Whether the feeling is real or a put on one knows not but the recent unrest in Indian-Held Kashmir (IHK) has compelled the Indians to realize that Kashmir is a burning issue. After sixty years of negative, often hostile attitude, the Indians appear to have softened a bit, realising it is important to win hearts and minds of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The solution of the problem can be found only through political process so the Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram has indicated that the Indian government is prepared to resume dialogue with Kashmiri leaders to find a unique solution of the unique problem of Valley. Keep in mind that India could end up being a total loser if it abides by the UN resolutions on Kashmir and you would understand why Indian leaders are trying to find a via media to salvage something out of it. The idea of a 'unique solution has not cropped up suddenly out of blue. The issue had been active during the Musharraf regime also when various alternatives were suggested by Pakistan but India was not in a mood to accept any of those back then. It would be reasonable to assume that India would not want to wash its hands off Kashmir totally. So the 'unique solution that they would eventually come up with is probably going to be a division of Kashmir in a way that the Hindu dominated state of Jammu is retained by India while the rest of Kashmir is given independence and handed over to the Kashmiris. It should be left to their discretion to accede to Pakistan or form their own government. One prays whatever happens, the problem is resolved in such an amicable atmosphere that the states of Jammu and Kashmir remain friendly with India and Pakistan both. -RAFI NASIM, Lahore, August 7.