Kashmir: Need To Heal The Wounds Of Largest Militarized Zone In The World!
02 September 2016
By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
Kashmir has been bleeding for years now as the occupation forces from India
continue to kill the youth of Kashmir with a view to silencing them from their
struggle for sovereignty from Indian yoke. India officially invaded and
brutally occupied Jammu Kashmir since 1947 soon after it obtained sovereignty
from Great Britain.
Like blood thirsty beasts in deep forests, Indian soldiers, having obtained
blanket approval of the federal government in New Delhi for killing as many
Muslims in Kashmir valley as they could, keep pouncing upon the Kashmiri
Muslims for their blood and flesh.
At least 100, 000 innocent Kashmir Muslims have been slaughtered and butchered
by Indian military by using the special powers granted by New Delhi, while the
UN still pretends nothing very serious has happened in Indian occupied
Whenever Kashmiris, separated by the artificial LOC maintained by Indian
military, come to meet their relatives in Kashmir, India calls them
''terrorists'' and ''infiltrations'' and kills them like solders kill birds.
Kashmiris want the LOC removed so that they can live together. Occupation of
nature at Siachen glaciers is not good for India.
Unless the USA makes India realize the impending nuclear dangers to the region
as well as entire world by occupation of Kashmir, there is no way India would
ever free the Kashmiri nation. Of course meanwhile bilateral and multilateral
dialogs on sovereignty for Kashmiris should continue.
Both the imperialist USA and its ally fascist Israel assist Indian terror
strategy with advanced technological help, targeting the Muslims of Kashmir
valley making it a place of secret grave yards.
When, therefore, Indian president and PM, among other Indian leaders who share
the guilt of state crimes in Kashmir, keep announcing that Kashmir is an
''integral part'' of India they must be meaning these secret grave yards being
a integral part of Indian Union.
Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj has made it clear that world listens to
what India says which would mean world won't listen to what Kashmiris
complaint against India mainly because it regularly conducts fake polls under
military ''supervision'' to claim legitimacy for its misrule of Kashmir and
justification for all its crimes against humanity.
Like Israel that employs oppressive methods and terror attacks even on
children to silence the Palestinians. India also has been extra ruthless in
attacking Kashmiri Muslims, by employing its favorite fake encounters.
Recently, two BSF terror personnel and a Kashmiri activist were killed, while
at least three BSF personnel sustained injuries in the gunfight in an
encounter near the Line of Control in Machhil Sector in Kupwara district.
Following that, Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting to
review the situation in the Kashmir Valley arising after killing of a
Hizb-ul-Mujahideen activist Burhan Wani on July 8 at Kokernag by Indian
occupation forces that kill Kashmiris to quench their sadist thirst, though
Indian government supplies liquor almost free of cost to them to drink and
enjoy life. Military Minister Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for Prime
Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Mehbooba Mufti also attended the meeting.
Jammu & Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti said that India must assure Kashmiris of
their right to live in India and added that resuming dialogue with Pakistan on
Kashmir issue could act as a bridge between the two nations. Talking to
reporters after the two-hour review meeting, CM Mehbooba also hinted at
resuming a dialogue with Pakistan on Kashmir issue saying the state could act
as a ''bridge'' between the two nations. ''I believe there is a need to heal
the wounds of people, to initiate dialogue with the people of Jammu Kashmir.
These are our own people. If process of dialogue with the people of Jammu and
Kashmir can improve the situation in valley, we should do it…There is a need
to apply balm to the wounds of Kashmiri people,'' she said.
The JK Chief Minister said during the one month of unrest, which started after
the killing of popular Kashmir youth Wani, 55 people lost their lives and
referred the deceased as ''our own boys''. ''People will keep dying if we
don't take initiative to bring normalcy. We want peace. There is an
opportunity for dialogue and we should avail it. We have seen agitations in
the past like in 2008 (Amarnath land row) and 2010 (over fake encounters by
army). Our children have been killed. Our families have suffered. I don't wish
to see any more killing.
