ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Identity Politics and Regional Polarisation in J&K

Recently, two issues have generated much heat in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. One is the bill to disqualify women who married men outside the state from the status of permanent residents and the other is the demand to curb scheduled caste and tribe reservations in the Kashmir districts. Both these issues pitted assertion of regional and communal identities against the rights of the marginalised. This article discusses the dangers inherent in this for the future of the state.

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