Since 1947 when India tactically annexed Kashmir, added it to Indian Union and began militarizing Kashmir, New Delhi's pollicy for Kashmir has been focused on strategies to keep Kashmir under its custody. This article examines the recent trend in Indian policy, which is deadly desutrous, in occupyed Kashmir.
India squeezes Kashmir resources
The chief purpose of imperialism and colonialism is to siphon off the natural resources and exploit the local human resources of the nation under foreign occupation to the benefits of the occupying countries. Foreign masters would have full control over every thing that is available in the colony, both living and non-living. It is precisely for this reason that terrorist forces are stationed in Kashmir . Since the Kashmiris protested against shifting the resources from Kashmir India began military operation in the valley and converted it into a cantonment. Obviously much of Kashmir's human as well as natural resources have been exploited by India by utilizing the excellent services of the available pro-India elements. By comprehending the issue well, the senior freedom fighting Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani has focused upon the Kashmir s political economy. After his recent complaint about the funds, meant for the development in various constituencies, being held back for electoral reasons, Geelani has apparently deflated the New Delhi s claim of pampering Kashmir through sops and huge economic packages.
Exposing the Indian grants announcement as a mere poll gimmick, Geelani, quoting official figures to deduce his point about the economic subterfuge in Kashmir for which he directly blamed New Delhi and its proponents in the state, drew up an interesting mathematical calculation by claiming that India was earning more out of its investments in J&K than it was actually extending in the name of financial assistance. The annual power export from the state to India and the tax money generated through central government departments plus the revenue earned by cellular companies comes over to Rest 24831Crore as against the budget allocations of Rest 19899 Cr from the Union government.
For past two decades the freedom movement in Kashmir has underwent many phases. Kashmiris have tried out all possible methods to make the occupying India to vacate Kashmir , but in vein. At the outset of armed revolt, independence leaders would play the cheerleaders of the underground freedom fighters or the so-called militant commanders. Then came the phase of distancing from those holding arms, followed by a competitive zeal to enter into a bilateral dialogue with New Delhi and Islamabad while asserting that Kashmir movement is fought on political, diplomatic and armed fronts and all fronts are complementary to each other. An overwhelming presence of armed forces and the recurring clashes between the civilians and the army or paramilitary always defused the attempts aimed at striking a political transition in Kashmir s freedom movement. The main irritant in restraining demonic India has been the pro-India elements in Kashmir claiming gifts from Delhi Masters.
QUIT KASHMIR MOVEMENT?
Kashmir has sacrificed its best patriots for the solemn cause of re-Independence from India . JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik also has pointed out an uncomfortable truth for India . He says if till 1989 an entrenched sentiment powered the movement, now it was propelled by an undisputable blend of sentiment and sacrifices. He has warned of another 1990 like rebellion if the Kashmir dispute was not resolved forthwith. Another top separatist leader Shabir Ahamad Shah has been insisting that the post 2002 political scene in Kashmir should not be mistaken as New Delhi s victory because the mainstream leaders have been shying away from pleading for Indian constitution and are able to stand in front of people only when they choose to paddle the separatist line.
Geelani, Shah and Malik enjoy popular support in J&Ks major part. While on the one hand Kashmiri independence politics seems to have enriched its political content, on the other hand New Delhi still appears unwilling to strengthen the democratic set up and the indigenous constitutional identity of Kashmir . New Delhi will be adding another mistake to a dubious list of errors if it chose to ignore the dynamics of the latest freedom talk in Kashmir by peaceful means. Having dealt with the Kashmir problem for six eventful decades, New Delhi is expected to realize the fact that where a public sentiment is against the state you can always rent the loyalties but you cannot buy them out permanently. Geelanis economics is so potent that it can easily strike the chords in the civil society. India has just one best option: QUIT KASHMIR ! Let New Delhi undertake some serious cost benefit analysis on Kashmir .
