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National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and NC vice-president Omar Abdullah met PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti at her residence in Srinagar on 14 October 2020 | ANI

Finally Indians can see Abdullahs are part of the problem, not solution in Kashmir

The expectation that the Abdullahs and the Muftis could be part of the solution was a cunning, conniving game the Congress played for decades in Kashmir.
Dal Lake

Pakistan TV and Pakistan Radio were guilty pleasures of many Kashmiris after Independence

In 'The Other Side of The Divide', Sameer Arshad Khatlani writes about how radio crossed the India-Pakistan border after Partition.
Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi had wanted to end impasse in Kashmir and saw Farooq Abdullah as its best bet

Rajiv and Farooq had virtually grown up together. Whenever the Nehru–Gandhi family was in Kashmir, the Abdullah family was always available to them.
Maqbool Bhat

Maqbool Bhat, Kashmir’s first radical separatist, hanged by Indira after diplomat’s killing

ThePrint looks at the life of Maqbool Bhat, who became the leader of the first generation of Kashmiri separatists.
Old photo of the day many Kashmiris lost their lives in protest. | @MirwaizKashmir | Twitter

Ladakh drops Martyrs’ Day & Sheikh Abdullah’s birth anniversary from state holiday list

National Conference founder Sheikh Abdullah's birthday is on 5 December and Martyrs’ Day — when 22 Kashmiri Muslims were killed while protesting against Dogra regime — is on 13 July.
Jammu and Kashmir BDC elections

Even a manufactured panchayat poll leadership in Kashmir by Modi govt may not be enough

An early restoration of respect for land rights of Kashmiris will find universal support in the Valley, including among separatists.

Lion of Kashmir, Sheikh Abdullah’s nationalism clashed with Nehru’s Indian nationalism

Sheikh Abdullah was instrumental in drafting Article 370 for Kashmir, and was thrown into prison for wanting azadi.
The Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

How this General saw Kashmir 50 yrs ago – No signs of fundamentalism, Army had people’s trust

Kashmiris are very conscious of their identity. It has less to do with religion, and more to do with culture.
Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi | File Photo | ThePrint

Modi says new era has begun in Kashmir. Just like Indira Gandhi did almost 50 years ago

In Kashmir, Indira Gandhi’s biggest challenge was local leaders who would cleave to New Delhi’s vision. Modi will face the same thing.
A file photo of Sardar Patel with Jawaharlal Nehru

Sardar Patel was adamant, give Kashmir to Pakistan, take Hyderabad. Nehru saved it: Soz

Mountbatten took Patel’s offer to Lahore the day Indian troops landed in Srinagar. Liaquat Ali, ‘who understood neither history nor geography’ said no, Soz tells Shekhar Gupta.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.