Mehbooba said Indian PM has a huge mandate in the present Lok Sabha and he
should seize the opportunity created by the unrest to win the hearts of the
people and solve their problems, the way former Prime Minister Atal Bihari
Vajpayee did,'' she said. ''I am hopeful that the Prime Minister will take
this as an opportunity to initiate dialogue with people to address their
problems. There is a need to take the same initiative of winning hearts of
people, which was taken during Vajpayee ji's tenure,'' she added.
Opposition members in the Parliament (Upper House) Rajya Sabha urged the
government to call an all-party meeting to discuss the Kashmir issue. They
also suggested sending an all-party delegation to Srinagar to take stock of
the situation. Raising the issue in the Zero Hour, leader of opposition Ghulam
Nabi Azad expressed concern over curfew imposed in some parts of the Valley.
He said the curfew is continuing for the first time for a longer period. He
said more than eight thousand people were injured in the violent incidents.
Sitaram Yechury of CPI (M) said everything is paralyzed in the Kashmir Valley
which is a paradise on earth where great profits lived and dies, and suggested
use of pellet guns should be withdrawn. D. Raja of CPI demanded withdrawal of
armed forces and urged the government to initiate the political process.
Sharad Yadav of JD (U) demanded a discussion on Kashmir issue in the House.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the only
Muslim face in the Modi government, said the government is ready for the
discussion and he will convey the feelings of the members to the Home
India possibly is eager to resolve the Kashmir issue not by dialog but by a
devastating nuclear war so that entire region is destroyed. Knowing the Indian
arrogant mindset, Pakistan has also used its rare resources to ensure a
credible counter defense mechanism by opting for nuclear weapons, making South
Asia a deadly flash point. Indo-Pakistani tensions are fueled by global arms
merchants, especially American and Israeli that are thriving today on sale of
terror goods to third world fighting each other at times without any reason. .
Armed with huge arms arsenals, including nukes, bought from every possible
region, India has already murdered over 100,000 Kashmiri Muslims since it
considers its prerogative to deal with those sections of Kashmir population
that still refuse to accept Indian occupational tactics. Yet, Kashmiris could
not be silenced by military brutalities. They seek complete sovereignty. India
thinks since Pakistan also has been occupying a part of Kashmir as Azad
Kashmir and it does not talk about its own plan for an independent Kashmir, it
also will not have to vacate Kashmir at all.
Earlier, USA had supported the Kashmiri corporates closer to India by huge
investments in USA, but later with Indian diplomatic tactics, bringing
American corporates closer to Indian cause through huge investments in USA and
purchases of US-Israeli terror goods, Washington began taking a neutral
In an effort to totally conquer nature and militarize it, India and Pakistan
jointly also occupy the Siachen glaciers of Kashmir. India occupies the
highest point in Siachen glaciers, the Saltoro Ridge which is located at
23,000 feet, he said. ''If we vacate the position, the Pakistan enemy can
occupy the position and they would have the strategic advantage. We know the
experience of 1984 (Siachen conflict). ''The position is very important from
the strategic point. I don't think anyone in this House can take Pakistan's
words for granted,'' Parrikar said during Question Hour. The statement comes
few weeks after ten soldiers were buried alive under snow after their camp in
the northern part of the Siachen glacier is being hit by avalanches. India has
declared it will not vacate Kashmir or the Siachen glaciers, come what may, as
it does not trust and it may occupy the strategic location once India vacates.
Kashmiris don't need just lip sympathy from UN and other world bodies but
promptly proper action to end India occupation of Kashmir and return Jammu
Kashmir to its rightful owners- the Kashmiris- most of them are Muslims by
Indian soldiers have no right to kill Kashmir Muslims just because they have
got plenty of terror goods in its colonialist arsenals.
South Asia requires peace and a free and soverign Kashmir is the key to