Why Killing Militants May Not End Militancy in Kashmir

Why Killing Militants May Not End Militancy in Kashmir

What can change the game is if the recruitment versus killings ratio changes in favour of the latter.  This would progressively reduce the number of militants in a short period of time. But for now this doesn’t seem to be the case. New recruits are very motivated even if they are poorly trained. If the past is any guide, the militancy has often returned from the dead.

Renewed Militancy Heats Up Kashmir Summer

Renewed Militancy Heats Up Kashmir Summer

Delhi has crushed Hurriyat. All its leaders have either been hauled off to jail or imprisoned in their houses. There’s little space even for the pro-establishment political parties to carry out their activities. The new militancy is rearing its head against this backdrop.

Why Kashmir’s Leadership has Abdicated at a Critical Time

Why Kashmir’s Leadership has Abdicated at a Critical Time

This state of affairs has inherently hobbled establishment politics in Kashmir, divesting it of any conviction or an ideological steadfastness. Its practitioners can’t be outrightly supportive of the popular sentiment in Kashmir and nor can they stand forcefully for Kashmir’s place within India

Watching Shikara in Kashmir

Watching Shikara in Kashmir

What is it like watching Shikara in Kashmir? It certainly is not the same as watching the movie outside Kashmir where its subject – the expulsion of Pandits from the Valley in 1990 – has strongly resonated with people

Security Expertise to Deal with Health Emergency

Security Expertise to Deal with Health Emergency

As is apparent, the barriers telegraph a familiar characteristic of the administration in Kashmir: its tendency to treat every challenge as a law and order issue. So, the spread of coronavirus can only be fought by barricading the red zones

What is Behind Govt’s Ban on 4G in J&K?

What is Behind Govt’s Ban on 4G in J&K?

Internet ban was imposed on August 5 last year and eight months on there is no indication that the government is anywhere close to restoring the service fully in Kashmir, even after Coronavirus pandemic.

Why Abdullah, Mirwaiz’s Demand for 4G Made Kashmir Angry

Why Abdullah, Mirwaiz’s Demand for 4G Made Kashmir Angry

When the newly released Dr Farooq Abdullah wrote a letter  to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking restoration of 4G network in Kashmir in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, many Kashmiris were furious

Moving On In Kashmir

Moving On In Kashmir

Statehood, domicile rights, protection of jobs emerge central planks of new J&K politics tentatively taking shape in the wake of repeal of Article 370

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