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Diplomacy
That Televised War

It has been 17 years since India and Pakistan fought a ‘localized’ war over the hills between Zoji La and…

Conflict
The Gilgit Rebel

From Gilgit to Kupwara, Srinagar to Jammu and eventually from Muzaffarabad to London, Amanullah Khan Astori lived an eventful life…

History
Over to Professor

After he was barred from teaching in 1986, the disgruntled Prof Abdul Gani Bhat began lecturing on politics in a…

Elections
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…

Elections
Ghulam Mohammad Mir

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

Elections
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…

Elections
Assassinated

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

Elections
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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