Imagine the Indian lockdown without the internet and phones, Now think Kashmir

Imagine the Indian lockdown without the internet and phones, Now think Kashmir

At 8 pm local time, on March 24, prime minister Narendra Modi gave 1.3 billion Indians a four-hour notice to confine themselves to their homes for the next 21 days. The national health emergency, to contain the spread of the...
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#VIPCulture: VIP Passengers walk out of Srinagar Airport without Covid-19 Screening

#VIPCulture: VIP Passengers walk out of Srinagar Airport without Covid-19 Screening

Two Kashmiri students returning from Bangladesh walked out of the Srinagar International Airport on Thursday morning without undergoing the mandatory screening for the Covid-19 infection, courtesy their ‘influential parents’. According to reports, two fema...
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Why is there panic across Kashmir Valley?

Why is there panic across Kashmir Valley?

Panic has gripped Jammu and Kashmir amid rumours of imminent abrogation of Article 35A of the Constitution and after the deployment of thousands of extra troops to the Valley. Officials said that security has been withdrawn from some isolated shrines...
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What are Articles 370 and 35A? Why they are important for J&K

What are Articles 370 and 35A? Why they are important for J&K

Rumours are afloat that the Modi-led government is set to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution, which prevents anyone who is not a state subject of Jammu & Kashmir from purchasing property and settling in the state. The...
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As a sign of peace, India promotes Hindu pilgrimage (Amarnath Yatra) in Kashmir

As a sign of peace, India promotes Hindu pilgrimage (Amarnath Yatra) in Kashmir

India is pitching a Hindu pilgrimage to a snowy cave shrine in disputed, Muslim-majority Kashmir as evidence of peace in a state marred by decades of armed conflict amid popular resistance to Indian rule. The annual yatra, or spiritual journey,...
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A dangerous experiment is in the works in Kashmir

A dangerous experiment is in the works in Kashmir

A dangerous experiment seems to be in the works in Jammu and Kashmir. It started innocuously enough and in the best traditions of a vibrant democracy. In the November 2014 state elections, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won 28 seats...
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Kashmiri accused in blast cases return home, ‘We are acquitted but who will bring back our 23 years’

Kashmiri accused in blast cases return home, ‘We are acquitted but who will bring back our 23 years’

While acquitting them on Monday, the High Court said the prosecution had failed to provide evidence of conspiracy. It said the prosecution could not establish any link between them and the main accused, Dr Abdul Hameed, whose death sentence was...
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Resistance group welcome US push for Kashmir dialogue

Resistance group welcome US push for Kashmir dialogue

The Hurriyat leaders have welcomed the US push for dialogue on Kashmir even as the PDP leader and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti termed the disclosures by the American President Donald Trump during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran...
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Local police senses lack in trust as NIA taking control of cases in Kashmir

Local police senses lack in trust as NIA taking control of cases in Kashmir

As the government amends the law governing the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to bring more crimes under its purview and even acts of terror originating overseas, its mission creep back home – in Jammu and Kashmir – has so far...
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Ailing Geelani’s health deteriorating, Hurriyat appeals people to pray for his speedy recovery

Ailing Geelani’s health deteriorating, Hurriyat appeals people to pray for his speedy recovery

All Parties Hurriyat Conference, in a meeting held on Saturday, has expressed grave concern about the deteriorating health of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani and appealed people to pray for his speedy recovery. The meeting was presided over by Hurriyat...
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