Losing the peace in
It was, however, utterly amazing to see the Indian national media leading this assault upon the national will over
The battle in J&K is primarily ideological. There are a 150 million Muslims in
The post-1989 upsurge in militancy in
The terrorists had then focused their attention towards the Valley (where the fence was damaged by heavy snow). What was needed was a large-scale anti-terrorist operation to neutralise the Bandipore Base area — from where militant cells controlled the actions of their members in the city of
If so, the nation-state must be resolute, and clearly display that will and resolve, given that what is at stake is the most crucial aspect of its own ideological basis. The agenda in J&K is becoming unabashedly communal, frightening even mainstream local parties into tamely going along. There is the need to cool atavistic passions but there is equally the need to stand absolutely rock-firm on an issue which could unravel our entire nation-state itself.