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.
While whole world condemned that incident there were some in India who were preparing to justify it. Those were the ’eminent’ pseudo-seculars of India.
Unless India can get the ordinary Kashmiri to act in her own self-interest (read rationally), this is one hole it will never be able to square.