KASHMIR: Trouble in the Vale

For four years Jawaharlal Nehru had steadfastly refused to visit the home of his ancestors—the lovely, lake-filled Vale of Kashmir. Last week, as 80,000 Kashmiris pelted him with flowers and delighted schoolchildren piped, "Hooray for Uncle Nehru," India's Prime Minister once again rode through the streets of Srinagar.

To curious Kashmiri newsmen Nehru frankly explained his long avoidance of Kashmir: he had for a long time been "pained and hurt" by the plight of his onetime friend Sheik Abdullah who, with Nehru's reluctant consent, has now spent four years in prison for...

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