Published in Kashmir Herald, Vol 4/No. 6, by Prof. K. N. Pandita.
The oft-repeated cliché of “return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits with dignity and honour” suits all shades of political opinion. The credulous Pandits are gleeful that the political class does care for their dignity and honour. Very often an odd man here or there poses a cross question only to be shouted down and silenced invariably by his own community members.
That the cliché is devoid of seriousness and sincerity is not at all a moot point. What is rather intriguing is that the Pandits knowing that lip service is rendered to them are not prepared to summon courage and give a lie to those who play with their sentiments.