The Union Home Ministry’s dithering gradualism is uncharacteristic, as it works via the Lieutenant Governor, changed once so far
Even the Modi government’s earnest backers are puzzled by Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s handling of the security situation in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The home ministry’s dithering gradualism is uncharacteristic, as it works via the Lieutenant Governor (LG), changed once so far.
Its reversion to old, failed strategies, of trying to win the “hearts and minds” of the Sunnis in the Valley, despite the hostility, the raising of anti-India slogans in the mosques, and the killing of Hindu shopkeepers, is a hodge-podge of wishful thinking. It is also a one step forward and two step back manner to deflect charges of communalism.