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Friday, November 13, 2015

Before 1990, as well as after 1990, Kashmir has been almost a single constituency with respect to key pilitical expressionions and indications. However, for academic reasons and sociopolitical analysis, we need to know why post-2002 separatist political expressions----with exception of 2008 and 2010 turbulences----have remained delineated within seven Police Stations (or 4 Assembly segments) of downtown Srinagar (including Maisuma), Palhalan and Sopore towns of North Kashmir and six particular Assembly segments of South Kashmir (Kulgam, Shopian, Wachi, Pulwama, Rajpora,Tral). May be the sentiment of 'azadi' is spread across the Valley in disagreeable proportions but so far, out of 46 segments in Kashmir (and 87 in J&K ), we get reports of encounters, demonstrations, stone pelting, clashes, curfew, killings, fresh militant recruitments, huge funeral processions for slain militants etc from less than a dozen segments. Without getting rhetorical, what precisely are the reasons?

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