'Kashmir-War or Peace' released
NEW DELHI, May 4, 2003: "Kashmir-War or Peace", is the
latest book penned down by the advocate-turned author, Pyare Lal Kaul. The book
makes a claim that out of the remaining lot of Hindus in the Valley "conversion
to Islam in one form or the other has already started". The book does not
consider Kashmir a Muslim problem. It says, "It is in fact a Hindu problem in
Kashmir, created by the Central and the State government, by their lack of
vision and short-sightedness.” He predicts that the fate of Hindus, Sikhs, and
Buddhists was going to take a more serious turn in future.
Mr. Kaul opines, "occasional utterances of the Central
and State governments asking the migrants to go back to Kashmir valley displayed
the political bankruptcy and utter ignorance of the ground realities in
Kashmir". In his view, Pandits' rehabilitation in Valley was impossible till
terrorism was completely eradicated and the state completely merged with India".