Sunday, January 24, 2010 - Whither J&K: Praja Parishad to Syama Prasad Mookerjee Foundation

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    • Whither J&K: Praja Parishad to Syama Prasad Mookerjee Foundation
    • Sandhya Jain
    • Is New Delhi suffering Elite Fatigue Syndrome?
    • This article is prompted by a deeper concern that well-entrenched ‘secular under my saffron skin’ sections of the Hindutva Brigade may be Uncle Sam’s last hope in re-opening the failed Track II and III that was supposed to give some ‘concessions’ to Islamabad.


      The suspicion arises because, despite unequivocal espousal of the old commitment to Akhand Bharat by the new Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, the local RSS and BJP boycotted the Madhya Pradesh chief minister when he was facilitated in Jammu recently for passing a resolution declaring the entire state an inalienable part of India.
      And now, an important RSS think tank, the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Foundation, decided to offer its platform on Kashmir Exodus Day (19 Jan) to a dubious activist going by the title of Editor, Manushi, though the publication is long extinct! The lady’s USP is her association with terrorist Yasin Malik and self-rule proponent Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Indeed, it was to promote the Self Rule Document of the People’s Democratic Party that she conducted a seminar at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library on Nov. 7, 2009, where Yasin Malik was the star attraction (see accompanying report).  

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