The rhetoric of bilateral dialogue

By K.N. Pandita

Valley leadership of all hues counsels New Delhi to hold bilateral dialogue with Pakistan to resolve disputes including Kashmir. Their advocacy is usually coated with the phraseology of victimhood like “we the poor Kashmiris get killed, we are faultless and we suffer, our economy is in shambles, a pall of uncertainty looms large over our destiny” etc.

However, they don’t make such a supplication to Pakistan. It means that according to them major fault lies with New Delhi. While Kashmir handlers of terrorists and traitors catch the first flight to New Delhi to talk to a visiting Pakistani VIP, they refused to meet and talk to Indian Parliamentarians who come almost begging at their doorsteps.   Continue Reading…

Exit Abdul Wahhab enter Chairman Mao

By K.N. Pandita

Three articles which I published in DE during past three months did not evoke any curiosity among the readers about my assertion that India was actually fighting China in Kashmir. I have no regrets if policy planners took no cognizance of what was hinted at.   Continue Reading…

Hollow slogans for Indo-Pak dialogue

By K.N. Pandita

The oft-repeated narrative of Kashmir valley leadership is that India should talk to Pakistan. Dr. Farooq Abdullah has been saying it endlessly so much so that his exhortation has lost impact. His son made this narrative his daily ritual. Amusingly, this ritualistic sermonizing has been louder and recurrent with both PDP Chief Ministers. This means there is a common thread running through the chant of dialogue. The point we are debating here is how much realistic is this chant. Continue Reading…

Securing India’s northern frontier

By K.N. Pandita

Home Minister Rajnath Singh led a contingent of parliamentarians drawn from different political parties on a two-day visit to Ladakh. This was in fulfillment of the promise he had made at the end of the parliamentary delegation’s visit to Srinagar and Jammu in July last. Continue Reading…

Letter to the Editor – Talk to Pakistan

Sir,
After exhausting their anti-India steam about on-going turmoil in the valley, Omar Abdullah and his father are pontificating for talks with Pakistan and warning India of the consequences of a war which could become nuclear catastrophe. It is Pakistan Defence Minister who openly said his country would use small local nuclear bombs gifted to her by China. Continue Reading…

What after Uri attack?

By K.N. Pandita

All five permanent members of Security Council have condemned the attack on Uri army camp. However, their language is not the same and condemnation messages are carefully worded. For example, China has issued a subtle warning that the CPEC should not meet with any damage. Continue Reading…

All Party Delegation’s J&K visit

By K.N. Pandita

Twenty-six MPs from 20 political parties comprising the parliamentary delegation enjoyed a pleasant 24-hour stay in salubrious Srinagar. Next day, on its way back to New Delhi, the delegation reluctantly made a short stop-over in Jammu to symbolically meet with a few local delegations.   Continue Reading…

Jammu-Kashmir Nationalist Movement (JKNM)

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Memorandum

Submitted to the All Party Parliamentary Delegation on 5 Sept 2016   Continue Reading…

Genesis of Kashmir unrest

By K.N. Pandita

Inexplicable suspense loomed large over Kashmir politics this early summer. With the demise of Mufti Saeed, stakeholders began making speculation about the shape and stability of the new government. Two and a half month long delay in forming the new government had deepened that suspense. Continue Reading…

Rajya Sabha debates Kashmir

By K.N. Pandita

Rajya Sabha members spiritedly debated the current unrest in Kashmir. Members drawn from various political parties gave vent to views that reflected party standpoint on ground situation. Though the views of parliamentarians seldom concur, yet the house, with Congress majority, passed a resolution expressing anguish on the loss of precious lives in Kashmir. Some of them doled out words of sympathy with the people of the valley demanding break in the stalemate and lifting of curfew from parts of Kashmir. Continue Reading…