Don’t give Hurriyat undue importance

Don’t give Hurriyat undue importance

By MANOJ JOSHI | 22 August, 2015
Hurriyat is not that powerful, but is useful as a vehicle of separatist protest.

The Mumbai case is seen by New Delhi as an important benchmark for Pakistan's anti-terrorist commitments, and forms the centrepiece of the Ufa statement's commitment to focus on terrorism. But the assurance to discuss "all outstanding issues" is also part of the statement and it is the basis on which Pakistan is insisting on meeting the Hurriyat leaders.

At the end of the day, the case of the two sides hinges on interpreting the joint statement. Pakistan says that issues relating to Kashmir will be taken up, and, after all, in a dialogue where no agreed agenda has been drawn up, no one can stop them from doing that. In addition, they have declared that they will "consult" with the Hurriyat prior to meeting the Indian NSA.

Now this Hurriyat business is essentially a genuflection to Pakistan's long-standing Kashmir agenda and is aimed at domestic galleries. The Hurriyat mainly represent themselves and while they have a capacity to bring Kashmiri towns to a stand still through a hartal, they have little or no power to do anything else. Previous Indian Prime Ministers — Atal Behari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh — went along with it knowing fully well that it mattered little.

For some reason, the Narendra Modi government has decided to shift the goalposts and declare that the touchstone of Pakistan's bona fides as a dialogue partner would be when they turn their backs on the Hurriyat.

Two things happen because of this. One, the Hurriyat gains far more importance than it really deserves. Second, by turning its back on the Hurriyat, India is ignoring a minor, but useful role they play as the vehicle of separatist protest in the Valley. As long as the protest is confined to the Hurriyat statements and hartals, we can live with it. But the moment it goes underground and is manifested through an armed movement, it becomes dangerous.

The Modi government's Hurriyat allergy is not new. It was the reason why it called off the foreign secretary level dialogue in August 2014. So, it would have behoved New Delhi to have obtained clarity from Islamabad on the issue before plunging into the talks. There were enough signals from Pakistan that they intended to bring up Kashmir, yet, New Delhi went ahead with the NSA level talks.

In the past, whenever there were differences in interpreting a particular agreement or commitment, the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan would intervene to remove the blockade. So it was when Dr Manmohan Singh and Pervez Musharraf overruled their officials and permitted trans-LoC movement in Jammu & Kashmir without passports. In 2009, in a bid to talk peace with Pakistan, Singh assented to the following sentence to be added to the Sharm el Sheikh joint statement: "Prime Minister Gilani mentioned that Pakistan has some information on threats in Baluchistan and other areas." This blew up in his face and prevented any further outreach to Pakistan.

That is a spirit that has all but evaporated, not just because a hardline government is in power in New Delhi, but the fact that Indians remain unhappy over Pakistan's foot dragging on the case relating to the Mumbai attack of 2008 organised and executed by the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and probably supported by some ISI personnel.

Earlier this month, Tariq Khosa, the director general of the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan penned an article in Dawn, detailing the case against the LeT in Pakistan. Leading off from the Ufa statement and the

India-Pakistan commitment to discuss "all outstanding issues" and the condemnation of "terrorism in all its forms", Khosa said Pakistan had to acknowledge that the attack was "planned and launched from its soil".

As the chief investigator, he laid out the case in Pakistan including the details of the training camp at Thatta, Sind and the recovery of explosive devices matching those of Mumbai. The fishing trawler used by the terrorists to hijack the Indian trawler was also recovered, as were the conversations over VOIP. The commander, his associates and financers were also arrested and brought to trial. Yet he acknowledged the foot dragging in the trial.

