Monday, September 20, 2010
'Azadi’ for Kashmir!
It has been 63 years since the Indian troops landed in Srinagar. Since then India has been murdering its commitments made to the people of Kashmir. In reply to the Accession offer of Maharaja Hari Singh, the then Governor General of India, Mountbatten had said,
"As soon as law and order have been restored in Kashmir and her soil cleared of the invader, the question of the state's accession should be settled by a reference to the people”. After that Jawaharlal Nehru had said, in the Parliament of India, that Plebiscite for Kashmiris would be held at any cost, even if it meant modification of Indian constitution. But India continued to shy away from these commitments. In the process, it has been strengthening its presence in Kashmir. But it has not been able to integrate the people of Kashmir with Indian mainstream. Bullets, ballots or coffers nothing has worked for India.
We all protest...
Do you all agree that there are human rights violations in Kashmir? Are not you and your political colleagues yet satisfied with a hundreds of people killed? Kashmir issue: we have lost nearly 100 thousand lives, hundreds of our sisters & mothers have been molested, thousands exiled and thousands are missing. What is the solution? We had dialogue in the past, it failed (as always).
The present crisis in Kashmir is something very much fragile and deep rooted in nature. And it is high time that the leaders of India understand the ground situation and make their nation aware of the same.
It should be noted that the demands of the people of Kashmir are not ‘new’ neither something which the Indian leaders have never talked about. When Jawahar Lal Nehru visited Kashmir on November 2nd,1947, he addresses a mammoth public meeting in the Red Square saying, “We have declared that the fate of Kashmir is ultimately to be decided by the people.
Indian Leaders live in a fools paradise and force themselves to believe that Kashmiris are happy to be a part of India. If that is the case then why don’t they carry out a plebiscite under UN supervision giving Kashmiris the options of continuing with India, acceding to Pakistan or staying Independent. Infact this is actually what a common Kashmiri wants. Let India check its status in Kashmir and fulfil the promise of its first Prime Minister and apply the UN resolutions. By doing that each and every issue pertaining Kashmir will be resolved forever. On contrary to this, Indian leaders proclaim Kashmir to be an integral part of India when history itself is testimony that it never was. They just want to bombard it on Kashmiris and anyone seen opposing it openly is either put behind bars by hammering PSA on him or brutally killed. If Indian leaders think that they can make Kashmiris forget the mass massacre of Kashmirs, brutality and injustice done to commoners and the plunder of the honour and dignity of Kahmiri women, by giving Kashmiris especially the youth various economic and employment packages, then let them know that Kashmiris even after more than 1000 years have not forgot nor forgiven the oppressors.