KASHMIR ISSUE - A NUCLEAR FLASHPOINT

The STATE OF KASHMIR on October 25, 1947 existed as an independent sovereign nation. India occupied it through manipulations and intrigues involving Maharaja Patiala initially and then slowly roping in Maharaja Hari Singh of Kashmir and Sheikh Abdullah, a popular leader of Kashmir. Both were hoodwinked with false promises and dream of secular India that proved to be a mirage. Hari Singh wanted Kashmir to remain independent. The growing Indian clandestine political activity sent alarm bells to the newly created independent nation of Pakistan. Very little could be done by Pakistan´s shocked Governor-General M A Jinnah whose army Chief General Douglas Gracy preferred to act on the orders received from Governor General of India Lord Mountbatten. An act in desperation by a Kashmiri Major Khurshid Anwar and Major Akbar under pseudonym General Tariq to stop India´s occupation plan lacked initial support from Pakistan army which if provided, would have put Kashmir in Pakistan's lap lock, stock and barrel. Later Pakistan having no option had to intervene and Pakistan army stopped Indian army´s military advance any further at URI that came to be known as "CEASEFIRE LINE".

 
Maharaja Hari Singh succeeded his uncle Maharaja Pratap Singh, and ascended the throne on October 14, 1925. He manoeuvred to maintain his independence by playing India and Pakistan by signing stand still agreements with both the countries. Firmly in control after occupation, using Hari Singh to the hilt internationally, India terminated and dispensed with Hari Singh's rule in 1951, externed him to Bombay for rest of his life to die their on April 26, 1961.

Thus India put all its eggs in one basket; exiled Maharaja to rot in Bombay and expended Abdullah in different jails of India to die a political death. The purport accession based by India on the loyalties extended by Maharaja and Abdullah smashed to smithereens exposed India's blatant lies. India, due to frustration, is now toying with the idea of creating regionalism, communalism and division among people, hoping to complicate the issue further.

 
MOUNTBATTEN - MAHARAJA HARI SINGH EXCHANGES
 
´I don‘t want to accede to Pakistan on any account,’ Hari Singh answered.

Well,’ Mountbatten said, ‘it is up to you, but I think you should consider it very carefully since after all 90% of your people are Moslem. But, if you don’t, then you must join India. In that case, I will see that an infantry division is sent up here to preserve the integrity of your boundaries.’

´No,´ replied the Maharaja, ´I don’t wish to join India either. I wish to be independent.´

"You just can’t be independent. You’re a land-locked country. You are over-sized and under-populated. What I mind most though is that your attitude is bound to lead to strife between India and Pakistan. You’re going to have two rival countries at daggers drawn for your neighbours. You’ll be the cause of a tug-of-war between them. You will end up being a battlefield. That’s what will happen. You will lose your throne and your life, too, if you’re not careful."
So history proved Maharaja to be on the right and his tough stance for staying independent would have changed the course of history saving thousands of innocent lives. Unfortunately the die was cast to lay the foundation for more than a billion people to nurse a festering wound for decades.

 

Mountbatten of Burma would have never imagined that the world in 21st century will see 48 landlocked countries surviving on the world map enjoying independence, sovereignty and freedom. The countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe inhabit a meagre 6.9% of the world´s total population.

 

PANDIT NEHRU IN KASHMIR:
Nehru's pledge at HISTORICAL LAL CHOWK [RED SQUARE} SRINAGAR KASHMIR

An historical speech made by Jawaharlal Nehru, an offer and a solemn pledge that India is coming in to help having no intention of staying back and will leave instead, after the invasion of tribal warriors from NWFP is dealt with. "man tu shudam, tu man shudi" did not seem to work for Sheikh as perhaps Nehru did not understand the language and chose to ignore it. Nehru's cleverness paid huge dividends by associating himself with 'secular' upcoming leader of Kashmiris than with Maharaja Hari Singh whose days ,he thought were numbered and who had opposed Nehru right from the start, advocating an independent kashmir.

 

KASHMIR CRISES
"People seem to forget that Kashmir is not a commodity for sale or to be bartered. It has an individual existence and its people must be the final arbiters of their future.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru  July 6, 1951.
When, after the transfer of power, the Maharaja of Kashmir refrained from accession to either Dominion, his progress towards a viable independence was closely watched (and possibly encouraged) by these same Sikh rulers.
 

When he began to experience increasing difficulty in resisting the Azad Kashmir movement among his subjects, the Maharaja of Patiala lent him units of his own State Army. The evidence is strong that these Patiala troops entered the State of Kashmir some days before the combined Azad Kashmiri-Pathan operation along the Jhelum Valley of 21-22 October 1947 which marks the formal beginning of the great Kashmir crises.
[Alastair Lamb 'Incomplete Partition' p.91]

 

"A grant of plebiscite to the people of Kashmir Valley is the obvious solution. If, as a third alternative Kashmir becomes an Independent Democratic and Secular State, its territorial integrity should be guaranteed by India, Pakistan and the UN. That would end the hostility between India and Pakistan and Kashmir will acquire the Status of the Switzerland of Asia. A Humanist cannot wish for anything better".   (Justice Tarkunde, February 19, 1990)

 

In an interview with Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez discussing India's military involvement in Kashmir, the philanthropist, human right activist Arundhati Roy says "In the simplest possible terms, the struggle for self-determination in Kashmir began in 1947, at the time of India´s independence and the partition of India and Pakistan. And Kashmir, which used to be an independent kingdom, was more or less torn apart during partition, half occupied by Pakistan and the other half occupied by India. And it is a country with a, I mean, it´s a state with a predominantly Muslim population, but had a Hindu ruler, who was supposed to have acceded to India, though there was supposed to be a plebiscite after 1947, which never took place".

