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A black day or black week for Kashmir?

New Delhi’s new push is aimed at presenting Pakistan as the initiator of Kashmir’s more than seven decades of misery and suffering. Instrumental to the new narrative is the cherry picking of history -- playing up certain facts but also blacking, or blurring, out certain other facts. 

In Kashmir, right to information abrogated

Abdul Ahad Ganai from Palpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam had sought information from the department of Public Health Engineering, now called Jal Shakti. It...
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Krishna Janmabhoomi: Another Babri in the unmaking?

In the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, the Sangh Parivar's rationale for the demolition of the Babri Masjid bares sinister resemblance to justifications issued in the civil suit for demolishing the Shahi Idgah Masjid.
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Court judgement gives a hope for free press

It is, perhaps, time for the press in Kashmir to rise above their petty differences and decide upon a well-thought out collective course of action -- drawing upon all legal precedents and forging new alliances -- for a free future.
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Once talk of town in Kashmir, nonprofits are fading as pandemic is normalised

This group, and other non-profits like them, have filled in a critical vacuum left by the bureaucratic response of the J-K administration towards the pandemic.

Unity in Ladakh shows a path to Kashmir. Can unionists see that?

The victory of Ladakhis -- the government paying heed to their demands as the leadership threatened to boycott the upcoming hill development elections -- has a lesson for the politicians in Kashmir, given they want to see it.
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A pandemic dilemma: To open schools or not?

Across the world, schools have reopened since early September and both the staff and students have reacted with a mix of excitement and anxiety with the development. But as COVID-19 continues to spread, the dilemma is very real for parents who are concerned about their children’s wellbeing as well as their education.
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As jets patrol the skies, anxiety also soars in Kashmir

Increased air activity comes amid heightened tensions between India and China in eastern Ladakh, where armies of both countries are locked in a standoff.
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Resilience keeps Kashmir’s economy afloat but a stimulus is desperately required

From agriculture to the famed apple industry, real estate and mining, and tourism and transport, every sector has seen at least a 50 per cent drop in earnings during the lockdown.
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Is Kashmir pushing Pakistan towards an alternate Muslim Bloc?

Islamabad’s newfound disdain for the Arab-led OIC has come at a time when chorus grows in favour of an alternative Muslim bloc, free from the hegemony of the Arab nations.