Current Affairs


  • A five-member group led by Yashwant Sinha succeeded in breaking the ice with separatists and held meetings with Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who had refused an audience to visiting all-party parliamentarian delegation in September.
  • Mr. Geelani apprised the group of “civilian casualties and mass detentions” during the civilian unrest that has been going on for 109 days now.
  • The onus of bringing peace in the region, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, lies with those in control of power, military and other resources.
  • The delegation decided that “all arrested people should be released and cases withdrawn.” Thereafter, a collective point of view can be put forward.
  • There is a need to educate the Indian masses about the reality in Kashmir.