Comments on: Kashmir — blocked road to Paradise? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: AKSHAR Mon, 05 Oct 2009 17:54:42 +0000 I love kashmir.I would like to go there soon.

By: ankush Mon, 27 Jul 2009 05:50:49 +0000 dear ma’am

conflicts no matter where ever they are bring with them violence,hatred and atrocities towards the weaker sections of community. be it a chechen or a columbian or an iraqi or a tamil or for that matter kashmir the story is same only the casting changes.
now the better part is that only way towards betterment is PEACE.So all the soldiers and mujahids give peace a gods grace we in kashmir are much better off.lets join our hands togather and thank the gracious god for what we have .no one can doubt that things have improved and that too for good.
kashmir will never get independence. It would be utopian to have a land locked country with no industries and this would surely lead to anarchy as we have seen elsewhere (Af-Pak).
I donot agree with the indian political approach and that includes my dear friends “HURRIYAT”.Education ,employmentand empowerment by means of ballot and rule of law should continue. my best wishes to Mr O Abdullah.No solution of kashmir can be complete without the kashmiri hindus and sikhs who have been displaced.

The writer has done an excellent work although has emotionally drifted away from the core issue ,But this is my personal was nice to be here……

By: rajan Wed, 15 Jul 2009 11:00:09 +0000 Hi Rashi.Whosoever has anything to do emotionally with Kashmir will speak about it. No one has done justice to it. The short sighted approach is responsible for the miseries it is facing. The people are the only hope. Only their prudence and far sightedness can bring respite to them. Good job Rashi!

By: vip blog Sat, 11 Jul 2009 05:00:07 +0000 Kashmir is a beautiful place. I have always wanted to visit Kashmir but the dark cloud of terrorism and separatist violence has kept me away

By: S.Yousuf Fri, 10 Jul 2009 17:01:54 +0000 Do whatever you want you will never win the hearts of kashmiri people.We have given blood for our land and we will never compromise on it.We will fight till we get freedom from the Indian Occupational rule.Mark my words Freedom!!!

By: Archana Fri, 10 Jul 2009 06:45:14 +0000 As a woman I strongly condemn the gruesome rape and murder of the two women in Shopian. It is as ugly and heinous as the gangrape, molestation and humiliation of women who suffer grave human rights violation across the country.

However what happened in Kashmir after the crime was committed is also not acceptable. Politicization of women’s body, sexuality and honour is equally despicable as the act of rape and murder, perhaps even more. For it deprives a society of its cultural values and ethics.

Government has to deliver justice and it has to be seen to be delivering justice. People, civil society and media should come up with creative ways to address issues and for redressal. Taking to violence on the streets, stoking and fueling religious sentiments will only lead to more crime, deaths and breakdown.

By: Latif Thu, 09 Jul 2009 20:34:50 +0000 To all of you who profess peace…

If you really claim to be who you are, Protest against the Atrocities that are happening in Kashmir and Kashmir along with the Kashmiri will be yours.


By: Toe Knee Thu, 09 Jul 2009 08:57:21 +0000 I have always wanted to visit Kashmir but the dark cloud of terrorism and separatist violence has kept me away.

I am no one to judge whether human rights violations are taking place in Kashmir or whether a misplaced nationalistic zeal is worsening the situation.

All I know is that violence is not the solution. Unless the local government and the populace get down to brass tacks and hammer out a solution, albeit peacefully, Kashmir will remain a global hotspot in the years to come.

If the dream of a utopian Kashmir does come true, this beautiful ‘Paradise on Earth’ tops my list of places of visit before I die.

By: Syed Basharat Thu, 09 Jul 2009 06:52:17 +0000 Dear Rashi

Excellent. Your write up desrve kudos.
Keep it up.


By: azad Wed, 08 Jul 2009 23:03:04 +0000 Haadia ,Syed Afdar
Did you ever follow the path of secularism and do you respect kashmiri hindus, buddists and sikhs with whom you have been historically entwined. Kahmiris come to US and follow the law and lead respectable lives among christians. In India they don’t want to adopt a path of inclusive modernization and worse try to accomplish security in seclusion. Sikhs and hindus were lined up and killed in cold blood, what prevented you to take out processions against the ghastly killings.

Being the muslim majority state its your responsibility to protect minority. Do you think minority persecution is happening without complicity of others (other than terrorists). Do you think the same animals are incapable of raping and killing women in order to escalate violence and hatred against security forces? Kashmiri people, with their elected government can better themselves with hard work. Both in India and Pakistan disparity is visible from on state/province to other. Abrogation of article 370 would have facilitated industrial expansion in to the valley paving way for more jobs and prosperity. Isolation leads to backwardness, period. Take the example of FATA and Waziristan, which are not only poor but are also now getting bombed.
First convince yourselves and then others that you have achieved a level of maturity to run the affairs with evenhandedness in governance and deliverance of justice to all. Autonomy now, mind you, will quickly degenerate into theocracy leading to Talibanization or similar movement, whereupon stone age laws will be enforced. Then protective umbrella of Indian Union will not be there, India will have to watch helplessly the dilapidation of Kashmir like that of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Refugee influx will be monumental. All the democracy loving Kashmiri leaders will relocate to other parts of India leaving the unscrupulous hate mongers to rule over you. Cannot paint a rosy picture, Iam afraid.