The world is in the throes of violence breeding hatred , fanaticism and separatism. There are no signs of respite whatsoever.
Kashmir the most picturesque valley is hit by intense violence day in and day out. The border skirmishes between Pakistan and Indian army are on the increase breeding casualities particularly targeting Police forces which have lost six cops recently in the fierce encounters in south of Kashmir.
Although a good number of militants have been killed by Indian Army and Paramilitary forces , the militants continue to be on the offensive and continue targeting the Army quarters and police stations, killing innocent ones both civilians and cops at will with impunity.
The State Separators have been reduced to the state of pawns in the hands of Pakistan sponsored militants to foment perpetual trouble thus creating instability and hatred in the minds of youth against India.
The political parties are jostling for space fearing annihilation in the maelstrom of political survival.
The situation is worst than what it was in 1990 when the valley rebounded with first bouts of insurgency forcing lakhs of Kashmiri pandits to leave their homes and never to return till date.
The State PDP –BJP Government under leadership of Mehbooba Mufti has lost complete control over the situation and unable to restore a fragment of normalacy .
A cursory glance at the violent incidents this year (2017)could be an eye opener.to understand Kashmir imbroglio .
3/01/17 A Let militant killed in Haritar Tarzoo Sopore,south Kashmir
6/01/17 Al Badr commander killed in macho, Budgam, near Srinagar.
10/01/17 A LeTmilitant killed and a soldier injured in Hajin, Bandipore.
16/01/17 Three Hizbul Mujahideen millitants killed in Awoora, Pahalgam.
04/02/17 Two Hizbul militants killed in Amargarh ,Sopore.
12/02/17 Two Soldiers ,four millitants and a civiliankilled in Kulgam .distict.
14/02/17 Three soldiers ,one LeTmillitant killed in Bandipore. A Major,and three LeTmilitants killed in Handwara,
23/02/17 Three soldiers and a woman killed in Shopian.
05/03/17 A Policeman and two militants killed in Tral.
09/03/17 Two militants killed in padgampora ,Pulwama
15/03/17 Three LeTmilitants and a a girl ,11 years old killed in Hyhama, Kupwara.
26/03/17 Two militants killed in Pulwama
28/03/17 A militant and three protesters killed in
02/04/17 A police man killed in grenade attack in Nowhatta downtown Srinagar.
03/04/17 A CRPF constable killed in Sempora , Srinagar.
10/04/17 Four militants killed during infiltration bid in South Kashmir.
22/04/17 Two militants killed in Budgam district.
27/04/17 Army Captain ,two soldiers ,two militants and a protester.
01/5/17 Five policemen and two Bank guards killed after fidayeen attack on cash van in Kulgam.
06/5/17 A militant and three civilians killed following militant attack on police party in Kulgam.
10/05/17 Lieutenant Ummer Fiaz Parray was abducted and killed in Shopian.
14/05/17 Two militants in Waripora Handiwara
20/21/05/17 Three soldiers and four militants killed while Army foiling the infiltration bid.
26/05/17 Two militants killed by Army foilled one more infiltration bid in Uri sector .
27/05/17 six militants were killed in Baramulla and Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Sabzar Bhat killed in Tral . — SOURCES (Indian Express, TOI) .
However all eyes on the Centre under the stewardship of Shri Modi to come up with solution that could the calm the valley and do away with violent killings for good.
Canada , a picture of calm and placid exterior is in actual seething with the “season of separatism”.
The French speaking Province of Quebec did not favour voting for the constitution of Canada in 1982 and was almost close to leaving Canada in 1985 referendum.
The Quebec Preimer Phillipe Couillard has reopened the constitutional talks after 22 years demanding province’s “ right distinctive society” with other demands like constitution veto powers ,increased immigration controls and a guaranteed spot in the Canadian Supreme court.
The charismatic young flamboyant Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has emphatically stated not to “reopen Canada’s constitution ” as reportd by REUTERS.
Phillipe Couillard while speaking to reporters said “we are Quebecers ,our nation is the founder of the country .we will engage ourselves in dialogue with other Canadians.” reports Global and Mail.
The Quebec Province holds 78 seats in 338 seats in the house of commons and Trudeau needs to win extra seats elsewhere to offset the losses in 2019 elections.
Trudeau apparently has enough potential to overcome the problem at hand.
War tempers high again in Afghanistan.
As per Najib Danish spokesman Afghan Interior Ministry at least six police were killed and a dozen injured on Sunday(18/5/17) morning at 6.30am . As many as six gunman and a suicide bomber gatecrashed the police head quarters in Gordez city in eastern Afghanistan.
It took whole day for the Afghani security forces to kill last gunman who had taken refuge in a kitchen in the police compound itself.
The weekend was gruesome.
An Afghan soldier working with US troops shot and wounded seven American soldiers on Saturday (17/5/17) as per Washington post. This being second “inside attack” on US soldiers.
Trump Donald’s Defence secretary James Mattis testified to senate of Armed Services Committee about conflict in Afghanistan in his flamboyant style
“we are not winning the war in Afghanistan right now” The security situation deteriorating and the prospects of winning the war very remote in the current situation he reaffirmed.
Trump is stated to have given directives to increase troops at least by 5000 towards early July this year.
Meanwhile the ground situation in Afghanistan is very bad .
Anti Govt Protests in the streets of Kabul , demanding resignation of President Ashraf Ghani and his cabinet ministers for failing to protect the people and country from continued violence, are on the increase every day.
Let us hope wisdom sanity dawns on the war mongers and Peace Tranquility reigns the world for ever henceforth.