J&K and the Vajpayee Doctrine's Continuing Relevance

27 Aug, 2018    ·   5509

Dr Ashok Bhan weighs in on the importance of compromise and stakeholder management for the Kashmir peace process

Ashok Bhan
Ashok Bhan
Distinguished Fellow

Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee famously announced in a 2003 public rally in Srinagar that issues could be resolved if guided by the principles of 'insaniyat', 'jamhooriyat', and 'Kashmiriyat'. This maxim, referred to as the 'Vajpayee doctrine', has been variously interpreted. One unmistakable, however, inference is that it was enthusiastically received by the people of J&K. The statements coming out of Kashmir, including from the separatists