Elections

This section is a window to the Parliamentary, Assembly, Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies elections in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Women In Power

The ongoing District Development Council (DDC) election is adding around 100 new females to the power set-up in Jammu and Kashmir. Right now when...

Unending Fault Lines

The desperation to retain the turf created a situation that PAGD candidates at various places are contesting against the parties that make the alliance....

A Bride’s Battle

In order to fight for the rights of 350 women who married Kashmiri boys on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC),...

Turf Wars

The first post-5/8 election for the newly created developmental bodies across Jammu and Kashmir has neither prevented established politicians from jumping into the micro-constituencies...

Customized Democracy?

Ahead of the first phase of DDC polls, the PAGD ‘gang’ alleged that most of its contesting candidates are being driven to secured accommodation...
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BJP’s New Tensions

Though the elections for the local bodies and Panchayats were considered a hugely partial exercise, at least in Kashmir, the outcome of the just...

Low Poll Heroics

In the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls that gave Narendra Modi a Himalayan mandate, Jammu and Kashmir also sent six representatives to the Lok Sabha....

Election Takeaways

After Jammu and Kashmir concluded the security-intensive Lok Sabha polls that exhibited low participation, Shams Irfan reports the tensions in the political class as...

A Workers’ Election?

As voters in down south are exhibiting a rare indifference towards their right to vote, the political parties are using individual efforts to get...
Mehbooba Mufti during an election rally in South Kashmir.

Torn Between Loyalties

South Kashmir Lok Sabha constituency has created precedence in the electoral history as it would go to polls in three phases. Shams Irfan visited...
Dr Farooq Abdullah alongwith other party members during an election campaign in Dal Lake.

A Central Battle

The first phase of Lok Sabha polls witnessed 34 per cent plus participation but ended with a teenager’s killing. As the dance of democracy...

A Lone Fight

A week ahead of the first phase of polling, Shams Irfan spent a few days trekking north Kashmir to understand how the two Lones...

The Poll Migrants

Elected to the basic tyre of village development in an abysmally low participated election, most of the new lords and ladies of village politics...

Mayor Making

As independents dominated the outcome of Srinagar’s lowest-polled municipal election, the politics reinvented the past to create a future that is in a sharp...

Decimal Divide

Municipal elections have offered decimal statistics of democracy currently in vogue in Kashmir. The black and white map offers a clear view of the...

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