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Moves For Abrogation of 35-A Should be the UNSC’s concern?

Moves For Abrogation of 35-A Should be the  UNSC’s concern?

Punchline Demography Is the Concern It is naïve to believe that the Article 370-A or Article 35-A is outside the resistance narrative BY Z.G.Muhammad     Should the abrogation of the Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution be the cause of concern for the resistance leadership ?  This debate was kick-started by an “electoral-politician” – who saw debating and agitating on the subject only as his prerogative and that of politicians in his tribe. Like many others genuinely … Read entire article »

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Mountbatten didn’t promise Kashmir to Sardar Patel

Mountbatten didn’t promise Kashmir to Sardar Patel

    PUNCHLINE Apple Outside  Basket By Z.G. Muhammad   Z   Lord Mountbatten, before sailing across Indian Ocean lock, stock and barrel did yeoman’s service to India- a great favor,  which most towering Indian National Congress leaders could not have done. He had an option to leave India ‘with a fatal fragmentation into scores of states to be headed by ‘flocks of glided peacocks, the Maharajas and Nawabs.’  In theory, the British cabinet had also agreed that these rulers ‘who … Read entire article »

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Indian Prime Ministers: Hurriyat Is Credible Party?

Indian Prime Ministers: Hurriyat Is Credible Party?

New Delhi and the Hurriyat The relationship has got more complicated than ever Z. G. Muhammad   New Delhi’s present attitude towards the Hurriyat, particularly after 2016 has been unjust. (In this column, the Hurriyat clubs all the resistance organisation that in 1993 where its constituents). In 24 years history of relations between the Hurriyat and New Delhi, it has not always been so. The two have had a love hate relationships. Let me use a more appropriate phrase; … Read entire article »

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Not Cult-Leaders But People Are Heroes Of Kashmir Struggle

Not Cult-Leaders But People Are Heroes Of Kashmir Struggle

    Punchline People: The Real Heroes Of Kashmir Resistance BY Z. G. Muhammad       In our case, it is the people who have been protagonists of the resistance movement- the real heroes. It is they who have perpetuated the resistance narrative. It is they who have defeated machinations of the ‘hegemonic powers’ conjuring alternative narratives for subverting the peoples’ movements for their rights.  In stating this, I don’t intend to demean the ideologues who at different junctures of our history … Read entire article »

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Farooq Abdullah’s One-Time Truth – New Delhi Should Heed To It

Farooq Abdullah’s One-Time Truth  – New Delhi Should Heed To It

    Punchline Farooq Abdullah’s One-Time Truth  By Z.G. Muhammad   For his failure to identify with the popular sentiment- the sentiment of the overwhelming majority, like many others in the “power politics” of Jammu and Kashmir there is more than one reason to distrust Farooq Abdullah’s words. Nevertheless, wisdom lies in giving credit to what is good in any action of a disagreeable or disliked person. Known for making outlandish and weird statements, senior scion of the Abdullah family on … Read entire article »

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Kashmir in Sino-India Standoff

Kashmir in Sino-India  Standoff

    Punchline Sino-India War- Kashmir Angle Z.G. Muhammad   A couple of days before the military standoff between India and China made shrieking headlines in newspapers and dominated the 9 PM war rooms; I had started reading ‘Choices- Inside Making of India’s Foreign Policy’ by Shivshankar Menon.  The former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India and Foreign Secretary of India in the book sounds optimistic about relations between the two countries because China is the biggest … Read entire article »

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Abdul Majid Zargar Dissects GST Presidential Order

Abdul Majid Zargar Dissects GST Presidential Order

GST Presidential Order It”s a sham aimed at misleading the people of J&K BY Abdul Majid Zargar Goods & Services Tax Act has finally been applied on the State of Jammu & Kahmir. After receiving concurrence from the State Government, the president of India has issued an order under Section 370(1). The constitutional (Application to J&K) Amendment order 2017 paves way for application of GST to State The application of GST Act was preceded by introduction of a resolution in … Read entire article »

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