(Mughal Emperor Jahangir on seeing Guri valley of Kashmir, Tuzuk-I-Jahangiri, Memoirs of Jahangir)“How shall I write its praise? As far as the eye could reach flowers of various hue were blooming, and in the midst of flowers and verdure beautiful streams of water were flowing: one might say it was a page that the painter of destiny had drawn with the pencil of creation. The buds of heart break into flower from beholding it.”
Where was Omar Abdullah for almost a month?
Is this the way to dissuade street anger?
“Kashmir may be conquered by the force of spiritual merit but never by the force of soldiers.”
So when will peace return to Kashmir? The last line must be left to M.J. Akbar:
Sunday Inquilab, June 11, 2010“Kashmir will never be at peace with itself as long as the mazar of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah needs to be protected with guns.”