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After Sheikh Abdullah removed him from the post-1947 Jammu rehabilitation scene, Krishan Dev Sethi—the comrade who recently passed away at the age of 93—was sent to Rajouri where his Muslim rehabilitation efforts made him a captive of games they play. Here FPK recreates one of the astounding statecraft dramas that Sethi mentioned in his book, ‘Yaad-e-Rafta’ and in his weekly ‘Jidd-o-jihad’ pieces. In Sheikh Abdullah’s “Naya Kashmir”, when a man from Tral suddenly came as…

Dal Lake might have played a spoilsport in their “Jashne democracy” ride, but the ruling party and its alleged proxy are making desperate inroads through the ongoing DDC polls to ‘normalize’ the August 5, 2019 verdict. “Auzibillahi Minashaitan Nirajeem Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” [I seek refuge in Allah from the outcast Satan, in the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful] Reciting the holy verses, this Personal Security Officer (PSO) loaded his rifle. Seated…