India-Pakistan dialogue on Kashmir

By K.N. Pandita

J&K Chief Minister repeats the tantrum of dialogue with Pakistan knowing well there are no takers in India and much less in Pakistan. Not only her late father but even father-son NC chief minister-duo before him had also harped on the same tune. They don’t do it out of gaffe. Continue Reading…

The Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits – excerpt

published on European Foundation for South-Asian Studies EFSAS, July 2017:

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Kashmiris mourn killing of another Pak terrorist

By K.N. Pandita

Thousands of Kashmiri youth in various parts of the valley recently mourned the killing of two A++ grade terrorists, one of them a Pakistani national and the other his local accomplice. Continue Reading…

Letter to the Editor

Daily Excelsior, August 2, 2017 – Nawaz Sharief’s ouster

Sir,

This has reference to the piece titled Coup Instigator by Shri B.L. Saraf (DE 2 Aug). The writer, himself a legal luminary, has rightly touched on the subject of the credibility of Pakistan judiciary particularly the Supreme Court. History of Pakistani judiciary shows us that at many times judges of the Supreme Court have behaved in a partisan manner. Continue Reading…

Amendment Bill and frustrated opposition

By K.N. Pandita

Rajya Sabha has passed the Amendment to the Statistics Data Bill for Jammu and Kashmir, which was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha in April this year. Despite the criticism and reservations of the opposition parties particularly the Congress and CPI the bill was passed. Continue Reading…

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…