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PAGD’s Rise and Capitulation: A Political Deja Vu

PAGD’s Rise and Capitulation: A Political Deja Vu

It was said that Gupkar Alliance had check matted the BJP by deciding to participate in the elections. However, in the larger perspective, this interpretation seems faulty keeping in mind the political history of Kashmir post 1947.

Lingering Stand-off

Lingering Stand-off

A pragmatic way out to resolve the lingering stand-off is through negotiations, even if it takes time. With winter already having set in it will be in the interest of both the countries to reach an understanding that also holds on the ground.

Illegal mining

Illegal mining

Illegal mining has not only pushed up the costs but also detrimentally impacted the environment as the mining thus done doesn’t follow any environmental safeguards. It is therefore time for the government to act and ensure the illegal mining is stopped forthwith.

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

PAGD and Past’s Specter

PAGD and Past’s Specter

The popular distrust of people, coupled up with their political history suggests that their new trysts might just be a time buying exercise through which leaders are trying to somehow get people accustomed to the “new normal”

GB Elections: Why Kashmir’s ‘Pro-Azadi’ Camp Isn’t Celebrating

GB Elections: Why Kashmir’s ‘Pro-Azadi’ Camp Isn’t Celebrating

In 2014, when Pakistan’s Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan (KAGB) announced the GB merger plan, the PaK assembly opposed this idea and unanimously adopted a resolution declaring that making Gilgit-Baltistan a fifth province will weaken Pakistan’s national stand on JK at the international level.

Churnalism in Kashmir

Churnalism in Kashmir

Each newspaper with a minor exception here and there has become a PR effort undertaken on behalf of the government. In a way, the drastic dilution of news and the self-censorship practiced by these papers is a media bellwether.

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