Published April 25th, 2016 by

Here is a way that leads to dignified Kashmir.

It was just a coincidence, when I conceived this piece one gentleman and widely read columnist Chetan Bhagat had already given words to his desire regarding youth of Kashmir, but with a different shape. Even after my views being quite contrary to Mr. Bhagat’s conception my editors were caught in a fix as to who wrote first. Me or Baghat. Thus the delay. Anyways, here I am.

Dear young-men, after abolition of autocratic rule in 1947 all of us were hopeful of better days. Our elders putting their blood for freedom expected fair politics, decisive empowerment and ultimate emancipation. But, unfortunately, it seems even after more than six decades this once beautiful land of learned people is caught in political confusion. I need not lecture you—the galaxy of learned young people, on post 1947 political developments in Kashmir as you are a more gifted and knowledgeable generation. Interestingly, most of you are born when Kashmir was passing through its most critical political phase and experiencing violence of all sorts. Read More An open letter to youth of Kashmir.

Published October 23rd, 2015 by

……… which I have not been able to realise yet!

I am Kashmir. I have a written history of more than five thousand years. Several historians have chronicled my plight over the centuries and written marvellous histories. Kalhana’s, Rājataraṃgiṇī, meaning “The river of Kings” is one of the finest chronicles that had documented me, my people and my earlier Royals in a more eloquent way.  Some distant travellers visiting the subcontinent have mentioned about my beauty, my treasure of knowledge and rich culture. However, I have been robbed, plundered and devastated many a time and my people treated as slaves by several tyrannical rulers. I have survived much of onslaught from outsiders and faced many conspiracies evolving out of my own womb. No more speculations please. You may have got it? I am Kashmir—once land of prosperity under the rulers like Zain-ul-Abidin and now a land of gloom, despair and destruction. Like every beautiful creation of Almighty, I too had a dream—a dream to live a prosperous and peaceful life; provide a loving space to my people within my bosom with motherly affection. Read More I Had A Dream

Published July 16th, 2015 by

Aimed to divide, Dulat”s work can unite the leadership!

Amarjit Singh Dulat, regarded as India’s leading expert on Jammu and Kashmir has been a familiar face within Kashmir crisis management apparatus. Even after his retirement from active service as super spy his opinion on Kashmir issue is respected more than others. Mr. Dulat’s book on Kashmir crisis titled ‘Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years’ and his subsequent interviews revealing much of Kashmir’s murky politics and filth accumulated during long years of managing turmoil in Kashmir has stirred the whole political atmosphere in Kashmir. Read More A story of half-truth!