On 4th January 1990, Srinagar based newspaper Aftab published a warning that if the Kashmiri Pandits din’t vacate their homes and leave the valley immediately, they would be converted to Islam or would be subjected to the barbaric Sharia law.
Chetan Bhagat when says, stone-pelting is due to lack of employment, he must observe that they’ve very categorically said that the stone pelting is NOT for lack of jobs, but for establishing Islamic Caliphate in the state.
When you released the statement on J&K issue after India abrogated the article 370 of the Indian constitution, I realized how ignorant a Nobel laureate can be.
J&K turning into a union territory will help the center to gain a stronghold in the region with the police and other departments under its home ministry.
Kashmir is not a political problem, rather, it is a years old civilizational, existential problem.
Rajiv Gandhi was the leader of the most corrupt and incompetent government that India has ever seen. This is a reality and no, saying the same, does not amount to disrespecting the dead.
Kashmir is still witnessing brain drain. The state would continue to suffer and no body can help it except the Kashmiri Permanent Residents.