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The Dal Scam

Daily The Kashmir Monitor, in its editorial raises the issue that is Kashmir, land of scams? The latest is racket played in name of development of Dal lake. Though 850 crores have been spent but nothing has changed.

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Manipulative Political advertising

National Conference says that it won’t participate in political process, until the special status is restored, writes daily The Kashmir Monitor. But during four months we have not heard any protest from National Conference. NC may be reminded that it did not protest or say anything, when resolution on internal autonomy passed by Assembly was rejected by BJP government in 2000.

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Politics of deceit

According to daily The Kashmir Monitor, National Conference says that it is reviving the slogan of plebiscite and the demand of restoring pre-53 position. This was expressed by Justice Masood, NC, MP, the new face of National Conference. But he could not do anything on abrogation of Art 370, while it was being debated  in Parliament, though he had called Art 370 an inalienable part of Indian Constitution. There was expectation that NC, MPs, would take some extreme step and resign their seats in protest. But it did not happen. The party had raised the boogey of internal autonomy, when it came to power in 1996. But it forgot to do anything. In 2000 it had passed a resolution on autonomy and sent it to Centre, where it was rejected by then BJP-led government, but NC never protested or took any more steps.

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The mixed signals from Pakistan

Mohammed Ayoob

In this analytical article, Mohammed Ayoob writes that New Delhi needs to make a definitive assessment regarding Pakistan’s intentions before taking the next step. Imran Khan’s statement in Parliament betrays the internal conflict in both his and his generals’ assessment of current Indo-Pak stand-off. He  expressed desire for de-escalation without accepting blame for the initial action.

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SRINAGAR: A DYING CITY

Streets of Srinagar have become dangerous – broken footpaths, missing signage, potholes. The road infrastructure is weak across the city. Not to talk of smart city, Srinagar is becoming an ugly city with mounds of garbage everywhere. River Jhelum is like a sewage drain of all the towns, cities and villages on its banks. The famous Dal lake is virtually in last throes of death. In its analysis Kashmir Monitor writes that the city known for its spaciousness and cleanliness has become a congested place, not fit for habitation.

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