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CISF jawans | Nayanika Chatterjee/ ThePrint

Central Industrial Security Force tightens up security of its Jammu & Kashmir units

Troops have been provided with bullet proof jackets and vehicles due to the enhanced alert in the state.
File image of Omar Abdullah | Facebook

Attack on Kashmiris will harm idea of India in J&K more than anything, says Omar Abdullah

Former state CM Omar Abdullah was reacting to a video on Twitter showing two Kashmiri men being beaten up by a group of men in Lucknow.

To return or not — Kashmiris driven out of Uttarakhand colleges don’t know what to do

It was ‘second home’ but reaction of locals to Kashmiri students after Pulwama changed that. After scrambling home, now they want to return but are unsure of safety.
Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik | PTI

J&K governor differs from state parties, wants separate Lok Sabha and assembly polls

Sources in J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik's office cite security concerns, particularly after the 14 February Pulwama terror attack.
L-R: Ghulam Hassan Dar, father of Adil Dar, the Hizbul Mujahideen militant, with his relatives at his house in Gundibagh, Pulwama | Moushumi Das Gupta/ThePrint

More boys will take to guns if there are no peace talks: Pulwama suicide bomber’s father

Fathers of Adil Dar, Pulwama bomber, and Burhan Wani, Hizbul commander killed in 2016, say young Kashmiris are impatient & unafraid, and only talks can resolve situation.
Children, residents of Kamalkote, at the shelter | Moushumi Das Gupta/ThePrint

‘Home is home, why can’t govt find solution’ — Kashmiris driven to shelters by LoC firing

An estimated 300 villagers living along the LoC have been moved to evacuation camps amid ferocious firing from Pakistan.
Security personnel (representational image) | Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

2 militants killed in an encounter in J&K’s Pulwama district

The encounter broke out at Tral area, the security forces cordoned off area and launched an operation to flush out militants.
File image of the Indian army in Kashmir

Pakistan violates ceasefire after two-day lull along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

A defence spokesperson said that Pakistan initiated the unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing mortar shells and small arms on forward posts and villages.

Congress party slams Modi government over OIC resolution on Jammu and Kashmir

Reacting to the resolution, New Delhi asserted that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and the issue is strictly internal to the country.
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.

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?