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It seems that realpolitik is still the order of the day. What else are we to make of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, imploring the ‘Muslim World’ to support the oppressed people of Kashmir? The Ayatollah has historically steered clear of mentioning Kashmir so as not to irk his country’s ally — not to mention strong economic partner — India.

 

It’s exactly a year since Kashmir turned on its head and went on the path of self-destruction ostensibly under a new leadership and new foot soldiers.

 

So Syed Salahuddin is now a global terrorist. Look who is saying this... Trump... Donald Trump... the president of the United States of America. But wait... so what. Who cares! Who gives America a damn now. Russia, North Korea, Syria and Iran are bullying it. Taliban have already inflicted a humiliating defeat on it.

 

As the Kashmir Valley erupted into turmoil after the elimination of Burhan Wani, local militant of the Hizbul Mujahideen, I met two local policemen in Srinagar’s Army Base Hospital.

 

Between the ignorance of US President Donald Trump and the malicious agenda of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a preposterous decision has been taken.

 

Between the ignorance of US President Donald Trump and the malicious agenda of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a preposterous decision has been taken.

 

“We cannot allow the state brutality to which we are subjected each day snatch our humanity and values,” the Mirwaiz said, asking: “What will be the difference between them and us then?”

 

On Shab-i-Qadr, Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith was deputed for access control duty at Jamia Masjid – the Grand Mosque in the heart of downtown Srinagar and a stronghold of separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Faro.

 

The death of deputy superintendent Mohammed Ayub Pandith at the hands of a lynch mob highlights the dangers to the police in Kashmir today, whether from gun-wielding militants or locals disgruntled with the Indian State.

 

It is true that violence is no occasional guest in Kashmir. Yet, even by its terrible standards, the lynching of police officer Mohammad Ayub Pandit in Srinagar’s Jama Masjid is a horrific new low.

 


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