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Sajad Lone released from ‘house arrest’ after a year but can’t leave home until 5 August

Peoples Conference chief Lone, who was part of the PDP-BJP govt in J&K, was detained along with scores of other politicians ahead of the scrapping of Article 370 last August.
A file photo of Congress leader Saifuddin Soz. | Photo: ANI

‘Not allowed to meet daughter’ — Congress leader Soz says J&K lied in SC that he is free

J&P politician Saifuddin Soz says he was not allowed to go out of his house Wednesday, hours after the administration told SC that he was ‘never detained’.
Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC disposes plea after J&K admin says Congress leader Saifuddin Soz not under detention

The Supreme Court bench said the J&K administration has stated that no detention order with regard to Soz was passed, and the plea cannot be entertained in view of its counter affidavit.
File photo of Saifuddin Soz addressing a press conference during in Srinagar

SC seeks reply of Centre, J&K on plea against Congress leader Saifuddin Soz’s house arrest

In her plea, Saifuddin Soz's wife Mumtazunnisa Soz alleges the reasons for his detention have not been given and that they are unable to challenge the arrest.

Saifuddin Soz sparks fresh row & how India’s foreign relations become a ‘man-made disaster’

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Given a chance, Kashmiris today will vote for independence: Cong veteran echoes Musharraf

This was former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s assessment in 2007. In his book on Kashmir, Saifuddin Soz says it holds true even today.

Kashmiri leaders slam BJP’s Ram Madhav for tough military position

BJP general secretary had said government will neutralise every militant in the valley. Critics said he does not understand the Kashmir problem. ThePrint Team

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.