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AFSPA (1)

By Bikram Bora: Incident 1: In the 1890s, a British military expedition was sent into the Mishmi Hills (presently in Arunachal Pradesh) region, north of Assam. Allegedly, certain inhabitants from the hills had committed a murder and abduction of people ...
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By Sachet Koul: Given the recent turn of events, I asked my grandfather if he wanted to return to the valley and live in the ‘cocoon’, so to speak; he stayed silent. When I asked my dad, he very promptly ...
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By Abhishek Jha: For a lot of people who flocked to watch the new Shahid Kapoor starrer last year, AFSPA was a new word. Even when a leaf from it was shown to them, wrapped neatly in the cover of ...
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By Lovish Gidwani: On March 29th this year, incessant rains returned to the Kashmir Valley. As water levels in Jhelum quickly rose above danger marks, the worst seemed inevitable. Still shaken by the horrors of flash floods and landslides from ...
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By Atul Dev: The Prime Minister said he “saw people’s faith in democracy” in the voter queues in Kashmir last month, and the Defence Minister claimed that Pakistan was “unnerved by the 72 per cent voter turnout” in the state. ...
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By Antara Mukherjee: The election results of Jammu and Kashmir on December 24 were fragmented and a true reflection of the affairs within the state. PDP with Mufti and BJP with Narendra Modi surfaced as neck to neck contenders, the ...
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By Heeba Din: The last time my father voted was more than two decades back – in 1987, the last time I voted, well that hasn’t come yet. I am yet to cast a vote and a whole of my ...
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By Rayees Rasool: ‘If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.’ – Mark Twain The elections have already begun in Kashmir. The Election Commission reports say more than 70% people got their fingers inked, and the Indian ...
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By Heeba Din: Kashmir elections have always garnered a lot of media limelight, political speculation and hype, pointing towards the troubled political history of the state. Even as a Kashmiri, when I am trying to understand the complexities and subtexts ...
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By Nishant Chhinkwani: Three days ago, I woke up late, bleary eyed after a long day (and night) of fun on day 1 at the NH7 Weekender in Kolkata. I followed up with my morning ritual of tea and glancing ...
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By Sourabh Harihar: 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. While the eastern counterpart, Bihar, has its own share of ...
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By Bhavya Kumar: I knew about the Basques, thanks to Sidney Sheldon’s “The Sands of Time”, where the secessionist movement in the Basque country formed the backdrop of a typical Sheldon drama, set in the much-romanticized scorching golden landscape of ...
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By Rayees Rasool: Geographical background: The state of Jammu Kashmir has a strategically important location in the South Asian region. Bound from the North by the Russian and Chinese Republics, it has Afghanistan on its North-west and Pakistan on its ...
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By Joy Mitra: The ‘paradise on earth’ has been a space for considerable geo-politics and has in a sense shaped the history of the subcontinent. Pakistan and India, both of whom feel that they have a rightful claim to Kashmir, ...
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By Manas Sen Gupta: The talent of Vishal Bhardwaj is neither supererogatory, nor lilliputian. Being the only director in Bollywood, who has the ability to both man the camera, and play with notes (he is also a composer, in case ...
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By Sajad Rasool: It was the closing ceremony of our week-long training workshop on 6th evening. IndiaUnheard had just come to Jammu and Kashmir where 9 new Community Correspondents had been recruited and trained. Our new CCs were excited to ...
Bilawal Bhutto

By Guru Prakash: Apparently the presumed President-in-waiting of Pakistan has made up his mind to face the electorate in the general elections of 2018. Given the fragile and turbulent political history of our western neighbor, it is not unthinkable to ...
Srinagar-flood

By Sourabh Harihar: The monsoons are on their retreat and the waters of the Jhelum are slowly receding, but what seems to have not quite subsided is the brazen politicization of a calamity that’s most certainly one the worst to ...
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By Rayees Rasool: Kashmir has always witnessed political drama during elections. The blame game of pro-establishment political parties against each other is not something different from other parts of the world. A fresh election entails beating the same old drums ...
modi in Jammu

By Heeba Din: The clever play of words by PM Narendra Modi with his remark of “Saffronisation of J&K state” and then the cheeky referral of it being related to the production of the spice called saffron in the valley, ...
Kashmir article 370

By Adrija Shukla: One keeps hearing a lot about Article 370 of the Indian Constitution in print, electronic, as well as new media. It is the This Article grants special status to Jammu & Kashmir. The BJP mentioned in its manifesto that ...
KFPF team with French Traceurs who visited Kashmir 

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By Heeba Din: Moving through his immediate environment, swinging on a wall, tackling an underbar on the stairs and practising precision, Zahid shah, 22, Kashmir’s first traceur (an athlete who practices parkour), calls parkour his way of life and a ...

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