The act of wiping the shoes of a Chief Minister by a retired police officer serving as a security officer is attracting criticism needlessly. It is the distinctive way of the Indian Police to speak truth to power.
The stone pelting young men of the valley who died this tragic summer are not alone in having grieving mothers and sisters. Each soldier and policeman who has died in Kashmir was someone’s son and someone’s brother too.
To call the foreign funded insurgency in Kashmir and the terror attacks across the country as justified blowback for the failures of the Indian state and civil society is both false and callous. It implies a failure of the imagination and the intelle