Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: PDP

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.

‘People have been terrorised into silence. But you can’t buy peace through threats’ — Mehbooba

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti says political unity among J&K parties is key to opposing Modi govt’s decision to scrap Article 370.

NIA grants bail to PDP youth leader Waheed Para who is accused of links with terrorists

The NIA had said Para was arrested in connection with the Naveed Babu-Davinder Singh case for supporting Hizbul Mujahideen in a conspiracy .

Centre has weaponised ED, NIA, CBI in its witch hunt against me, alleges Mehbooba

During a press conference at her Gupkar residence, Mehbooba Mufti alleged that the BJP won 3 seats in the DDC polls by using party's 'money, machinery and manipulation'.

PDP youth leader Waheed Para, arrested under UAPA, wins J&K DDC poll from Pulwama

Waheed Para defeated his nearest rival of the BJP by over 1,000 votes in Tahab (Pulwama I). His party chief Mehbooba Mufti hails the victory.

J-K authorities detain 20 political leaders ahead of DDC poll counting

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said three senior leaders of the party — Sartaj Madni, Mansoor Hussain and Naeem Akhtar – were 'arbitrarily detained'.

J&K calculating how much it spends on politicians, ex-officials overstaying in govt houses

Estates Dept is issuing notices to those living in govt facilities past the appointed tenure. Several politicians, including those from BJP, PDP, Congress, on list of 'defaulters'.

Fissures hit Gupkar alliance’s J&K local poll campaign, but parties blame govt ‘intimidation’

Top leaders in the alliance have given the campaign a complete miss. NC, PDP leaders say J&K administration ‘scuttling’ their campaign.

How Gupkar alliance cracks have surfaced in small Baramulla hamlet in J&K DDC polls

Candidates in all-women Wagoora constituency include PDP women’s wing chief, homemaker representing Gupkar alliance, ex-minister’s wife and a Kashmiri Pandit.

Polls cannot solve Kashmir problem as long as 9 lakh troops posted in J&K, says Mehbooba Mufti

At a press conference Sunday, Mehbooba Mufti talked about detained PDP leader Waheed Para, the Roshni Act and how BJP was muzzling democracy in India.

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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.