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Kashmir on the Boil PDF Print E-mail
Written by Col. T. K. Tikoo   
Tuesday, 01 July 2008 00:00
IAKF foreign correspondent and Retired Indian Army Colonel, T.K. Tikoo, responds in detail to the outrageous claims of the separatist Kashmiri elements regarding the recent proposed land allotment for Amarnath pilgrims.

The political situation in Kashmir valley is reminiscent of the events of 1990, when lakhs of Kashmiri Muslims came out on the streets shouting themselves hoarse with “Hum kya chahte Aazadi” (we want independence). Ostensibly, these protests are against Indian “moves” to change the demography of Kashmir and a mass movement to preserve its ecology, as Mufti Mohammed Sayed and his Hurriyat masters would have the gullible press and ill informed Indian leadership to believe.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 September 2010 03:12
Politics Means Serve Disfranchised and Poor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Vijay K. Sazawal   
Monday, 05 May 2008 00:00
Kashmir Images website interview with Dr. Vijay Sazawal, a past President and founding member of the Indo-American Kashmir Forum.

What does politics mean to you?

It means a passion to serve the disfranchised and the poor. In Kashmir, however, politics means "of the oligarchs, for the oligarchs, and by the oligarchs." "Local politics" means taking cheap potshots among the elected politicians, and "international politics" means taking cheap potshots among unelected politicians.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 March 2011 19:44
Mufti & Mufti: Secessionist-in-Disguise PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lalit Koul   
Thursday, 01 May 2008 00:00

Motives behind former J&K Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed, who also used to be India's Home Minister, and his suggestion that Pakistani currency be allowed in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Few days ago, a leader from Jammu & Kashmir proposed that the people of his state should be allowed to transact their business in two currencies - the Indian currency and the Pakistani currency. This leader was none other than Mufti Mohd. Sayeed. Not only was Mufti Mohd. Sayeed Chief Minister of J&K just few years ago, he used to be India's Union Home Minister in Prime Minister V. P. Singh's cabinet.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 September 2010 18:18
Yasin Malik: Insensitive India-Today's Youth Icon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lalit Koul   
Wednesday, 26 March 2008 00:00
A reaction to India Today Conclave 2008's decision to invite former terrorist and self-confessed killer of Kashmiri Pandits Yasin Malik to its meeting.

"What India needs is political vision and a leadership that has nothing at stake except India." These are the words of Mr. Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India Today Group.

What is the significance of these words, you might ask.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 September 2010 03:44
Gods in Exile PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lalit Koul   
Wednesday, 26 March 2008 00:00
Perspective from IAKF President.

First it was their leading lights - teachers, poets, civil servants, social activists. Then it was their common people. Now it is their Gods and Goddesses. Yes, I am talking about the original inhabitants of the valley - the Kashmiri Hindus.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:53
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