Browsing: Legislature

Elections
Have a Nice Stay Sir!

Despite enjoying freebies worth crores, lawmakers drain the system by turning defaulters when it comes to pay back. Syed Asma…

Elections
Keeping Them Safe

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

Elections
Travesty of travel

The state still caught in monarch practice of durbar move is safe-haven for its movers and shakers who often fly…

Business
Business of Politics

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

Elections
Pass It On

Politics has ceased to be a social service. It is a formal profession now. A generation is keen to upscale…

Elections
Wages And Beyond

Legislature is gradually becoming an expensive institution as lawmakers, cutting across party lines, use their position to dictate their costs…

Cover Story
Democracy’s Kings

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

History
A Tradition Survives

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

Crime
Stop, Don’t Slap Her

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir gave his ascent recently to a law against domestic violence six years after the…

Governance
Sure sour pie

Couples resort to court marriages, mostly, to overcome parental dissent. However, the notary registration of marriages, which is only valid…

Cover Story
Sangh On Sale

The BJP won a historic mandate in Jammu – 11 of the 87 seats in 2008 state elections after enforcing…

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Lawless Law

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

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Living Torture

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

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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.