Essay

Spies and bribes

Print edition : November 29, 2013

Sheikh Abdullah coming out of the Jammu Jail in April 1964. He had been interned in this jail for eight years. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The open session of the National Conference in Srinagar on September 24, 1949. Jawaharlal Nehru, Sheikh Abdullah, Sardar Baldev Singh, N.V. Gadgil and other participants are seated on the dais. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

G.M. Sadiq, who was Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir through most of the 1960s. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman of the hard-line faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, addressing a public meeting at Sopore near Srinagar on November 1. This was the first public rally he was allowed to hold in the valley in one year. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD

It requires an honest intellectual effort to grasp three stern realities. India will never agree to plebiscite or secession. Pakistan will never accept the LoC as an international border. Kashmiris will never acquiesce in the partition of the State or denial of azadi, democracy and human rights.
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