Up until August 5th 2019, India had only one Kashmir policy, which was ‘maintaining the status quo’. Successive governments in the last seven decades did everything they could, simply to maintain the status quo. Jammu and Kashmir became an oligarchy with two families controlling the fortunes of ordinary people. Revocation of Article 370 has unshackled J&K and it is now time for the people to actually enjoy the fruits of freedom and democracy.
About Speaker: –
Sunanda Vashisht is a writer, political commentator and a columnist. She has written extensively about the conflict ridden region of Jammu and Kashmir. Recently, she represented the Kashmiri Hindu voice and addressed the human rights situation in Kashmir at the US Congress’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. Find her writings on MyIndMakers https://myind.net/Home/authorArchives/40