Can terror be discussed without Kashmir? It is like performing namaz without the obligatory Ruku (bowing and placing finger tips on knees).
In Tamil there is a saying “Paruppu illamal kalyanama?” or can a marriage take place without dal (paruppu)? Therefore terror is to Kashmir talks what dal is to successful completion of marriage ceremony.
It is too late to blame Pakistan on terror. In the 1987 elections when Hurriyat (then Muslim United Front) was getting ready to sweep elections, NC-Congress rigging led to catastrophic effect on the state as insurgency took its worst shape. The situation brought Pakistani terror into play which continues to this day.
Now India is too cowardly to enter PoK and kick the 42 viper’s nests shut or take what is due to it as per the Maharaja’s accession accord. INDIA IS TOO BIG TO BE FRIGHTENED BY PAK’S NUKES and yet it shivers in its pant.
BUT QUOTA INDIA’s HALLMARK IS “marked helplessness” which is its USP thanks to self-degradation through quotas and secularism. This perverted helplessness neither allows Pakistan to enjoy Kashmir nor it leads to any resolution of the vexed issue.
Strangely THE WORLD HAS ACCEPTED Pak terror as fait accompli. Even the US has a sneaking admiration for Pakistan inflicting multiple bites on a behemoth called QUOTA INDIA.
QUOTA INDIA CANNOT BE A CHOOSER WHEN IT FACES PAKISTAN AT THE TALKING TABLE.
If it wants to avoid 1000 CUTS Quota India must talk as much about terror as about Kashmir. THERE IS NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE, not even the luxury of mocking at Pakistan saying it has chickened out.