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Why Terrorism Has Revived In Kashmir

Why Terrorism Has Revived In Kashmir

Rediff.com18 Oct 2021

The sectarian killings by hit-and-run groups have revived and sharpened communal fears among the victims while the Poonch encounter reveals how deep the terrorists have dug in without getting noticed in the porous border area, notes Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir affairs.

Accession Remains the Live-Wire of Kashmir Politics

Accession Remains the Live-Wire of Kashmir Politics

Rediff.com8 Sep 2021

The festering dispute over the accession of Jammu and Kashmir stands out as one of the world's most volatile fault lines that divides regions, countries, societies, communities and ethnic groups, notes Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir affairs, on Sheikh Abdullah's 39th death anniversary.

2 Years On: Uncertainty Over the Valley

2 Years On: Uncertainty Over the Valley

Rediff.com5 Aug 2021

The political script for pre-2019 politics has gone with the wind and the writers of the new script seem in no great hurry to oblige the tormented, observes Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir affairs.

J&K Meeting: The High Political Cost

J&K Meeting: The High Political Cost

Rediff.com29 Jun 2021

The high table might have yielded relief at personal levels, but its political implications look forbidding at this point in time, observes Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir affairs.

Modi's Kashmir Invite: What Lies Ahead?

Modi's Kashmir Invite: What Lies Ahead?

Rediff.com23 Jun 2021

>All old signposts have been uprooted and milestones bulldozed. New ones have yet to emerge. The old order stands degraded in the new landscape whose contours are indistinct, observes Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir affairs.

BJP's 'Mehbooba dilemma'

BJP's 'Mehbooba dilemma'

Rediff.com5 Apr 2021

If Mehbooba is 'allowed' to survive unchecked she could transform her campaign into a sentiment typically suited to the ground conditions in Kashmir, observes Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir affairs.

Playing for dangerously high stakes in volatile Kashmir

Playing for dangerously high stakes in volatile Kashmir

Rediff.com21 Aug 2019

'As of now, this one move seems to have precariously altered the balance of forces on the volatile ground, between separatists and the mainstream. 'The landscape today presents a fearsome picture of the future of mainstream politics in Kashmir. 'Conversely, the separatist ideology looks to have got an unearned boost,' points out Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the veteran commentator on Kashmir affairs

How BJP was outsmarted in Kashmir

How BJP was outsmarted in Kashmir

Rediff.com22 Nov 2018

'Although the tactical move to outflank the BJP fell through with New Delhi's decisive intervention and eventual dissolution of the state assembly, the PDP, NC and the Congress appeared to be more than satisfied.' 'They see the assembly dissolution as their 'great achievement'.' 'If one were to believe what they say, this was also their main objective,' reveals Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the doyen of Kashmiri commentators.

Fountainhead of unrest in Kashmir: August 9, 1953

Fountainhead of unrest in Kashmir: August 9, 1953

Rediff.com9 Aug 2018

'Aggravated fears about the fate of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution have reopened old wounds and laid bare the widening emotional distance between Srinagar and New Delhi,' says Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir affairs.

Mehbooba's fears about BJP are not unfounded

Mehbooba's fears about BJP are not unfounded

Rediff.com17 Jul 2018

'Her tussle is a different ballgame from what it was when Farooq Abdullah and Rajiv Gandhi were the main players at the two ends of the power game.' 'The shadow of the party in power in New Delhi over J&K affairs in 1987 was not as menacing as it is in 2018,' points out Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the doyen of Kashmir commentators.

Mehbooba had no clue about the BJP coup

Mehbooba had no clue about the BJP coup

Rediff.com21 Jun 2018

'From what I know of her,' says Mohammad Sayeed Malik -- the distinguished doyen of Kashmir commentators -- 'Mehbooba will not take too long to recover.' 'How much room she can then find to maneuver in the valley's extremely harsh political climate only time can tell.'

Who killed Shujaat Bukhari and why?

Who killed Shujaat Bukhari and why?

Rediff.com15 Jun 2018

'Bukhari's case falls into that rare category where the precise determination of the killer as well as the motive can only be guessed vaguely, not determined with certainty,' says Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished doyen of the Kashmiri media.

Revealed: How Mehbooba got tough with the BJP

Revealed: How Mehbooba got tough with the BJP

Rediff.com15 Apr 2018

'Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti acted single-mindedly right from day one of the three month-long crisis.' 'She pursued her chosen administrative course, unmindful of the menacing jingoistic drum beating in the coalition backyard.' 'At one point, I asked her if she was willing to pay the price for taking her line of action to its logical conclusion.' '"Yes," was her spontaneous response,' reveals Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir.

Two years after Mufti: Mehbooba firmly takes charge

Two years after Mufti: Mehbooba firmly takes charge

Rediff.com7 Jan 2018

However, not an inch of movement has taken place on the implementation of the 'Agenda of Alliance', the manifesto of the PDP-BJP coalition government. Unless the BJP plays ball, the PDP will be in serious trouble, warns Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the veteran commentator on Kashmir affairs.

The BJP's new 'Mission Kashmir'

The BJP's new 'Mission Kashmir'

Rediff.com26 Oct 2017

'It is the impression in Kashmir that if ever a realistic resolution of the problem/dispute is sought to be seriously attempted by New Delhi, the BJP is the best bet,' says Mohammed Sayeed Malik, the distinguished observer on Kashmir.

Why this election matters so much for Farooq Abdullah

Why this election matters so much for Farooq Abdullah

Rediff.com8 Apr 2017

'And the old war horse has left nothing to chance. He campaigned vigorously in the by-election defying his age,' says Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir.

A year on, can Mehbooba preserve Mufti's legacy?

A year on, can Mehbooba preserve Mufti's legacy?

Rediff.com7 Jan 2017

One year after his death, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's legacy stands crucially poised, says Mohammad Sayeed Malik.

At last, some good news from Kashmir

At last, some good news from Kashmir

Rediff.com14 Nov 2016

'Victory it was, but for the students, parents and society at large, who, together, showed that all was not lost, after all,' says Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished commentator on Kashmir affairs.

Sinha in Kashmir: Good visit, but is the Centre listening?

Sinha in Kashmir: Good visit, but is the Centre listening?

Rediff.com28 Oct 2016

'The first clear cut call for 'engagement with all stake holders including separatists' came, not from the political class but the men in uniform,' points out Mohammad Sayeed Malik, the distinguished observer on Kashmir.

Why August 9, 1953 casts a dark shadow over Kashmir

Why August 9, 1953 casts a dark shadow over Kashmir

Rediff.com9 Aug 2016

On that day, Sheikh Abdullah, political anchor of J&K's accession with the Indian Union, was unceremoniously removed from power and put behind bars; causing a tectonic emotional breach and setting off disastrous fault lines between Srinagar and New Delhi and its effects continue to this day, says Mohammad Sayeed Malik.

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