Differing on Kashmir

IN Media Watch Briefs | 27/10/2010
There are in house divisions over Kashmir, judging by the debates on TV channels. On October 26 while Junior Jethmalani sat in a TV studio saying powerful authors cannot use their pen to write seditious stuff...Senior Jethmalani was busy in another studio flying in the face of what his son and the BJP were saying by defending Dileep Padgaonkar's stand on how Pakistan should be included in talks on Kashmir. And on Times Now Arnab Goswami questioned one of the Times Group's editors, Dilip Padgaonkar's views on including Pakistan in talks.


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