Saadut Hussain

Saadut Hussain

A blogger from Kashmir who blogs at saadut.blogspot.com.

Pakistan and India do not care about Kashmiris

Ejaz Haider, in his recent opinion piece in The Express Tribune entitled ‘Some realist advice for Hafiz Saeed’ raised many a points about conflict, water, Kashmir and India–Pakistan. I am no fan of Hafiz Saeed, nor in any way do I condone his acts, but some realism was missed in Mr Ejaz’s article. “The Indus Waters Treaty has worked very well so far,” he states. Worked well for whom, dare I ask? It may be working well for India and Pakistan but can the same be said about Kashmiris, the people who had the first right of use on these waters, a right which stands deprived for ...

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Kashmir: When the dogs came marching in

In ‘When the Ants Came’ (Leiningen Versus the Ants) Carl Stephenson (1893-1954) pitched Leningen against the invasion of mighty ants that ‘are the size of a man’s thumb consuming everything in their path and can pick the flesh of a horse in six minutes.’ Stephenson wrote (the invading swath of ants is), “Ten miles long, two miles wide – ants, nothing but ants!” Replace the ants by dogs and you have this story replicated in Kashmir, without of course any Leningen to fight this invasion. The invasion of dogs in Kashmir may have already started; on April 23 at least 51 people were ...

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