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2018-03-24T10:26:08+05:30

Hard Transition

The Hurriyat nominating the hawkish Muhammad Ashraf Sehari as chairperson to ­succeed separatist hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani is being viewed as a big development in Kashmir. Sehari’s first statement was against ISIS and Al Qaeda, saying such org­anis­ations have no role in the state. Though this is encouraging, his elevation is likely to harden the separatist stand on dialogue with the Centre. Many believe political ­engagement will see a setback as he is more hardline than even his mentor, Geelani. The difference: he doesn’t have the same stature, either within the Hurriyat or on the street, so the doves have an opening too.


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