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Security overt and covert

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By K.N. Pandita

Strange are the ways of the world. Is it conceivable that leadership prompting and backing solution of Kashmir issue through armed insurgency would need to be protected against their own gun-totting boys? Yes, precisely that is the situation. Their handlers have made substantive investment in effectively brainwashing militant cadres.  They knew that local leadership will reason out many actions of the militants and seek their jurisprudence. This means that in the e chemistry of mentors and handlers, Kashmir leadership was to be held under siege; in fact the jurisprudence of violence as such had to be held under siege. The militants had to be the law unto them.   Continue Reading…

Kashmir sans the gun

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By K.N. Pandita

When an insider of considerable credibility like Prof. Abdul Ghani Bhat is also of the opinion that gun has lost its role in Kashmir for whatever reasons, it is but logical that stakeholders should think beyond today. What next should be the question to initiate new discourse on Kashmir? Inevitably, old mindset and outdated methodology shall have to be replaced with pragmatism because there is a yawning gap between the diehard stand of old guard and inspirational vision of the youth of digital era.    Continue Reading…