Despite taking a tough stand that statehood to Jammu and Kashmir be restored before the assembly elections, the major mainstream political parties cannot afford to skip the assembly polls whenever held even if their demand is not met.
This is in spite of the fact that the implementation of the recommendations to be made by the delimitation commission are likely to change the spectrum and equations of the electoral politics in the erstwhile state.
National Conference, which is the key player in Kashmir politics and important constituent of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), will not like to stay away from polls and give a cakewalk to pro-centre parties. NC described the delimit at ion process as unconstitutional but still held meetings with the delimitation commission. There is a general feeling that since the party did not boycott district development council (DDC) polls; it cannot stay away from assembly elections.
However, it is to be seen whether PDP would join the electoral fray or not. The party avoided meeting the delimitation commission. If reports from within the PDP are to be believed then a section of the party leadership is unhappy with president Mehoooba Mufti for boycotting the delimitation commission. They fear further victimisation by the government.
CHALLENGING MONTHS AHEAD
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Before The Kabul Retreat
Described as the ‘Graveyard of Empires’, Afghanistan was always termed to be at peace when it was at war. But the land-locked desert country that was always in turmoil and one of the worst targets of the Great Game suffered immensely throughout, especially in the last 40 years, Masood Hussain writes
Almost everybody in academia and politics that Khalid Bashir Gura spoke to, the response over Kabul happens was simple – wait and watch
Parliamentary Committee In Srinagar
The visiting 28-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs have had detailed interactions with top civil administration and discussed developmental scenario and people’s welfare measures in Jammu and Kashmir. It is on a 4-day visit. Congress leader and MP Anand Sharma is heading the committee.
MUSIC IN MUD HOUSE
Deep into north Kashmir, Faheem Mir meet a small community that sings and lives on folk music but is facing a tense situation in the last few years
THE KABUL SPILLOVER?
Security experts are divided over the possible impact of the Kabul situation on Kashmir. But the dramatic Taliban triumph has altered the region’s geopolitics, for the time being, writes Riyaz Wani
Durga Bhawan At Katra
To enhancing facilities for the convenience of the Vaishno Devi pilgrims, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha laid the foundation for the Durga Bhawan, a high utility pilgrim-centric facility worth Rs 24.4 crore. The facility will accommodate 4000 pilgrims.
In the first, 480 talented girls from Jammu and Kashmir were included in the degree and diploma courses of the Pragati Scholarship. Jammu and Kashmir has also got nine scholarships under the Saksham Scheme for Persons with Disabilities.
‘SOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE THAT AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT IS THE OUTCOME OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN KASHMIR STAND-OFF'
Foreign policy expert and editor of HardNews magazine, Sanjay Kapoor believes that Taliban 2.0 has more legitimacy unlike in the past as it had signed a deal with the US and negotiated with other countries of the region, but the final verdict can be passed only after it manages ticklish issues involving half of its population, the women
Boredom Is Creative?
Getting bored is not as boring as it gets, writes Azra Hussain
LG In Bangus
Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha inaugurated the Bungus Awaam Mela amidst grand arrangements for village games, exhilarating local performances, and other activities to celebrate the 75th year of Independence.
What It Takes To Sell Indian Saffron!
The saffron of Kashmir has long been considered the world’s finest, but drought is threatening the livelihood and traditions of its farming families.
Debdatta Chakraborty Wins Pink Lady Food Awards 2022
The Pink Lady Food Photographer Year recently concluded its eleventh edition of the contest.
Shah reviews J&K security, takes stock of prep for Amarnath Yatra
Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday chaired three back-to-back meetings with top officials of the security establishment to review security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir and assess the security in the state in the wake of a spate of terrorist attacks on civilians in the Valley, officials said.
Oxygen Cylinders For First Amarnath Yatra Post-Covid
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday directed security forces to pro-actively carry out coordinated counterterror operations in Jammu and Kashmir and ensure zero cross-border infiltration.
कश्मीरी पंडित की हत्या से घाटी में उबाल
राहुल भट्ट की हत्या को लेकर फूटा गुस्सा, पुलिस से धक्का-मुक्की के बाद लाठी चार्ज,आंसू गैस के गोले दागे
Mass resignation if safety not assured, warn Pandits
Flay targeted attacks by militants, seek relocation to safe places
Amarnath yatra to begin on June 30, will be guarded by 12,000 paramilitary troops
The yatra could not be carried out in 2020, 2021 due to the pandemic
REDRAWING THE MAP
TERRORIST KILLED IN ENCOUNTER IN J&K'S BANDIPORA
One terrorist was killed in an encounter that broke out on Wednesday between security forces and terrorists in the Salinder forest area of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.
कुरुक्षेत्र में तीन राज्यों की पुलिस के बीच हाई वोल्टेज ड्रामा
फोन कर पंजाब पुलिस के काफिले को रोका गया, कई घंटे के बाद तेजिंदर सिंह बग्गा को लेकर हरियाणा से लौटी पुलिस