Tag: Separatists

Playing With Fire!

Competitive politics portends well for democracy. Ironically, in case of the Valley, two major local political parties have engaged in a political slugfest to publicly appease the separatists and whip up anti India sentiments. The ruling PDP can run away with credit for feeding the separatist sentiment. Not to be left behind the opposition too has joined the fray. A hapless BJP is caught in the crossfire even as it claims to be at the right place at the right time. What about right action? National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal (brother of Dr Farooq Abdullah) says there is nothing wrong with hosting of Pakistan flag. Traditionally Valley politicians have perfected the art of not rubbing the separatists the wrong way. Ruling at the Centre and a first time partner in the state government, BJP can no longer be happy playing Dhitrashtra.

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Pic Courtesy: Getty Images/Hindustan Times
Pic Courtesy: Getty Images/Hindustan Times

Exclusive Is Inclusive!

Exclusivity is the order of the day! Arun Shourie just spoke exclusively to a private TV Channel. Motorala resurrected itself tying up here exclusively with an e-ecommerce firm. Direct sales marketing companies sell exclusively. Then there are exclusive credit cards, debit cards, access cards to luxury spas and health centres, etc. Exclusivity manifests itself in many avatars: economic, social, socio-economic, political, ethnic, and religious or even a blend of these factors. The partition spawned refugee colonies for obvious reasons. Exclusive settlements based on homogeneity abound today: Housing societies for teachers, doctors, lawyers, etc. Kashmiri migrants are seeking a religious housing cluster in NCR even as the upwardly mobile in the Valley have since deserted the down town to embrace safety. And they all live together peacefully! So what is wrong in granting Exclusive Township to Kashmiri Migrants in the Valley?

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Pic Courtesy: The Hindustan Times
Pic Courtesy: The Hindustan Times