All stories by Pervez Majeed
'Delhi must take the first step for a solution in Kashmir'Rediff.com31 Oct 2017
'It is not possible that Kashmir will go totally to one country.' 'I don't see borders being changed anytime even in the distant future.'
'India must talk to Kashmiri militants'Rediff.com31 Oct 2017
'In a complex conflict like Kashmir, you can't just ignore the militants when you talk of a permanent solution.'
'India and Pakistan need to get along'Rediff.com27 Oct 2017
'Whatever the two countries are doing these days, on the diplomatic front and on their borders, that hostility is not sustainable.' 'Today's world doesn't approve it.'
'UPA government let down the people of J&K'Rediff.com4 Jan 2017
'I felt like a used and discarded rag.' 'The pro-dialogue constituency has shrunk in the valley.' Academician and author Dr Radha Kumar was among the three interlocutors which the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government appointed on Kashmir in October 2010, speaks of how the panel report was never acted upon.
'When we don't talk to Kashmiris, Pakistan becomes more relevant'Rediff.com16 Dec 2016
'Engagement should never stop.' 'Reassure Kashmiris that they will be treated at par with the rest of India.' 'The peace you crave will be peace with honour.' 'Your special status will not be tinkered with.'
Sinha to Modi: 'You need to take bold steps in Kashmir!'Rediff.com21 Nov 2016
'As of now, it seems like they want to tread the Vajpayee line, but the central government has to create trust.' 'It has to be vibrant and unambiguous.'
'The gun cannot solve the Kashmir issue'Rediff.com14 Mar 2016
'The so-called separatists are representatives of Pakistan. They get paid from Islamabad for propagating that country's policy and conniving in her ploy of accession of Kashmir to Pakistan.'
'In our political system minority view is either ignored or not heard'Rediff.com10 Mar 2016
APSCC Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina talks about the life and times of the Sikh minority in a politically tumultuous region of Jammu & Kashmir.
'Every party in J&K must be ready for elections'Rediff.com13 Feb 2016
'As PDP chief, Mehbooba has every right to raise issues in her party's interest.'
'Had New Delhi trusted us, Kashmir would not have been in this mess'Rediff.com21 Dec 2015
'The root of the Kashmir problem lies in Partition. To solve the issue, we have to begin from there and settle it forever.'
'The BJP expelled me for no reason'Rediff.com30 Nov 2015
Expelled BJP ideologue Prof Hari Om speaks to Pervez Majeed.
'We expected Modi would follow Vajpayee's doctrine of insaniyat'Rediff.com26 Nov 2015
'Many people thought that a Hindu nationalist party's government would take bold steps vis-a-vis Kashmir. But sadly their approach has been led by military and security priorities.' 'We would suggest to India that she initiate the dialogue following the Vajpayee model. That is the way forward. Otherwise, there is a looming threat. We are seeing educated youth joining militancy.'
PDP, Cong alliance likely in J&K but BJP, NC cannot be ruled outRediff.com23 Dec 2014
With the results of the Jammu & Kashmir assembly elections out, hectic lobbying among the political parties has started, with a visible sign of the People's Democratic Party and the Congress warming-up to form the government.
Achhe din aane waale hain, quips a victorious Sajjad LoneRediff.com23 Dec 2014
Lone had put up at his home in the border town, where the counting centre for the constituency was set-up. After he was declared winner, thousands of people took him in a procession to Boen Bagh (Chinar Garden) of Handwara where he made his first speech after becoming MLA.
Kashmir's panchayat members are 'sitting ducks' for political killingsRediff.com22 Dec 2014
With three sarpanchs killed in December, many panchayat members are running scared and quitting their posts. Pervez Majeed reports.
3 reasons why 2014 J&K elections are historicRediff.com20 Dec 2014
'The youth have given New Delhi a chance. Now it is up to the policy-makers in Delhi to respect their political choices.'
'Don't think massive voter turnout in J&K ends all problems'Rediff.com18 Dec 2014
'This uniqueness of Jammu and Kashmir has to be respected by New Delhi. If it is not done, then it puts question-mark on the very basis of the relationship,' Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference chairman Sajjad Gani Lone tells Pervez Majeed.