Kaivalya wrote:chetak wrote:this is worth watching.
Kashmir - The State & The Status by Srinath Raghavan, Manthan Samvaad 2019
Thank you. I dont know about his credentials etc...but appears to just take historian view but innocuously passes judgement ignoring the violence or Kashmiri pandits or the whole notion of jammu ignored for the last 70 years.
He also uses the slippery slope argument of comparing tamilnadu and governorship decisions to pass laws using backdoor mechanisms. In the best case well meaning but not smart - worst case more insidious using partial history
He sounded like the committed opinionated commie to me but a lot less scruffier than the usual suspects and he has some points that are worth some thought and investigation. Otherwise, his views are mundane and contrived.
funny how the word "historian" seems to slide so glibly off the tongue of guys like guha and srinath raghavan. Also, such guys seem allergic to the cashmeri pandits even to the point of seemingly denying their very existence.
What such commie types don't get is that supreme national interest trumps everything else, so any more separatist nonsense elsewhere, even in TN and the state needs to come down with deadly force.
jln seems to have had a limited understanding of statecraft and the international repercussions flowing from his ego driven actions, as well as the personal need to project himself as a progressive secular man of the world, welcomed eagerly to grace the diplomatic high tables in the fashionable capitals of the world.
too bad for jln that with foreigners, he often came across as a short tempered, opinionated ignoramus, more often than not, reviled for his sermonizing, editorializing and regressive outlook. It cost India dearly to have this insecure gent leading the country.
many people like srinath raghavan conviniently seem to forget that first and foremost, India has the primary responsibility to secure her borders at all costs and not get diverted pandering to some special interest groups like the entitled and pampered KMs, most of whom are concentrated only in the valley and have been skimming the cream off the top for the past seven odd decades.