Saturday, 3 August 2019

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 215 of 2019


A different type of day in many respects. Eid is on the horizon. The Indians seem to be in a very preemptive mood across the LOC. Much of the region remains in suspense. Are Donald Trump's statements an indication of heavy-handed diplomatic maneuvering? Are we going to see further changes against our collective will in Jammu & Kashmir?

Is Gilgit the most strategic part of the geo-political chessboard? Or is the Valley more so? Or Jammu or AJK?

There is one thing that I am certain of. Neutrality is our route to freedom and control of our political destiny. We are victims of water and geography. That is also our strength if we have self-worth. If our will is as strong as the Swiss's was in 1515, then 2020 could be redemptive for us in Jammu & Kashmir.


Dr. Karan Singh (son of the last Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir) is also in suspense over what India's preemptive measures may lead to:


(Updated on 05/0819 at 1900hrs): 

This impromptu interview was taken while I was travelling South from Neelam towards Mirpur district, at Pangjran in tehsil Pateeka:

We live in an uncertain era, anything is possible in AJK.


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