Articles by David Devadas
Aug 05, 2019
Rise in pan-Islamist militancy in Kashmir, possible Taliban rule in Afghanistan: BJP couldn't have picked a worse time to scrap Article 370, 35AQuite apart from its merits or demerits, the timing of the Union government’s revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status could not have been worse. This is true at the international level, quite different from the local level. This is the annual tourist season in the Kashmir Valley, when those connected to this industry expect to make a large part of their annual income.
Dec 29, 2018
Islamic State flags in Srinagar reflect disillusionment that is popularising radical alternatives in KashmirThe waving of Islamic State flags and the chanting of IS slogan from the pulpit of the Jamia mosque in Srinagar after Friday prayers is a chilling reminder.
Nov 21, 2018
Potential Congress-PDP-NC tie-up in Jammu and Kashmir will give Governor Satya Pal Malik a major headacheIt is up to the Centre now, through Governor Satya Pal Malik, to either dissolve the Assembly or let this sort of government be formed
Aug 31, 2018
Kashmir tense as targeting families of policemen and militants has increased stakes and risks in strife-torn stateThe current trend brings to mind the situation in 1990, when the morale of the local police had been deeply undermined.
Aug 24, 2018
New J&K governor Satya Pal Malik sets political circles buzzing, upsets plans of group seeking to form alternative govtIf the appointment of Satya Pal Malik, a politician as the governor of J&K was meant to set the state’s political circles buzzing, it has succeeded.
Aug 23, 2018
Satya Pal Malik appointed new Jammu and Kashmir governor: Replacing NN Vohra rocks the boat unnecessarilyThere is anecdotal evidence from senior officers that former Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra had kept a tight leash on 'collateral damage' by security forces in the Valley
Aug 17, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Statesman who answered questions with disarming wit, ex-PM was never distant or self-importantVajpayee was not just a mass orator and politician in the corridors of power. He was a statesman who put the interests of the country ahead of party or personal interests
Aug 06, 2018
SC to hear Article 35A: Removing provision may cause fiery reaction in Jammu & Kashmir, caution intel officialsThe issue of Article 35-A has assumed critical importance since the Supreme Court is to take up a challenge to the Article on Monday, 6 August.
Jul 02, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir floods: Boats on trucks spark memories of disastrously effete non-governance in 2014Unlike four years ago, Governor NN Vohra’s team seems to be making purposeful preparations to combat the flood in Jammu and Kashmir
Jun 28, 2018
Kashmir corps commander says Governor’s Rule won't impact operations, but NN Vohra's experience may helpLt Gen AK Bhatt held that to the extent that NN Vohra’s wealth of experience might result in Governor’s Rule bringing about improvements in governance and more responsive administration at the ground level would help to bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir.