17 September 2010: History may not always repeat itself as tragedy or farce but it may bring bitter memories. Rahul Gandhi's defence of Omar Abdullah on the plea that he is young, Kashmir is tough and that he ought to be given more time somehow brings uncomfortable remembrances of the Rajiv Gandhi-Farooq Abdullah tie-up of nineteen eighty-seven that boomeranged and inaugurated insurgency and then jihadi terrorism in J and K that remains uncontained to this day.