Politics articles


As the four districts are trying to get a semblance of routine after losing 77 youth in 2016 unrest, amid frequent interventions in bloody encounters, the region is going to polls early April.

“I cannot justify things”

Ace cinematographer Tasaduq Mufti’s formal joining of politics is the new son-rise in Kashmir politics. In a freewheeling interview with Masood Hussain, Mufti Jr talked about his passion, his concerns and his politics


After the recent reshuffle in the cabinet, albeit at a small level, chinks in PDPs armour were too visible. The story that an unelected lot has taken the family route to shepherd the

Baffling Reshuffle

As Chief Minister availed her rights to reshuffle some of her ministers, crevices hidden under winter adhesives gave up revealing that power is not being handled by the people presumed to be powerful,

BJPs Nightmare

By Aakash Hassan On January 31, Assembly was running smooth till a blue banner opened eyes of treasury benches and camera shutters. Independent lawmaker from Udhampur, an erstwhile BJP minister, Pawan Kumar Gupta,

Unity in diversity?

They were managing the House in such a way that it was least newsy and quite boring both in questions and debates. But when Chief Minister tried to balance the two extremes in

Whither Mufti doctrine?

On the first death anniversary of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Delhi indicated that he will become the second posthumous Padma Vibushan from J&K ever. Honours apart, the real big challenge for his political successor

Politics of Relevance

By Khursheed Wani Twenty-three years ago, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) was launched under the leadership of teenaged Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, as a grouping of 23 political, religious and social organizations. The thread