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'Incomplete agenda of the division of the sub-continent'
Faisal Mahmood / Reuters
The level of defiance in Kashmir is at an all-time high. Even if the Kashmiris have seized their power through laying down their lives and limbs, they have a clear agreement that their fight is for Azadi and nothing less. This uprising once again drives a nail into the coffin of those Indian narratives that undermine Kashmir's resolution by the ahistoric, nationalistic and myopic analytics such as "underdevelopment," "mismanagement," "unemployment," "alienation," and "failure to integrate."
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In a recent interview to The Wire, former RAW chief A.S. Dulat suggested that the only way to solve the Kashmir imbroglio is through dialogue, not aggression. I submit that Mr. Dulat's statements in this context are meaningless clichés and platitudes. They are totally superficial, and reflect little understanding of the realities of the Kashmir problem. Those who think that mere political dialogue can resolve the Kashmir problem are living in a fool's paradise. They do not know what is really happening. So, let me explain.
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The JNU students and Amnesty did not commit or organize violence, and nor did they call for immediate resort to arms. Hence, in my opinion, they committed no crime, and the charges against them should be dropped. That being said, I totally disapprove of the demand for Azadi for Kashmir or any part of India.
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