Comments on: Did pro-India militias kill Western tourists in Kashmir? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: tro9tro Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:41:58 +0000 Whatever the truth of that state of affairs, what is at issue is that tourists are also prime targets for ethnic conflicts. Tourists represent the nation state in a quasi sense, and so pay the high price if caught in ethnic conflict.

By: Ashtadhyayi Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:17:59 +0000 There are several holes in this theory. For one, how does the writer assume a pro-India group to be Hindutvavadi?
This is a carryover of the Arab-Islamic fundamentalist opinion of secular India which is home to the second largest Muslim population in the world.
Even if one allows for India getting a renegade group to kidnap and behead a westerner to discredit Pakistan, how come it allowed the hostages to be killed on Indian soil? To plan an operation like that requires a good deal of effort; which we Indians know our armed forces to be incapable of.
To show Pakistan in bad light, India would have arranged for the killing to be done on Pakistani soil.
The writer is also confused about who kidnapped the tourists, and who ultimately held them. To assume that there was an understanding between the anti-India and pro-India groups is a little too far-fetched. The journalist’s pro-Pakistani bias has clouded his vision,,,,and honest opinion….

By: politicaljunkie Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:37:43 +0000 This coming from a Moslem writer with his own biasis, Truly appalling assumptions made with no axiomatic proof. Pakistan has been stirring the pot right from the day the brits partinoned India and Pakistan.
Kashmir is one of the most scenic and beautiful place in the world and look what these militants have turned it into. Shame on you guys and your ulterior motive for such demeaning blogs.

By: abhi1498 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:23:44 +0000 Journalists are more and more tending to intellectual prostitution with only difference that prostitutes still have some integrity. If we go by some ‘journalists’ account, 911 was a Federal Government conspiracy, 711 was British government conspiracy, 2611 Indian government conspiracy. Either these so called journalists know more than mere mortals or they are simply selling their integrity for raking the moolah.

The logic of the ‘journalists’ Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark is beyond insanity. Indian government would kill the foreign tourists and let the whole world know about Kashmir problem. Or better internationalize Kashmir issue. The intended purpose of Indian government was to elicit sympathy from the world. Well, in that case, if the flight IC 814 was blown up by the terrorists, Indian government would have gained tons of sympathy.

May be the problem is with the white colored foreigners. If Indian government can set free hard core Maoists for one useless Italian in Odisha, I can’t buy this theory.

The bottomline is that journalism is in perpetual decline and the nutjobs are selling the conspiracies in the garb of journalism.