Browsing: Legislature

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…

Sure sour pie

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

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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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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.

Bills in the bin

Most of the private member bills introduced in legislature fail to turn into a law for want of numbers. That…

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Blood For Booty

Macchil murders add one more chapter to the bloody history of fake encounters in Kashmir, where greed for medals and…

Elections 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…