‘Yes, we are voting in this election. But don’t assume this means we want to be an integral part of India’
The next announcement from the state will be awaited with bated breath, with hope and from a critical viewpoint.
With a long list of unending questions, dilemmas, and wishes, I declare myself a non voter until I find something to vote for.
Elections in Jammu and Kashmir have remained merely a number game for all political parties, especially for the Indian State.
The underlying aspiration for 'azaadi' can never be overwritten with participation in elections.
None of these detainees were either Islamic insurgents or Pakistani militants, or terrorists of any sorts.
While the dust is still settling on recent elections in two states, the Election Commission has announced a five-phase election for the states of Jharkhand and Jammu-Kashmir.
All these three are some of the active secessionist movements across the world with many similarities among themselves.
The struggle is still going on and this state is still to be liberated.
If it is leading to more security, then security for whom, the people or the state?
Just like Hamlet, Vishal Bhardwaj too, while making this film, was perhaps encountering the dizzying dilemma of the â€˜Prince of Tragedyâ€™ himself.
Srinagar had been declared as flood prone area decades ago, then why has our Government not prepared in time for such a situation?
The Indian High Commission should take a note of this belligerent demeanour and register its strong disapproval on the utterances of the prince.
The whole focus suddenly shifted from the calamity itself towards the army, and how it ultimately ended up as the much-needed saviour.
Rigging the elections and caging the leaders, as discussed earlier, left the wave irrefutably vagrant, and left the masses feeling dejected.
In the boiling cauldron full of conflict, the region of Kashmir has always been a highly politicised issue for decades now.
The BJP mentioned in its manifesto that the party would abrogate Article 370 if it comes to power in the general elections of 2014.
Living in the worldâ€™s most militarised zone, where every movement is being monitored, Parkour and free running is like a breath of fresh air.
Lawlessness, terrorism and border disputes have made to become rather synonymous with this place.
They deserve a dignified and honourable return to their home.
Time and again, some subversive forces have utilized Kashmiri Pandits as strategic assets.
People are made to believe that the whole country on the other side of the border is wrong and that there is no hope for humanity if we donâ€™t fight them.