Jammu & Kashmir
Commentary: Understanding the Recent Protests in Gilgit-Baltistan

A wave of strong protests swept across Gilgit-Baltistan recently, after the Gilgit-Baltistan Council, Islamabad, announced the imposition of direct taxes under the Income Tax (Adaption) Act, 2012. The protests were jointly led by Anjuman-e-Tajiran (w....

कश्मीर – सामने आया नया मौका

केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने एक बड़ा कदम उठाते हुए 23 अक्टूबर, 2017 को ऐलान किया कि भारत सरकार न....

जम्मू कश्मीर: विशेष प्रतिनिधि के लिए आसान नहीं होगी राह

खुफिया ब्यूरो के पूर्व निदेशक श्री दिनेश्वर शर्मा को सरकार ने कश्मीर के लोगों की “जायज इच्छाओं....

Key to Conflict Management in Kashmir is People, Politics and Perception

Violence is a type of backwardness and it is enormously powerful tool to coerce the communally fractured population to revolt against the state. But sustaining the uprising would need psychological mentoring and shaping of the perception of the peopl....

Commentary - J&K: Special Representative’s Road Ahead will not be Easy

Appointment of Mr Dineshwar Sharma , former Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB), as special ‘Representative’(SR) by the government for Kashmir to interact with the wide cross section of society in Kashmir to understand their “legitimate aspi....

Kashmir - A new Opportunity has Opened Up

In a major initiative, Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, on October 23, 2017 announced government’s decision to appoint Shri Dineshwar Sharma, former Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) as ‘Representative’ of Government of India ‘to ca....

Secure Cognitive Domain for Conflict Management in Jammu and Kashmir

When conflict becomes violent, the effect on human wellbeing is disastrous. Negative outcome of armed conflict in Jammu and Kashmir is not confined to the collateral damage but has triggered collapse of social and cultural institutions. Employment of....

Round Table Discussion on Situation in Kashmir and the Way Forward

In continuation of a series of dialogues and conferences held over the years on Kashmir, a Round Table Discussion was arranged at the VIF when some of the prominent voices on Kashmir - Mr KM Singh, Air Vice Mshl Kapil Kak, Dr Sudhir S Bloeria, Ms See....

Talk on ‘Kashmir: A Tragedy of Errors and the Way Forward’

The VIF invited Mr. Zafar Iqbal Manhas, MLC from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), for an informal session on the evolving dynamics in Kashmir. The discussion revolved around a broad set of issues - sense of alienation, autonomy and democratic d....

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