Rise in pan-Islamist militancy in Kashmir, possible Taliban rule in Afghanistan: BJP couldn't have picked a worse time to scrap Article 370, 35A
Quite 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.
Islamic State flags in Srinagar reflect disillusionment that is popularising radical alternatives in Kashmir
The 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.
Potential Congress-PDP-NC tie-up in Jammu and Kashmir will give Governor Satya Pal Malik a major headache
It is up to the Centre now, through Governor Satya Pal Malik, to either dissolve the Assembly or let this sort of government be formed
Kashmir tense as targeting families of policemen and militants has increased stakes and risks in strife-torn state
The current trend brings to mind the situation in 1990, when the morale of the local police had been deeply undermined.
New J&K governor Satya Pal Malik sets political circles buzzing, upsets plans of group seeking to form alternative govt
If 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.
Satya Pal Malik appointed new Jammu and Kashmir governor: Replacing NN Vohra rocks the boat unnecessarily
There 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
Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Statesman who answered questions with disarming wit, ex-PM was never distant or self-important
Vajpayee 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
SC to hear Article 35A: Removing provision may cause fiery reaction in Jammu & Kashmir, caution intel officials
The 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.
Jammu and Kashmir floods: Boats on trucks spark memories of disastrously effete non-governance in 2014
Unlike four years ago, Governor NN Vohra’s team seems to be making purposeful preparations to combat the flood in Jammu and Kashmir
Kashmir corps commander says Governor’s Rule won't impact operations, but NN Vohra's experience may help
Lt 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.
BJP chief Amit Shah accused the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government of discriminating against the Jammu and Ladakh regions.
Amit Shah's aggressive speech in Jammu brings back focus on J&K's special status and the politics around it
BJP president Amit Shah's aggressive speech in Jammu on Saturday brought the focus back on special powers for the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Ghulam Nabi Azad must revisit critique of army in J&K: Fundamentalism took giant strides when he was CM
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad is playing cynical politics by saying that the army kills more civilians than militants in Jammu and Kashmir, and that this did not happen when he ruled the state.
Governor's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir: Helmed by NN Vohra and veteran officers, state will be in good hands
Jammu and Kashmir has an extraordinarily respected and experienced set of officers at the helm to administer Governor's Rule.
Governor's Rule in J&K likely for at least a year; Centre can't risk spurt of violence before 2019 Lok Sabha polls
In the normal course, elections for a new Assembly would only fall due at the beginning of 2021, since the Jammu and Kashmir state Assembly has a term of six years.
BJP-PDP alliance ends in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti caught unawares as Centre seeks to tame militancy, restore order
As things stand, the PDP will face the negative impact of having remained in coalition with the BJP, despite friction.
China's proposed trilateral meet with India, Pakistan spells danger for New Delhi, could leave it outnumbered
Since the suggestion includes a reference to solving border issues, the future of Jammu and Kashmir will surely be foremost on the agenda of both China and Pakistan. While making the suggestion, the Chinese ambassador pointedly spoke of avoiding another Doka La type confrontation—a reference that could be read as a tacit threat, or at least coercion.
Rifleman Aurangzeb's abduction, murder highlights disregard for lives of soldiers from Jammu and Kashmir
Indian Army soldiers from Jammu and Kashmir are bound to be more intensely targeted as the security situation in the state continues to worsen.
Peacemaker is the word that has come up spontaneously like an undulating chorus following Shujaat Bukhari’s death on Thursday.
Shujaat Bukhari’s killing will send Kashmir into spiral of violence, make govt edgy ahead of Amarnath Yatra
Such was Shujaat Bukhari's stature in Kashmir that his assassination will not only be remembered for a very long time, but will also have an extraordinary impact on the ground situation in the near future.