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The rhetoric of bilateral dialogue

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By K.N. Pandita

Valley leadership of all hues counsels New Delhi to hold bilateral dialogue with Pakistan to resolve disputes including Kashmir. Their advocacy is usually coated with the phraseology of victimhood like “we the poor Kashmiris get killed, we are faultless and we suffer, our economy is in shambles, a pall of uncertainty looms large over our destiny” etc.

However, they don’t make such a supplication to Pakistan. It means that according to them major fault lies with New Delhi. While Kashmir handlers of terrorists and traitors catch the first flight to New Delhi to talk to a visiting Pakistani VIP, they refused to meet and talk to Indian Parliamentarians who come almost begging at their doorsteps.   Continue Reading…

Exit Abdul Wahhab enter Chairman Mao

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By K.N. Pandita

Three articles which I published in DE during past three months did not evoke any curiosity among the readers about my assertion that India was actually fighting China in Kashmir. I have no regrets if policy planners took no cognizance of what was hinted at.   Continue Reading…

Hollow slogans for Indo-Pak dialogue

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By K.N. Pandita

The oft-repeated narrative of Kashmir valley leadership is that India should talk to Pakistan. Dr. Farooq Abdullah has been saying it endlessly so much so that his exhortation has lost impact. His son made this narrative his daily ritual. Amusingly, this ritualistic sermonizing has been louder and recurrent with both PDP Chief Ministers. This means there is a common thread running through the chant of dialogue. The point we are debating here is how much realistic is this chant. Continue Reading…

Securing India’s northern frontier

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By K.N. Pandita

Home Minister Rajnath Singh led a contingent of parliamentarians drawn from different political parties on a two-day visit to Ladakh. This was in fulfillment of the promise he had made at the end of the parliamentary delegation’s visit to Srinagar and Jammu in July last. Continue Reading…