Comments on: Is India failing to win hearts and minds in Kashmir? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: VijithV http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/comment-page-2/#comment-12558 Sun, 03 Jan 2010 17:42:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1076#comment-12558 We Indians need to face the issue than prolonging the agony of Kashmir. For the same purpose the so called separatists need to come to the table. This may be a tough thing as they just want to prolong the whole process. The political games get even more muskier as in the so called pro independence faction has an under the table alliance with the terrorist community , who by the way want total chaos to prevail.

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By: Cholas http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/comment-page-2/#comment-7426 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 06:01:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1076#comment-7426 Someone compared TamilNadu with JK, irrelevant. Donot simply go by Indian English media, therez no insurgency in India to protect borders. Tamils supporting the cause of tamils in Srilanka doesn’t mean Insurgency, pakistanis also supporting (covertly) muslim’s cause in India, so do you say those pakistani’s want to leave pakistan and join India

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By: Moaaz Awan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/comment-page-2/#comment-6961 Tue, 19 May 2009 05:14:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1076#comment-6961 For the last 60 years we have been fighting for Kashmir. Huge chunks of our budget is spent on the Kashmir issue.If we had left Kashmir we had become singapore or malaysia. We went to every extent supporting Kashmir.Kashmir was and is a muslim majority state which has its historical trade and effection for Pakistan. If India is so sure that Kashmiris want to be a part of Kashmir than they should hold a UN sponsored refrendum in Kashmir and let the Kashmiris decide and let the dispute end finally.You are saying that Pakistan wants Kashmirs lands then we both should withdraw from Kashmir and declare it an autonomous region and let the Kahmiris live in peace forever, but oppressing them would even more strengthen their resolve to join Pakistan which is truly just!

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By: Ashok http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/comment-page-2/#comment-6871 Thu, 14 May 2009 02:42:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1076#comment-6871 tarang, virendra pratap singh
Even after 62 yrs of partition, 30 or so hindus ran for their lives and left the snake pit called pakistan and entered India seeking asylum just this past month; there are 170 muslims in India and a paltry one lack or less Hindus in Pakistan, because they were (hindus) murdered and forcibly converted since partition.
You sound like dumb idiots who don’t have anything valuable over your shoulders, so better keep your learned opinions to yourselves. What if telugu people decide to kick out non telugus out of andhra Pradesh, as they conclude that non telugus just don’t belong there. Would you, hypothetically assuming that you live in AP, pack up and go leaving your immovable property and life. If so where do you go? Since India has muslim population larger than entire Pak population, India should now demand land from Pakistan. After all, the partition was based on a noble cause of religion and accordingly, India should have more land than it was allotted at the time of partition.
Your holier than thou attitude should be kept to your selves and prompt you to start distributing your personal properties to your neighbors, and then you just go declare sanyas- just dont let that attitude of yours punish others.

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By: chirkut http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/comment-page-1/#comment-6868 Wed, 13 May 2009 19:15:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1076#comment-6868 Journo,

@ “KINDLY CORRECT YOUR FACTS

ONLY 1.5 LAKH KASHMIRI PANDITS HAD FLED KASHMIR.”

– In your previous post you said 1 lakh Pandits migrated. Now you are saying 1.5 lakh. Good that you have corrected your “Facts”. However I am deeply pained by the remorseless “Only” in the sentence. So if “Only” 1.5 people were driven out of their homes then “Only” some thousands killed. What’s the Big Deal!

@ “KASHMIR IS NOT PUNJAB

PUNJAB HAS CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS BOND WITH REST OF THE INDIA.

KASHMIRI’S DON’T IDENTIFY WITH INDIANS”

– Read your history correctly. Since Ages , like Punjab, Kashmir has been an integral part of India. It is/was an important seat of shivite movements. The Shankaracharya Mutt is not there for no reason.
If you and couple of your cahoots cannot identify yourselves with India then its your problem. Many in your state do identify themselves with India. And Pal you missed the 1947 bus going to Lahore. Its still not too late. Pack up you stuff and leave for pakistan if that’s where you identify yourself.

@ “CONCEPT OF INDIA – KASHMIR HAS TO DO NOTHING WITH THAT CONCEPT- BECAUSE KASHMIR WAS NEVER A PART OF BRITISH INDIA.”

– Modern india is not made up of just British India. It also has many ex-states merged into it. Kashmir was one of them. Read treaty of Annexation signed by Hari Singh in presence of Lord Mountbatten if you need more enlightenment.

