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Prominent priest’s ‘proclamation’ over the rising domestic violence might’ve found resonance in the recent emergence of a help desk in Kashmir’s only women police station, but the distressed region continues to await its women’s commission gone with the 2019 landscape alteration. Snowfall was about to carpet Kashmir when Fozia arrived at the bunkered gates of the erstwhile castle on the banks of river Jhelum. Unlike the bygone fairer troupe from nearby Maisuma—who would drum out…

Srinagar: Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), A S Daulat has said that ‘Pakistan may now be reconciled to Articles 370 and 35A being internal matters of India.’ Writing for The Tribune newspaper, Dulat said, “Pakistan is working on a consensus for a settlement on the Line of Control, to which Manmohan Singh and General Pervez Musharraf had come close. Musharraf had always maintained that whatever was acceptable to Kashmir and Kashmiris would be acceptable…

Recent Indian parliament showdown on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill of 2021 once again undid the pre-August 5, 2019 reality of the land and ended up only wasting law books of the erstwhile state. Inside the dusky warehouse of National Law Agency in Srinagar, cartons of Kashmir Law books are piling up as waste. Mournful proprietor of this oldest law book store in the valley is junking the books which once sold like…

The anti-BJP narrative served PAGD just right; in fact, it is the only thing that makes the regional parties “relevant” in the current times. The last time I visited the valley’s unsettled unionist camp was back in June 2019. My editor wanted me to report on the ‘alienated’ local outfits – the feeling of ‘betrayal’ had left New Delhi’s ‘old-loyalists’ in Kashmir, hurt and embarrassed. One such unionist I had met was a close aide…

Jammu: People’s Democratic Party President and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that militancy has witnessed a sharp rise during BJP rule and youth of Kashmir is preferring to hold gun rather than going to jail. She also stated that they want Article 370 back in Jammu and Kashmir and added that BJP will have to return everything snatched from the people of J&K. Talking to media persons at…

Rashtriya Bajrang Dal, Ikk Jutt Jammu and Shiv Sena staged protests against Gupkar Alliance Jammu: Several Shiv Sena workers were on Saturday detained in Jammu after they staged a protest against the ongoing meeting of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) at Farooq Abdullah’s Bathindi residence. Shiv Sena, Ikk Jutt Jammu and Rashtriya Bajrang Dal (RBD) staged a protest to oppose the meeting of alliance in Jammu. Eyewitnesses said that the the three parties expressed…

BJP does not have the guts to speak against China, which annexed 1,000 Sq Kms of Indian territory Jammu: Castigating Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Government of India (GoI) for its Kashmir policy, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that “after choking all the democratic rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, BJP is talking about Ram Rajya”. “What kind of a ‘Ram Rajya’ is this, where people are suppressed…