Jaibans Singh As the situation turns for the better in Jammu and Kashmir with reorganisation of the state into two Union Territories and abrogation of Article 370, there arises a need to look at the, by now, failed concept of "Azaadi" (Freedom) that had been propounded over decades by some self appointed leaders of the Kashmiri people. Has the concept failed because it was … [Read more...] about Kashmir: Timely lid has been put upon fallacy of Azaadi
Dr. Simrit Kahlon The Union Government, on May, 16, declared “suspension of operations” (also termed as ceasefire) in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramadan! The initiative, taken at the behest of the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, is designed to facilitate a peaceful holy month for the people of the state, especially so in Kashmir. The move has elicited a mixed … [Read more...] about Jammu and Kashmir: Heed the message of peace and reconciliation
Lt. Gen. PS Mehta (Retd) At the time of partition of the country, if the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to the Indian Union had taken place in a timely manner, Pakistan would have faced difficulty in invading J&K. Unfortunately that did not happen! By October 1947, Pakistan backed ‘Tribal invaders’ commenced their march towards Srinagar allowing Jinnah to boast that … [Read more...] about Kashmir Confused!!
Farooq Wani Human Rights violations in Kashmir were the outcome of the advent of terrorism which led to the establishment of a security dragnet to challenge the same. Undoubtedly, the people have suffered immensely in the sad situation thus evolved. Losing the right to walk on streets without being asked to prove innocence and identity is the biggest violation of human … [Read more...] about Contest Human rights violations in Kashmir with a holistic, unbiased approach
Mehtab Karan Singh The state of Texas in the United States (US) represents, in letter and spirit, the all American tradition and ethos; big cars, big buildings, large open spaces, happy and courteous people relentlessly pursuing the great American dream. Few, however, know that Texas was not originally a part of the United States. In the nineteenth century it was under … [Read more...] about Jammu and Kashmir should take a leaf from the Texas model
Jaibans Singh The unrest in Kashmir is showing no signs of abating. Effort is being made from the political, intellectual, social and other relevant sectors to break the impasse and stop the cycle of violence, but a positive result is not forthcoming. The centre has approached the problem with a humane and mature attitude. Since the agitation has a local character, an open … [Read more...] about Solution to the impasse in Kashmir lies in Kashmir