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Will Karan Singh’s appeal restore calm in Kashmir?

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Tawi, September 34 (KIP): As the son of the last Dogra ruler, Maharaja Hari Singh, who signed the instrument of accession of Jammu and state with , as the first Sadr-i-Riyasat and as a senior Congress leader Dr Karan Singh has every right to appeal to people to maintain calm in Kashmir

 
Will his  soften the enraged mind of protesters ? It is a moot question that too when veiled threat by India that it may revise the 1960 Indus Water Treaty that  allows Pakistan to enjoy water from five rivers flowing from Jammu and Kashmir and has had no impact on Pakistan.
Any revision of the Indus Water Treaty could starve Pakistan and ikt may not have water for power generation, it may not have water for feeding people for irrigation and other uses. Still Pakistan is unmoved.
And one does hope that Dr Karan Singh's appeal may prove result oriented. If it does he may be a hero within the people of Kashmir and in the eyes of Pakistan a villain.  Amid strong posturing by India and impulsive rhetoric by a section following the Uri attack, former Sadr-e-Riyasat and senior Congress leader Karan Singh has  the right to make an appeal to people to maintain peace in the Kashmir valley.

 

  • Amid strong posturing by India and impulsive rhetoric by a section following the Uri attack, former Sadr-e-Riyasat and senior Congress leader Karan Singh Thursday appealed for exercising restraint, saying millions of innocent people should not be made to suffer in the name of punishing the perpetrators of the strike.

 
Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that those behind the attack will be punished, he said, “We must not end up punishing millions of innocent men, women and children including our own citizens.”
In a statement, Singh, who was also governor of Jammu and Kashmir, expressed deep anguish over the manner in which the talk of “nuclear war” is being “bandied” in a section of the media.
“Do we have any idea of the massive havoc and destruction that any nuclear engagement would necessarily involve on both sides? I must urge that despite our deep anguish, we have to maintain a sense of balance and proportion,” he said.

 
Singh, whose father Maharaja Hari Singh had agreed to accede to India by signing the Instrument of Accession in October 1947, said there was a need to view the whole situation in its proper perspective and take action as may be appropriate(KIP)

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