The true hallmark of a regional power, which India should be, is the ability to shape the discourse in the countries around you. When it comes to Pakistan, we seem to be failing again and again. Some commentators say that by breaking with the past, Modi is working along a new plan. They refer to official spokesman Vikas Swarup's statement on Friday evening wherein he declared, "The people of both countries can legitimately ask today what is the force that compels Pakistan to disregard the agreements reached by two elected leaders and sabotage their implementation." The government is working to a strategy to drive a wedge between the two Sharifs — elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army chief Raheel Sharif.

If so, this strategy is not new, and is unlikely to yield results in the short term. Pakistan may have an elected government, but the reality there is that the Army calls the crucial shots, especially when it comes to dealings with India. No civilian leader has been able to change this, and not for the want of trying. Of all people Nawaz Sharif knows this well given his 1999 experience. Change will come, but principally through the efforts of Pakistanis themselves.

However, adopting an inflexible attitude in negotiations and dialogue is the worst way to pursue it, especially since Nawaz Sharif will be blamed for the breakdown, not Raheel. In real life, problems are not solved through rigid application of principle, but through negotiation and compromise.

Manoj Joshi is a Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.

There are 1492 Comments

I've been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before.| I could not resist commenting. Well written!| I'll right away take hold of your rss feed as I can't to find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you've any? Kindly allow me understand in order that I may just subscribe. Thanks.| It's perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I've read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it!| It's perfect time to make a few plans for the future and it's time to be happy. I have read this submit and if I may just I wish to recommend you some attention-grabbing things or advice. Maybe you can write next articles regarding this article. I want to read even more things about it!| I have been browsing on-line more than three hours lately, but I never discovered any fascinating article like yours. It is lovely value enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made excellent content as you probably did, the net will likely be much more useful than ever before.| Ahaa, its good conversation about this paragraph at this place at this blog, I have read all that, so now me also commenting here.| I am sure this post has touched all the internet users, its really really nice article on building up new webpage.| Wow, this piece of writing is fastidious, my sister is analyzing these things, therefore I am going to tell her.| bookmarked!!, I really like your blog!| Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up and the rest of the site is also very good.| Hi, I do think this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it ;) I may come back once again since i have book-marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.| Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of this site. It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's hard to get that "perfect balance" between superb usability and visual appearance. I must say you have done a excellent job with this. Also, the blog loads very fast for me on Chrome. Outstanding Blog!| These are really enormous ideas in concerning blogging. You have touched some nice points here. Any way keep up wrinting.| I love what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and reporting! Keep up the very good works guys I've added you guys to blogroll.| Hi! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to look it over. I'm definitely loving the information. I'm bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Fantastic blog and wonderful design and style.| I really like what you guys tend to be up too. This kind of clever work and coverage! Keep up the terrific works guys I've incorporated you guys to my blogroll.| Hello would you mind stating which blog platform you're using? I'm going to start my own blog in the near future but I'm having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!| Hi there would you mind letting me know which hosting company you're working with? I've loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at a honest price? Kudos, I appreciate it!| Everyone loves it when people get together and share views. Great blog, stick with it!| Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how can we communicate?| Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Safari. I'm not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I'd post to let you know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Thanks| This is a topic that's near to my heart... Take care! Where are your contact details though?| It's very easy to find out any topic on net as compared to books, as I found this paragraph at this web page.| Does your website have a contact page? I'm having trouble locating it but, I'd like to shoot you an e-mail. I've got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.| Hello! I've been following your weblog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!| Greetings from Colorado! I'm bored to death at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the knowledge you present here and can't wait to take a look when I get home. I'm shocked at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, amazing blog!| Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, such as you wrote the e-book in it or something. I believe that you simply can do with a few % to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is great blog. An excellent read. I will certainly be back.| I visited several web sites except the audio quality for audio songs existing at this site is really wonderful.| Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it's driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.| Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article! It is the little changes that produce the most significant changes. Many thanks for sharing!| I really love your blog.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself? Please reply back as I'm wanting to create my own personal blog and would love to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Many thanks!| Howdy! This post couldn't be written any better! Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I am going to send this post to him. Pretty sure he's going to have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!| Amazing! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It's on a totally different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Outstanding choice of colors!| There's certainly a lot to know about this subject. I really like all the points you made.| You've made some really good points there. I checked on the web to find out more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.| Hi, I log on to your blogs on a regular basis. Your story-telling style is witty, keep it up!| I simply could not go away your website prior to suggesting that I actually enjoyed the usual information an individual provide in your visitors? Is gonna be back frequently to investigate cross-check new posts| I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I absolutely enjoyed every bit of it. I have got you saved as a favorite to look at new things you post…| Hello, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this article. It was funny. Keep on posting!| Hello, I enjoy reading through your article post. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.| I every time spent my half an hour to read this weblog's articles all the time along with a cup of coffee.| I for all time emailed this web site post page to all my associates, for the reason that if like to read it next my links will too.| My programmer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using WordPress on numerous websites for about a year and am concerned about switching to another platform. I have heard fantastic things about Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!| Hi there! I could have sworn I've visited this website before but after looking at many of the posts I realized it's new to me. Regardless, I'm certainly happy I stumbled upon it and I'll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!| Great article! That is the kind of info that should be shared around the web. Shame on Google for now not positioning this submit higher! Come on over and consult with my site . Thanks =)| Heya i'm for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.| Hello there, I do believe your blog might be having internet browser compatibility problems. When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it's got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Apart from that, great website!| Someone essentially assist to make significantly articles I'd state. That is the very first time I frequented your website page and so far? I surprised with the research you made to make this actual submit amazing. Great activity!| Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I in finding It truly useful & it helped me out much. I hope to present one thing again and aid others such as you aided me.| Good day! I simply would like to offer you a big thumbs up for your great information you have right here on this post. I am coming back to your website for more soon.| I all the time used to read post in news papers but now as I am a user of web so from now I am using net for content, thanks to web.| Your means of explaining the whole thing in this paragraph is actually good, every one be capable of without difficulty know it, Thanks a lot.| Hi there, I found your web site by the use of Google even as searching for a similar topic, your web site came up, it appears good. I've bookmarked it in my google bookmarks. Hi there, simply was aware of your blog via Google, and located that it's really informative. I'm going to be careful for brussels. I'll be grateful if you happen to proceed this in future. A lot of folks will be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!| I'm curious to find out what blog system you have been using? I'm having some minor security problems with my latest blog and I would like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any suggestions?| I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one today.| I'm really inspired together with your writing talents as smartly as with the format on your blog. Is this a paid subject matter or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to peer a nice blog like this one nowadays..| Hi, Neat post. There is a problem together with your site in web explorer, might check this? IE still is the market leader and a large element of other folks will leave out your great writing because of this problem.| I am not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this info for my mission.| Hi, i think that i saw you visited my web site so i came to “return the favor”.I am trying to find things to enhance my website!I suppose its ok to use some of you \ my web page ... disneys the wild swans -

