Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Panchayati Raj in Kashmir: “We are on a path to nowhere”

More than 1,400 crore rupees have been deposited in the Gram Panchayats, but due to the internet blockade they cannot verify their digital signature, hence barring the dispersal of funds.
Nehru - Indira Gandhi - Ghulam Mohammad Bakshi

History is not on Altaf Bukhari’s side

Will Altaf Bukhari become Kashmir’s next Bakshi, who remained in power as PM for a decade from 1953-64, or the next G. M. Shah whose stint as CM didn’t last long in 1984?

“What Sheikh Abdullah did in 1975, we are trying to do same today”

“What Sheikh Abdullah did in 1975, we are trying to do same thing today. He [Sheikh Abdullah] also felt at that time that he could not challenge the power."
Limping Industry

‘This time, it is game over’: failing industries in Kashmir

Before the idea of India could grab Kashmir after the abrogation of the special status, in the initial spillover, many bridges have been severed and affecting the functionaries of the industrial sector.
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Electoral Politics in Kashmir: What is coming?

After Altaf Bukhari's initiative to re-start conversation around electoral politics, will Jammu and Kashmir see the political parties coming together to fight elections for statehood and domicile rights?
Jaundice story

Authorities’ negligence puts a neighborhood in hospital

"This is the mercy of the government – it’s their gift for us. They made us drink dirty water; Mehraj fell ill because of it.”

India’s Gau Rakshaks: “Cow killers need to be taught a lesson”

When Mohammed Iqbal (36) left his home in Hapur on the morning of 6 February 2017, he was carrying 40,000 rupees in cash. A...

A tourist in Kashmir

A tourist’s apathy and Kashmir’s reality run in close parallels. Any preliminary research for traveling to the troubled territory will tell you the land...