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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Inside Islamabad

Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti is heading for election from her father’s Islamabad assembly seat later this month. The place…

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Southern Focus

As Kashmir assembly begins its stormy budget session, the opposition is united in disorder. The objective is to have some…

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Mehbooba’s Journey

By Sheikh Mushtaq Nearly two decades ago when mainstream politics in restive Kashmir was silenced by the sounds of bomb…

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Battleground Amira Kadal

Being central to Kashmir and to the governance structure, Amira Kadal was always in limelight. That is perhaps why all…

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Abdul Razak Mir (Bachru)

Abdul Razak Mir (Bachru) (1928-1996) When Abdul Razak Mir (Bachru), who fought on MUF ticket from Kulgam, would attract huge…

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Mohammad Ismail Bhat

Mohammad Ismail Bhat (1945 – October 5, 1994) When Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) finally decided to fight 1987 elections as part of…

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The Big Jama’at

Had Jama’at-e-Islami not offered its resource base and the vast organizational skeleton, MUF might not had been as important as…

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D-Day: March 23, 1987

Muslim United Front had worked more on road-shows using the raw emotion of people and not on the process of…

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Ghulam Mohammad Mir

Ghulam Mohammad Mir (September 21, 1949 – December 16, 1993) A man, who jumped into politics, contested an election unsuccessfully…

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Crisis Manager!

He literally kept Jama’at-e-Islami alive after its entire leadership was jailed post-1987 state assembly results. Mohammad Raafi talks to Mohammad…

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Assassinated

After a new situation took over Kashmir within a year after the March 1987 elections, many players from the unionist…

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Mohammad Sultan Bhat

Mohammad Sultan Bhat (May 27, 1945 – August 13, 1996) A Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) worker since he was 15 years old, Mohammad…

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Dateline 1987

What happened on March 23, 1987 in Kashmir is even missing from newspaper archives. Shakir Mir painstakingly swifts through whatever…

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Rigging, Where?

For the last more than two decades, almost everybody is accusing National Conference of resorting to rigging to retain power.…

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MUF’s Mind

After conceiving and creating Muslim United Front, turbulent nineties pushed ideologue Dr Ghulam Qadir Wani to the other Kashmir. Throughout…

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