With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot of completely unique content I've either authored myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any techniques to help protect against content from being stolen? I'd really appreciate it. My website - <a href="">شركة مكافحة الفئران بالدمام</a>

It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I've read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or tips. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I want to read more things about it! Look at my web page: can you build muscle without exercise -

Wow, amazing weblog format! How long have you ever been blogging for? you made running a blog glance easy. The full glance of your website is wonderful, as smartly as the content material! my website ... <a href="">Converse DC Comics</a>

So you, as the restorer, have to set realistic goals as to exactly what parts of the car you are going to restore to their original states and what parts of the car you are willing to restore "as close as possible" to their original states. Driven aggressively, the cars will run out of power in about 30 minutes. It includes 4 different frequencies so you can race against your friends. Here is my web-site; Piano lessons hongkong -

I loved as much as you'll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase. My webpage <a href="">Giá dự án river city,</a>

A new technology introduced by one of the biggest automobile companies, Volvo, will ensure that your car avoid accidents on the roads involving pedestrians. Today, Parents magazine and car-buying platform Edmunds. 00 per gallon, depending on market prices, but that is a good benchmark. My webpage :: Alarm System -

Aw, this was a very nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to create a good article� but what can I say� I put things off a whole lot and don't manage to get nearly anything done. Here is my site; <a href="">Corey Wootton Jersey</a>

I think other web site proprietors should take this site as an model, very clean and great user friendly style and design, let alone the content. You are an expert in this topic! my web-site; Vikings Jersey -

My brother recommended I mmay like this blog. He used tto be entirrly right. Thhis publish truly made my day. You cann't believe simply how soo much time I had spent for tbis information! Thanks! my sitte - <a href="">Prodermagenix</a>

Heya i'm for tthe first time here. I came across thuis bord and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back andd help others lke you aided me. my website; <a href="">Prodermagenix Review</a>

Generally I don't learn article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look att and do so! Yourr writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, very nice post. Here iis my blog - <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

I blog quite often and I seriously thank you for your information. Your article has really peaked my interest. I am going to bookmark your website and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed too. Feel free to visit my website Marcus Mariota Jersey -

Costs there can be as minimal as $500 for your automobile in a excellent situation. Today, Parents magazine and car-buying platform Edmunds. Go to the search tool and search for keyword like used cars in Bangalore, pre owned cars and second hand cars in Bangalore. Also visit my blog :: <a href="">what do women want</a>

This excellent website definitely has all the information and facts I needed about this subject and didn't know who to ask. Feel free to visit my blog post: Seahawks Jerseys -

The proceeds of selling your older car can go to the operations of the charity like giving food or clothing to the family that they supported. So, you are not required to move from one dealer to another for ideal model. It is available in two versions of petrol and diesel and has been a very reasonable price. My web site - <a href="">gerrie coetzee</a>

Your style is very uniquye compared to other people I've read stuff from. Thanks for postin when you've got the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this blog. Here is my weblog :: <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

I am really impressed together with your writing talents as well as with the format on your blog. Is that this a paid topic or did you customize it your self? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it's uncommon to see a nice weblog like his one nowadays.. My blog: <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

I have read a few excellent stuff here. Definitely value bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how so much effort yyou put to create this type of magnificent informative web site. Also visit my web page; <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

Appreciating the time and effort you put into your website and in depth information you offer. It's good to come across a blog every oncxe in a while that isn't the sawme outdated rehashed information. Wonderful read! I've bookmarked your site and I'm including your RSS feeds to myy Google account. Here iis my homepage ... <a href="">Prodermagenix Review</a>

Thanks on your marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.I will be sure to bookjmark your blog and definitely will comje back later on. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great job, have a nice morning! Review mmy page: <a href="">Prodermagenix</a>

I am genuinely delighted to glance at thiis blog posts which includes tons of valuable information, thanks for providing these kinds of data. Review my web siote - <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

So you, as the restorer, have to set realistic goals as to exactly what parts of the car you are going to restore to their original states and what parts of the car you are willing to restore "as close as possible" to their original states. All since then, Indica is floating in the market with a regular sale. Listed here are some interesting facts about Mercedes-Benz. my web site toys for beagles -

I've been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It's pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before. my web site :: t-shirt personalizzate (<a href=""></a>)

I simply wished to thank you so much all over again. I am not sure the things that I would've made to happen in the absence of the type of hints shown by you about such area of interest. Entirely was an absolute horrifying situation in my circumstances, nevertheless finding out a new skilled form you managed that took me to jump for delight. Now i'm happier for the assistance and as well , wish you find out what a great job you're doing instructing the mediocre ones via your websites. I am sure you have never come across all of us. my web-site ... Adidas NMD Runner -

I'm gone to convey my ljttle brother, thaat he should also pay a quick visit this web siite on regular basis to get updated from most up-to-date information. Stop byy my weblog: <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

