Article 35A, added to the constitution by a presidential order in 1954, denies property rights to a woman who marries a person from outside the state.
The People’s Democratic Party, the BJP’s ally in the state, and the National Conference have spoken out strongly against the Centre’s call for ‘larger debate’ on the future of Article 35A.
Tanveer Ahmad Wani’s death, which the police and army say was in response to stone pelting, is the eighth killing in Beerwah since the 2016 uprising and has only added to the anger across Valley.
Worldwide, hydropower projects are running into problems and being scaled back, but India is doing the opposite in what appears to be a determination to maximise the benefits of the Indus Waters Treaty.
It was also pointed out at the meeting that despite the Public Safety Act prohibiting the detention of minors, children had been detained under it.
The RSS leader said it does not support any kind of violence linked to cow protection and demanded action against those found guilty.
According to a RTI, cases in J&K have seen the least amount of compensation being offered for rights violations while Assam has the most.
It takes a special kind of nastiness to deploy victims of one tragedy as weapons against other victims, to see in two similar crimes not the common thread of justice but an opportunity to play political games.
A new report documents the ecological and social stresses caused by the rising number of pilgrims, but weakens its case by letting politics impinge on rigour
Seven pilgrims were killed and at least 32 people were injured when the bus they were traveling in was fired at.
The State Human Rights Commission stopped short of announcing action against the army, as it lacked jurisdiction.
In 2013, the UK Supreme Court allowed families of soldiers who died in combat to sue the government for damages. There are good reasons for this to happen in India as well.
The opposition opposes extending the 101st amendment of the constitution to J&K, which would hand over powers of tax collection to the Centre and threaten the state’s autonomy.
Many in the Valley see the lynching as another instance of a fast deteriorating situation where the decades-old conflict has taken a huge human toll.
Mohammad Ayub Pandith was stripped and lynched by a mob outside the historic Jamia Masjid, triggering outrage across Kashmir and drawing all-round condemnation.
Jammu and Kashmir police recently lost six young men in an ambush. But social media warriors seem to care only for likes and shares.
Dissatisfied with both the government and separatists, countless young people in Kashmir view local militants as the only ones willing to fight for them.
Having exhausted all domestic means in his quest for justice, Qalandar Khatana now wants the UN to look into allegations of gross human rights violations in J&K.
The repression and rigging of 1987 proved to many Kashmiris that the freedoms promised to them under the Indian constitution would be violated, not defended. Till today, 1987 continues to repeat itself.
Confined for years to the role of playing matchmaker and overlooked for everything else, the community today wants to step out and make more of life.
Thirty-four channels, including culinary and sports channels, have been banned for their potential to “encourage violence” and “disturb the law and order” in the state.
Bhat is said to have been the operational chief of the Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir.
“I was made a human shield as a child. I have carried this burden till now; today I feel the need to talk about it.”
Disregarding the ban, even top politicians and officials of the government have been using banned applications to post about events in the Valley.
The document should have been a forward looking and ambitious doctrine, instead, written in complex, difficult to unravel sentences, it seems almost inward-bound.
Kashmiris must see the rule of law prevail once more in India before they can start believing that it will also prevail in Kashmir.
Rashid Billa, a primary accused in the Saderkoot murders, was killed by unidentified men in his home – after police said his house had been seized and he was absconding.
“This blockade is nothing but a gag on my work, my freedom of expression.”
The by-election to the Anantnag seat will be held when the situation becomes conducive to a free, fair and peaceful election, the EC said.
The home department’s order appears to primarily rely on section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act (1885) and the Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules 2007 – a decision that some experts say may be unconstitutional.
While tensions in Kashmir are on the rise again, numerous large cracks are beginning to show in the ruling coalition.
The restrictions on the right to association, representation and non-violent agitation must be removed.
Mehbooba Mufti told reporters that Narendra Modi appeared amenable to dialogue to contain the deteriorating situation in Kashmir.
Rather than treating Kashmiris as part of the problem, India must involve them in the process of resolving the Kashmir issue.
The central and state governments need to engage with the youth in Kashmir, channelising their energies into vocational training, employment opportunities and engagement with the rest of India.
Retired Air Marshal Anil Chopra is not like garden-variety trolls; he sits in judgment over others at the Armed Forces Tribunal.
Jammu and Kashmir police has issued an advisory asking its field personnel to avoid returning to their homes for the next “few months”.
What happens to the idea of democracy when a man loses his autonomy, is forced to experience an animal helplessness?
Air Marshal (Retd) Anil Chopra is a member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, where courts martial are appealed. But his tweets raise questions about his impartiality.
The students were protesting against the violent actions of security forces outside a college in Pulwama on Saturday which left over 50 students injured.