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Muzamil Jaleel


New J&K security law by Governor, for Governor
Mon, Dec 10, 2018

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
Sun, Dec 09, 2018

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
Fri, Dec 07, 2018

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
Wed, Dec 05, 2018

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
Sun, Dec 02, 2018

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
Fri, Nov 30, 2018

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
Mon, Nov 26, 2018

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
Sun, Nov 25, 2018

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
Sat, Nov 24, 2018

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
Sat, Nov 24, 2018

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
Fri, Nov 23, 2018

“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
Thu, Nov 22, 2018

"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
Thu, Nov 22, 2018

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
Thu, Nov 22, 2018

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
Sun, Nov 11, 2018

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
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

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
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

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.

Jammu-Kashmir breakup: Facing ‘biggest challenge’, PDP ready for a fresh start
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Jammu-Kashmir: PDP sources said that once J&K is under New Delhi’s direct rule, they would go on an all-out offensive. The collapse of the alliance has now left the PDP uncertain about its own future.

Since 2010, 467 local youth from 354 villages across Jammu-Kashmir have become militants
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

A report by security agencies has spotlighted the geographical spread of the militancy that was quelled in 2010, but which surged after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016.

New militant recruits not driven by ideology, most attended govt schools: J&K police
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

Titled “Radicalisation and Terrorism in J&K — A Study”, the CID says that the aim of the study was “to gauge the existence and extent of radicalisation in the youth of Kashmir”.

J-K interlocutor underlines: For talks, need to cool tempers first
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

“Unless we are able to address sentiments and bring down violence, it will be difficult to think about any political dialogue, any political solution." Sharma said.

My priority is to lay foundation stone from where we can start further dialogue: Dineshwar Sharma
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

In a recent interview with The Indian Express, Dineshwar Sharma remained silent on "contentious aspects" of his assignment and instead talked about his understanding of the current situation and his challenges as the Centre's representative, both in Srinagar and New Delhi.

Local recruits & Burhan Wani’s killing: Security officials map militancy’s new patterns in the Valley
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

Typically, a fresh recruit today announces his entry into militant ranks by posing with a gun and posting that picture on social media.

Jammu and Kashmir: Encounters fuel militant hiring, says official report
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

Jammu and Kashmir: “A single encounter in an area today draws severe law and order situations ending up many a time in the attack on the encounter site. (and) the deaths of protesters,” states the report.

BJP leaders’ firm that bought Nagrota land owes Rs 29.31 crore to J&K Bank, account NPA
Mon, May 14, 2018

Nirmal Singh received a strong letter from the Corps Commander of the Army’s 16 Corps, Lt General Saranjeet Singh, telling him to halt construction on the plot since it was illegal and a security risk to the ammunition depot and to the personnel who lived there.