Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Kashmir

Modi’s ‘sabka saath, sabka vishwas’ call needs more ‘prayas’ on ground, not another slogan

India’s priority right now is to begin the process of reconciliation between Hindus and Muslims and make it the permanent requirement for governance.

‘Mehengai maar gayi’: Urdu press quotes Manoj Kumar hit as Centre & states tussle on fuel prices

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Valley terrorist count down below 150, target is to go under 100 by year-end, says IGP Kashmir

Vijay Kumar, 1997-batch IPS officer, says in interview that local support for terror outfits is falling, 'hybrid terrorists' are a challenge J&K Police is focussing on.

As Kashmir marks 10-year tourist boom, selfies, shikaras & pherans help make memories

J&K tourism department data says over 3.5 lakh tourists have visited Kashmir in the last three months. This number is expected to go up in the coming months.

‘Poor security’, ‘bad conditions’: Why Panchayat members holed up in Srinagar hotels are angry

Modi’s scheduled to visit Jammu on 24 April — Panchayati Raj Diwas. But the panchayat representatives want more than ‘just announcements’ from the prime minister.

Kashmir Online Store— a dry fruits company that sells high-quality natural products

The company offers everything from dry fruits, saffron, spices and more. It also has an excellent customer service system with a team of dedicated representatives.

Modi govt’s order to reduce AFSPA in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland bold. Kashmir should be next

For generations, Indian discussions on counterinsurgency have been curiously amnesiac. Modi govt needs to see that the problem isn't AFSPA.

Not just Pandits, Kashmiri Muslims suffered terrorism too and it was all Pakistan’s doing

Both Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims were victims of terrorism. The former, of ruthless ethnic cleansing and the latter, of a cruel ideological purge.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives in Delhi amid row over Kashmir remark

Wang Yi is likely to meet his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar Friday. This is first visit of a senior Chinese leader in two years since the border stand-off between the two countries.

Vajpayee, Advani to UPA — The Kashmir Files acknowledges a tragedy no one wanted to talk about

VP Singh, LK Advani, Narasimha Rao, Vajpayee, and UPA govts all failed to recognise the pain of Kashmiri Pandits. Now The Kashmir Files is rectifying that.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.