Srinagar, November 15, 2016 (PPI-OT): Historian Ramachandra Guha and former Indian Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar have questioned in unison, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s courage, of which he keeps speaking about all the time. Both Guha and Aiyar were in Bengaluru to discuss issues relating to Kashmir, as part of the Kashmir Flashpoint conference, Times of India reported.
“If the present Congress is a corrupt party filled with cronies, the BJP too has its hands dirty when it comes to Kashmir. If Modi has the courage he keeps speaking about, he should go to Kashmir, speak with adversaries. He must give an audience to the chief minister and not turn him/her away,” the report quoted Guha as having said.
Aiyar, while ridiculing the ‘Surgical Strike’ claim, asked: “If you have the courage for a surgical strike, where is that courage when you have to sit across the table?” Guha said that the Nehru-Gandhi family had been a curse to the Congress party and also to Kashmir.
A S Dulat, former RAW chief, according to reports, said the events during the last four months in Kashmir have been extremely depressing. “Today, the boys on the street, the children of the revolutionaries feel alienated and there is a lot of hatred. They also have more determination and hence have a do-or-die attitude to carry it till the end, which is dangerous,” he said. “Hence, it is necessary to engage in talks and to never stop talking,” the former RAW chief was quoted as having said.
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