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Sheikh Abdullah
Opinion  /  Published 16.08.19

Gandhi in Kashmir, Gandhians on Kashmir

Mahatma Gandhi visited the Valley of Kashmir once, in the first week of August 1947. He was then 77, and the journey was arduous, but personal duty and national honour both called him there. His count...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Books  /  Published 15.08.19

When Nehru wrote to Patel regarding Kashmir

To Vallabhbhai Patel5 June 1948 My dear Vallabhbhai, I have pressed Gopalaswami Ayyangar to go to Jammu and Srinagar for two or three days and he has at last agreed to do so. He will go on the 8th, fi...
By Jawaharlal Nehru, an extract from the book 'Who is Bharat Mata?' in

India  /  Published 27.01.20

‘Sher’ off JK cop awards, NC fumes

The Jammu and Kashmir administration’s decision to remove Sheikh Abdullah’s sobriquet “Sher-e-Kashmir” from the police awards has kicked up a storm, with the National Conference suggesting the...
By Our Special Correspondent in Srinagar

India  /  Published 10.12.19

Jail jibe on Farooq Abdullah

Home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday told the Lok Sabha the Centre didn’t intend to keep former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah in jail for as long a period as a Congress government h...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.11.19

Kashmir video test

Three of National Conference founder Sheikh Abdullah’s descendants have circulated a video, shot on Wednesday, trying to nail the police claim that they are not under house arrest.The video purporte...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

People  /  Published 02.03.19

A life worthy of a biography

At a time when race, religion, colour, caste, gender and nationality are so important in defining a person’s identity, the life of Freda Bedi, who broke glass ceilings and crossed boundaries at ever...
By Sajeda Momin in

India  /  Published 19.10.19

Kashmiris feel betrayed: Farooq kin

Kashmiris feel betrayed by India, one of Sheikh Abdullah’s granddaughters said at a protest meeting here against the 75-day-old clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir.Alia Mubarak, born to Sheikh Abdullah...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.19

The complex history of Article 370

Like many other political compromises, the history of Article 370 of the Constitution of India is rich and complex. However, following its nullification on August 5, 2019, the dominant narrative rega...
By Arghya Sengupta in

India  /  Published 14.08.19

Sheikh Abdullah’s sad inheritance

The mausoleum of National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, who got Article 370 incorporated in the Indian Constitution, usually attracts a few visitors and more abuses.These days, there ar...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 05.08.19

Why Sheikh Abdullah opted for India

Of Leaders and Icons, from Jinnah to Modi by Kuldip Nayar. Excerpted with permission from Speaking Tiger...
By Kuldip Nayar in


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