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A Schizophrenic Interlocution on Jammu & Kashmir

Although there was scepticism in Kashmir about the report of the group of interlocutors constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, there was hope that the recommendations by a group that collectively had experience in confl ict analysis, the media and the civil service would point to some light at the end of the tunnel of the Jammu & Kashmir conundrum. However their "New Compact" offers a muddled conceptualisation of conventional wisdoms that have been doing the rounds (without traction) for the last decade. Many have ignored the report and several have cynically trashed it. The article seeks to analyse its language so that the stakeholders in Jammu & Kashmir can avoid the pitfalls in the report.
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