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Sustainable Resistance with a Strategic Focus: The Way Forward in Kashmir

Dr. Syed M. Inayatullah Andrabi

December 05, 2016

Kashmir has been witnessing a mass protest, mostly passive, since July 8th this year. As it prolongs, questions are being raised as to how long Hurriyat should continue issuing protest calendars, and to what end. These are legitimate concerns, and need to be addressed but that is not something we are going to do now. We will approach the problem at a deeper level by raising a question of far more basic nature, and that in turn could provide, albeit indirectly, some sort of answer to the questions currently being raised. The question we will try to answer is what sort of condition is that which one can reasonably call ‘normal’ for Kashmir, or in other words, what should be happening in Kashmir? This we can do by disregarding for a moment the current situation-related debate about hartals if they are any good or not, how often they should be called for, what people should do, how leaders should act etc. etc. Instead, we will focus on the political reality called Kashmir, its people, their future, and their best interest, and will try to answer the question at moral/ethical level as well as political/strategic. Read More

MODI HAS TASKED MEHBOOBA AND HER HENCHMEN WITH A MURDEROUS MISSION IN KASHMIR

Dr. Syed M. Inayatullah Andrabi

September 11, 2016

As I write these lines, the current uprising has entered its third month. By all standards it is an extraordinary feat defying expectations not only of foes, but friends as well, myself included. That said, we are not talking here of a show of performance i.e. how best the actors have performed, rather it is a people’s movement geared to the achievement of concrete objectives, our focus, therefore, should be how far the Movement has been, and/or is going to be, successful in delivering those objectives. Read More

FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF FREEDOM MOVEMENT LEADERS

Dr. Syed M. Inayatullah Andrabi

July 29, 2016

Once again we have an uprising in Kashmir. Essentially there is nothing new about it, apart from the fact that this time it was Burhan Wani”s custodial killing, and subsequent brutality by government forces that added fuel to the already existing fire, and brought people on streets. Read More