Essay

Hypocrisy on Kashmir

Print edition : February 17, 2017

July 1950: Liaquat Ali Khan (left), Prime Minister of Pakistan, with Sir Owen Dixon, United Nations Mediator on Kashmir, and Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi. Photo: The Hindu Archives

July 1972: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto signing the Simla Agreement in Shimla. The agreement helped preserve the status quo on Jammu & Kashmir. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Seventy years after the Kashmir issue erupted, it is time to go beyond the deliberately untenable positions that the governments of India and Pakistan have adopted and find a way out that involves the Kashmiris too.
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