Kashmir

Kashmir: Time to heal: After conversion of state to UT, let opposition parties back into Kashmir

Uday Deb

Whether you agree or disagree with the idea of getting 23 MPs from the European Union to visit Kashmir, the visit opened up key questions. Was it a limited public relations photo-op or the beginning of a new kind of diplomatic push by India? Will such an initiative strengthen India’s narrative on Kashmir, serving as […..]

BJP’s political sixer on 370: Why the ruling party is winning the political argument on revoking Kashmir’s special status

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The revoking of Article 370, which gave Kashmir special status, has unravelled what most thought was an untouchable status quo in our politics. It has also shown up a deep disconnect between left-liberal intellectual opinion, which is critical of the move, and the wider wellsprings of national thought cutting across ideologies. It is not just […..]

‘All countries should talk more, also India and Pakistan … Bondevik’s Kashmir visit was private travel, not governmental’

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Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg is the first Norwegian PM to undertake a bilateral visit to India in 10 years. She spoke to Nalin Mehta on why Norway’s sovereign pension fund has invested significantly in India and on why India and Pakistan should talk more:  It has been 10 years since a Norwegian PM came to India. In terms […..]

8 in 10 Indians have a favourable view of Modi: Pew Research

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The Washington-based Pew Research Center recently released a new India survey that shows that over two years into his tenure as prime minister, most Indians remain upbeat about Narendra Modi even as they see India playing a larger role in the world. Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes at Pew Research Center, spoke to […..]

Kiren Rijiju: It’s not a question of regret on pellet guns, it’s a reassessment and nothing definite till decision is taken

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With fresh violence flaring up in the Kashmir Valley, which remains tense for the 66th consecutive day, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju spoke to Nalin Mehta and Sanjeev Singh about the government’s evolving Kashmir policies, the possible replacement of pellet guns, Chinese incursions in Arunachal Pradesh and the controversy over FCRA […..]

‘Kashmiris don’t want Pakistan but what’s Balochistan got to do with them’

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Parts of Srinagar and north Kashmir remain under curfew for the 48th consecutive day since violence first started in the Valley after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar was recently in Srinagar with a civil-society delegation that met various Kashmiri groups and talked to Nalin Mehta and Sanjeev […..]

Glad NDA learnt democracy not about arrogance but about dialogue: Jyotiraditya Scindia

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A thaw between government and opposition enabled 13 bills, including the constitutional amendment on GST, to be passed in Parliament’s monsoon session, the most productive since 2014. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha, spoke to Nalin Mehta and Sanjeev Singh about changing government-opposition equations and concerns over the government’s handling of Kashmir and […..]