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.
The veteran politician, who had gone to meet his son and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday, said, 'I am acutely aware that compared to hundreds of Kashmiri families I have been far more fortunate.'
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.