May 2009

Issueless Elections #1

Sajjad Lone contested in the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections from Baramulla-Kupwara. The idea, predictably, was hailed by the electronic media. Separatists contesting elections, we were told, is a sign of a maturing democracy; of which, everything apparently is. In 1963, the Sixteenth Amendment of the Constitution was passed in Parliament. After the debacle of 1962, when China whooped India’s [...]