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Thomas Rowley

Thomas Rowley is editor of oDR.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

From funerals to freedom for Kashmir: undoing the Great Indian Democracy

Indian desperation to possess the territory of Kashmir in its entirety, even if it means sacrificing all Kashmiri, and many Indian, lives, is a blot on Indian democracy.

India and Pakistan: time to call time on proxy wars

India and Pakistan’s zero-sum game is hindering development and the proxy wars in which the two states have indulged need to come to an end. If they do, big dividends would follow.

Armed Forces Special Powers Act: India' mediaeval law in Kashmir and its northeast

The continued existence of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act is a black mark on India's record: effective military dictatorship cannot accord with respect for human rights. Is the nation that prides itself on being the world's largest successful democracy lying to itself?

Kashmir: a place of blood and memory

In attempting to suffocate a separate Kashmiri identity, India reveals the cracks in its own idea of nationhood, argues Nitasha Kaul.
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