Jammu & Kashmir

Blow to democracy

Print edition : December 21, 2018

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik delivering a lecture at Patna University on November 1. Photo: PTI

People’s Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti with National Conference leader Omar Abdullah at the Independence Day celebrations in Srinagar on August 15, 2018. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD

People’s Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone (right) with former PDP leader Imran Reza Ansari, who joined the People’s Cconference soon after the Assembly was dissolved, in Srinagar on November 23. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD

Governor Satya Pal Malik’s act of dissolving the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly when three political parties in the State were on the verge of forming a coalition government is of a piece with the systematic undermining of democratic polity in the State over the years.
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