A Social and Psychological Approach to Conflict Management in Jammu and Kashmir

Brig Narender Kumar
People of the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region practiced Hinduism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism at the time when Islam entered the Kashmir Valley. One aspect that remained constant in Kashmir was that in spite of the arrival of foreign Sufi Saints such
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J&K Security Review-2017: State of Conflict Continues

Gazi Hassan, Research Intern, VIF
The Security Situation While recovering from a sense of acute betrayal in 2016 (Pathankot and Uri attacks) by Pakistan, to the various positive overtures and initiatives taken by the NDA government, there still was a faint ray of
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

Stone Pelting: Is it an Expression of Anger or a Strategy?

Brig Narender Kumar
No state can survive if it overlooks the collective act of violence by its subjects. It is not only unlawful but a revolt against the constitutionally elected government. Allowing people to take law in their own hands is undermining the authority of
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

Commentary: Exhibition - India at 70 and the Jammu & Kashmir Saga

Ramanand Garge, Associate Fellow, VIF
On the occasion of 70 years of Jammu & Kashmir’s accession to India, an interactive digital exhibition was organised by the National Archives of India from January 11, 2018. The exhibition has been organised at the National Archives of India, Janpa
Jammu & Kashmir

गिलगित-बाल्टिस्तान में हालिया विरोध क्यों

Prateek Joshi, Research Associate, VIF
गिलगित-बाल्टिस्तान काउंसिल, इस्लामाबाद द्वारा आयकर (अनुकूलन) कानून, 2012 के तहत प्रत्यक्ष कर लागू
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

Commentary: Understanding the Recent Protests in Gilgit-Baltistan

Prateek Joshi, Research Associate, VIF
A wave of strong protests swept across Gilgit-Baltistan recently, after the Gilgit-Baltistan Council, Islamabad, announced the imposition of direct taxes under the Income Tax (Adaption) Act, 2012. The protests were jointly led by Anjuman-e-Tajiran (w
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

कश्मीर – सामने आया नया मौका

C D Sahay, Center Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF
केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने एक बड़ा कदम उठाते हुए 23 अक्टूबर, 2017 को ऐलान किया कि भारत सरकार न
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

जम्मू कश्मीर: विशेष प्रतिनिधि के लिए आसान नहीं होगी राह

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF
खुफिया ब्यूरो के पूर्व निदेशक श्री दिनेश्वर शर्मा को सरकार ने कश्मीर के लोगों की “जायज इच्छाओं
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

Key to Conflict Management in Kashmir is People, Politics and Perception

Brig Narender Kumar
Violence is a type of backwardness and it is enormously powerful tool to coerce the communally fractured population to revolt against the state. But sustaining the uprising would need psychological mentoring and shaping of the perception of the peopl
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

Commentary - J&K: Special Representative’s Road Ahead will not be Easy

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF
Appointment of Mr Dineshwar Sharma , former Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB), as special ‘Representative’(SR) by the government for Kashmir to interact with the wide cross section of society in Kashmir to understand their “legitimate aspi
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies