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A Dark Winter Of Unease

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s death upsets the delicate dynamics of the coalition between the BJP and his party

A Dark Winter Of Unease
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A Dark Winter Of Unease
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January 7, 9 am: Kashmir’s ruling PDP announces the death of its 80-year-old patron and state chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at the AIIMS in Delhi. Condolences pour in from leaders of all political hues, from across India. Among them are the Mufti’s critics, like pro-Pakistan ideologue Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Cut to 11 am: The government announces seven days’ mourning. Just an hour later, Kavinder Gupta, the Speaker of the state assembly, leisurely inaugurates showrooms in Jammu and poses for photos.

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