Essay

Bribes and spies

Print edition : November 15, 2013

Throwing stones at a policeman during a protest, in Srinagar in September 2013, against the killing of five Kashmiri civilians in a paramilitary firing. There was a wave of stone-throwing agitations in 2010, which suddenly stopped. Now V.K. Singh has claimed that the sudden end of that agitation was the TSD's doing. Photo: AP/Dar Yasin

Former Army Chief General V.K. Singh. His disclosures only prove what Kashmiris always suspected. Photo: V. Sudershan

Ghulam Hassan Mir, Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister, speaks in the State Assembly on October 7. He allegedly received money to oust Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Photo: THE HINDU;THE HINDU

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. In 2007, he alleged that most State legislators were I.B. agents. Photo: PTI

Union Minister for Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah at the Royal Springs golf course on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar on September 1. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD

Voters outside a polling station at Noor Bagh Srinagar constituency during the Assembly elections in December 2008. It is widely believed that all elections in Jammu and Kashmir are manipulated and the outcomes predetermined. Photo: nissar ahmad

General (retd) V.K. Singh’s disclosures, though motivated, reveal that New Delhi persists still in the policies it adopted in 1947—let loose spies in Kashmir with huge money bags. Thus armed, they will inevitably play dirty tricks.
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