Srinagar:Former State Congress president Professor Saifuddin Soz Thursday advised Kashmir leadership to follow the advice of historian and philosopher A.G.Noorani and the son of former Kashmir ruler Dr Karan Singh.
“A. G. Noorani told you (Kashmr leadership) recently that the, top Kashmiri leadership should unite on a strategy of “peaceful-assertion” and he reminded you of Edmund Burke (an Irish Statesman and Philosopher) telling the House of Commons on March 22, 1775 many things including the following.
“Reason is fatigued, Invention is exhausted and experience has given judgment but, obstinacy is not conquered”!
“I would also share my thinking that the debates in the Parliament or discussions in the scheduled All-Party Meeting at Delhi and the visit of Parliamentarians here, may not alter the situation for Delhi’s Power Elite in its relation with Kashmir. But, never mind, you have the fulcrum with you!”
“Many good speeches were made in the Raj Sabha, the other day. Let Kashmiris take particular notice of what Dr. Karan Singh told the Raj Sabha. Let Kashmiris forget the part played by Dr. Karan Singh as the most important actor in organizing the fateful event of August 9, 1953. But, today his two words to the Raj Sabha, should matter to Kashmiris. One is that the Kashmir acceded to India with some conditions. The second is that Delhi has the compulsion of biting the bullet to resolve Kashmir! I did offer thanks to Dr. Karan Singh as an individual.”
“Both what A.G. Noorani says and Dr. Karan Singh said, constitutes a friendly advice to Kashmir for a “Course Correction”.
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