17 April, 2021

The View From The Cell

The ‘ordinary’ release of separatist Masarat Alam is the latest to strain PDP-BJP ties in the Valley

Mohammad Ebraheem
The View From The Cell

Uneasy Lies The Head...

  • PDP’s pledge to free jailed former militants, political prisoners won’t find favour with BJP
  • Will have to walk the talk on its promise to facilitate dialogue between separatists and New Delhi
  • Settling West Pakistan refugees in Jammu, to which BJP is committed, will be a thorny issue. So too the resettlement of Pandits in the Valley.
  • Poll pledge of initiating trial against police officers responsible for the death of civilians in 2010 unlikely to get BJP’s support
  • Bound to seek New Delhi’s sanction to prosecute paramilitary/army personnel wanted for custodial deaths, rapes etc; BJP sure to oppose it
  • PDP committed to white paper exposing malpractices in NC regime; BJP is alive to alliances in future


The political drama that played out in J&K and New Delhi last fortnight resembled in one sense a charade and...

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