Malik said that after PM Modi had said that they will conduct elections in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018, he broke protocol and went to Omar Abdullah’s and Mehbooba Mufti’s residences asking them to participate in the polls
Some political observers feel the Abdullahs are using the Coronavirus as a cover. If the pandemic had not hit India and the world, they would have been under pressure to explain their position to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Two wars with Pakistan and crippled by three decades of insurgency, the BJP government wants to close the 'issue' in the Muslim majority state of Jammu & Kashmir. Will a divide-and-rule and blow-hot-blow-cold policy bring peace?
By abrogating provisions of Article 370, India has smartly shifted the goalpost in Kashmir from right to self-determination to demand for retention of special status, a political observer in Kashmir says.