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Kashmir: Gupkar declaration assumes more significance
On August 4, 2019, a meeting of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir held at the Gupkar Residence of Dr Farooq Abdullah had resolved to protect and defend the identity, autonomy and special status of J&K. A year later, major political parties have reiterated their support for the declaration.
This Time Last year: A Reporter’s Kashmir Diary
A reporter from Kashmir valley recollects the events that unfolded before and after the revocation of the special status of Kashmir on August 5 last year.
Jammu and Kashmir after one year of abrogation of article 370
A year after the government ended the special position of Jammu and Kashmir, the promised new dawn of peace and development in the region is yet to appear on the horizon.
Anti-militancy operations continue in Kashmir amid COVID-19
The increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in Kashmir has had very little impact on militancy. Over the last 24 hours, nine militants and three soldiers were killed in two separate gun battles across the southern and northern parts of the Valley.
New domicile law: a story of disappointment and breach of trust in J&K
New Delhi has a long track record of belying the trust of the Kashmiri leadership - from the National Conference, the grand old party of the region, to the newly minted Apni Party, the story is well-nigh the same.
Omar Abdullah freed from detention, seeks release of all prisoners
Immediately after being freed, Omar Abdullah appealed the government to release all the detainees languishing in different jails in and outside Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah also demanded the release of his political adversary and erstwhile counterpart, Mehbooba Mufti and restoration of high-speed data services.
Coronavirus hitting education, business even harder in Kashmir
A woman, who had returned from Saudi Arabia, was tested positive for the COVID 19 in Kashmir on Wednesday. The authorities are taking every possible measure to contain the spread of the virus, putting in place stringent restrictions.
Abdullah's detention: A new addition to New Delhi's love-hate relationship with National Conference
A look at the relationship between the Abdullahs and the National Conference, and the central government in New Delhi.
Kashmir: Demeaning Shekih Mohammad Abdullah and his legacy
After the Modi-led BJP government came to power for the second time in 2019, the party made several efforts to dismantle Sheikh Abdullah's legacy. Apart from incarcerating Sheikh’s son and grandson and hundreds of others after undoing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August last year, the government also dropped the holiday observed on the birth anniversary of Sheikh from the list of red-letter days in the calendar. The latest such decision is to drop the title of Sher-e-Kashmir from Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC).