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Maintaining a ‘Respectful’ Distance

Any intrusion in the local politics of J&K will erode mainstream political space and boost separatist politics.

Rekha Chowdhary writes:

The decision of the governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to dissolve the assembly, five months after the fall of the Peoples Democratic Party–Bharatiya Janata Party (PDP–BJP) government forms another important “political moment” in the history of Kashmir’s politics. This is so, not only for the immediate fallout that it has for various political actors in the state, but also for the already precarious democratic space and the popular perceptions about the central government.

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Updated On : 17th Dec, 2018

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