Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicNational Conference

Topic: National Conference

J&K block polls saw ‘historic’ turnout, but people in Valley are not convinced

The polls have been held at a time when leaders of NC and PDP are under house arrest, leaving an open field for the BJP.

Abdullahs don’t want to be released before others, signal consensus among parties

Not seeking legal remedy for detention is part of a larger strategy by Valley’s politicians to raise a joint front against Modi government's Article 370 move.

J&K block polls will create a parallel political class as NC & PDP are unlikely to contest

With 310 blocks set to elect chairmen on 24 October, J&K block polls have become the latest flashpoint between state administration and political parties.

After meeting Farooq & Omar Abdullah, NC leaders say party will boycott J&K block polls

Party members meet incarcerated National Conference leaders in Srinagar, and say the situation isn’t conducive for the political process to resume.

Trying to bring back Article 370, says NC as it meets Farooq Abdullah in Srinagar

Farooq Abdullah, who was booked under the PSA last month, flashed the victory sign to media as he met some NC leaders.

The idea of Kashmiriyat is dead. So is India’s secular consensus

Idea of Kashmiriyat rested on asserting Kashmir’s uniqueness, and emerged out of Kashmiri nationalism’s close relationship to Indian nationalism in early 20th century.

Kashmir begins moving politicians out of detention, but they will be under house arrest

The leaders shifted are Hurriyat chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, NC leader Ghulam Ahmad Sofi, PDP leader Muzaffar Baig and CPM’s Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami.

Phone finally rings at NC’s Srinagar HQ but there are just 2 leaders around to take calls

Two weeks after they were first imposed, restrictions that brought life to a standstill in J&K began to be eased over the weekend.

Crybaby or Kashmir saviour: Farooq Abdullah can’t make up his mind

Even when absent from the Valley for four years during its lowest phase, Farooq Abdullah has always claimed to be thinking of ‘my people’.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

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.
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