Serious Study-Report; By:
Harbans S Nagokay
At one side, with ‘All Party Delegations at Kashmir’ PM NarendraDamodarDassModi is taking part at G20 summit at other side in Hangzhou China, together with key world leaders and personalities, PM said that we meet at a time when the global situation faces complex political and economic challenges.
PM’s keen indication if exemplified properly says that ‘A frank,even a difficult convers’s won’t be enough.What G20 needs is an action oriented agenda of collective,coordinated & targeted action’ However, at this side Paksponsored hard-line separatists leaders at Kashmir, refused to meet 4 members delegations duly selected for the purpose.
There are saying that:
Love of Money-is the root of half of evils in the world &Lack of Money-is the root of other half.
But in Jammu &Kashmir; things are still confusing in terms of fixing the liabilities on whichever among stake-holders, politicians else public & corporate representatives.
While, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, also addressed afresh letter to Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Prof Abdul GaniBhat, Moulvi Abbas Ansari, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Bilal Gani Lone, Aga Hassan, Naeem Ahmad Khan and Amir Jamiat-e-Ahli-Hadees, J&K, and others reiterating their role and seeking their cooperation in the peaceful resolution of the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. On Saturday CM wrote to the separatist leaders of Kashmir, requesting them for a dialogue with the all-party parliamentary delegation that is scheduled to reach Srinagar on Sunday morning. Mehbooba said her party has always believed that the Hurriyat Conference is a stakeholder in the peace, resolution and prosperity of the state.
However, Mehbooba wrote to the separatists as the president of ruling PDP, and not as the Chief Minister of the state.
All the same! The refusal of united separatists & other majority class of Kashmir can be well-anticipated, but a forswearing from Sikh leader and chairman of JKSPF Advocate Devinder Singh is not recognized as reasonable and sounded like some distressed- support by this martial community. According to JKSPF, all Sikhs of Jammu and Kashmir are all secure and safe and will always stand with their Muslim brothers. He said that those trying to harm this inter-community relationship were trying to communalise the just struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Devinder Singh said in his statement that the Sikh community was contributing to the Kashmiri struggle and was distributing relief in hospitals, which should be an eye-opener to those trying to “destabilise the strong bonds of our brotherhood.”
If history be explored, Kashmir flourished under some of India’s greatest rulers, such as Mauryan emperor Ashoka, who reigned between 273 and 233 BC and is recorded to have founded the old city of Srinagar. Under his sovereignty, many Buddhist scholars, missionaries, and intellectuals permanently settled in the valley. Or the great Hindu King Harsha (1089 to 1101 A. D) who was versed in many languages, a good poet,lover of music and art, making his court a centre of luxury, learning and splendour.
Unfortunately In the beginning of 14th century, a ferocious Mongol warlord, invaded the valley through its northern side Zojila Pass, with an army of 60,000 men. His savage attack ended for all purposes the Hindu rule in Kashmir and he is said to have destroyed many temples and killed thousands of Hindus. Almost all the Muslim chroniclers of that time speak of the wholesale destruction of Hindu shrines including the famed ‘Martand’ Temple, and forcible conversion of Hindus to Islam.
Then, after a period of relative tolerance and peace, came the rule of Afghans warlords till 1819, roughly a period of 67 years. The very first Afghan governor Abdullah Khan Aquasi, immediately after assuming powers, started a reign of terror. People were looted and killed indiscriminately, and even soldiers began to amass wealth beyond any imagination. Fortunately, in 1819, 30,000 soldiers of Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh attacked Kashmir, defeated the Pathans, and the state became a part of Ranjit Singh’s empire for nearly forty years, providing some relief to Hindus in Kashmir. But the British defeated the Sikhs and became undisputed masters of India. Not interested by Kashmir, they sold it in perpetuity for 75 lakhs of rupees (appr 150.000 $) to Maharaja Gulab Singh of the Doghra dynasty (what wonderful merchants the British, who sell something which does not even belong to them!).
Finally, India gained its independence from in 1947 and was disastrously divided by the British, against the advice of saints and seers, such as Sri Aurobindo, along religious lines into India and Pakistan. Although many Muslims chose to stay in India, knowing that they would be granted the freedom of practicing their own religion, most Hindus had to flee Pakistan as they were being slaughtered mercilessly. Maharaja Hari Singh of Kashmir decided to attach his state to free and secular India. Furious, the Pakistan Government invaded Kashmir, and encouraged the Muslim tribal people to carry loot, plunder, death and destruction into the hearths and homes of innocent Kashmiris in general and among Hindus in particular. Since 1947, Pakistan, aided by China, which also claims parts of Indian territory, has initiated three wars to regain Indian Kashmir, four, if you include the Kargil war fought in the icy reaches of upper Kashmir. Worse, the proxy war which they are waging on India today, by arming, training and financing not only Kashmiri separatists, but also Islamic militants coming from Afghanistan, or even faraway Sudan, has cost the lives of nearly 60.000 innocent people, both Hindus and Muslims else Sikhs as well.
At the end, People should also be reminded that terrorism in Kashmir is not about separatism only; it is also an ideological struggle with specific fundamentalist and communal Agenda. Terrorist violence aims at the disengagement of the state of Jammu and Kashmir from India and its annexation to Pakistan. It is a continuation of the Islamic fundamentalist struggle.
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