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India: Home Minister visits Kashmir

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Published on Daily Excelsior, by K.N. Pandita, July 28, 2016.

Home Minister Rajnath visited Kashmir to take stock of situation in the aftermath of the liquidation of a terrorist commander of a designated terrorist organization.

The Home Minister had no urgency to make the visit even after two weeks of on-going unrest in the valley. The Prime Minister has not reacted. He need not, nor the Home Minister … (full text).

The mission of self-destruction

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By K. N. Pandita

What we see in the valley is the mission of self-destruction at work. It is sad. Let me explain.

Pakistan is viciously reacting to Modi’s diplomatic and economic forays into the developed countries as well as Central and West Asia.

It is perturbed by Modi making deep inroads into the littoral States, which Pakistan at one time thought was its extended backyard. More ominous is Saudi Arabia going responsive to him.   Continue Reading…

Tryst with history

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By K.N. Pandit

The issue of Pandit return to the valley is intermittently raised in various quarters. J&K chief minister touched on the issue in and outside the legislative assembly, perhaps with more passion than any of her predecessors in office.

New Delhi’s policy on this issue is as vague as it has been so far. For them it is not of any extraordinary political significance as to exert pressure on State leadership. Continue Reading…

Financing militancy in Kashmir

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By Kashi Pandit

Answering question in the on-going session of J&K Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti disclosed some figures of monies illegally sent to Kashmir militants or their outfits during past three years. She also gave information on arrests and prosecution made in this connection. Continue Reading…