Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: PDP

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.

Waheed Para’s arrest shows Centre’s persecution of Kashmiri politicians — PDP chief Mehbooba

Waheed Para, president of PDP's youth wing, was arrested on 25 November 2020. Mehbooba Mufti claims Kashmiri politicians are being punished for not toeing central govt's line.

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Army chief Gen M.M. Naravane addressing the annual press conference on 12 January | ANI

Many good reasons to demilitarise Siachen. But India-Pakistan ties too torn to allow it

After 10 years, India has spoken about Siachen. Army chief General Naravane said that the country wasn’t opposed to demilitarisation of the glacier.

Why domestic consumers may not be enough to power India’s economy

The Covid pandemic has hollowed out India’s middle class by destroying 10 million manufacturing jobs. For the second time in history, self-reliance might prove to be a costly mistake.


File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

These Chinese fears about India ‘choking’ key road are holding up Hot Springs disengagement

A 13-hour meeting of Indian and Chinese military commanders held last week ended without an agreement, and further talks are expected to be held.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.