I’m no longer amazed at the connection of the ordinary Indian from one end of India with the issue of far-off Kashmir.
As they say nothing hits hard as something close home.
That grief, that anger brought up so much talk about Kashmir that it caught me by surprise having shamefully assumed that such matters
From then on vociferous discussions on stone pelters, Major Gogoi, Geelani, Yasin Malik walking scot free even after making public that he had killed IAF personnel & of course the wealth of the Abdullahs, Muftis, who built
These masons, plumbers, electricians, carpenters come from families that also serve in the security forces.
Many never return home, having fallen in the line of duty, over a piece of land that has to be defended but never owned.
Today, a wrong of 70 years has finally been righted & every Indian who wasn’t feeding off that bloodshed, is celebrating this historic event.
The ordinary Indian, however, has hitched his wagon for the long haul.
Because at last there is a Vision.
There is a Plan & most important there is Trust.