What is your take on the process of rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits so that they can return to settle in Kashmir? What more could be done?
As far as rehabilitation of Pandits in Kashmir is concerned, it is a joke they are playing with the community.
Talking of composite culture and Kashmiriyat , they are doing precious little to wean the community back to their roots.
In the camp in Jagti, corruption is rampant. If they are serious, each step should be ‘visionary’ and each step forward be ‘monitored’. Other than that, security concerns of the community should be addressed and redressal should be fast-tracked to restore confidence.Do you think AFSPA should go?
AFSPA should be banished from Jammu and Kashmir. It has taken a severe toll on the populace and is the prime cause of alienation.
What kind of law gives immunity to perpetuators of crimes of rape, cold blooded murder, fake encounters etc.
It should be removed from Srinagar Municipal Limits immediately. The J&K police are capable of dealing with situations per se. The army or paramilitary should be called only in case of reinforcements, is my gut feeling, though I am not an expert in this matter.
In areas of Kupwara, Uri and other border areas it should be removed in a phased manner as per the demands of the situation. It is time the Army did its real job of protecting the country’s borders from infiltrators and leaves the civilian duties to the police.Image: A scene from the Mishriwala refugee camp at Jammu in 1991Picture copyright: Vijay Koul. Any unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.Also see: Kuldip Nayar: Crossing the Line