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Delhi soon took the confrontationist approach towards Kashmir and Pakistan which is likely to be detrimental for all three parties The decision taken by Delhi to call off the foreign secretary-level talks with Islamabad just because we met the Pakistan high commissioner in Delhi is a move in the wrong direction and contrary to what the Vajpayee government stood for The dialogue between India and Pakistan primarily focuses on Kashmir and there is no logic in keeping Kashmiris out of it Delhi’s decision also goes against the basics of international law and justice For the past 60 years Kashmiris have been fighting for their political rights In the last 20 years one lakh people have been killed thousands widowed and orphaned and close to 10000 people have disappeared in custody Kashmiris suffer for a cause a right they were promised 67 years ago both by India and Pakistan Kashmiris have suffered because they wanted a say in the resolution of the issue They wanted to be heard and their views reflected in any possible settlement When India and Pakistan sit to discuss Kashmir they are talking about people and not cattle It is our problem and it is about our future Delhi needs to understand that Kashmir is not like any other conflict that it has a history and a context Kashmir can’t be compared with any other internal dispute India has Delhi came to this realisation when Vajpayee was in office He talked about talks within the “ambit of humanity” That prompted us to respond and we reciprocated the sentiment We went to Pakistan a trip that was facilitated by Delhi In Pakistan we discussed the four-point proposals we talked about an out-of-the-box solution Pakistan believed that Kashmiri involvement could solve its problems too Pakistani leaders believed that if Kashmir’s leadership agreed to an out-of-the-box solution they could sell it within Pakistan as a resolution proposed and accepted by the people of Kashmir It was a beginning that could have taken us all a long way But the UPA government didn’t build on the initiatives taken by Vajpayee despite the many opportunities that came its way It seems the new government is heading in the same direction — towards a confrontation with Kashmir and Pakistan A confrontation is not going to lead us anywhere At the peak of the armed resistance in Kashmir the pro-India political parties including the National Conference had an anti-Kashmir stand Even they have realised that the Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved The Hurriyat clearly stands vindicated The Modi government must realise that Kashmir is a political problem and needs a political resolution Delhi’s focus has been on addressing the grievances of the people through economic packages There is a difference between grievances and aspirations and that line needs to be drawn The issue can’t be resolved just by offering sops or holding elections or through military power India must stop viewing Kashmir through the Pakistan prism The people of India have been given to believe whatever happens in Kashmir is because of Pakistan That’s far from the reality They need to know that Kashmiris are unhappy that there is anger against India It is unfortunate that an impression is being given that the Hurriyat is playing the spoilsport in the Indo-Pak dialogue This is not what we stand for The Hurriyat has only contributed to the talks process and will continue to do so We have encouraged India and Pakistan to talk We showed the way for a resolution by initiating a triangular dialogue separately with India and Pakistan The Hurriyat is a responsible forum In fact during our meeting with the Pakistan high commissioner we said Islamabad should not give up on its focus on engaging with India When Sharif visited India there was an internal discussion in the Pakistan embassy They wanted us to meet and talk to Sharif We refused We told them India and Pakistan must first formalise the dialogue process and then the Hurriyat would come in We acted responsibly Now India needs to act responsibly There is the overall realisation in Kashmir India and Pakistan that there can be no military solution or a solution forced through violence to the Kashmir issue and that the solution will come only through engagement India however has discredited the dialogue process It only believes in a militaristic approach If a militaristic or economic solution to the Kashmir problem were possible the dispute would not have lingered for so long This is the time to build on the processes The problem with Delhi is it forgets Kashmir when there is peace there and firefights when a situation like that in 2008 or 2010 develops India must change that mindset Kashmir has seen a transition from violence to non-violence and it is for the government of India to decide whether it wants to take the path of dialogue or confrontation For us dialogue is the only way forward But Delhi must not push Kashmiris to the wall where they have to look beyond dialogue for the resolution of the dispute If Kashmir erupts in violence again then the Hurriyat will not be in a position to stop it We hope India will not push Kashmir back to the 1990s The writer is the chairman of the Hurriyat Conference (M) [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 23 2017 1:05 pm Ranbir Kapoor opens up about how he