Listing Pakistan a terrorist haven

By K.N. Pandita

Should Washington enlisting Pakistan among countries that provide safe haven to terrorists give us any solace? No country will have laughed more heartily than Pakistan on being told so.

Trump is not the first President to play the antics. His two predecessors were no less skilled in the art of playing political hoax. Continue Reading…

Massacre of Swami Amarnath Cave pilgrims

By Kashinath Pandit

Pilgrims anywhere in the world are the messengers of peace. They undertake pilgrimages to seek inner peace for themselves and for the world at large. Shame on Theo-fascists, shame on followers of a false faith and shame on mercenaries who undertake killing of innocent seekers of God’s goodwill to satisfy the inhuman instincts. Do not think that the age of barbarians and cannibals is over. We have them around and we have also around those who worship and adore cannibalism. The fight between virtue and vice or good and evil is the history of mankind and we in this country are in the thick of that battle. Continue Reading…

Letter to the Editor

Sir,

This is with reference to Editorial ‘A Black Day in Kashmir” (DE 13 July). I must congratulate the writer for giving the true story about the history of 13 July now observed as Martyrs’ Day by J&K Government. It was a black day indeed. Continue Reading…

Kashmir politics hostage to ambivalence

By K.N. Pandita

Three districts of South Kashmir are infested with militancy. Crowds of local people come out to throw stones at security forces with the purpose of obstructing their operation against hiding terrorists. Police tries to disperse the crowds using minimum force. Continue Reading…

Why become panicky for Gov rule

By K.N. Pandita

I don’t find any strong reason to impose Governor’s rule and keep the assembly either in animated suspension or dissolve it. These are extreme steps. That is not good statesmanship.
Conditions have been worst earlier also in the State and in the valley. And the situation can become far graver in days to come. Imposition of Governor’s rule means lack of trust in the coalition government. There is no justification for that. Continue Reading…

Pak intensifies border shelling

By K.N. Pandita

Situation on the Line of Control at some very sensitive parts like Krishna Ghati in Poonch or Nowshehra sectors has become tense as a result of Pakistani infiltrators making more bids to sneak into Indian Territory and carry out their plan of attacking Indian posts. In the more recent exchange of fire, two of our jawans have been martyred and two more have been injured. Pakistani troops, too, have suffered casualties and at least two of their armed men have been gunned down. Four of their launching pads have been decimated. Earlier also Indian army destroyed some more launching pads Pakistan had raised close to the LoC. Continue Reading…

The issue of minority status for Pandits

By K.N. Pandita

Chairman National Minority Commission has opined that Kashmiri Pandits should be given the status of a minority community. This status is granted only by the Union Home Ministry. There are six communities in the country which have been accorded minority status with Jains being the recent entry into the list after Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsees. Continue Reading…

JNU – The Kashmir Connection

By Kashinath Pandit

A year ago Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), country’s ‘prestigious” university had witnessed some turmoil among a section of its students. In the first place, is it really a prestigious university? In forty-six years of its life, it did not produce a single Nobel laureate or an intellectual of outstanding repute. Continue Reading…

The bombast of permanent solution

By K.N. Pandita

Home Minster’s emphatic statement that the Centre is working on permanent and final solution of Kashmir tangle is a departure from usual rhetoric of Delhi political bosses. His statement has created ripples in the Dal Lake. Continue Reading…

Hurriyat (G) under NIA scanner

By K.N. Pandita

That the separatists have been regularly receiving huge monies illegally from undisclosed sources outside the country is no news. To think that insurgency and secessionist movement can survive for more than a quarter of a century without perennial funding is inconceivable. Continue Reading…