By Sheikh Qayoom,
Srinagar : After the devastation caused by the worst floods in 50 years in Jammu and Kashmir, can assembly elections be held this year on schedule? Will it be politically wise and administratively prudent?
The country's only Muslim-majority state, yet to recover from the terrible all-round destruction, appears to be divided across the spectrum on this issue. All mainstream political parties favour elections this year, the sole exception being the ruling National Conference.