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File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan said Pakistan doesn’t have use for militant groups. Take it with pinch of salt

Nawaz Sharif said the same thing about Jihadi militants in Pakistan as Imran Khan. Only one of them was removed from office.
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Unlike Donald Trump’s US and Mexico, we can’t build a wall between India and Pakistan

The terrain of India-Pakistan conflict is a lonely, barren place where soldiers and ordinary citizens pay the cost.
Pak PM Imran Khan

The way Pakistan sees it, Modi govt is playing a risky game & must de-escalate soon

PM Modi’s escalation is based on the calculation that India can afford it given the country’s diplomatic clout.
Militants

1 police officer & 1 militant killed during gun battle in Kulgam

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Turigam area of Kulgam district following information about presence of some militants there.
A damaged CRPF vehicle in Pulwama district | PTI

Before Pakistan, India needs to give a clear message to the people of the Valley

India's stern message has to first go to perpetrators in J&K— the people who brought in the explosives, helped in storing it and organising Pulwama attack.
Zeenat-ul-Islam, top Al-Badr commander

One of Kashmir’s three most-wanted terrorists, Zeenat-ul-Islam, killed in encounter

Zeenat-ul-Islam, a top Al-Badr commander, is believed to have been involved in militancy since 2008.
Girls studying in a school in Pakistan

Local tribal council negotiating talks with militants who burnt down schools in Diamer district

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Online petition launched asking Imran Khan to lift ban on release of film ‘Manto’ in Pakistan; Pakistan-Afghanistan border to be completed by December 2019. 
Indian Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times

Indian Army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

The unpopular coalition government could not provide the healing touch in Jammu and Kashmir.
File image of the Indian army in Kashmir

More killings, greater alienation: How the situation in Kashmir is slipping out of hand

Since the Narendra Modi-led BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, Kashmir has witnessed more violence, deaths and alienation of the masses
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti

‘Rogue elements’ were lured by money to contest Kashmir local polls, Mehbooba Mufti says

Former CM Mehbooba Mufti also says low turnout shows Kashmir local body polls are a wasted effort

On Camera

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.