Indian "democratic malpractices in Kashmir
India want to see the alien free nation Kashmir as a part of Hindustan by introducing all malpractices and ill-feelings, apart from terrorism in Kashmir . India exports not only terrorist forces to Kashmir and the military equipment, but also malpractices, so routinely prevalent in Indian polls. These tactics are being transplanted to Kashmir , now the JK state and under Indian occupation, to buy voters to justify continued Indian occupation. Apart form locals, sources say, an estimated 3 lakh non-locals would be used by the Government to cast votes in the forthcoming assembly elections. These paid outsiders from Indian side will be used in forthcoming assembly elections to cast votes and, if necessary, create problems on the name of Kashmiris.
Chairman of Hurriyat Conference Geelani warned Kashmiris of dire consequences if they continue to give shelter to them (non-locals) in their houses. Settling non locals in the Valley is a part of a large conspiracy hatched to wipe out the identity of the Kashmiris and mainstream parties are facilitating it. Geelani urged the people not to provide accommodation to non-locals as most of them are involved in criminal activities. By giving them shelter in our houses we are cutting our own roots. We should stop encouraging them. Mainstream political outfits encourage illegal and immoral means in poll to get the pro-India candidates elected in the forth e coming polls in militarized Kashmir . Coming down heavily on the mainstream parties the veteran leader has rightly said that Congress, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC), only differ in names but they have the same agenda of Oppressing and exploiting Kashmiris. These parties can go to any extent for the sake of power.
Even as the secret graveyards and Cantonment AIDS issue have taken the defenseless Kashmiris by shock, it is also a strange phenomenon that nearly eight lakh kanals of land in the state is under the occupation of troops, nearly 75 acres of land has been provided to every battalion for establishing the camps. Expressing serious concern over the schools being opened by the Army under operation Sadbavna, the Hurriyat (G) chairman urged the parents not to send their wards to these schools. "Such schools are meant not only to divert the Muslim children from the right path but also to dilute the tradition and culture of Kashmir ".
AIDS in Cantonment
Now one more ghastly feature has been accredited to Kashmiri agony: the AIDs among the personnel of military forces. AIDs are considered as one of the deadliest desease and it has entered Kashmir endangering the life of people there. Already anxious over the increasing number of the fratricides thousands of soldiers in the Indian Armed Forces are suffering from AIDS and the graph is increasing yearly.
According to sources total of six thousand one hundred and eight soldiers have been infected by the deadly diseased while the monthly rate varies from 30-40 across the country. "Despite taking measures by organizing AIDS awareness programs by the non- governmental organizations and other organizations but the number even goes increasing" sources said adding that increase in number was alarming and can even be proved fatal for Indian armed forces.
Defence ministry spokesman said that the total number of AIDS cases in three services Army, Navy and Air Force as compiled for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006 is numbering 255, but has not revealed the number of cases as of today. Obviously the number has been increasing. According to him, the Armed Forces have established 10 Immuno Deficiency Centres in selected Military Hospitals. These centres provide investigation, treatment and follow up all HIV positive persons in the Armed Forces under the supervision of a physician, dermatologist, pathologist and a public health specialist. The centres are equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and facilities for detection and treatment of HIV/AIDS cases. Regular follow up of patients, there close relatives, along with education about the illness is also carried.
From various ankles, Kashmir is literally under siege now from neighbor India . And India has absolutely zero tolerance to any criticism of how treats Muslims in India and Kashmiris. India is using agents on the internet to propagate Indian democratic and secular values which India does not respect. There are so many guys and ladies tracking any criticism of India and pursue elimination goals to se that person who criticize Indian mother does not get his views published. It is working well in India where the Media behave more like Indian intelligent wings than the real Fourth estate protecting the honor and dignity of Muslim citizens in India and Kashmir and are being mis/guided by secret service guys.
UN, therefore, has to play not only a constructive role in securing sovereignty of Kashmiris from occupying India , but also protect the Kashmiris from all sorts of problems created by India , including brutality and diseases. UN must also use its power to stop India form utilizing the doubtful vague or notorious services of the NGOs in Kashmir . World Health Organization (WHO) must intervene now to check AIDs and other crude diseases from attacking the defenseless Kashmiris. UN must initiate steps for Kashmir freedom.
Indian militarization and occupation of Kashmir must end and Kashmir must be set free at the earliest. India cannot hope to have another option, nor can it wish any.