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Why become panicky for Gov rule

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By K.N. Pandita

I don’t find any strong reason to impose Governor’s rule and keep the assembly either in animated suspension or dissolve it. These are extreme steps. That is not good statesmanship.
Conditions have been worst earlier also in the State and in the valley. And the situation can become far graver in days to come. Imposition of Governor’s rule means lack of trust in the coalition government. There is no justification for that. Continue Reading…

Pak intensifies border shelling

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By K.N. Pandita

Situation on the Line of Control at some very sensitive parts like Krishna Ghati in Poonch or Nowshehra sectors has become tense as a result of Pakistani infiltrators making more bids to sneak into Indian Territory and carry out their plan of attacking Indian posts. In the more recent exchange of fire, two of our jawans have been martyred and two more have been injured. Pakistani troops, too, have suffered casualties and at least two of their armed men have been gunned down. Four of their launching pads have been decimated. Earlier also Indian army destroyed some more launching pads Pakistan had raised close to the LoC. Continue Reading…

The issue of minority status for Pandits

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By K.N. Pandita

Chairman National Minority Commission has opined that Kashmiri Pandits should be given the status of a minority community. This status is granted only by the Union Home Ministry. There are six communities in the country which have been accorded minority status with Jains being the recent entry into the list after Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsees. Continue Reading…

JNU – The Kashmir Connection

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By Kashinath Pandit

A year ago Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), country’s ‘prestigious” university had witnessed some turmoil among a section of its students. In the first place, is it really a prestigious university? In forty-six years of its life, it did not produce a single Nobel laureate or an intellectual of outstanding repute. Continue Reading…

The bombast of permanent solution

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By K.N. Pandita

Home Minster’s emphatic statement that the Centre is working on permanent and final solution of Kashmir tangle is a departure from usual rhetoric of Delhi political bosses. His statement has created ripples in the Dal Lake. Continue Reading…