Time has come for implementation of a solution to the Kashmir issue and the prognosis for the same has been well articulated by none other than the Home Minister of India. While debating in the parliament on extension of President’s rule in J&K, Amit Shah unambiguously made it clear that, “Article 370 is not Permanent”. He further emphasized that BJP Govt. knows the issue well and has a road map of getting the issue solved. It is quite clear from the statement of HM that he is clear about the root cause of problem is the special status to the state which flows through Article 370. This retrograde article along with sub article 35A has allowed Muslim hegemony in whole of state and has led to the discrimination of other regions of the state in Jammu and Ladakh. This article has insulated the valley from rest of India and thus preventing any integration of state with rest of India. Amit Shah was unsparing on the Congress whom he blamed for the current mess. He reminded the nation that it was Jan Sangh leader Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee who sacrificed his life for the integration of the state with the rest of country.
It is important to mention that most of the valley mainstream political parties have overtly supported the soft separatism. The few political families have made Kashmir as their personal fiefdom and have allowed the fissiparous elements to take charge of anti-India sentiments in valley. Now under the able leadership of dynamic Home Minister it is expected that he will take steps to neutralize such tendencies and enforce the finality of accession. The Muslim leadership of the state have quite often succeeded in misguiding the Indian state through the blackmail of communal backlash or through Kashmiriyat. It was under this grab that communalism was nourished. All sections of the Indian political class, be they from left, right or center failed to understand the communal jihadi politics of the majority community of Kashmir that utilized the Indian state and twisted the constitution of India to further their fascist agenda to religiously cleanse the Kashmir valley of its original inhabitants that is Kashmiri Pandits and now they have spread their tentacles to Jammu region after dividing Ladakh into sectarian lines to suit their fascist agenda.
The separatists are raising the bogey of incomplete accession to blackmail the Indian political class and thus using the Article 370 as a bait to buttress their concocted truths. Secessionist brigade, who are nothing, but quislings nurtured by the false policies of the Indian state and sponsored by the evil state Pakistan need to be made to pay for their anti national activities. Hence Home Minister should ensure that these elements are made to pay the cost of such politics which has led Kashmir to throes of mindless violence.
Amit Shah in his speech has generated a worthwhile debate regarding the abrogation of article 370. The means to abrogate could be through amendment in the constitution by deleting the article or through enactment of proper law in the parliament. Whatever means the Govt. choses to be should be done at the earliest so that this festering wound which is responsible for Genocide of Kashmiri Pandits besides regional discrimination be put to rest for ever.
Delimitation of Constituencies:
In order to remove the regional discrimination in J&K the other important task at hand for the central government would be to constitute Delimitation Commission which would correct the step motherly treatment meted out to Jammu and Ladakh region. The Home Minister should take this step-in right earnest so that the hijacking of political power by valley based political parties is stopped and a fair regime based on equal demographic representations is constituted. Though Amit Shah has given hint during informal sessions however the same needs to be implemented before next state election is held, even if it means further extension of President’s rule in the state. This anomaly which treats Jammu and Ladakh as vassal of Kashmir needs to be corrected.
The last delimitation in J&K was done some 25 years ago and since then Jammu and Ladakh regions have seen spurt in population vis a vis Kashmir which therefore, needs to be sorted out. If Amit Shah would be able to correct these historical wrongs he would be hailed as a true upholder of legacy of Iron Man Of India, Sardar Patel and would go well with Prime Minister’s visionary slogan of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishvas.
Bhatta Loot Day – Memory is the Shield
13th July is the day which is deeply etched in the collective conscience of Kashmiri Pandit’s who observe this day as Bhatta Loot day. It was on this day Islamic forces resorted to large scale rioting and killing of minority Kashmiri Pandit’s in valley. Though it was not the first such attempt to scare the minority Pandit’s but it was a precursor to the events which led to the organized genocide against Kashmiri Pandit’s in early 90’s. The event was a first step in establishing the seeds of Muslim communalism in Kashmir which steadily nurtured the constituency of Jihad. The large-scale rioting of Hindu businesses besides killings of innocent people. It was on this day the police force under the Maharaja of Kashmir resorted to firing against the rioters who were plundering the properties of Hindus, and which led to killing of few rioters. Since, then Muslims in Kashmir observe this as Martyrs day to honor the rioters whereas Dogras and Kashmiri Pandit’s observe it as Bhatta Loot Day. Therefore, time has come to scrap the holiday declared by State Govt. and declare that these rioters were no martyrs but plunderers. This will send a right message to the Theo Fascists who are worshipping false icons.