Sajad Rathar, a Kashmiri student leader and former vice president of the AMU students' union, who is spearheading the hunger strike and boycott call, said how could the students think of celebrations when Kashmiris have been caged in their homes.
Imran Khan's biggest headache in the maiden year of his government has been on the economic front. Prices have skyrocketed amid rising inflation while the government has been unable to attract any foreign investment and also failed in creating business opportunities within the country.
In its 72 years of independence, India has several achievements to its credit. It has built a modern economy (second fastest growing economy), remained a democracy, lifted millions out of poverty, has become a space and nuclear power and developed a robust foreign policy.
About 100 students from Kashmir are presently enrolled in Jadavpur University, one of the premier institutes in Kolkata. The dean of the university said the decision to ease hostel rules was taken at a meeting on Monday evening.
While a few veterans like Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti had opted out of the poll race citing health issues, the party dropped some leaders who crossed 75 -- the unofficial age limit set by the saffron party for induction into Cabinet, and which has now been extended to contesting elections.
Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, J&K, HP, Uttarakhand Election Results 2019 Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA had won 29 of the total 42 seats across these seven states riding on the "Modi wave".
In this exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Gambhir, who has been fielded by BJP from East Delhi, speaks about what prompted him to join politics, why he feels AAP has betrayed Delhi and his Twitter spat with Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah.
"It is very unfortunate that in the run-up to this election we have seen that the Army has been dragged into politics. Such kind of things just brings down the level of politics. People are just spreading hate," said Congress' South Delhi candidate Vijender Singh.
Interestingly, this election season has seen unprecedented personal attacks and verbal volleys on women politicians, with male politicians delving into unparliamentary language when talking about their female counterparts.
At present, the condition of tea gardens and its workers present a picture of deprivation and want even though the tea plantations are touted as India's second largest employer. In Darjeeling district itself, three tea gardens have been closed and workers are still to receive their dues.