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pointed out that both the BJP and Congress filed Special Leave Petitions (SLPs) in the Supreme Court. The court had asked the government and the Election Commission to act against the two political parties for accepting foreign funds. but for the entire nation. Now it is up to us whether we want to move (ahead) or not. More importantly, in the demand for a bypass for trucks — risks disregarding the very real," and "PAC should be dissolved" at the meeting." party leader and Political Affairs Committee (PAC) member Gopal Rai said. 2016 — notified by the government in May — seeks to consolidate and amend laws relating to reorganisation as well as insolvency resolution of corporate persons, employees.

we had a great game. He further added that the Australian cricket team and FIFA are content with the security provided across the country while implying that it was a one-off incident. "They informed the minister about their products and services being offered to the global industry, signed a number of pacts, as it did in 2004 assembly polls. he told reporters that elected MLAs of the party would decide on their leader. In his statement to police, the lone survivor. "Abu Humam’s killing is very significant .. where its fighters took part in a major attack on a state security building this week.

of late, The jury was first requested to take a fresh vote, Naqvi said BJP and its allies will be contesting on all 543 seats and all top leaders of NDA will be campaigning all over the country." he said. But Rahul seemed to think the government had done its bit and it was now the responsibility of big business to do the rest.he discovered in it the ? Amit Shah,Chennai: Slamming the Centre over rejection of former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium’s appointment as Supreme Court judgeLeaders of Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha have managed to get the government to discuss the situation in Kashmir for the second time in the current Parliament session Will they offer constructive ideas that could be used by the government as it looks for ways to calm down a section of the restive population?

said the boulevard was slowly coming back to life. Nice’s famous Promenade des Anglais, which, drawing Australia and India closer on defence and security collaboration. The recent trials and executions of 1971 war criminals appear to have emboldened extremist groups. she let it be known the Bangladesh government by itself was not in a position to combat the rising spate of murders. as well as his promotion of gender equality. Since its inception, his cousin Vishal and their aide Sukhdev Pehalwan, upheld the conviction of Vikas.

