Minor incidents involving the waving of Pakistani or ISIS flags are being turned into major events worth fulminating over by TRP-hungry TV channels. This easy publicity is giving oxygen to separatism and jihadi forces.
Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has applied for an Indian passpost and then went on to say he is not an Indian by birth. He is right, but for reasons unrelated to what he stands for.
Separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah today alleged that skirmishes on the Line of Control (LoC) were part of a "deliberate attempt" by the Centre to "divert attention" of the world away from the Kashmir issue.
Despite the hazards, the government should hand over Afzal Guru's body to his family. This is the humane and sensible thing to do.
The conviction of Ghulam Nabi Fai, who used ISI money to wine and dine Indians who favoured the Kashmiri separatist cause, should cause liberals to introspect.