felt working on the biopic of Sanjay Dutt Related News Ranbir Kapoor says the upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt will deal with both the highs and lows of the actor’s life Ranbir says Dutt has been very gracious in providing insights about his life story in an honest way for the biopic being helmed by Rajkumar Hirani “He hasn’t been a hypocrite about it (his life) So it’s not a propaganda film trying to portray him as God or something We are trying to show a very human side of Sanjay Dutt his perils his downfall his will to fight his time in jail terrorism charges his drug phase how he handled his mother’s death two days before the release of his debut film his relationship with his father These were human conflicts in his life” Ranbir told PTI Ranbir who plays Dutt in the movie says doing the biopic was daunting initially “He is such a relevant person even today He is so much loved even today He is controversial But when you have Rajkumar Hirani as the director and Abhijat Joshi as the writer and the character like Sanjay Dutt you are somewhere cushioned” he says From getting into the skin of the character to getting the body language right the Jagga Jasoos star had to put in a lot of hard work to get every aspect of Dutt correct “Getting the look right is very superficial it is easy as you have help from makeup and computer graphics To show Sanjay Dutt as a human being as a biopic only works when you show the human side of a person and not the glories but the downfall as well (was not easy)” Though Ranbir seems to have got the look right he is extremely nervous about the film “I don’t know if I have nailed it or not (referring to the film) I was very inspired (doing this film) We have a few days left now for the film It’s a very new me so I am excited to see how the audience reacts It should be out on March 30 next year” he says There were rumours that the Khalnayak track will be recreated in the biopic but Ranbir says that’s not true “We have not touched upon the Khalnayak phase This film doesn’t talk about Sanjay Dutt the hero but Sanjay Dutt’s life We have touched upon his few films like the first one Rocky Munnabhai MBBS” he says The film also features Manisha Koirala as late Nargis Dutt Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt and Dia Mirza as Dutt’s present wife Manyata For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 2 2017 7:32 pm Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan would be sharing their childhood instances apart from cricket where they’ll be seen pulling each other’s leg (Source: Instagram) Top News India’s fast bowler Irfan Pathan will be seen having some fun time with his family members including his elder brother Yusuf Pathan and his father on ‘The Kapil Sharma show’ which will be aired on Sunday night Irfan posted a picture on his Instagram account with Yusuf and his father and the show’s host and other team members The caption of the picture said”See u all tonight #tkss where u will come to know ‘Baap to baap hi hay’ with my witty father whom I love the most #fun #laughter” Irfan and Yusuf would be sharing their childhood instances apart from cricket where they’ll be seen pulling each other’s leg Yusuf revealed that he was the one who used to get scolded by their parents and not IrfanThe younger brother used to keep himself fit by exercising daily Yusuf said that he did not have the habit of exercising and didn’t focus on being fit getting scolded for the same The younger brother used to keep himself fit by exercising daily Yusuf said that he did not have the habit of exercising and didn’t focus on being fit getting scolded for the same See u all tonight #tkss where u will come to know ‘Baap to baap hi hay’ with my witty father whom I love the most #fun #laughter A post shared by Irfan Pathan (@irfanpathan_official) on Jul 2 2017 at 12:31am PDT Yusuf also pointed out that Irfan was a fitness freak and used to workout which worked well for him and he was able to make his place first in the Indian team Yusuf followed the process later by realising that how important is fitness for the body Irfan was a part of the Gujarat Lions in this year’s IPL after being included as Dwayne Bravo’s replacement but only managed to play one match in the season Whereas Yusuf played 15 matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders scoring 143 runs in the whole tournament For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: April 5 2017 3:21 pm Sameeksha Singh said she underwent a similar experience while working on my show Zaara Related News Days after actor Shilpa Shinde filed a FIR against Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai producer Sanjay Kohli alleging harassment another TV star Sameeksha Singh who collaborated with Sanjay and his wife Binaifer on a daily soap has revealed that she also went through a torturous time working with the couple In an interview to indianexpresscom Sameeksha said that she can relate to Shilpa’s “pain” and is glad that someone has finally spoken against the producers “When I read about Shilpa’s case I could totally feel her pain She is innocent I underwent a similar experience while working on my show Zaara so I know she is speaking the truth In my case I won’t blame Sanjay harassed me but yes he used to flirt Actually his wife used to act difficult but Sanjay used