On what is unfortunate

(And why we expected nothing else)

Describing the announcement of state assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir as “unfortunate”, the ‘moderate’ Mirwaiz said, “We expected confidence-building measures like release of prisoners and the withdrawal of laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. But they [Indian government] still think that election is the answer.”

What is really unfortunate is that the Mirwaiz, moderate though he may be made out to be, still does not think that election is an answer.

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7 thoughts on “On what is unfortunate”

  1. Haven’t we got it yet? Anything other than the Islamic Ummah/Caliphate is unfortunate. Especially an alternative that treats kaffirs as equal and gives them the right to vote for their leaders. Blasphemy!

  2. What is unfortunate is that taxpayer monies are being used to provide security detail for closet-islamist creeps like the mirwaiz and his openly islamist pals like SAS Geelani (who, btw, is slated to receive his fifth surgery at AIIMS at public expense).

  3. Maybe the doctors are AIIMS should go on a flash strike at that time.
    No, wait — cancel that; else Rajdeep Suardesai, Teesta, Shabana and Sagarika will holler “prosecution of minorities!”

  4. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has refused to comment on the announcement.

    Mehbooba’s the opportunistic one as usual – wait till the dust settles and pick the winning side.

    Good to see some decisiveness from Delhi on the elections. No more waiting on spoilers who don’t want to be part of the game.

  5. Nitin,

    What makes you think that elections are an answer? We have had numerous elections in Kashmir already. Has that taken us any closer to a solution? Is Kashmir not the same unstable pot that boils over frequently just as it used to in the ’60s? I fail to see why the Mirwaiz is wrong on this. Of course, if he and the Hurriyat were to jump into the fray, things might be different. But that requires them to trust the GoI to be able to deliver in the aftermath, something that is clearly lacking and for good reason – 130 rounds of talks between India and Pakistan have managed only infinitesimal progress.

  6. Bobcat

    Of course, if he and the Hurriyat were to jump into the fray, things might be different. But that requires them to trust the GoI to be able to deliver in the aftermath

    That is the point. Why don’t they jump into the fray and see whether GoI will be able to deliver. Surely, it can’t be lost on anyone that since the last election, the objective situation on the ground has improved (compared to before the elections). So why not move in that direction?

    Why not form a government in Srinagar and then adopt a resolution in the state assembly calling for release of prisoners and withdrawal of the special powers act?

    Reasonable people might believe him if he says such things after fighting like…one election.

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