The writer is a member of Peoples Democratic Party of J&K. Views are personal, which may or may not be shared by his party.
Scrapping of special laws would close the last opening for reconciliation in Kashmir and in South Asia.
VS Naipaul who passed away on Saturday (August 11) occupied a rather curious place. Never the one to mince words, Naipaul had often been scathing not only against his peers but also against the place he belonged to.