to be calm so I thought he was a pacifier of sorts And I think even Shilpa felt the same initially but we didn’t realise his intentions When someone flirts you are still able to deal with it I deal with that on a daily basis You just ignore But in Shilpa’s case his behaviour was intolerable” Sameeksha said Also read |EXCLUSIVE Before I could speak about sexual harassment I was thrown out of Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai: Shilpa Shinde The actor also revealed that misconduct and unprofessional behaviour was a norm on the sets of Zaara (2006-2008) From Binaifer to the show’s director nobody was cooperative “They would shoot my close-ups in advance and then wouldn’t call me to shoot As a result in the scenes my expressions used to be so different from what they require because I was made to shoot alone When I complained to the channel (&TV) it was least bothered When producers are not bothered about their product why would channel worry I used to cry while working on the show I thought the whole television industry is like this unprofessional” Talking about the show’s director Pawan Sahu Sameeksha said that he used to abuse actors including child artistes “He used to tell me ‘Humare Bihar mei aurtoen ko paon ki jooti maana jaata hai’ He knew he had tortured me so much hence one day he told the crew ‘If Sameeksha ever meets me outside the set on the road she will kill me’ He used to call us out using expletives What hurt me the most was when he abused children Once a girl came crying to us we went to Binaifer and she paid no heed” Sameeksha who has reached out to Shilpa said she believes that the actor was indeed forced to leave the show “Why would Shilpa leave a show which gave her so much fame She was forced to quit she cannot manipulate Binaifer is all sweet talk I know her very well She didn’t pay me my dues but continues to be sweet to me She used to tell me the channel cut the cost because the show didn’t do well On our sets as well there used to be politics every day our phones would get lost and then Binaifer would tell us to check in our co-actors’ bag She would make us fight The men surprisingly were treated very well but the female actors got a bad treatment” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: May 22 2014 12:04 am Related News With close to $12 billion of FII money coming into the country since January the rupee has appreciated by 6 per cent and the prospects of further appreciation cannot be ruled out Most foreign brokerages are re-rating the stock markets already and some have started upping their estimates of 2014-15 and 2015-16 GDP growth rates as well While the RBI is buying dollars to keep the rupee from appreciating it appears to be fighting a losing battle More importantly it is not clear whether the new government is in favour of a weak rupee To the extent that a stronger rupee means lower local oil prices the political class may favour it The flip side is if passed on to consumers higher oil prices result in lower consumption levels — and if the passing on is done gradually as with diesel consumer anger remains muted Going by what some of the BJP’s favourite economists like Arvind Panagariya have said it might well be in favour of a weak rupee Panagariya had been sharply critical of Duvvuri Subbarao when he was RBI governor for not buying enough dollars when he had the chance — buying dollars would have increased forex reserves and also kept the rupee weak There is no robust relationship between the value of a currency and exports — indeed a weak rupee has been accompanied by falling exports at times This is because when global demand is poor as it was till some time ago a cheaper currency is of no help Also lower global crude prices distort the picture Oil exports comprise around a fifth of India’s exports — so even while non-oil exports are rising lower crude prices give the impression that India’s exports are stagnating What is a lot more robust than just the exports response however is the impact on the non-oil non-gold trade balance As the rupee weakens imports become more expensive and importers start looking for local substitutes The world over the first response to a currency movement is seen through the balance of trade In India’s case too the non-oil non-gold trade balance started improving over the past year as the rupee started weakening With the rupee now getting stronger unless the RBI starts buying dollars aggressively and shores up its reserves this is likely to get affected Since the more immediate import-substitution and the longer-term export fillip also result in greater industrial production there is a danger of the economy getting hit by a strong rupee For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBengaluru: Amid protests Karnataka has started releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu complying with the Supreme Court directive asking it to release 15000 cusecs per day to the neighbouring state for ten days "Karnataka has started releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu to obey the Supreme Court directive asking the state government to release 15000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu for ten days" a state water resources ministry official told PTI He said the state started releasing water from midnight on Tuesday Meanwhile protesters have intensified