@ “DELIMITATION OF SEATS IN JK – HOW DOES IT MATTER- PEOPLE IN KASHMIR ARE NOT AFTER HOW MANY ASSEMBLY SEATS THEY WILL GET.. AFTER INDIA CELEBRATED ‘KASHMIR ASSEMBLY – 2008′ … THE ONGOING ELECTIONS HAVE CLEARED ALL DOUBTS.”

– Seat Delimitation does matter. That will ensure that People in your state get what they deserve. KAshmir should not prosper at the cost of Jammu and LAddakh. As i said before, thank your lucky stars that you are in India. Care to read about what happened to 3 Baloch leaders?

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By: anup http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/comment-page-1/#comment-6857 Wed, 13 May 2009 07:42:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1076#comment-6857 JOURNO

— No issues., but when you say ‘kashmir’, what do mean geographically, ethnically et al.

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By: JOURNO http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/comment-page-1/#comment-6854 Wed, 13 May 2009 05:22:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1076#comment-6854 KINDLY CORRECT YOUR FACTS

ONLY 1.5 LAKH KASHMIRI PANDITS HAD FLED KASHMIR.

KASHMIR IS NOT PUNJAB

PUNJAB HAS CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS BOND WITH REST OF THE INDIA.

KASHMIRI’S DON’T IDENTIFY WITH INDIANS

CONCEPT OF INDIA – KASHMIR HAS TO DO NOTHING WITH THAT CONCEPT- BECAUSE KASHMIR WAS NEVER A PART OF BRITISH INDIA.

DELIMITATION OF SEATS IN JK – HOW DOES IT MATTER- PEOPLE IN KASHMIR ARE NOT AFTER HOW MANY ASSEMBLY SEATS THEY WILL GET.. AFTER INDIA CELEBRATED ‘KASHMIR ASSEMBLY POLLS- 2008′ … THE ONGOING ELECTIONS HAVE CLEARED ALL DOUBTS.

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By: Mauryan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/comment-page-1/#comment-6851 Wed, 13 May 2009 04:01:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1076#comment-6851 Kashmir’s alienation is due to Pakistan. If its trained insurgents do not cross the LoC and blackmail the population to fall by their side, Kashmiris would be all right. Everyone wants peace and livelihood. In today’s situation, Kashmir is better of being part of India. With Pakistan falling apart like a deck of cards, they will see the truth for themselves.

Long ago, during Nehru’s time, the opportunity to settle Kashmir amicably was missed. I do believe in people’s self determination and freedom. But right now, that is not the top priority in Kashmir. We need to see how Pakistan goes from here on. I feel soon Pashtuns will secede from Pakistan and merge with Afghanistan or become an independent nation. This will cause a domino effect there. Kashmir will become peaceful again as the Jihadist elements will need to go back home and fight their mentors and the ISI.

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By: chirkut http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/comment-page-1/#comment-6847 Tue, 12 May 2009 23:30:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1076#comment-6847 Bappa,

Why should india strive more to win hearts and minds of Kashmiri more than a bengali, a tamil or a maharashtrian?

In fact,, to me India is bending over backwards so much to accommodate Kashmiri’s whims that she has become unjust to Laddakhis and Jammuites.

In fact Kashmiri separatists should thank their lucky stars to be in India. Had they been in some other state they would have ended up as the 3 Baloch leaders in Pakistan.

To me Kashmiri Separatists are just like Taliban(In fact they share a lot of common things). The more you yield the more they ask for.

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By: chirkut http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/is-india-failing-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-kashmir/comment-page-1/#comment-6846 Tue, 12 May 2009 23:24:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1076#comment-6846 Journo,

Strange that in spite of living in the hot bed of terrorism you are so oblivious of reasons behind Kashimiri Pandit’s migration. Pandits were threatened by Kashmiri terrorists to leave or get killed and many were killed to prove case in point. Nobody would benefit from this ethnic cleansing other than Pak and Separatists.

Responsibilities come before rights. Kashmiris behaved irresponsibly by targeting their minorities. And hence they have lost right of self determination.

And mind it, the day delimitation is done in JnK Kashmir will also loose its hold on JnK Assembly with Jammu getting more seats (rightly so based on their population) than Kashmir.

Indian Army is no Indian’s enemy unless you make them so for yourself. If anyone is under the misconception that they can challenge the Indian state by resorting to violence and work against the Indian Union Punjab could be a good example for them. (LTTE more recent if you like it)

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