Kashmir continues to be at the cross roads facing the multilateral onslaught primarily from Pakistan sponsored militants and the inbreed local militants infested with the germ of defiance, targeting the state police posts in support of Pakistan militants who are determined to keep the valley burning without respite thus pushing Kashmiris towards the suicidal upsurge against India.
Indian Army in relentless combat ,defending the sovereignty of India from the full fledged undeterred Pakistan armed attacks from across the Indo- Pakistan borders to the killing and maiming of the civilians and Army personnel on Indian side ,without respite or remorse.
There is no let up in hostilities from Pakistan even after the new Prime Minister Imran Khan ,who was seen as harbinger of peace and tranquility between the two Nations.
In an interview with ANI on Tuesday 2nd January 2019 PM Narander Modi ji said “ India whether under UPA or NDA has never opposed the dialogue with Pakistan . It has been consistent policy of the country – not Modi government or Manmohan Singh government –that there should be dialogue on Issues. We only say one thing ; dialogue can not be in the middle of noise of bombs and guns.”
Pakistan has never been serious, sincere in building up relationship with India, always playing politics of revenge and retribution.
The separators have successfully managed to keep the Kashmir conflict ticking by holding street protests ,occasionally unleashing bullets on a state Police soft targets thus pressurizing the Central and state Government to pursue with the policy of repression and coercion against the protestors.
Four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists including a Pakistani national were killed in an encounter in Rajpora village of Pulwama district on Saturday 29th December 2018. Eleven civilians also fell to the bullets in an encounter that ensued between joint team of the Army ,CRPF and Special Operations Group launched cordon–search operations on the basis of intelligence reports ,the terrorists fired on the team leading to the retaliatory fire ,killing the terrorists.
Source Times of India
On Friday 28th December 2018 about a dozen masked men were reported to wave ISI flags of Islamic state terror group inside the Jamal Masjid in Srinagar soon after Hurriyat leader Mirage Umar Farooq addressed the congregation .
However the joint Resistance leadership comprising Syeed Ali shah Geelani , Mirwaz,and jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Mohammed Yasin Malik while condemning the act said on Saturday ” in the past some elements at the behest of certain agencies and handlers have indulged in hooliganism in and outside of Jama Masjid.” Source Times of India
The alienation of people in the valley has widened to a great extent.
This alienation was seen in recent Srinagar by- poll when voter turnout was just 7.1 percent in contrast to assembly polls of 2014 where 65 percent voters came out for voting.
No attempt is being made by the Central government either to vouchsafe for people’s grievances to bring a modicum of peace in the battered valley.
The muscular lethal weaponry military policy of the Centre government has yielded no positive results.
We have seen that the terrorism masters of Pakistan radicalized the youth of Kashmir and militancy as such showing no signs of let up in their attacks on our Army and Police posts.
In fact the policy of repression followed so far have added more fuel to the rise of gory violence in terms of men and materials
Thus we need concrete strategy to douse the fire of vengeance.
The lives of even common peace loving Kashmiri Muslims are miserable otherwise eager to seek peace and prosperity. .
They need to be forged into a combative peaceful force to educate the warring groups to come to terms with Central Authorities.
A difficult proposition but with motivation of offering better future , this could become a bonanza for one and all.
There is no second thought to the fact Kashmir needs democratic and non violent strategy to achieve people’s aspirations.
The strategy should be to find political solution within the framework of India’ s Constitution.
In fact no one tried sincerely to put their thoughts on this proposition seriously till date.
BJP had clear cut mandate to do that but they frittered away energy on non political solutions and thus lost the opportunity at least for the present.
Kashmiris need to be heard. The process of dialogue with Kashmiris must start and go on till peace returns to the valley.
Last but not the least the true spirit of free debates on all ranges of issues including re-settlement of Kashmiri pandits should be allowed.
Across India spectrum the representation of political , business, educational bodies should be allowed to be heard and debated freely with Kashmiris so that they feel part of their big democratic country. This would provide platform to express freely on the much needed National integration with Kashmir and help Kashmiris to be heard and sought for .
Let us think positively.