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Turbulence in the valley: external factor

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By K.N. Pandita

Agitating crowds in Srinagar have stuck to two slogans, viz. violation of human rights and self- rule.

Awaking to human rights is good even if belated. But human rights cannot be discriminative.

Youth crossing LoC clandestinely, receiving training in terrorist training camps on alien soil, returning home with arms and combat equipment, and killing innocent civilians, are patent violators of human rights.  Continue Reading…

Letter to the Editor – Rebels without a cause

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The Hindustan Times, by K.N Pandit, Jammu

Sir,
Apropos ‘Rebels with a Cause’ (HT 7 July), during last two decades of turmoil, J&K government absorbed no fewer than 7 lac Kashmiri Muslim youth into government jobs. Add another one and a half lac or more of private jobs it. This generation has seen a sudden and dramatic spurt in life style, from rags to riches, from ghettoes to ebullience. They live an exuberant life with houses, cars, civic facilities, no taxes, free education, and reservations in professional institutions (on the basis of national minority and regional majority), hefty scholarships, loan waivers and lavish packages from PMO, and above all, the freedom to indulge, overtly and covertly, in pro-insurgency activities owing to kid-glove policy of the establishment like the “healing touch” histrionics, and the vote bank syndrome of current Indian political indulgence.  Continue Reading…

Let stakeholders observe restraint

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By K.N. Pandita

The prime minister has done a timely and successful damage controlling exercise about current Kashmir situation. Hopefully conditions will improve.

Frankly, for some time in recent past, leading mainstream political parties in the State have not been demonstrating a sense of responsibility. Their reaction to law and order situation has been immature and intemperate. Continue Reading…