Mother of terrorism in Kashmir

Several national newspapers have commented on the terror that struck Kashmir once again killing five uniformed men right inside their camp which is situated beside a police school in the heart of the City of Srinagar. Some of the comments deserve a strong reaction by those who genuinely believe that J&K is integral part of the Union of India and the Constitution of India must prevail in the State of J&K.

J&K did not have militancy or even there were no terrorists operations in J&K right from 1947 to 1989. The tallest Kashmir Muslim leader, Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah was sent behind the bars on the intervention of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in 1953. When Sheikh Abdullah made undesirable remarks on the State-Centre Relations during his visit to Algiers in 1964, he was called back and arrested on his return along with his number two, Mirza Afzal Beig. They were released by the Govt. of Mrs. Indira Gandhi only when Sheikh Abdullah accepted the verdict of the Instrument of Accession and agreed to work as Chief Minister and under the headship called Governor to be appointed by the President of India. There was no terrorism on the other hand the State remained hostile to the individuals’ freedom and a democratic institution.

It was Dr. Farooq Abdullah’s government which admittedly started dispatching Kashmiri youth to POK for military training to fight the Indian Army. It was the National Conference, after the death of Sheikh Abdullah, which has been playing hide and seek with Delhi, fueling hatred against India and exploiting the innocent Kashmiries in the name of freedom. This is Indira Gandhi in June 1984 had described Dr. Farooq Abdullah and his National Conference as security threat with recorded proof of Dr. Farooq Abdullah’s involvement with JKLF.

It was a blunder on the part of Rajiv Gandhi to join hands with National Conference only because unseeded Congressmen in the State were dying for power for their individual gains. That culture persists even today. The first batch of boys after their return from POK killed Air Force Officers in 1990. Even after the confession by the culprits, the trial was dumped and the culprits glorified by the media with the blessings of the Central leaders.

What happened on 13th March was not an ordinary terrorist attack but an organized attack against the CRPF camp which stands situated along the police school. This is part of ongoing terrorism against the Union of India with the help and support of the people working within the Govt. of J&K. This does not convince anyone that Fidayeens made a call on telephone to a local news agency that they were responsible for the attack. Does it mean that J&K government, Intelligence Agencies and the police were not capable for competent to trace out the contact? When the government agencies bring another proposition that four or five Fidayeens had infiltrated into J&K, it appears that Government had the knowledge but they were reluctant to act or stop them. The Union Home Ministry had accepted on the floors of the Parliament that 243 Kashmiries had returned from POK via Kathmandu to J&K and they are being settled by the Govt. of J&K. What does this mean? Has Govt. of India opened all routes for the mercenaries or terrorists to enter J&K via Nepal or by some other route? Blaming Pakistan all the times even when our toilet or bathroom is attacked by the terrorist for the terror may be a sensational story for the media or for some busy politicians yet it convinces none particularly those who are at the receiving ends in J&K. Even if this proposition is accepted that foreign Fidayeens have been responsible for the terrorists’ attack on 13th March, 2013 in Srinagar, question needs to be answered by the Govt. of J&K as to what the State Intelligence Agencies were doing? How the foreign terrorists could enter the State of J&K with weapons? Not only that how could they manage to walk right upto Srinagar from the borders? Where were they staying in Srinagar? Whose hospitality they were enjoying in Srinagar? The conclusion is straight and unambiguous that the government that be in J&K is not capable to handle the affairs of the state if not directly responsible for abetting the acts of terrorism.

Highly strange that some of the newspapers, particularly the Hindu in its editorial dated 14.03.2013 has counselled the Govt. of India asking for the “Implementation of many sensible measures contained in the report of the Group of Interlocutors on Kashmir, beginning with the proposal that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has himself mooted of lifting the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from those areas of the State where violence has abated. The report also wanted the Centre to move towards ensuring special status for J&K, enabling the economic self-reliance of the State, and easing the movement of people and goods across the Line of Control. A review of all Central laws and Articles of the Constitution extended to the State since 1952 by a Constitutional Committee will also have to be done as part of the search for a settlement.” Further the editorial, though unfortunately, has pleaded ‘to meet the democratic aspirations of the Kashmiries’. The people of this country are aware and so are the class of intellectuals who have been pleading, indirectly, consciously or unconsciously for the implementation of Dixon Plan which suggested in 1951 for the partition of J&K on the religious basis to carve out an Islamic Republic of Greater Kashmir by annexing the Muslim majority areas of Jammu Pradesh with the Valley. This was to disintegrate the Union of India via J&K, a part of Anglo-American conspiracy against the Union of India. Those pleading for pre-1953 status for the State of J&K must know that the Parliament of India under Article 370 cannot legislate in respect of any subject in J&K. J&K has a separate Constitution having no fundamental rights as was wished by the National Conference. J&K has a separate Flag also.

The only way to settle permanent peace in J&K is to dismiss the present government and dissolve the Assembly so that free and fair elections could be held in the State of J&K. Secondly, the State shall have to reorganized so that its heterogeneous character does not hamper mutual cooperation of the people residing in Ladakh, Kashmir Valley and Jammu Pradesh. Interlocutors’ report was a trash and deserved to go to dustbin. The Armed Forces Act is creation of the Govt. of India with the consent of Govt. of J&K and it has its relevance with the security of the state.