Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: PDP

BJP bulldozing ‘secular nature’ of India, making ‘many mini-Pakistans’, says Mehbooba Mufti

In an interview, former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti says BJP not looking at AFSPA in Kashmir as a ‘human problem. They think it’s a Muslim majority state, so marte hain toh marne do’.

Howl of protest over J&K delimitation isn’t a surprise. PDP, NC didn’t mind injustice to Jammu

While both NC and PDP can oppose the new J&K delimitation proposals and retain hold over their constituencies, for the Congress, it is a strange predicament.

Anurag Thakur terms Mehbooba Mufti’s remarks over Taliban takeover as ‘anti-India, absurd’

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti Sunday had asked the Centre to take a lesson from Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and urged the govt to hold dialogue in J&K and return its special status.

J&K appoints 20 nodal officers to aid delimitation exercise

The nodal officers shall assist the delimitation commission and receive representations from stakeholders, J&K govt said in an order.

PDP to stay away from delimitation process, writes to panel member

In a letter to the Delimitation Commission, PDP said it will not be part of 'some exercise, the outcome which is widely believed to be pre-planned'.

Mufti seeks J&K LG’s intervention against eviction of PDP leaders from govt quarters

The former J&K CM said her party's leaders are being forcefully targeted, and that she'll hold Lt Governor Manoj Sinha accountable if anything untoward happens to them.

Asked Google for emails sent between PDP’s Waheed Parra & Pakistan-based terrorists: J&K Police

In chargesheet, J&K Police says there is prima facie evidence 'sufficient to launch prosecution' against Parra for establishing nexus with terrorists to seek their backing for his political gains.

NIA files chargesheet against PDP leader Waheed Para in terror funding case

The central investigation agency said the PDP youth leader was a crucial player in 'political-separatist-terrorist' nexus in Jammu and Kashmir.

PDP demanding restoration of pre-August 2019 status for J&K, says Mehbooba Mufti

The PDP chief also called for resumption of dialogue for the resolution of the Kashmir issue and said that there was 'jungle raj' in the country.

Arrested PDP leader Waheed Para being tortured to admit to false charges, alleges Mehbooba

First arrested by NIA for alleged links to Hizbul Mujahideen, Waheed Para was given bail. Two days after his release, he was arrested by Jammu Police and remains in custody.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.