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By Fahad Shah [I]n the political arena of the Jammu and Kashmir, a little known family before 1930s which made it to the pages of history is the Abdullah’s of Kashmir. Starting from Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, who belonged to a shawl weaver family and became the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, to the current Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, his grandson, the family has been in the mainstream politics of the state over the years. Born in 1905, Sheikh Abdullah emerged as the powerful political figure of the then princely state, Jammu and Kashmir, but after his political defeats in

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A graffiti on a wall in JNU by Democratic Students Union. In the summer of 2008, I got a phone call from my cousin who lives in Delhi. He told me about my selection in Jawaharlal Nehru University.  After two weeks of dilemma, I finally decided to join the university in a language course. It took me a while to come to terms with my decision as my first choice was not Language but Engineering. I believe half of Kashmiri youth opt for Engineering after senior secondary school. Every relative who got to know about my selection suggested me to

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By Fahad Shah A TV grab showing Prashant Bhushan being beaten up. On October 13, this week, eminent Supreme Court lawyer and activist, Prashant Bhushan was attacked by three Hindu-right wing workers when they barged into chamber 301 of Supreme Court premises. Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga who claims to be the President of an unknown party called Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena was one of them. He was accompanied by Inder Verma and Vishnu Gupta. Inder Verma is one of the men who assaulted Bhushan and he claims to be the president of Sri Ram Sena, Delhi unit. The reason behind