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Maharaja Holiday: The Resolution, The Response

Maharaja Hari Singh’s grandson Ajatshatru Singh moved a resolution in state legislative council demanding his grand-pa’s birthday be declared a state holiday. The government opposed the idea but the BJP lawmaker insisted on

Kashmir: Economics of Uncertainty and conflict

J&K government placed on table the Economic Survey 2016 listing achievements in multiple social and economic sectors. For a change, the 265 page survey has closed shops on its front page indicating stress

Sinha Teams Second Report

Yeshwant Sinha led team of “concerned citizens” has come out with its second report. The team has been only formal response to the summer unrest 2016 and has visited Kashmir twice. Though the

Hurriyat’s Human Rights Report – 2016

Hurriyat (m) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday released “Human Rights Report 2016”, prepared by the human rights division of the amalgam. According to the report, the number of killings of civilians, militants and

SC Makes SARFAESI Applicable To J&K

On July 16, 2015, J&K High Court invoked J&K’s special status to suggest that various key provisions of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI)

Inside Udhampur Jail

Prompted by the requests of parents of persons arrested during the 2016 summer uprising who have been lodged in jails away from their home districts, the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association conducted the

Yashwant Sinha Team’s Kashmir Findings

The 5-member group of “concerned citizens” led by BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has submitted its findings to the Home Ministry in Delhi. Soon after, it was released to the media, too. The group

PUCL Reports A Humanitraian Crisis In Kashmir

A Fact Finding Team (FFT) of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) visited Kashmir recently after 100 days of crisis. On October 24, 2016, the human rights organization issued a brief report (the

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