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Frustration, disillusionment, and anger are what characterize the pro-azadi camp in Kashmir nowadays. Frustrated, they should be, as the voting percentage is peaking in pattern. For them voting leads to single conclusion: legitimizing the Indian Occupation – brutal and repressive. But the point is; have Kashmiris really taken road to Indian state? Has institutional decay (Ganguly, 1996) in Kashmir been addressed so that Kashmiris now have a ‘choice to make’? If this is not the case, then, what is so different about this election that people have swung themselves into so called ‘pro Indian camp’? Psephologists, political scientists in Kashmir

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In the series of attacks in Kashmir region in last 12 hours. two rebels were killed by the government forces in an encounter at morning. Twenty one people have been killed today in the four attacks in Uri, Tral, Shopian and Soura. The attacks have been carried out during the ongoing assembly elections in the state and three days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Srinagar. Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Ab Gani Mir told reporters at the spot in Soura that the police had information about the movement of rebels in Srinagar. “We had set up check

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KW-12 In the first phase of the assembly elections, Jammu and Kashmir went to the polls on Tuesday with thousands braving the winter chill and boycott calls from separatists to vote in the twin districts of Ganderbal and Bandipora amid tight security. Polling started at 8 a.m. amid tight security in 5 constituencies of Ganderbal and Bandipora. Barring a few clashes between workers of National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the neighbouring Sonawari, Kangan and Ganderbal constituencies, balloting progressed smoothly. Polling had to be suspended for few minutes at Tulmula, Gund, Kulan, Ganiwan and Kurhama Ganderbal after workers

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After assessing the post-flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission of India today said that the exact dates will be given after having more consultations in Delhi. Addressing a press conference here at Srinagar, the Election Commission told reporters, “We have had discussions with all the concerned people for elections.  We have had day long discussions and consultations with all recognised political parties, police and administration. We wanted to have a clear idea about status of relief and infrastructure in the state for holding elections,” the EC said. “We will be getting back to Delhi and make some

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at an interaction with youth and women in Budgam on November 7, along with Indian Union Minister for Rural Affairs Jairam Ramesh. Photograph by Nissar Ahmad/The Hindu Politics in a democratic country is supposed to be a collective execution of the policies by the representatives of the people so that it would fit in the definition of the democratic fundamentals of – “of the people, by the people and for the people”. As long as the selected or elected representatives genuinely and unequivocally push for the mandate that

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