The last thing a democracy can afford is a judiciary which won’t even dare to stand up for its own rights.
Within the Valley, the reforms caused a social transformation that has few parallels.
The Centre’s decision to appoint a ‘representative’ for dialogue with Kashmir comes from a position of self-inflicted weakness.
Politics and geopolitics, popular hyperbole and official repression, and above all, the denial of rights are some of the drivers that the 2016 unrest shares with 1931. The difference today is that the movement is leaderless.
Srinagar: Now that the killing of Burhan Wani – described by the national media as “the poster boy” of Kashmir’s new wave of militancy – has unleashed a massive wave of protests across the Valley and led to the death of at least 18 people, we must question […]
Instead of drawing down troop deployment when the Kashmir insurgency all but ended a decade ago, the Centre thought getting the army involved in softer activities would reduce local resistance to their presence. That strategy is now coming apart.
New books by Nandita Haksar and Meera Khanna are a valuable addition to the literature on Jammu and Kashmir