Relatives of political detainees coming out of MLA hostel Srinagar - KL Image by Tahir Bhat
Dr Farooq Abdullah with his wife Molly Abdullah. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

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...

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...

Wages And Beyond

Legislature is gradually becoming an expensive institution as lawmakers, cutting across party lines, use their position to dictate their costs for the system they...

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...

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...

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...

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 Indian Parliament passed a...

Sure sour pie

Couples resort to court marriages, mostly, to overcome parental dissent. However, the notary registration of marriages, which is only valid in J&K is also...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Bills in the bin

Most of the private member bills introduced in legislature fail to turn into a law for want of numbers. That does not mean the...

Blood For Booty

Macchil murders add one more chapter to the bloody history of fake encounters in Kashmir, where greed for medals and rewards feeds on human...
Jammu Youth creating ruckus in JK Assembly being manhandled-Photo:Bilal Bahadur

Legislating, first time

Some 30 first-timers made it to the legislative assembly in 2008. Hamidullah Dar talks to some of them about their maiden experiences in the...

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