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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Haseeb A Drabu

The writer is the former finance minister of J&K

Without Article 370, questions may have arisen about definition of J&K territory and India’s claim to POK
Thu, Sep 12, 2019

While the Constitution explicitly provides for expansion, “such other territories as may be acquired”, there is no provision for Parliament to reduce the territory of India. Yet that is precisely what the Constitution Order 2019 has done. This in itself is a sufficient ground for it to be struck down by the Supreme Court.

Suspension of J&K LoC trade is a regressive step and a lost opportunity
Thu, Apr 25, 2019

The essence of LoC trade was to extend the familial and social interconnectedness into the arena of business and commerce. To start with, this trade was meant to result in interaction between people and help build partnerships across the two parts of J&K.

If Article 35A is expended it will impinge on basic tenets of constitutional interpretation
Sat, Mar 30, 2019

It became law through a constitutional process. Its repeal will be a blow to federal India

Militancy, not militants
Wed, Dec 19, 2018

The incentive system and reward scheme for killing militants in Kashmir must be scrapped and a holistic surrender and rehabilitation policy needs to be put in place.

Friction is good
Mon, Nov 19, 2018

But RBI-government relationship needs to be managed in a changed macroeconomic policy regime.