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Is Indo-Pak dialogue window closing?

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By K.N. Pandita

LeT Kashmir chapter owned the responsibility of ambushing and assaulting a CRP bus near Pampore, Srinagar. They shot dead eight policemen on spot and wounded twenty-one others, some critically. In return fire two assailants were also gunned down while other two of them managed to escape.

Prime Minister, Home Minister and J&K Chief Minister condemned the unprovoked attack and sympathized with the bereaved families. Continue Reading…

Antics of political understatement

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By K.N. Pandita

We all know what an ‘overstatement’ means. But good examples of political ‘understatement’ are few and far between. Defining the latter is rather arduous if not elusive.

Mehbooba Mufti’s statement on the militant attack on BSF convoy in Bejbehara resulting in the killing of three jawans and wounding seven others is a classical example of political understatement. Continue Reading…