Lawless Law

While the state government has been calling for repealing of AFSPA, it has generally evaded debates on PSA over which it has all the...

Southern Focus

As Kashmir assembly begins its stormy budget session, the opposition is united in disorder. The objective is to have some impact on Chief Minister’s...

Democracy’s Kings

Everybody in J&K politics aspires to be the Chief Minister. It is not only because it is the ultimate what the politics can offer...

Pass It On

Politics has ceased to be a social service. It is a formal profession now. A generation is keen to upscale what it acquires. An...

The Report Card

As Jammu and Kashmir has started the process of sending a new group of representatives to the new Lok Sabha, Muhammad Younis offers certain...

A law of lawlessness

With debate over revocation of AFSPA getting a lot of media attention, Kashmir Life looks into the law believed to be the source of gross human rights violations in J&K.

DISGRACE

The political drama that unfolded right from day one of Budget session in J&K Assembly displayed how low politicians in J&K can stoop. Kashmir...

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 crowds during canvassing: courtesy his brand...

Living Torture

The government has scuttled a bill aimed at preventing torture by police and punishing the perpetrators. Khursheed Wani analyses why the state is reluctant...

Business of Politics

It is been argued since long that politics and business are hand in glove, but in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, they are...

Keeping Them Safe

It takes Rs 100 annually to secure VVIPs in a cash starved state. Safwat Zargar reports the largesse of a system that scrooge on...

Lawmakers Grieved Graves

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 was just a routine day of business in the history of state assembly. The issue of unmarked graves dominated Day...

Sangh On Sale

The BJP won a historic mandate in Jammu - 11 of the 87 seats in 2008 state elections after enforcing an economic blockade on...

A Tradition Survives

The ‘bribe for berth’ case involving Kashmir’s first family is nothing new. It is just a standard practice of how politics has operated here...

SARFAESI Primer

A law that allows banks to take over the mortgaged collaterals in case of willful defaults has taken Kashmir by storm after a division...

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