A Dialogue for Us?

A Dialogue for Us?

So far there has hardly been a regional effort that works to resolve issues in a cooperative framework. Each  country is looking to secure their respective interests rather than work together for a solution.

PAGD at a Dead-End

PAGD at a Dead-End

The PAGD is in paralysis within months after its formation. The alliance has, more or less, stopped pursuing the goal for which it was created. And the grouping itself is on the brink of coming apart.

India-Pakistan Ceasefire: Back to Dialogue?

India-Pakistan Ceasefire: Back to Dialogue?

Today old equations between New Delhi and Islamabad and also between Kashmiri separatists and New Delhi no longer apply. Following withdrawal of Article 370, Hurriyat has been obliterated from the scene. Pakistan is no longer bolstered by the strategic depth of Afghanistan or leveraged by an all-encompassing militant struggle in Kashmir

Exit the Dragon?

Exit the Dragon?

There are all the indications that Kashmir is once again set to become a pawn in the geo-political game: this time at a regional level with China and India’s rise adding a far larger dimension to the lingering issue.

Biden and Kashmir

Biden and Kashmir

Shall the Biden administration now live up to these statements and raise the situation in Kashmir with New Delhi? This is quite possible. US policies towards South Asia are expected to nuance a bit and may go through a conspicuous makeover”

Future of PAGD

Future of PAGD

As for the future, it will be interesting to see how the remaining parties in the PAGD will conduct themselves. With the NC and the PDP still together, the alliance can be a force to reckon with and certain to be a major player in the government formation in future”

Time to Rethink Kashmir

Time to Rethink Kashmir

What does the future have in store? The probability is that it will be more of the same. At least, as long as the BJP is in power. But even if the BJP loses power in future, the Article 370 move remains a fait accompli. And if a large number of outsiders acquire citizenship and buy the land, as the new legal regime has made possible, J&K will be a different place a few years down the line

 

Battle for DDCs

Battle for DDCs

The significance of the DDC polls is beyond the debate about boycotting the exercise. Being the first election to be held following the repeal of Article 370, it has become a veritable popular referendum on big political questions about the region.

After the DDCs are Elected

After the DDCs are Elected

Winning the DDC polls by the Gupkar grouping will certainly prove that the majority of the people in J&K are against the revocation of Article 370. But the big question is whether the DDCs once they are formed will be able and willing to assert this fact – administratively if not politically

A New Narrative War in Kashmir

A New Narrative War in Kashmir

The narrative war is likely to be scaled up going forward. With separatist outfits almost defunct as a result of the detention of their major leaders over the last year and all means and media of getting their message across to people closed off, the public space has, for once, been opened for a free play to a national narrative.

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