Date: 23 Feb 2008


The handwriting has been on the wall for a long, long time and yet there is no visible action from the GoI. 
Why have no attempts been made to facilitate the return of the Hindus (Pandits) who have been driven out of Kashmir? 

Thousands of them continue to languish in Delhi's slums while the GoI continues to court the Jihadis from Kashmir & Pakistan. 
In every Kibbutz in Israel, each Jewish man woman and child is provided with the appropriate weapons to fight the enemy. 
At this rate that day is not far when we will see similar headlines staring at us...what a pathetic race of humans we are that has not been able to stop entire chunks of prime land being snatched from right under our noses? 
In the US can the Mexicans ever dare dream of an independent Tejas (Texas) or declare independence in parts of California? 
Is it too late for a "Wake Up" call to the GoI?

Kashmiris get boost from Kosovo independence SRINAGAR, occupied Kashmir, Feb 23 (AFP) - Separatists in occupied Kashmir said Saturday Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence has bolstered their resolve to achieve the same status for the disputed Himalayan territory. Kosovo's independence declaration has “strengthened our resolve to achieve freedom for Kashmir,” leading Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah told AFP. Scores of countries including the United States and Britain have recognised Kosovo as a new state, but India said it was studying the legal ramifications. India is wary of recognising Kosovo as an independent state because of its possible ramifications for scenic Kashmir, which has been racked by a nearly two-decade-old revolt against New Delhi's rule. “Kosovo's independence is an indicator that struggles based on truth and justice never fail,” Shah said, adding that the day is not “far when Kashmiris will be free.” Shah, 54, who heads the pro-independence Democratic Freedom Party, is dubbed the “Nelson Mandela” of Kashmir after spending more than 20 years in Indian jails. Another separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani, also said he was delighted by Kosovo's independence proclamation, saying the “creation of a Muslim state within the European heartland has strengthened our resolve to achieve our right to self-determination.” The insurgency in occupied Kashmir has left more than 43,000 people dead by official count. (Posted @ 16:30 PST)