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A Policy for Kashmir

A Policy for Kashmir Balraj Puri NEW DELHI'S policy on Kashmir has been vacillating from one extreme to another; from complete trust of its people to complete distrust, from treating them as a special category to treating them as colonial subjects.

Muslim Personal Law-Questions of Reform and Uniformity Be Delinked

Muslim Personal Law Questions of Reform and Uniformity Be Delinked Balraj Puri IN an otherwise well reasoned ruling on the right of maintenance of a divorced Muslim woman, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court raised issues which are not directly related to it and might have the effect of dampening the enthusiasm of Muslim women and provoking the resistance of the Muslim male.

ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS-Multiple Identity of Indian Voters

ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS Multiple Identity of Indian Voters Balraj Puri IF it were possible to single out the most important lesson of the Lok Sabha and assembly polls, it could be that the foremost concern of the voters is to preserve plurality of their identity

Era of Indira Gandhi

Era of Indira Gandhi Balraj Puri INDIRA GANDHI was never an ideal subject for critical avaluation. In her life time, she was either enlogised or maligned but rarely criticised. The manner of her death might further blur her role.

JAMMU AND KASHMIR- Consolidation of Kashmiri Identity and Fragmentation of Jammu Identity

January 19, 1985 JAMMU AND KASHMIR Consolidation of Kashmiri Identity and Fragmentation of Jammu Identity Balraj Puri THE tidal electoral wave of the Con- gress(I) could not cross the 9,000 to 16,000 feet high Pir Panchal range that separates the Kashmir valley from rest of the country. The counter-wave of the National Conference led by Farooq Abdullah swept all the three seats. In some respects, its performance was better than what it was in the Lok Sabha poll of 1980 or the assembly poll of 1983.

JAMMU AND KASHMIR-Jammu s Quest for Identity

JAMMU AND KASHMIR Jammu's Quest for Identity Balraj Puri WHAT does Jammu's growing urge for identity portend for the unity of Jammu and Kashmir state and the cause of national integration?

KASHMIR-Driving the People to Extremism-Logic of Centre s Policies

be improved, the rate of saving cannot be pushed up further, it is argued. But policy measures and adjustments which have been made during the last four years and more that might be in the offing point to a different direction

Understanding Punjab

Understanding Punjab Balraj Puri SUCCESS of Operation Blue Star, as the army action on the Golden Temple was called. covered monumental failures. The President alluded to the failure of the State administration which, incidentally is under his rule since October 1983. The army and civil leadership have candidly admitted failure of intelligence services and border security system. The army action itself underscored the failure of the police and para-military forces.

JAMMU AND KASHMIR-Grim Forebodings

JAMMU AND KASHMIR Grim Forebodings Balraj Puri POLITICAL leadership and administration of Jammu and Kashmir state were found wanting in anticipating and preventing violent and communal form of reaction to the Bhivandi massacre and the Punjab tragedy.

KASHMIR-Who Is Playing with National Interest

Who Is Playing with National Interest?
Balraj Puri THE Congress(I) campaign for the removal of the Farooq government, which started seen after the elections to the Jammu and Kashmir state as- sembly in June last, continues unabated. The Congress(I) tried to create a political upheaval through an agitation and defiance of law. It tried to encourage defections in the ruling party in order to reduce it to a minority in the assembly. Finally, it tried to pres- surise the Governor to dismiss the government.


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