The word “trivializing” conveys a dismissive attitude
This is with reference to a report (Greater Kashmir October 26th, 2010) which carries a story in connection with the High Court Bar Association Seminar under the title “Gautam bats for right to self-determination” and then is subtitled “Interlocutors trivializing Kashmir Issue: Wahid”.
I never said the words “trivializing Kashmir issue” nor was their anything in my talk that could be construed to imply it. Conveying it thus is to editorialize, which is unfair. On the one hand the word “trivializing” conveys a dismissive attitude towards the interlocutors, which has not been and is not my attitude at all. And on the other hand I did not use the word “issue”, as I prefer the word “dispute” to reflect the true nature of the Kashmir conundrum. As to the other portions of the report concerning my talk, they seem accurate enough with minor inaccuracies. This letter is therefore by way of correcting the report and in the interests of accurate reporting and fair attribution.
We are in a delicate stage and it is imperative for all to be accurate, fair and above all responsible.
Prof. Siddiq Wahid
Islamic University of Science and Technology
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