The Meadow is a book that details a kidnapping of six foreign tourists in Kashmir in the mid-90s, the cover-up, the complicity of Pakistani intelligence, as well as a ploy for world attention, and subsequent strategising by Indian intelligence. One of the authors, the award-winning journalist Adrian Levy speaks to CNN-IBN's Karma Wangdi in London, about the revelations his and Cathy Scott-Clark's investigation threw up, on the kidnapping and the ripple effect - from IC 814 hijack, to the Daniel Pearl kidnap and murder.
The funny thing is this subject is that we've been reporting from Jammu and Kashmir for almost 18 years and in fact when we first begun work as investigative foreign correspondents in Kashmir this subject was just unfolding out from the umbrella it was just underway .It was just the beginning of our careers in Jammu and Kashmir and its something we come back to time and time again the reason specifically why we returned to this 4 or 5 years ago was actually pricked by our coverage of the Kashmir earthquake in 2005 during that time a lot tracks of the state opened up political areas, LOC areas been trumped by the security services and we thought of opening process. We also found people whose attitudes started to open up and communities started to get close and began to talk and then with the talking came a lot of stories and those stories gave rise to the first reports on unmarked
11:42 AM, Jun 10, 2012
New Delhi: Many people have asked us why reinvestigate a kidnapping from 1995 when there are many more recent incidents, horrific and baffling, that remain unsolved? There are several reasons. For me, (and for Benazir Bhutto with whom we discussed the Kashmir kidnapping many times as it had struck such a chord with her as Prime Minister) it was a watershed, a point at which the West witnessed for the...
02:50 PM, May 15, 2012