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PAGD’s Rise & Capitulation: A Political Deja Vu

PAGD’s Rise & 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.

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.

The ‘Gupkar Gang’ or ‘Delhi’s Daily-wagers’?

The ‘Gupkar Gang’ or ‘Delhi’s Daily-wagers’?

Finding themselves at the precipice of complete irrelevance on Kashmir’s slippery political landscape, the unionists are desperate to use both rhetoric and sentiment to reclaim some of the political space.

Changing Perceptions of Young Arab Muslims

Changing Perceptions of Young Arab Muslims

Taken together, the various polls suggest that at a time of economic downturn and inevitable transition that puts a premium on good governance, Arab and Muslim leaders could find changing attitudes towards religiosity to be a double-edged sword.

Employment Paradox

Employment Paradox

Logically, the situation of unemployment arises when the number of available manpower exceeds the volume of jobs available in the market. However, the same economy paradoxically, provides secure stable and consistently growing livelihood to lakhs of migrant labor force with fair amount of efficiency.

One Judiciary, Two Judgments

One Judiciary, Two Judgments

Yet the families of those arrested in the Bhima-Koregaon case, as well as the families of hundreds of Kashmiris who are in jail without trial since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, can express their displeasure with their respective court judgments, which are invariably against their favour, for fear of being held for contempt of court.

New Reality in Middle East Threatens Palestinian Dream

New Reality in Middle East Threatens Palestinian Dream

Two possibilities are on the horizon: A one-state solution, which calls for merging the territories with Israel, and the other is to give Jordan parts of the West Bank and remodel the kingdom as a Palestinian nation.

Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

The case also underscores the increasing friction that we have been witnessing in state after state between the Governor and the elected Chief Minister from a rival political party. It happened in Jammu & Kashmir, it happened in West Bengal, and now with the Governor of Maharashtra

 

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