhi court on Sunday. Duty Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur allowed the plea of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after advocate NK Matta, appearing for the investigating agency, submitted […]

Mehbooba hopes PM’s remark would encourage ‘pleasant change’

Mehbooba hopes PM’s remark would encourage ‘pleasant change’

KARGIL: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Saturday hoped the remarks made by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, about Kashmir during his Aug 15 speech would bring about a welcome change in the J&K as it had done during the tenure of former Prime Minister of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee. Addressing a […]

NIA gets 10-day custody of Zahoor Watali

NIA gets 10-day custody of Zahoor Watali

New Delhi: Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested for alleged involvement in a terror-funding case, was on Friday sent to 10-day custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). District Judge Poonam A Bamba allowed the agency’s plea for custody after it said that it needed to confront the accused with evidence and take him to various […]

United Front

United Front

Contrary to myths and perceptions trotted out by vested interests, support for keeping Article 35 A and not abrogating it is emerging from all regions and quarters of Jammu and Kashmir. This debunks a certain narrative which claims that resistance to scrapping of the said Article is only restricted to Kashmir. Support for maintaining Article […]

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