Writing of the story of the integration of the Indian states, Vallabhai Patel's secretary presciently commented that those who do not want to understand India's position on Kashmir, will never understand India's position on Kashmir.
Those whose lives and indeed careers are dependent on keeping the Kashmir pot boiling, can they be expected to be party to statesmanship with an eye on history? Or should they be isolated in one voice, much as Pakistan's instigation must be condemned with one voice? The fact that they're not, and may well show up tomorrow on the negotiating table tells us a story of politics.
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