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10 controversies of 2009

While Shopian dominated 2009, there were other controversies too that hogged the headlines. Haroon Mirani lists the top 10.   CHINESE VISA ROW The year 2009...

A PEERLESS PEER

After the jury selected Basharat Peer, author of Curfewed Night, as the Kashmiri of the year 2009, Kashmir Life invited Dr Haseeb A Drabu...

Skewed, Skimpy SKEWPY

Billed as a landmark, the government’s employment and welfare programme is mostly a cocktail of existing schemes with some more doles thrown in. Many...

BLOODLESS MURDER

They were launched as promising businesses but interfering politicians rendered them unviable. In effect shaking the lives of thousands of their employees. Haroon Mirani...

Switched Off

Busting the myth of normalcy, the union government has banned prepaid cellular service in J&K in a move that shakes four million users, seven...

Hand That Shakes

Congress’s association with Kashmir dates back to the 1930s. Using power as a lever after 1947, Congress’s association with Kashmir dates back to the...

Now, Quiet Talks

New Delhi has given a new dimension to dialogue with Kashmir separatists by introducing “quiet talks” or “quiet diplomacy”. Why did the previous dialogues...

The Story So Far

Notwithstanding the massacres, unrest and detentions, there has rarely been any period during last two decades when New Delhi was not in touch with...

PACKAGING POLITICS

The last two decades have seen various prime ministers announce a flurry of economic packages for Jammu and Kashmir. The state government is expecting...

THE SHOPIAN LABYRINTH

(Women protesting in Shopian - Photo by: Bilal Bahadur) The Shopain "rape and murders" have not only kept Kashmir on boil, but also buried many...

Shopian: Emergence of another bloodied landmark of control in Kashmir

By: PARVAIZ BUKHARI The culprits of double rape and murder in Shopian may be criminals in uniform, but the series of damning official cover-ups so...

Riots changed J&K politics

Journalist Ved Bhasin has completed six decades in active journalism, but the editor of Kashmir Times has had an equal proximity to politics. Politics,...

WHO REPRESENTS INDIA IN KASHMIR?

Onset of militancy in 1989 witnessed Srinagar bound convoys bringing soldiers and guns to Kashmir valley and employees of central government departments and central...

OCCUPIED LANDS

The area under troop occupation in J&K is 527 sq km. That is more than the area of Maldives, Andorra and 41 other countries....

Collateral Damage

They fight painful memories, face hardships and an uncertain future. Tens of thousands of children orphaned by two decade conflict in Kashmir suffer silently....

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