THE SEASON OF VIOLENCE AND SEPARATISM .

The world is in the throes of violence breeding hatred , fanaticism and separatism. There are no signs of respite whatsoever.

INDIA

 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 .

January 2017

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.

 

February 2017

 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.

March 2017

 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

Budgam.

April 2017

 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.

May 2017

 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

 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.

 

AFGHANISTAN

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TRUMP AND THE WORLD

Donald Trump is a President with difference. Not a traditional one reacting carefully after sifting chaff from the facts, rather going hogwog over the problems confronting the world at large. He is being best described as egomaniac — egocentric , who would like to see everything revolving around him.

 Paris Climate Deal

 For instance Trump while announcing his country’s withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, spew venom on India by claiming that India has participated in the agreement “contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions dollars in foreign aid” Refuting Trump’s allegations Sushma Swaraj India’s External affairs minister said that India had signed the deal due to its commitment to protecting the environment.

American ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley went a step further by stating categorically that United States does not need India ,China and France to tell it what to do on the issue of Paris climate agreement. While defending Trump’s decision she said “countries should continue doing what is in their interest.

And if the Paris agreement was something that works for them ,that they can achieve,they should do that.” Hailey continued “business could not be run under the kind of regulations imposed by the Paris Climate deal.”

London Terrorist Attack

 While reacting to the London Bridge terrorist attack Trump tweeted impulsively

At least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and the Mayor of London says ‘there is no reason to be alarmed’ thus criticizing the Mayor of London without understanding the context under which the statement was made.

However Trump later showed great concern over the “barbaric act” while speaking to the PM Theresa May and later tweeted “ whatever the United States

can do to help out in London and the U.K we will be there—WE ARE WITH YOU GOD BLESS”

But again on Sunday (4/6/17) he tweeted criticizing The city’s Mayor Sadiq Khan “for not being tough enough protecting the citizens”.

Russian Ties

Micheal Flynn ,the advisor to Donal Trump,contacts with Russians during the Presidential campaign are currently under investigation. As per REUTERS Flynn was fired as national security advisor in February having misled the vice President Mike Pence about conversations with Russian Ambassador in Washington.

Again USPresident Donald Trump reacted sharply over the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel to investigate ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia ,calling it “the single greatest witch hunt” in US history.

In the preceding tweets he assailed the latest development “with all illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign and Obama Administration there was never a special consul appointed”.

India’s US Dilemma

India finds itself in a dilemma over securing its interests in the volatile Trump era. India needs to understand that Trump believes in Transactional approach to the relations with foreign counterparts and get away from its present Foreign   Policy pitching for about values, principles etc.

Here is a man who is always looking for a “ the deal” thus re-assuring his pivotal commitment to American interest based diplomacy .

With this backdrop India needs to take a hard look to the changed situation

and go about it very judiciously .

Firstly to focus on building a sincere relationship on quid pro quo offering increased markets to the US firms with positive sustained trade returns for both countries on a long term basis.

Secondly India needs to convince Trump that they need to work assiduously to reduce the growing influence of China across Asia.,not simply in terms of containment only but on broader spectrum to thwart China’s designs of expansionism across Asia .

Thirdly India should make US understand that it needs to make investment across Asian countries as a strategy to be an important ally in the region permanently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monsoon showers

With sweltering heat

around every street

We fume fret and strut

with trickling perispiration

down our cheeks.

Sweating sweating

restlessly beyond the

marrow of our bones.

 

In mad rush we

drive down to nearby

Hill station

scale the mountain table top

to

Seek solace and solitude

 

In the lap of the woods

Cool and green

in silvery sheen

we speed across

The dark clouds

engulfing

the whole prospectus

 

With lightening and thunder

To our great wonder

Clouds burst into deluge

Cascades

Of water blinding our

eyes and face

Drenching us to the

barest skin

We struggle scramble

helter skelter

to reach for a safe shelter.

 

Scores of men women

Children dancing in the rains

Like beautiful swans

Enjoying

the monsoon shower

On the mountain table tower

 

It pours pours pours

relentlessly unmindful

of the joys bringing

to the

parched millions

 

cooling and comforting

us to

our immense joys.

 

 

 

 

LOVE IS SO NEAR

Love is so far

When you are

Away

Drifting in wilderness of

The pine trees and pastures

Of the mountains

I long for your

Wide dreamy eyes

Your mischevious summer

Smile

Come now my sweet

Cindrella to ignite me to

Love you fiercely

For ever

 Love is so near

When you are with me

Dear.

Whispering the spring notes

And I find a momentous

Time to recyline

in the comfort of your lap

as you tickle touch

my face ,tresses

Soothing me to a

Sensuous comfort

 

Love is so far

When you are

Away

Love is so near

When you are with me

Dear.

 

PAKISTAN’S BARBARIC ACT.

Pakistan’s act of beheading Paramjit Singh of Indian ARMY and Prem Sagar of the Border Security Force is barbaric one, hence unpardonable and punishable .

The Defece Minister Arun jaitely has rightly said India will give “appropriate response”.And India must act adequately to teach a lesson to Pakistan for good. We need not to be complacent or show any kind of vacillation on such occasions but act to maintain the high morale of our Soldiers.

The unrest in Kashmir has been on the upswing since last year and has not signs of any restraint.Infact it has been worsening day in and day out. The NDA government has to formulate a realistic policy towards Kashmir and retract from its beaten one to augur for a new peaceful era in Kashmir history.

