Browsing: Elections

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

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DDC’s Dozen Questions

In Kashmir, every solution triggers new queries. While the BJP government devised a new system within the democratic set-up to…

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Division Dividend

At least a dozen seats were won by BJP, independents and Apni Part because of the infighting within PAGD and…

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The Female Flock

For the first time in history, such a large number of women from Jammu and Kashmir will join the system…

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Women In Power

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

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Unending Fault Lines

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

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A Bride’s Battle

In order to fight for the rights of 350 women who married Kashmiri boys on the other side of the…

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Turf Wars

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

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Customized Democracy?

Ahead of the first phase of DDC polls, the PAGD ‘gang’ alleged that most of its contesting candidates are being…

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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…

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Low Poll Heroics

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

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Election Takeaways

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

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A Workers’ Election?

As voters in down south are exhibiting a rare indifference towards their right to vote, the political parties are using…

Cover Story 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…

Elections 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…

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A Lone Fight

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

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