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With 35A debate, is Kashmir more about domestic politics & less about strategic interests?

PM Narendra Modi Tuesday said that Articles 370 and 35A act as hindrance in the development of J&K, where people ‘want a change’.
Rajnath Singh, PM Modi and Amit Shah launching the BJP manifesto

BJP taps aspirational classes, promises ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ – once again

While the BJP manifesto or ‘Sankalp Patra’ includes a bit of populism, it largely projects the party as a facilitator for aspirational classes.
Police personnel stand guard in Srinagar | PTI

Kashmir has progressed after separatists & terrorists have been badly hit: Jaitley

The people of Kashmir are welcoming development, while the activities of the state’s two mainstream parties have been confined to social media, writes Arun Jaitley.
Security personnel stand guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar | PTI

Kashmiris more agitated over fate of Article 35A than talk of India-Pakistan war

A senior Kashmiri official of the Jammu & Kashmir govt said any move to tinker with Article 35A will create a law and order situation that 'will be difficult to control'.
File image of Omar Abdullah | Twitter

Tinkering with Article 370 or 35A will be disastrous for Jammu and Kashmir: Omar Abdullah

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Omar Abdullah speaks to ThePrint on several issues, including impact of Pulwama attack on Kashmir, alliances and Pakistan.
Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Kashmir on edge again as hearing on Article 35A in Supreme Court draws closer

The case has been in the Supreme Court since 2014, when a Delhi-based NGO called We The Citizens challenged its validity.
Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik | PTI

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik says no plans to tweak permanent residency rules

Recent reports suggested the J&K administration under Governor Satya Pal Malik was looking to ease the procedure for the grant of permanent resident status.
File image of Mehbooba Mufti | PTI

Mehbooba Mufti says clubbing Article 35A issue with local body polls a ‘disastrous idea’

PDP chief's statement comes hours after the National Conference announced decision to boycott elections until Centre clarifies its stance on the issue.
Supreme Court

Article 35A in the SC: J&K is not the only state our Constitution makes concessions for

There are at least 11 others allowed special privileges, mostly to preserve their local culture. ThePrint explains.
Representational image | PTI Photo/S Irfan

Kashmir shut down after separatists protest Supreme Court’s hearing on Article 35A

Supreme Court will hear on the validity of Article 35A which bars people, from outside the state, from acquiring any immovable property in the state.

On Camera

US ban on Chinese ownership of TikTok does no favours for Facebook, Google

By citing data privacy and foreign influence to justify its restrictions, the US has thrown a spotlight on issues that Silicon Valley’s social media giants have kept in the shadows.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Vodafone Idea posts eighth straight loss, loses more subscribers

Vodafone Idea has so far failed to win better payment terms from the govt on the money it owes. Its net debt was Rs 1.2 lakh crore as of the quarter ended June.

Defence

Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Document saying sensitive Ladakh standoff likely to be prolonged removed from MoD website

In the official document, now taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.