An Open Letter To Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Dear Geelani Sahab,

Namaskar. I hope the medical care, paid for by the Indian state, is keeping you well. You were in the news once again yesterday when you said, “I am not by birth Indian. It is a compulsion.” I am not surprised to hear you say that. I have met you twice in the past at your Haiderpora home. On both occasions, you have made your displeasure at having to stay on in India known.

Your displeasure that democratic