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A phoney state called “Azad Jammu and Kashmir

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By K N Pandita

J&K’s accession to the Indian Union on 26 October 1947 was the direct result of the incursion of Kashmir by the lashkars of North-West Frontier tribesmen conceived, planned and abetted by the rulers of the nascent State of Pakistan. The diehard activists of Lord Curzon’s “Great Game in Central Asia” of the mid-19th century, working in tandem with the new brand Islamists in the sub-continent, focused attention on one particular objective of stonewalling India’s access to the west and north. Continue Reading…

A new upsurge in Kashmir valley terrorism

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By K N Pandita

After July last, Kashmir Valley has witnessed an upsurge in terrorist activities. The attempts of infiltration by the jihadists have increased. Although many attempts have been foiled yet some have succeeded in escaping the vigilant eye of the security men guarding our borders. Continue Reading…

We the Kashmiri Saraswat Hindus

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By Prof. Kashinath Pandit

A – General

Antiquity is the hallmark of our history and civilization. Legends and myths abound. In modern times, myths and legends are getting unravelled with the help of scientific and technological tools. Recently, the Americans using their specially manufactured surveillance apparatus identified the mythical bridge that connected Rameshwaram the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula with Sri Lanka. Continue Reading…

Talking to Pakistan: a depraved proposition

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By K N Pandita

Kashmir’s ideologically defunct political leadership in general and the standard-bearers of dynastic rule, in particular, remain obsessed with the proposition that the Union government should talk to Pakistan for resolving the Kashmir issue. They begin and end their interviews with media persons with this mantra. They think that the world will consider them the victim of the rivalry between two sub-continental powers and in this way will earn sympathy for their cause. Continue Reading…

Letter to the Editor – Untold stories of 1947 invasion

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Daily excelsior

Sir,
Apropos ‘Civilian Resistance at Ichhama-A 1947 Pakistan Invasion Story’) by Dr Ramesh Tamiri, many knowledgeable persons have recounted stories and anecdotes of the invasion of Kashmir on October 22, 1947. Dr Tamiri has, for the first time, lifted the curtain from some untold but historically important events of that invasion. I fully endorse his view that it is a misnomer to call it an incursion by the tribesmen. Continue Reading…