Browsing: Governance

The state craft has evolved differently in Jammu and Kashmir over the years. This section offers narratives about the various facets of the governance in between various elected governments and the governors.

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Dreaming A Home

Caught in the heaps of files and procedures, the officials in the rural development department are oblivious of the inhuman…

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Weary Voyages

Since most of the people detained in anticipation of the August 5 decision belong to low-income groups, Umar Mukhtar met…

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The Disempowering Debate

Integration and subsequent bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir is the major happening in contemporary history with consequences within and outside…

Cover Story Clashes erupted in various parts of Delhi after centre passes Citizen Amendment Bill.
The Kashmir Spillover?

As protests, sloganeering, stone pelting surfaced on mainland India streets, Kashmir’s Standard Operations Procedure (SOP) was literally in vogue with…

Governance A girl walks outside deserted Dooru hospital building. KL Image by Shah Hilal
A Model Wasted

Deep down south, the government invested heavily in creating a model health centre. As it is waiting for inauguration, part…

Governance Chief Secretary BVR Subramanium greets Lt Governor GC Murmu.
New Initiatives

New systems and rules are emerging in the twin UTs of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, reports Tahir Bhat The…

Conflict The city centre in the afternoon. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
Bleeding Business

More than 115 days after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its distinction and statehood, when the businesses were evaluating…

Conflict Relatives of political detainees coming out of MLA hostel Srinagar - KL Image by Tahir Bhat
The Jail In Neighbourhood

As the UT administration shifted the detained political class from a Boulevard Hotel to the Lawmakers’ Hostel, apparently for the…

Governance A side view of a Panchayat building in Anzwalla village of Anantnag. KL Image by Umar Khurshid
18 Years, Waiting

A villager donated his piece of land for the construction of Panchayat Ghar when he was 30. He was promised…

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Silent Sufferers

After more than 100 days of lockdown, as parts of Kashmir witness semblance of normalcy, people are finally out of…

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A Costly Recess

As around 160 thousand students are writing their examinations for three classes, Umar Khurshid revisits the state of education and…

Conflict Shergari Palace, the first centre of power of J&K state since 1846, was home to a number of commissions which have ceased to exist now. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
A State In Transition

After almost three months of lockdown, the state of Jammu and Kashmir finally was re-organised into a federally-ruled Union Territory.…

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Breaking A Silence

Barely four days ahead of the platinum jubilee of the communication lockdown, when the phones returned to life, not every…

Cover Story Dr Farooq Abdullah with his wife Molly Abdullah. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
Frozen Photos

With only BJP contesting the Block Development Council (BDC) polls, the politics of Jammu and Kashmir is frozen in time.…

Governance
Elections, Again

At a time when Kashmir’s entire political class is restricted to homes or jails in wake of abrogation of special…

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