Muzamil Jaleel

Articles By Muzamil Jaleel

How Governor’s rule and President’s rule set J&K apart from other states

The state has been under central rule eight times, and moved from Governor’s rule to President’s rule (after six months) on two of those occasions.

J&K resettlement law: who it is for, why it has been challenged in Supreme Court

What is the law, and why has it been challenged?

J&K House dissolution: Supreme Court to hear plea today

The petition generated fresh interest within the two opposing political camps in J&K, which had staked claim to form the government hours before the Assembly was dissolved.

New J&K security law by Governor, for Governor

The move by the Governor to introduce another law under his tenure — now for his own security — has been questioned by political leaders, who described it as 'ironic' and an attempt to create 'a great wall of China around himself'.

All eyes on J&K Governor as SC to hear resettlement law

The reason for the focus on the Resettlement Law case is the apprehension among J&K’s political parties that, like in the case related to Article 35A, the Governor’s administration would “dilute” the stance of successive state governments in the court.

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik may bring in new juvenile justice law

The new law, for the first time, has a provision on adoption, which is seen as a “breach in J&K’s Permanent Resident Act”.

Governor Satyapal Malik’s decision to dissolve House unconstitutional: J&K BJP leader

Gagan Bhagat said “all the BJP legislators want the Assembly to be revived” but “haven’t come out in the open”.

J&K administration mulls change in grant of Resident Certificates

Apart from the fact that this is a sensitive issue in Jammu and Kashmir, this is the fourth significant move by a regime that is essentially caretaker after Malik dissolved the Assembly.

Why Sharada Peeth is back in focus with the opening of Kartarpur corridor

A temple of huge importance for Kashmiri Pandits, but which stands across the LoC, and is out of bounds. But it is back in focus with the opening of Kartarpur Corridor.

Bilal Lone says his path different, set to change name of his Peoples Conference

THE ELDER brother of Peoples Conference leader and BJP ally Sajad Lone is planning to change the name of his party to “end any confusion”. A senior separatist leader, Bilal Lone represents his Peoples Conference (PC) in the Hurriyat Conference. His brother Sajad Lone, who switched over to mainstream in 2009. too is heading his […]

In surprise visit, Norway’s ex-PM meets separatist leaders in J&K

Mirwaiz said Bondevik told them that this “is a stage when India and Pakistan need assistance because there has been no forward movement (between the two countries) for four, five years”. 

Satyapal Malik puts J&K Bank in public sector, kicks off autonomy row

PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti described it as a “disturbing step to snatch every bit of autonomy that our institutions have”. Sajad Lone of People’s Conference said his party’s economic philosophy is decentralisation and total liberalisation.

Hunger for chair driving PDP, NC, says Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Sajad Lone’s Peoples Conference was in fact part of the Mirwaiz’s Hurriyat until he decided to contest polls. Lone’s elder brother Bilal Lone is an executive member of the Hurriyat.

Sajad Lone to PDP, NC: Go to court, I have the numbers

“It will be a blessing in disguise for us. I am confident they will not have the requisite numbers. I don’t think they will approach the court because their sole aim is to save their families (Muftis and Abdullahs) from rebellion against their leadership”.

Jammu-Kashmir: Centre stole mandate… BJP spending money to buy loyalty, says Mehbooba Mufti

"We are looking at a broader and new combination to form a coalition government in J&K (because) there is a serious threat to J&K’s special status," Mehbooba Mufti said.

Jammu-Kashmir assembly dissolved: Congress-PDP-NC alliance sees it as a win-win situation

The sudden dissolution of the Assembly will adversely impact Sajad Lone and his efforts to cobble up a new coalition that he has tirelessly on worked for months.

In J&K, making of an unlikely alliance

What made arch rivals NC and PDP come together along with Congress, how their alliance forced the Centre’s hand, and why the 3 parties will still look to use the Assembly dissolution to their advantage

Modi has to measure up to Vajpayee, not any Congress PM, Congress needs to introspect that: J&K leader Sajad Lone

The son of late Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Lone, he chose ‘pro-India’ politics over the separatist camp when he fought the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. He joined BJP in 2014.

New police-militant faultline in Kashmir Valley: family versus family

The abductions have stunned J&K Police and left the top brass embarrassed, especially after a purported video clip went viral — of a relative of one of those abducted pleading for mercy.

BJP-PDP alliance break-up: Muscular policy won’t work, J&K not enemy territory, says Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti said: “We are in good spirits. We have no regrets”. She said her party did not want to attempt another government formation. “I have sent my resignation to the Governor Sahib (N N Vohra), saying we don’t want to explore any other alliance,’’ she said.