Elections articles



Kashmir Life desk offers snapshots of the assembly elections that J&K witnessed post-partition Unlike mainland India, world’s largest democracy has one peculiar thing making it distinct in Kashmir: democracy ends, instead of starting,

Inside Islamabad

Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti is heading for election from her father’s Islamabad assembly seat later this month. The place has changed many masters in last three decades to survive at a huge

Southern Focus

As Kashmir assembly begins its stormy budget session, the opposition is united in disorder. The objective is to have some impact on Chief Minister’s election from south Kashmir, reports Masood Hussain Lawmakers cracked jokes

Mehbooba’s Journey

By Sheikh Mushtaq Nearly two decades ago when mainstream politics in restive Kashmir was silenced by the sounds of bomb explosions and armed battles, a 39-year-old woman donned Hijab and took to blood

Battleground Amira Kadal

Being central to Kashmir and to the governance structure, Amira Kadal was always in limelight. That is perhaps why all the anti-NC forces joined Jama’at-e-Islami’s Mohammad Yousuf Shah to create a new narrative

Mohammad Ismail Bhat

Mohammad Ismail Bhat (1945 – October 5, 1994) When Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) finally decided to fight 1987 elections as part of Muslim United Front (MUF), there were many challenges straight ahead. The biggest one

The Big Jama’at

Had Jama’at-e-Islami not offered its resource base and the vast organizational skeleton, MUF might not had been as important as it eventually proved, reveals Syed Asma Jama’at-e-Islami’s (JeI) entry into Muslim United Front