Pakistan is playing up the volatile situation in Kashmir to its advantage by creating unrest through its mercenaries with impunity. Violations have increased manifold since our “surgical strike”in September 2016.This attack was done as detterant to thwart any untoward ceasefire violations.

But Pakistan escalated the LOC violations post the “surgical strike” rather than reducing the same. India lost 60solidiers until Dec 2016, nearly twice the nos of 2014 and 2015.

No doubt the Security forces are killing more terrorists but also losing more of soldiers than ever. Peace cannot be brought through the barrel of a gun but through  effective  sincere meaningful dialogue to make the erring party understand the logic of living in peace essential for the people of the valley.

In a bid to do something different than its predecessor, without understanding the consequences thereby, the NDA government has put itself in complete quandary leading to a situation of no return.

The Centre Govt needs to form a group of MPs and in association with Local political parties start the process of dialogue with stakeholders of the valley, to bring some semblance in the current situation.

Currently India’s diplomacy is at its low ebb with Pakistan ,the Sheriff Nawaz government weakest one ,and Sharif himself being in the throes of corruption under scrutiny of Pakistan Supreme court’s investigation ,bettering the ties between two countries has taken least and last priority

They have violated the international law of Geneva Convention 1949 by mutilating the bodies of our soldiers. Mutilation of bodies is prohibited and a declared crime under International law. We need to take steps in cognizance of this Law and make a case against Pakistan .This should at least put pressure on Pakistan and force to change its belligerent tack.

The Govt is facing a strong clamour for a strong action to respond to the treatment meted out to the Indian Security personnel by the Pakistan Army.

In such a tricky situation the Govt should make a decision keeping country interests upper most rather than succumbing to vicious demands.

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THE KASHMIR IMBROGLIO

The current Kashmir imbroglio is a sad saga of weak half-hearted efforts by both State and the Centre administration to reduce anger ,pain ,misery and trepidation of Kashmiris at large.

The youth in Kashmir is being radicalised and fuelled to create unrest to foment war against India at the behest of the Separators and the Neighbour Enemy Country Pakistan.

The situation as of now is of no return to normalcy.

The Separators are successful in pushing Kashmiri youth to fight the forces by attacking them with impunity.

The increased activity on the side of Pakistan LOC is

evident from the sharp rise in number of LOC ceasefire violations.

There are nearly 60 violations till middle of April in current year (2017) against 228 ( 2016) , 152 (2015) 153(2014) 89 (2013) and 93(2012)as reported by Indian Express (April29th2017).

The Indian forces are fighting to their finish to foil the attempts of militants and thus have killed nearly 40 militants till date ,as reported by Indian Express.

 

Pakistan in close association with Separators has managed to keep the Kashmir conflict ticking thus pushing the majority of peace loving Kashmiris to the state of mute spectators with no courage to raise their voice against the atrocities of the militants.

The Paid Stone Peltors have been put into operation of pitching battles with Indian forces on one pretext or other to perpetuate the unstable conditions.

 

The State Govt under Mehbooba Mufti should pull her socks to avert the situation before it goes out of its reach.

 

The Center Govt under the able stewardship of Prime Minister Modi should understand the grim situation and take effective steps to bring normalcy in Kashmir .

The following actions could be thought of

Firstly all political parties should be taken into confidence to deal with impasse as one single unit.

It needs to be stressed that all parties to speak in one language so far Kashmir is concerned.

The disparate voices should not be aired.

Secondly People to People contacts established in the valley.

India’s view point to be conveyed aggressively at all stages. The educated youth to be engaged in framing policy making for progress of the state in close coordination of National Schemes. All such schemes to be extended to the state .

Thirdly weaning away the youth from radicalisation path to mainstream by engaging in offering economic sops like jobs ,business opportunities, higher education etc with sincerity .

This needs to be pursued with deft of purpose and gainful results.

Fourthly  All graduates to be offered with jobs . Should be done with alacrity and on priority .

All efforts should be made to make the people of Kashmir understand that India stands for them and India is the country they belong to.

It is war of winning hearts and minds. A tedious proposition but surely achievable and a permanent one .

Finally the Separators should be isolated completely as they are hellbent on converting Kashmir into a blood bath so that they hamper any solution to Kashmir and Kashmiris.

All financial or nonfinancial assistance if any to be withdrawn with immediate effect if not done so far.

 

Some of our friends profess for Militarized Methods without understanding its perilous implications.

War brings untold misery and the conflict brutalizes both civilian and the soldier.

Since 1988 thousands of soldiers and civilians have died leaving the families to fend for themselves.

We should admit The state Govts have been pursuing on flawed policies for years on resulting in the alienation of Kashmiris.

Let us look inwards and try to set the things right by clicking on the right buttons to arrest the deterioration permanently looking through the realistic human mirror rather than a blurred biased one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAVE ME ALONE

Leave me alone

Leave me alone

to love someone

very known

To my heart and soul

 

 Someone who

Weaves his lips to lap up

My countours curves

Deep down my recesses

with sansuous bliss

For ever.

 

 Someone who

Lusts for my erotic

Peak of ecstatic love

A warm momentous kiss

to

kindle my lions and

body

To full bloom.

 

Someone who

Plunges into my

Expansive stripped serenity

Supping up the

Peaked fruits and

Lure me down

to

Eternal pleasures

of

love making.

 

 Leave me alone

Leave me alone

To love someone

Very known

to my heart and soul.