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Vajpayee had the maturity to not let himself get trapped in rhetoric.
SRINAGAR/UDHAMPUR -- Normal life in Kashmir was paralysed today due to a strike called by traders' bodies and supported by separatist groups to protest attack in Udhampur on a truck from the Valley la...
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Diplomacy is a fine art, requiring both sense and sensibility. Sadly, both deserted a stubborn Modi Sarkar, hell-bent on its predilection for atmospherics, as the much-hyped National Security Advisor' s talks between India and Pakistan collapsed on 22 August, 2015. The air was pregnant with smartly worded rhetoric, but the bottom-line is that both countries stand to lose in this obdurate positioning, where strategic cross-border negotiations to alleviate escalating tensions took a backseat to pleasing restless domestic constituencies.
It's more than clear that India will no longer accept Pakistani leaders' engagement with separatist Hurriyat leaders either directly or indirectly. The line was drawn when proposed foreign secretary level talks in Islamabad were cancelled in August last year. The Indian side had sent a strong message to Pakistan that it was serious in trying to resolve outstanding issue bilaterally but would not take it lightly if Pakistan tried to mollycoddle the Hurriyat Conference.
SRINAGAR — Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani today appeared before pa port authorities and declared himself as an Indian while completing formalities for travel documents but insisted that he di...
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Separatist leader Masarat Alam was on Friday taken into preventive custody by the Jammu & Kashmir police over a planned rally in Pulwama District's Tral area. Earlier Alam and another separatist leade...
Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam, who organised the anti-India protests of 2010 in the Valley that saw the death of 112 people, was freed from a Baramulla jail on Saturday evening. Thi...