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J&K: the political freeze

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By K.N. Pandita

Two months have gone by when people’s verdict was announced in J&K. Forming of government remains elusive. NC and Congress both have withdrawn from the arena. PDP and BJP, with 28 and 25 seats respectively in their kitty are in the fray.

Their official spokesmen say the leaders are hammering out differences on forming coalition. They are optimistic about the outcome. But they keep cards close to their chest. Continue Reading…

Kashmiri Pandits: A Moment of Introspection

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By Dr. K.N. Pandita

I have been in the thick of our community’s struggle with destiny for a long time but more so since our exile in 1990. I have traveled the globe more than once conveying the poignant saga of our suffering to international community.

Much has happened and much is happening now. I often recall to my mind what we have gone through and where destiny is driving us as a community, as a family and as individuals. On the basis of my knowledge, experience and intuition I can visualize what possibly should be the future shape of our community. I want to share it with my community members. Continue Reading…

Towards PDP-BJP coalition

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By K.N. Pandita

PDP patron, Mufti Muhammad Saeed is discussing coalition formula with BJP. Both swear to work for development of the State. That is patent rhetoric of all political parties. Mufti Sahib did not disclose the parameters of their discussion. In the same breath, he said that his party will not be secretive about these parleys. This is contradiction in terms.   Continue Reading…

An insight into Hurriyat

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By K.N. Pandita

Hurriyat is a conglomerate of more than a dozen and half of separatist groups in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Created through the machination of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI in 1993, Tehreek-i-Hurriyat-i-Kashmir, briefly called Hurriyat meaning (freedom) is its workhorse for carrying forward Pakistan’s agenda of advancing anti-India insurgency in Kashmir. Continue Reading…