Former Indian external intelligence chief and New Delhi’s long-time Kashmir hand, Amarjit Singh Dulat has said the Azadi (freedom) Kashmiri people want actually means an accommodation within India.
“Kashmiris do not want much. The azadi (freedom) that they want, if I could try and describe it, is accommodation,” Dulat was quoted by Hindustan Times Monday as having said during a lecture organised by KakasahebGadgilPratishthan in western Indian city of Pune.
“They want their honour, dignity and most of all, justice.”
The former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Dulat said all that was required to settle Kashmir was New Delhi give its people a promise of accommodation.
“Such a big country like India, can we not accommodate one little Muslim majority state within the Indian unit? Can we not give them a promise, this great country of ours? That is all that is required,” Dulat said according to HT, predicting he would be challenged for saying it both in New Delhi and in Kashmir.