How the documentary Trans Kashmir individualises a community which is often kept at bay

Called Khwaja Sara (in Persian), they enjoyed a certain respect during the Mughal rule in Kashmir, between 1586 and 1751. The Mughals employed hijras in the women’s wives quarters, because their several used to seek sex outside marriage with male servants, etc. The Sikh and Dogra rulers were indifferent, inviting them only to sing/perform. The … Read more

BJP can’t handle Kashmir: Arvind Kejriwal on targeted killings

India oi-Deepika S | Published: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 18:35 [IST] New Delhi, Jun 05: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday claimed that Kashmiri Pandits were being forced to leave the Valley due to the targeted killings and demanded the Center put forth an action plan to stop such incidents. Arvind Kejriwal Addressing the … Read more

Yasin Malik: Kashmir militancy’s long arc, shadow of Pakistan

“The matter is simple, there are cases against me pending in court, but now 11 years have passed and the Government of India has not even started the trial,” Yasin Malik said in 2001 in an interview to the BBC, when asked how many killings he had ordered and would take responsibility for as the … Read more

J&K poll constituencies are being redrawn to favor BJP

The Delimitation Commission formed to remap the electoral constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir submitted its final report after two years. The Commission’s recommendations clearly reflect that the panel has gerrymandered the territorial constituencies to advance the electoral aspirations of the ruling party. In the first place, the exercise was carried out under the J&K Reorganisation … Read more

Jammu gets 43 seats, Kashmir 47

Jammu division will now have 43 assembly constituencies and Kashmir 47 in the 90-member house SRINAGAR/New Delhi: The Union government on Thursday got the ball rolling for the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir after it published the gazette notification of the final delimitation order hours after the three-member Delimitation Commission submitted its report to … Read more

Nearly 3 dozen bureaucrats reshuffled in Jammu and Kashmir

Two additional chief secretaries, three principal secretaries were among nearly three dozen senior All India Service and J&K Administrative Service officers who were transferred in Jammu and Kashmir during a major reshuffle by the Union Territory government Wednesday. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department late on Wednesday evening, Atal Dulloo, Financial … Read more