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.

Subverting the system

New Delhi’s official auditor has detected J&K government compromising the expenditure processes in such a way that it skips spending the budgeted funds for...

APPLE TOWN’S CRISIS

Kashmir’s biggest fruit Mandi in Sopore where traders from across the Indian subcontinent converge to purchase apples produced in orchards of north Kashmir is...

14 Years Later

Dozens of policemen are facing court cases across the state. Sewak Singh is, so far, the first high-profile instance in which a court awarded...

Dignity of Labour

Dr Haseeb A Drabu, J&K’s Labour & Employment Minister is working on an idea to improve the situation of private sector in such a...

Wanting Change

It was because of his efforts that Tosmaidan came into the limelight before the state could have given a nod for the next hundred...

Immune and offensive

Enjoying the immunity granted to its men under Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the army has consistently sidelined the courts in J&K, yet in...

Those Two Months…

As the demise of PDP patron created governance void in J&K, intriguing scenes unfolded in state officialdom currently camped in Jammu’s civil secretariat. The...

Consistent Failure

The abject failure of the Omar Abdullah-led government in offering and ensuring a dignified life to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir is a...

Dumping Woes

The debate around Achan dumping site misses one important element: the security of kids living in the neighbourhood from canine dogs. Syed Asma spends...

Long Wait For Justice

As the Kashmir lockdown and communication blockade gets into the third month, people expect the court interventions may actually offer some relief. In cases...

Dehi Adalat Bill

With around half a million cases pending across Kashmir, Dehi Adalat Bill 2013 is going to ease the burden for sure. But can these...

Right To Dissent

Interestingly Supreme Court’s decision to have negative voting options in upcoming elections hardly excited any separatist leader in Kashmir. Reason! Separatists appartently think that...

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...
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Encroaching Every Inch

In Kashmir, the land is not only the last symbol of identity but also the only of the most paying sectors for investment that...

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...