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Showing posts from March 10, 2015

The power to pardon

The release of the Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam by the Mufti Mohammed Sayeed government is not so much a national security crisis as it is a crisis for the relations between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Peoples Democratic Party. The BJP-led government at the Centre tried to hide its embarrassment at the actions of its ally in Jammu and Kashmir by quickly clarifying that it does not agree with the freeing