ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Jammu and KashmirNew Necessary Gestures

New Necessary Gestures State-initiated dialogues with representative leaders of Jammu and Kashmir have come to assume the manner of a repetitive and tired exercise. Beginning with the former National Democratic Alliance government, there have been talks, on and off, with the main Kashmiri separatist group, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC). The UPA government, with the hope of keeping the dialogue process going, initiated the round table conferences last February. The conferences were aided in part by the perceptible thaw in India-Pakistan relations and the fact that in October 2005, the Congress, as part of the six-year power sharing with the People

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