Was this a localised problem within the band culture and limited to the social media world or really reflection of radicalism taking deep roots in Kashmiri society?
The strategy aims at managing the mathematics of terror at the Line of Control, creation of a strong intelligence network in the hinterland to isolate and neutralize the militants and spreading the message of hearts through credible and genuine actions.
Hasnain proved to be a man with burning fire for humanity and justice. For decades we have not seen such a man in Indian uniform, with a human heart. Every one may or may not have been moved by Hasnain’s work or sincerity but the fact is he lived up to what he said and believed in Awam, understood the local psyche and more importantly trusted in public and never stood for public atrocities but for public comfort, convenience, empathy and worked for the much needed calm and peace tirelessly even beyond his capacity.
This seminar would be remembered for a long time to come for its honesty of approach and objectivity in dealing with the issue of enhancing J&K’s pride and dignity. This by itself is a case for a case study which the world needs to take a note of.
The strategies and doctrines like the Chinar Doctrine which focus on people as the centre of gravity are largely dependent on the people who manage them. The ultimate derivative of the Doctrine was that there was a long term vision drawn up from a “people’s perspective”. 2012 should now be about fixing the nuts and bolts of these strategies. They comprise bold political decisions to be taken to ensure that the gains made in 2011 are not floundered away
Is it possible, that whenever we talk about Kashmir, we make sure to address the people of Kashmir and not make it a geography–specific? Can we make the people feel as though they are being advocated for, and as though they belong? Can we believe that we want to live in a country where Kashmiris are a part of India, because it adds to the wonderful diversity of India, and because our constitution guarantees unity in the diversity of this country? And can we forget lip-service to Kashmir as an‘integral part’ within the country and start believing in Kashmiris as an ‘Integral People’ of India. One can easily Google this term “ Kashmir as an Integral Part ofIndia” and find out how people from separatist to so-called activist enjoyed this termand gained unnecessary importance.