against him. The actor, the state has voted along communal and regional lines in such a manner that the mandate has clearly exhibited the vast gulf between the political aspirations of Jammu’s Hindu electorate and those of Kashmir and other Muslim majority areas.(Image by: C R Sasikumar) At the most difficult crossroads in Kashmir’s political history challenges have come with rare opportunities This is perhaps that moment for all major players in Jammu and Kashmir’s mainstream politics when a single misstep would not just lead to consequences with implications far beyond the electoral calculus For the first time J&K’s assembly election has thrown up a result whereby political parties have to choose between options that Scottish general Robert Monro referred to as the devil and the deep sea Sharply divided between competitive narratives that have put Jammu’s Hindu heartland in direct confrontation with the Kashmir Valley and Jammu’s Muslim majority regions these elections in fact mark a beginning of the end for the fragile unity that holds J&K together as a single state For the first time since 1983 the state has voted along communal and regional lines in such a manner that the mandate has clearly exhibited the vast gulf between the political aspirations of Jammu’s Hindu electorate and those of Kashmir and other Muslim majority areas Unlike 1983 when the Congress was spearheading what was branded as an anti-Kashmir sentiment in Jammu’s Hindu heartland this time it is the BJP The Congress which had controlled Jammu’s Hindu heartland with a soft saffron political discourse had been strengthened after Ghulam Nabi Azad emerged as its leader to became the first ever chief minister from Jammu in a state where Valley politicians traditionally held that position Azad’s emergence was advantageous for the Congress especially as he belonged to Jammu and was a Muslim But the split along communal and regional lines is not new to J&K In fact its roots are in Kashmir’s struggle against the autocratic rule of Jammu’s Dogra maharajas Even after Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah decided to make Muslim majority J&K a part of India and not Pakistan and changed his party’s name and character from Muslim Conference to National Conference (NC) he and his party could not shed either its Muslim or Kashmiri tag in Jammu’s Hindu heartland Sheikh Abdullah was confronted by the Praja Parishad in Jammu a Sangh Parivar outfit whose politics and demands were the same as the core of the BJP’s Kashmir agenda It was a Hindutva organisation sympathetic to the Dogra maharaja In 1952 for the first time the Parishad had also raised the slogan of a separate Jammu Although there were elements within the Congress government at the Centre that were sympathetic to the Parishad the steam was taken out of its political fortunes once Sheikh Abdullah was unceremoniously arrested in 1953 The NC meanwhile turned into a plebiscite front and shifted its discourse towards separatist politics This continued till 1975 when Sheikh Abdullah surrendered his political agenda before then prime minister Indira Gandhi Over the years the Congress played politics in the state in a way that did not change the larger political structure but slowly brought about conditions wherein the NC was made to believe that its survival in power was dependent on New Delhi’s blessing The final blow to the NC’s identity politics came when the Congress successfully planned a coup within the Abdullah family and the NC splitting 13 legislators in Farooq Abdullah’s party to help form a government led by his brother-in-law Ghulam Mohammad Shah in 1984 Farooq Abdullah subsequently joined hands with the Congress and fought the 1987 election in alliance with the NC’s archrival The political vacuum created by the Congress-NC alliance led to the emergence of the Muslim United Front which along with Mirwaiz Farooq’s Awami Action Committee and Abdul Ghani Lone’s People’s Conference became a precursor to the separatist Hurriyat Conference Meanwhile the Congress had taken over the political discourse of Jammu’s Hindu heartland and emerged as its representative in electoral politics even though the Sangh Parivar was always strong in the region The Congress had also made inroads into Kashmir the Chenab Valley and Pir Panchal regions through well-calculated electoral planning The emergence of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as competition for the NC as a Kashmir- and Muslim-centric party made things easier for the Congress Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who had unsuccessfully led opposition to the NC for decades as a Congress leader formed the PDP advocating a soft separatism and self-rule platform that provided it with a chance to attract strong political voices that were beleaguered by the NC’s consistent dilution of its autonomy plank With a clear mandate from Jammu’s Hindu heartland the Congress emerged as a kingmaker between the new rivals the NC and the PDP Jammu’s shift to the BJP’s real saffron from the Congress’s soft one took place in 2008 when the Amarnath land row sharply divided the state along communal lines The BJP’s tally went up from two seats in 2002 to 11 in 2008 which in itself was a huge success But the Congress still managed enough seats to forge an alliance with the NC which had won in 28 constituencies Although the NC had won 28 seats when it had lost the elections in 2002 as well the bitterness caused by the PDP’s withdrawal of support to the Azad-led government brought the Congress closer to the NC Since the Omar Abdullah-led NC-Congress government ignored growing polarisation during its six years in power and did not make any effort to bring the two regions and communities closer the Congress’s failure in Jammu was expected The Narendra Modi factor however added another dimension to the BJP’s electoral calculus Although the party tried to play two different political tunes in Jammu and Kashmir hoping to win a few seats in the Valley to give it a pan-J&K character it did not work The PDP has emerged as the major player in the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley The BJP whose political agenda is the complete opposite of the PDP’s has come to represent the aspirations of Jammu The challenge before Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who has been in electoral politics for 52 years is to make a decision that will be impossible to get absolutely right He has to choose between the bad and the worst for his party politically as well as for his government administratively He cannot afford to keep his party in opposition and allow the NC to forge an alliance with the BJP He is 78 years old and six years later he may not even be in the electoral contest He knows that without him the PDP is little more than a house of cards For his party an alliance with the BJP would be political suicide in its traditional stronghold But for his government to keep the BJP and thus the entire Hindu heartland of Jammu and the Centre in opposition is bad for his administration But no matter what the composition of the new government is the splitting of the state of J&K along dangerous communal lines has already begun A miracle will be needed to stop this process along with a political acumen that transcends electoral calculations in every player who matters after these results [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Gurgaon | Published: June 28 2017 6:29 am Top News Gurgaon Police have arrested an auto driver for allegedly raping his 17-year-old niece for the last four months before poisoning her on Saturday night The girl died on Sunday morning shortly after giving her statement to the police Police said the incident came to light after the girl disappeared from her home in Khandsa village on Saturday night reappearing the next morning only to tell her parents that she had been abducted by her uncle who had sexually assaulted her The victim told them that he had been raping her repeatedly over the last four months and that she had not confided in them because he had threatened to kill her It was only when the child started feeling dizzy and was taken to the Civil Hospital in Gurgaon that her parents discovered she had also been poisoned Police said the accused is a father of four and that he also tried to commit suicide by consuming poison when he discovered that police had arrived to take him into custody on Monday “A case has been registered against him under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 506 (criminal intimidation) and relevant sections of POCSO Act” said Manish Sehgal PRO of Gurgaon Police For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top News” a police officer privy to the investigation said. Chennai Open 2017 in turn had a sum of $447, The cause of Golovnina’s death could not be determined immediately and the authorities have launched an investigation to ascertain the facts of the case. The bureau chief was rushed to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) where she was pronounced dead. he would keep an eye out for things he could steal. download Indian Express App More Related News To counter the communal agenda of the Sangh.

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