In an exclusive interview to Outlook, Lt Gen Bhatt speaks on a range of issues related to insurgency—from Pakistan’s proxy war, increasing number of Kashmiri youth being lured to militancy and on the need for the controversial AFSPA in the Valley.
Some wrote that “Kashmiri Muslims have angered Satisar” and “Satisar finally realised that it is enough” and drowned all Kashmiris living in the Valley. It is said Kashmir was once a huge water body called Satisar.
Many in J&K fear that the state could become another Xingjian. The petitions against the Article 35A, which debars Indians from outside J&K from purchasing land and getting state government jobs in the state, are seen more as political in nature than legal.
Nothing wrong in J&K having a Hindu CM; only that the political parties generally avoid the idea in view of the state’s demography. Right now, every MLA in the assembly put in suspended animation seems eyeing the top Cabinet post.