I’ve been following news religiously these days for a couple of hours everyday, and have started seeing some patterns in news reporting. For example, today, Geelani got the famous shoe treatment in Delhi by Kashmiri Hindu protestors. Not a single international newspaper reported it.This was also evident on earlier stories where shopkeepers threw stones at pelters forcing a strike, a teacher with some students protesting the ongoing unrest, people killed or injured by stone pelters,…"World media silent when Geelani gets a Kashmiri shoe"
I only hope someone who matters reads this. What Kashmir needs is a way of engaging the youth. What the government is doing is saying nothing and inviting any faction to talk. As if that is going to happen. Even if it does, we are going to end up talking to the destroyers of Kashmiri peace on their terms. Bad, bad ground. What we need is interaction, engagement, listening. Not formal interaction invitations in triplicate,…"An idea for Kashmir"
While I’ve been reading the antics of Madame Mehbooba with some irritation, I still considered her selfish, but part of those wishing the well being of Kashmir. The constant attacks on Omar, seemed to be a part of political opportunism. It was rather shocking to read that an important leader of the PDP was injured today while leading a stone pelting mob indulging in arson! Now I wonder how much of Kashmir’s suffering is due…"Kashmir blazing in political fires?"
Came across this real whacky solution for Kashmir, which could actually work to create peace for “our” Kashmir at least. Confront Pakistan about its lack of following of international norms and using captured Indian territory to destabilize India. Capture PoK. We’ll figure out plebiscite and all later, but at least the Indian side of Kashmir should see some improvements with infiltration now handled from its point of origin. No need to keep so many soldiers…"The Kashmir Solution"
Intercepts of a conversation between Ghulam Ahmad Dar and Shabir Ahmed Wani talks of “10-15 people more should be martyred” and “You are getting money, but not doing enough”. It is painful to hear of misguided, but brave kids fighting for what they believe is justice being talked about as purchased cannon fodder for being butchered."Kashmir dying at both hands!!!"
Yay!!! I just found out that Swami Agnivesh led a team of human rights activists to Kashmir and has stated in no uncertain terms: We are concerned over the obtaining situation in the valley for the past nearly three months. We are lodging our protest against the oppressive measures against the innocent people. My heart has been breaking for the Kashmiris for so many days as I waited for someone to get into being humane.…"Score one for Kashmir – Jai Ho!"