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September 21, 2005

Pakistan has chosen the moderates in J&K at last
For the first time on the Kashmir issue nearly everyone is onboard and there is a perceptible movement in one direction.

September 08, 2005

What after November 2 in Kashmir?
Will Sonia allow Mufti Sayeed to continue as chief minister?

May 30, 2005

The Hurriyat's dilemma
'Their success lies in enlisting the support of the Pakistan-based militant groups for the peace process.'

May 11, 2005

'What next' in Kashmir?
'As the novelty diminishes, demilitarisation and political dialogue are being watched with keen interest.'

April 20, 2005

Hurriyat, Kashmir's only losers
'Pakistan has virtually distanced itself from the Hurriyat's position.'

January 10, 2003

The burden of discrimination
'How does the suspension of the Mirwaiz's passport help India's cause or interests?'

January 02, 2003

The silent change in Kashmir
The central government has been showing remarkable empathy and understanding towards Mufti's regime.'

November 19, 2002

Just the beginning
The Mufti-led government in J&K needs to traverse a long way before it finds it feet. But the initial sympathetic chord it has struck with the people is significant.

October 30, 2002

Mufti's fateful links
'Time alone will tell how his equation/non-equation in future with the Abdullah and Nehru dynasties will influence the course of his political fortunes.'

October 14, 2002

Whose Waterloo is it?
'It is the first time since 1975, when Sheikh Abdullah rejoined the national mainstream, that the state assembly will not have a member of Kashmir's 'first political family' on its benches. Mehbooba has good reason to have that last laugh. But temperamentally she is so different from the Abdullahs.'

October 12, 2002

End of a dynasty
'For the first time the people of Kashmir are experiencing the thrill of a ruling party -- that too one so deeply entrenched as the National Conference -- falling from popular grace through a democratic process.'

September 20, 2002

Kashmir's craving for good governance
'For the first time the Election Commission's perceived fairness was too visible to be missed by those who have covered previous elections in Kashmir.'

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