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Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti

Abdullah, Mufti in Kashmir aren’t ‘pro-India mainstream’. They’re just not openly anti-India

If rudimentary oath-taking to Constitution is a sign of being pro-India, then even Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani took oath as an MLA.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PIB

Demonetisation, GST, now Kashmir. Modi govt doesn’t think beyond the first step

If things get better in Kashmir, give half of the credit to Modi government and the other half to sheer dumb luck.
PM Modi with Army and BSF Jawans in Kashmir in 2017 | @narendramodi/Twitter

Modi’s Mission Kashmir was to make scrapping of Article 35A a necessity. That moment is now

If Modi govt fails to scrap Article 35A now, it will be loss of face for Delhi and a de facto surrender of Kashmir to transnational terror groups.
Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani (L) and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (C) with Kjell Magne Bondevik (R), former Norwegian prime minister | @MirwaizKashmir ‏/Twitter

Separatist Hurriyat Conference has lost ground in Kashmir, but not its relevance

Politicians & analysts say while the Hurriyat has lost some of its appeal, it is still the long-term destination for pro-azadi voices, and must be engaged.
Gen Asad Durrani

Ex-ISI chief Durrani, who admitted to creation of Hurriyat, stripped of pension benefits

Pakistan’s strictures come in the wake of the publication of Spy Chronicles, a collaboration between Durrani and former RAW chief A.S. Dulat.
A file image of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Pakistan reaching out to us as it cannot approach India, says Hurriyat’s Mirwaiz

Separatist leader justifies phone call with Pakistan foreign minister, says Hurriyat is the voice of Kashmiris, points out Vajpayee govt let them meet Musharraf. 
A file image of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq placed under house arrest ahead of Modi visit

Mirwaiz tweeted that the J&K government had gone into panic mode ahead of the Prime Minister's visit.
Farooq Abdullah

BJP criticises Farooq Abdullah’s promise on J-K’s regional autonomy

National Conference chief Farooq Abduallh had promised regional autonomy if his party comes to power in the state.
A file of photo Dineshwar Sharma (L) with Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi

BJP divided over dialogue with ‘extra-constitutional’ Hurriyat

Some senior BJP leaders say interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma should not talk to separatists, days after Ram Madhav stressed on dialogue with them.

On Camera

A house marked in Delhi during coronavirus pandemic | Twitter

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.