their agitation in Mandya and other parts of the state blocking several roads and forcing schools and colleges to shut down Representational image AFP Complying with the Supreme Court direction the state government on Tuesdaydecided to release water despite "severehardships" The court order directed an immediated backlash with agitated farmers and activists belonging to pro-Kannada outfits blocking the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway Mandya district the nucleus of Cauvery politics saw a bandh on Tuesdaywith protesters holding road blockades and dharnas at several places as hundreds of security personnel — including central forces — were deployed in the Cauvery belt to maintain law and order "Despite severe hardships faced by the government of Karnataka the state will release water as directed by the Supreme Court" Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had told reporters after nearly a three-hour long all-party meeting convened by him on Tuesday Siddaramaiah had also said government would approach the Supreme Court with a modification petition explaining its difficulties in implementing its order Noting that the ‘samba’ crops in Tamil Nadu would be adversely affected an apex court bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit directed Karnataka to ensure supply of water to Tamil Nadu Written by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Published: February 3 2017 6:29 pm The Great wall movie review: The Order fights with gunpowder cannonballs arrows that target sound and beautifully a bungy-jumping Crane Corps that includes Lin Top News The Great wall movie director: Yimou Zhang The Great wall movie cast: Matt Damon Tian Jing Pedro Pascal Willem Dafoe The Great wall movie rating: 15 It’s a great great wall They are great great warriors Facing great great monsters With great great principles Then come two Westerners a little greedy but very brave Well you know how this will end even if some of China’s best meet some of Hollywood’s biggest The film starts with the two from somewhere in the undefined West who after six months of travelling and losing 20 men now find themselves in the last leg of their hunt for the “black powder” that turns “air into fire” Presumably gunpowder a Chinese invention The two William (Matt Damon) and Pero (Pedro Pascal) confront some hill tribes and an unfathomable monster before being captured by ‘The Nameless Order’ which defends China’s Great Wall and its secrets The brave commander of the Order’s troops is the beautiful Lin (Tian Jing) The film is an excuse to showcase the expertise of ancient China when it comes to warfare to the “barbarian” West The Order fights with gunpowder cannonballs arrows that target sound and beautifully a bungy-jumping Crane Corps that includes Lin The corps jumps off the Great Wall holding spears to slay enemies The term enemies is used loosely here as apparently their only adversaries are monsters called Tao Tei who invade every 60 years and eat everything dead or alive The Tao Teis are well conceived especially their method of communication through vibrations which their Queen sets forth However they are monsters after all and it’s difficult to care for a battle with so little invested in it Pascal of The Game of Thrones tries to inject some levity even if he continuously addresses everyone as “Amigo” while Dafoe introduces an element of malice into this otherwise virtuous world However every time the film threatens to veer towards emotion including between William and Lin Yimou turns it back to yet another attack from the Tao Teis And yet another detailed loving look at how the Chinese fought back enemies dressed in elaborate gear with advanced mechanics and using clockwork precision There are many theories as to why the Great Wall was built the film says at the beginning That it was built to keep out something like the Tao Teis is fictional it clarifies That the film considers the Wall a thing of beauty and mystery is clear But that the Wall is breachable is evident For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 7 2017 2:43 pm Anaarkali of Aarah: Swara Bhaskar film is expected to get an ‘A’ certificate Related News The censor board has asked the makers of Anaarkali of Aarah for 11 cuts including the removal of a dialogue which mentions names of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Amrish Puri “There are 11 cuts mentioned by the censor board including one bold scene They have told us to remove the names of Amitabh Bachchan and Amrish Puri (in a dialogue) fearing it might hurt sentiments” producer Sandiip Kapur told PTI “They have also asked to remove the word ‘Arjun’ which comes in a shayari (poetry) They think it will hurt religious sentiments With these cuts it will be difficult for the audience to understand the context in which the dialogues are said” However the makers do not intend to fight the cuts suggested by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) “For an independent producer like me it is difficult to fight with CBFC and release the film The director and actors are against accepting the cuts It is a bold and powerful film (but) the language is not abusive” Sandiip says “I have seen big filmmakers facing trouble in releasing their films (See) what happened with ‘Udta Punjab’.

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