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All Quiet in Kashmir?

Kashmir is relatively calm since the last couple of months. No street protests, no encounters between the militants and the security forces. Last encounter was reported on November 26 between the militants and the forces in Pulwama district of South...

Post 370 Kashmir - Roadmap for the future and Emerging Security Challenges

As Jammu and Kashmir enters the fifth month since the abrogation of Article 370, the national and international media, opposition leaders, and many public intellectuals have continued to repeatedly raise serious concerns about the security and...

As the 2019 Ends on a Mixed Note, the Tasks for 2020 are Clear

The year 2019 will go down as one of the most seminal years for India. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), won a spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections with the BJP winning a record 303 seats on its...

Kashmir: The Climb Ahead

“Don’t hit at all if it is honourably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft”, - Theodore Roosevelt A State of Complexities At the time of India’s independence, the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was, by the very nature of its construct...

Constitutional Amendment - Responses from West Asia

Responses of individual West Asian States on India’s decision to annul to revoke Article 370 and Article 35A has been multi-faceted and mostly focused on controlling the situation rather than any direct criticism for change in India’s policy. Saudi...

Article 370: Abrogation for Progress and Development of Jammu & Kashmir

The divesting of Art 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution from within its own provisions and by way of Presidential decrees was a stroke of legal genius by PM Modi’s government – these Articles were seen by the rest of India as anachronistic and...

Kashmir - A New Chapter Begins

… the recent decisions of abrogation of Article 370 along with Article 35A, and bifurcation of the State … are indeed historic and will help the State and its people, chart out for itself/themselves a new future of peace, progress and integration...

Modi did what Nehru wanted to, but couldn’t, on Article 370

When Home Minister Amit Shah declared on August 6 that Article 370 has been scrapped and Kashmir fully integrated with the rest of India, whether or not he was aware, he said almost exactly what Jawaharlal Nehru told the Lok Sabha 56 years ago, on...

Kashmir, Nehru’s Idealism and Article 370

Though the State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is an integral part of India, Pakistan claims that it is a disputed territory, particularly the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley, while some Kashmiris and the militant groups think that they are an...

Jammu & Kashmir - Deciding on Inviolability of Article 370

When the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, nearly a year ago, held that the State enjoyed “sovereignty” because such status had been “guaranteed under Article 370” of the Constitution of India, Pakistan-based Dawn...

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