The Mufti government retorted that the power to declare an area disturbed was “inherent in AFSPA”. But the issue could be more complex than that.
The former Pakistan NSA talks of the 26/11 probe, terrorism inside Pakistan, and why peace in Afghanistan is important.
Varying interpretations of several parts of the agenda for governance might bring the allies in confrontation with each other.
Act lapsed, notifications expired but govt will examine ‘denotifying’.
Muzamil Jaleel explains the facts and context of the controversy over the flag of Jammu & Kashmir.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Hurriyat hardliner, sees same motives, different approach in PDP and BJP
Hours ahead of the elections, PDP had issued a statement saying Guru’s hanging was a “travesty of justice”.
Alam, who has spent most of his adult life in prison under preventive detention, has got bail in 26 of the 27 cases he faces; has been acquitted in the remaining one.
Imran got Information Technology (IT), Technical Education and Sports and Youth Services.
Mufti made a reference to Srinagar, saying he is proud because the heart of Kashmir came out to vote for the first time.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed allocates ministries, BJP gets several key depts.
Peace a prerequisite... people from across, Hurriyat and militants allowed polls: Mufti .
Mufti equated the PDP-BJP coalition with "bringing together of North Pole with South Pole".
PM Narendra Modi and PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed are scheduled to meet today.
The meeting between PDP patron Mufti Sayeed and the Prime Minister Modi is now scheduled for Friday morning.
"In coming days a PDP-BJP alliance government in J&K will be in place," said BJP President Amit Shah.
Referring to the protest by activist Anna Hazare Azad said: “We are very happy that other social organisations, including Anna Hazare, have supported our viewpoint.
Ghulam Nabi Azad talks to Muzamil Jaleel about Congress’s plan to oppose land ordinance, politics in J&K and Delhi.
The agenda of alliance between the two parties seems heavily tilted towards the BJP.
Behind PDP noise, a softening on core issues; for every BJP climbdown, a workable defence.
PDP leadership is unwilling to “both compromise or be seen as compromising” on Art. 370, AFSPA and Western Pakistan refugees.
For the seat vacated by PCC chief Saif-ud-Din Soz, there is a contest between Fayaz Mir of PDP and NC’s Sajjad Kitchloo.
4 seats at stake, tying up now can provide the numbers and end the suspense over a coalition.
Sources said terms of a BJP-PDP alliance will be based on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
With the results belying those hopes, Mufti knows fate has dealt him a hand from where there may not be second chances.
PDP spokesman Nayeem Akhtar said, "It was a courtesy call obviously to explore possibilities."
Sources said the MLAs were divided on the question of an alliance with the BJP .
While PDP has secured 28 seats, BJP bagged 25 in the elections to the 87-member state Assembly.
NC wants PDP to go with BJP so that they can gain from the decision’s political fallout.
The BJP represents everything that we oppose and they detest everything that we believe in, said Omar.
PDP with 28 is followed by BJP with 25 and if Sajad Lone’s two seats are added, they together number 55.
This election has deepened the faultline. Only wise leadership can stall this process.
Difficult choices for PDP: Partner either with the BJP or the Congress to get to the midway 44-seat mark.
He asked whether people who been ruling the state for last 60 years have been able to provide them basic facilities.
Why 2014 bears an uncanny resemblance to 1983, and why that’s troubling
Modi said corruption is the biggest challenge and unless it ends, the common man in Kashmir cannot progress.