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Reality of Kashmir hits you once you visit state, at odds with TV-spun narrative; J&K misrule in ample evidence
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Reality of Kashmir hits you once you visit state, at odds with TV-spun narrative; J&K misrule in ample evidence

It is always strange to visit Jammu and Kashmir because when you are away, you can get carried away by whatever narrative news channels spin, but the reality of the state and its people hits you in the face when you are actually there.

BJP leader Gul Muhammad Mir shot dead in Anantnag: Governor orders inquiry into killing of political activists in Jammu and Kashmir
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BJP leader Gul Muhammad Mir shot dead in Anantnag: Governor orders inquiry into killing of political activists in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday condemned the killing of BJP leader Gul Muhammad Mir and ordered an inquiry into the killing of political activists belonging to various parties in the state in the past few months.

New Delhi must come clean on rejecting simultaneous LS, Assembly elections in J&K, say parties: 'Security reasons' an eyewash
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New Delhi must come clean on rejecting simultaneous LS, Assembly elections in J&K, say parties: 'Security reasons' an eyewash

On 4 March, when the team of the Election Commission visited Srinagar all mainstream politicians had urged to them to hold the Assembly elections simultaneously. "It becomes necessary to have popular government when the Governor's constitutional interference is growing day by day and which can create far-reaching consequences for the state," the visiting delegation had reportedly told the ECI team.

Mehbooba Mufti needs to keep PDP flock together; cracks in party could turn fighting J&K polls into distant dream
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Mehbooba Mufti needs to keep PDP flock together; cracks in party could turn fighting J&K polls into distant dream

With the Jammu and Kashmir elections approaching, Mehbooba Mufti not only has to win back the trust of her disgruntled PDP MLAs, but also prove worth being re-elected.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has walked into legal minefield by dissolving Assembly already in suspended animation
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Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has walked into legal minefield by dissolving Assembly already in suspended animation

The problem in Jammu and Kashmir is that the governor did not allow the alliance that claimed to have the numerical strength of more than 44 MLAs — the required strength in the Assembly to form the government — and prove its majority in the House, as is mandated by law.

From govt formation in Jammu and Kashmir to Article 35A, these 5 issues will be real challenge for Governor Satya Pal Malik
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From govt formation in Jammu and Kashmir to Article 35A, these 5 issues will be real challenge for Governor Satya Pal Malik

Jammu and Kashmir has a new Governor. Former Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was sworn-in on Thursday at a function at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar. Here are the five challenges the 13th Governor of Jammu and Kashmir will be facing at the onset.