Kashmir's autonomy

Myths and falsehoods

Print edition : May 26, 2017

Srinagar, April 18, 2003: The rally that followed a joint statement by the U.S. and U.K. Foreign Ministers urging dialogue. It was in this rally that Vajpayee made his often-quoted statement on “insaniyaat, jamhooriyat and Kashmiriyat” as the guiding principle for talks. With him is Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Farooq Abdullah. Vajpayee’s government rejected the report of the Committee on the State’s Autonomy that he had set up as Chief Minister. Photo: VIJAYA BHASKAR

A.B. Vajpayee, often thought to have genuinely attempted to resolve the Kashmir impasse, hawkishly derailed dialogue and made sure that the dilution of Article 370 could not be reversed.
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