Right here is the perfect site for everyone who wants to understand this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not thaat I actually would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh sspin on a subject whicch has been discussed ffor years. Great stuff, just wonderful! My web blog ... <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

Right now it looks like BlogEnginee iis tthe best blogging platform available right now. (from wyat I've read) Is that what you're using on your blog? my web-site; <a href="">Gustavo</a>

Great beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend ylur site, how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted off this your broadcast provided bright clear concept Feel free to surf to my web blog ... <a href="">Prodermagenix Review</a>

Your style is vry uniqhe iin comparison to oher people I've read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I'll just bookmark this blog. My web site <a href="">Prodermagenix Review</a>

Hmm is anyone else encountering problems wjth the pictures on this blog loading? I'm trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it's the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated. my page <a href="">Prodermagenix Review</a>

I got what you mean, appreciate it for putting up. Woh I am pleased to find this website through google. Feel free to visit my website: Adidas Ultra Boost Men -

If you arre going for most excellent contents like myself, simply pay a visit this site every day as it provides feature contents, thanks Here is my web page <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

Greetings! Very useful advice within this post! It is thee little changes which will make the biggest changes. Thaks a lot for sharing! my page; <a href="">Prodermagenix</a>

Every weekend i used to go to see this site, as i wish for enjoyment, aas this this site conations genuinely nice funny stuff too. my weblog; <a href="">Prodermagenix Review</a>

Wow, incredible blog layout! How llng havbe you been blogging for? youu make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is wonderful, let alone the content! Also visit my webpage ... <a href="">Prodermagenix</a>

The remote control includes 3 different frequencies, and you can operate the car from up to 8 meters. Once you do that take a spray bottle filled with 4 cups of warm water and a tablespoon of detergent and spray the stain. This is a rear-wheel drive car, and that means that unlike front-wheel drive cars - which typically can't be used much beyond B class - the MR2 can be upgraded all the way to the top of A - although going into S class is probably a bit much. Also visit my site :: install proxy lusca freebsd -

Superb, what a webpag it is! This weblog providrs helpful data to us, keep it up. my site :: <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

I got what you intend, thanks for putting up. Woh I am glad to find this website through google. Also visit my web blog - Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 -

It's truly very complex inn this full of activity life to listen news on Television, thus I only use world wide web for that purpose, annd obain the hottest information. Also visit my web site; <a href="">Prodermagenix Review</a>

Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently fast. my blog ... Adidas NMD XR1 -

Excellent beat ! I wish too apprentice at the same time as you amend your website, how can i subscribe for a weblog web site? The account helped me a applicable deal. I had been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast provided vivbid clear concept Also visit my homepage <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

A new technology introduced by one of the biggest automobile companies, Volvo, will ensure that your car avoid accidents on the roads involving pedestrians. Now you will soon forget about key-fobs as well since new biometric revolution is going to allow you to enter your car with your fingerprint, face detection or eyeball recognition. It is available in two versions of petrol and diesel and has been a very reasonable price. My web page ... pitching grips for baseball -

Generally I do not learn post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite great post. My blog Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 -

I'm still learning from you, but I'm improving myself. I certainly liked reading all that is written on your blog.Keep the aarticles coming. I liked it! Feel free to surf to my web page :: Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Men -

Hi, this weekend is noce foor me, aas this time i am reading this great educational paragraph here at my house. Feeel free to surf tto my homepage - <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

Thanks for finally wrtiting about > Add new comment | Sunday Guardian < Liked it! Look into my homepage :: <a href="">Prodermagenix Serum</a>

fantastic issues altogether, you simply received a emblem new reader. What could you recommend about your post thazt you just made a few days ago? Any positive? my web page - <a href="">Prodermagenix Review</a>

Hello, I enjoy reading through your post. I like too write a little comment too suupport you. Feel free to visit my weblog: <a href="">Prodermagenix Review</a>


Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.