Sanjay Kak writes in to say:
The purpose of this blog–and that of the film Jashn-e-Azadi–is to begin a real, considered and thoughtful conversation about all that makes up contemporary Kashmir (our LINKS and KEYWORDS are a testimony to that). But the nature of the abuse, invective and threat that this blog seems to be receiving recently is obviously “flaming”, intended to derail and gag this conversation. My suggestion to people who are really interested in discussing substantive issues is that we ignore the noise.
And for a start, perhaps we can turn to the poet Piarey ‘Hatash’ who says…
Kas kharav taem gatkaruk rah
Dum phut gae, vaeh, bahanae rov
Tsengis gath dith zajaov paan
Patay gatt zool gav, parvanaye rov
Who for that darkness do we blame?
Stifled, alas, that reason is lost
Fluttering around the lamp, burnt ourselves
Darkness fell, the moth is lost