As India celebrates her 73rd year of independence from British rule, ragged children thread their way through traffic in Delhi, selling outsized national flags and souvenirs that say, “Mera Bharat Mahan.” My India is Great. Quite honestly, it’s hard to feel that way right now, because it looks very much as though our government has gone rogue.
Last week it unilaterally breached the fundamental conditions of the Instrument of Accession, by which the former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India in 1947.
In preparation for this, at midnight on Aug. 4, it turned all of Kashmir into a giant prison camp. Seven million Kashmiris were barricaded in their homes, internet connections were cut and their phones went dead.…
- India was a miracle democracy. But it’s time to downgrade its credentials. – By Ramachandra Guha (Aug 14, 2019, Washington Post)
- Kashmir: Murder of insaniyat – By A.G. Noorani (Aug 30, 2019, Frontline)
- Kashmir: How Govt Gathered Massive Data Before Article 370 Move – By Aditya Menon (Aug 16, 2019, The Quint)
- Agony of Kashmir – By Venkitesh Ramakrishnan (Aug 30, 2019, Frontline)