About the BookKashmir Problem and Its Solution contributes greatly to our understanding of one of the most serious challenges facing the Indian nation. It tries to bring home to the readers that the Kashmir problem could be solved through the honest and determined implementation of the resolutions passed by the Parliament and the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly so far, without keeping any biased attitude and by comprehending this problem in right perspective.
The Kashmir problem is intricate, and is made more intricate, with the foreign intervention. There are the silky knots, to be untied and unfolded smoothly. Love, affection, brotherhood and confidence are the main keys to solving this delicate problem. The outer frame of the canvass is circumscribed by the good of the people on both the sides, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India.
Written by a jurist of high eminence, the book deserves attention of all those interested in understanding the Kashmir problem in a proper manner. It is both a clear analysis as well as political history of the Kashmir problem. It is an eye-opener and would go a long way in enabling the people to see the Kashmir problem from an objective viewpoint. It is a must read for bureaucrats, politicians and all those concerned with and would like to see the Kashmir tangle resolved.About the Author/sM.S. Ratnaparkhi is a retired judge of Bombay High Court. After acquiring a degree in law, he joined the judicial service in the erstwhile State of C.P. & Berar. By the dint of his honesty, erudition and judicial integrity, he carved a niche for himself and was promoted to the post of District and Sessions Judge in 1974. In 1985, he was elevated to the position of a Judge in Bombay High Court from where he retired in 1990.
After his retirement, he extensively wrote books and articles to enlighten and create awareness among the masses. His topics of interest include Jammu and Kashmir tangle, privileges of legislature, judicial activism, federalism, secularism, to name a few. His first book titled Uniform Civil Code: An Ignored Constitutional Imperative (1997) reflects the industry he has put in. Any reader would be amazed by the wealth of information it possesses. The next book titled The Grey Areas in the Indian Political System (2009), a compilation of articles published earlier, was also largely read.
Ratnaparkhi has been the President of the Institute of Human Rights, Nagpur and was on the editorial board of its journal of all India standing. Under his Presidentship, the Institute organized all-India seminars on subjects like terrorism, and brought out Nagpur Declaration in recent past. He has also written on topics like “Religious Conversions—Whether a Fundamental Right”, “Erosion in Moral Values in Public Life”, “Ethical Bankruptcy” and “The Constitutional Review” in the wake of changing socio-political and economic scenario. He is highly respected in the field of judiciary and academics and is known as a great scholar in public life dealing with contemporary issues.