Like Lincoln, Modi too needed an iron-will. Lincoln had to be ruthless with racial fascism in his time. For Modi, it was, to quote Bashir Assad in his book K File, masla-e-Kashmir is no longer political; it is about Nizam-e-Mustafa; it is a pan-Islamic movement now. Lincoln didn’t have any choice. Neither did Modi.
The direction came when senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that the public transport vehicles were not allowed to ply in Jammu and Kashmir which amounted to abrogation of fundamental rights like freedom to move freely and practise business.
S Jaishankar delivering the fourth RNG Lecture provided an assessment of the last 70 years of India’s foreign policy choices and challenged past positions — from dealing with China on boundary issues and handling Pakistan to managing ties with the US.
As many as 1.6 lakh students will appear in the upcoming Board of School Education (BOSE) examinations at 1,502 centres across Kashmir, where only a total of 20.13 per cent students are attending schools post August 5
The restoration of cellphone services is part of a series of announcements by the administration on easing of restrictions that were imposed around August 5, when J&K was stripped of its special status.
As Kashmir reels under curfew, deserted highways, empty parks and public places say it all about the tense situation in the region. For the ninth consecutive day, the Valley's connection with the outside world has been cut.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah diluted the special status to Jammu and Kashmir guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution without scrapping the provision. The BJP workers celebrated the development across the country by distributing sweets and bursting crackers.
Last month, the BJP walked out of the coalition in J&K, ending the three-year-old power sharing agreement with the PDP in the state. Union minister Jitendra Singh has been one of BJP’s most vocal voices in this issue and defends the party’s decision to pull out of the J&K coalition citing that the decision was dictated […]