 
THE KILLING FIELDS

Over one million trigger happy armed men in uniform, who do not understand the language, culture, religion, ethos and behaviour, pounce on local population with vengeance and a mindset to eliminate the populace to occupy this rich paradise belonging to the poor inhabitants. It is amazing to find the "GOOD PEOPLE" of the world turning a blind eye to these atrocities committed with impunity. UN can see what happens in Syria, Lybia or Iran but when it comes to Kashmir they look the other way and one wonders why?

 

More than one hundred thousand men, women and children killed in the last twenty seven years. An independent Kashmir can be a bridge and instrumental between two hostile nuclear nations. Censorship imposed in "Indian democracy" conveniently and with suitability worsens the situations. Indian army makes sure to confine populace behind closed doors as millions on the roads create an embarrassing situation and international community is inclined to ask few questions. Continue to read .......

CREDIBILITY OF "INCREDIBLE INDIA"

One morning of Dec-Jan 1990, notorious Indian CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) knock at the door of Abdul Ahad Bhat of Batmaloo, Srinagar and demand the TV set to watch their favourite program "Ramayana". The lady of the house opens the door to find uniformed armed infantry men staring at her with the demand and the next minute she collapses and is rushed by her relations to the hospital to be declared dead. In Kashmir "incredible India" does such miracles on daily basis.

    OPINIONS AND VIEW-POINTS ABOUT KASHMIR

Is India-ISIS nexus dangerously poised?

Kashmir observes India Pakistan political gamesmanship

Independent Kashmir key to International peace

Rising Nepal impacts on international political horizon

India: Beef Politics Could Trigger A Nuclear War

India Pakistan: Apocalypse of nuclear war

Kashmir: Belligerence could lead to World War III

Kashmir encounters incessant state terrorism

Kashmir inundation and Amarnath cataclysm

Indian intransigence on Kashmir issue

Kashmir: India´s perceivable new approach

Pakistan heading for a change unprecedented

Is Kashmir solution on the cards?

India: Obama visit symbolic to Kashmir solution

Canada backs Kashmir solution

Is Kashmir India´s worst enemy?

Indian insensitivity frustrates United Nations

Kashmir Ping Ponged at United Nations

Kashmir: Scottish referendum brings sanguinity

Pakistan hostaged to the invisible

Was Malaysian flight17 disaster a mistake?

Kashmir encounters incessant state terrorism

Pakistan: Sharifs hit Guinness Book of World record

Kashmir: Beliefs and environmental disasters

Kashmir endures University terrorism

Kashmir exhilarated by result oriented talks

Kashmiri Pandits pursues indubitable patriotism

Kashmir can guarantee regional peace

Kashmir solution imperative for global peace

Kashmir marches ahead amidst affliction

Kashmir: Optimism for a solution heightened

Kashmir: European Parliament highlights atrocities

Kashmir agonised at Madeba´s loss

India - Pakistan "aman ki asha or nirasha"

Kashmir: Enervated Diaspora encompassed

Kashmir recapitulates skilful feats by military

Kashmir observant of 2014 Scottish referendum

Kashmir: Surging fundamentalism trembles

Kashmir´s so-called integral part mantra at UN

India, Pakistan moving towards confederation

Zubin Mehta´s concert exhilarates Kashmir imbroglio

Kashmir´s World War III grim potentialities

Kashmir thanks UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon

Nuclear India invigorates Kashmir solution

Kashmir´s secularism a symbolic tradition

Kashmir forbears´ fresh Indian blitzkrieg

Mumbai attacks an Inside job, says Indian official

Kashmir not India´s internal matter

Kashmir´s solution an impending probability

Syria: Hezbollah joins escalated war hysteria

India reconciles with Kashmir´s factuality

Kashmir contemplates Dalit dilemma

India-Pakistan pursues retaliatory politics

Pakistan crawfishes out on Kashmir

Kashmir´s tempestuous human right abuses

Why is Kashmir alight?

Is Kashmir imbroglio a British legacy?

Solve Kashmir: Ban Ki Moon

Kashmir´s protracted tribulations

India-Pakistan: Hope of peace

Kashmir: United Nations raps out its role

Hindu terrorism becomes subtle reality

India-Pakistan peace initiative in doldrums

Kashmir faces environmental disaster

Kashmir under Cosmic Rays attack

India: Kashmir is peaceful

India and Pakistan agree to new visa pact

Kashmir meadow frustrates India

Kashmir envies correlated Catalonia

Kashmir becomes victim of vindictive politics

Kashmir: Canada - India new relationship

Kashmir lust can ruin India

India: Dalit Minister exlores Islam in Kashmir

Kashmir: Swamy Jargon Dwarfs Nehru

Kashmir: Fuhrer inspires Indian army general

Kashmir: India´s political progeny stoops to conquer

India: Kashmir and Gandhian Bhuttos

Pakistan reveals the enemy within -- World War III agenda

Kashmir: Indo-Pak walkabout at United Nations

India: Human Rights Crusader ignores Kashmir

Pakistan Ponders: Is Musharraf Indispensable?

Pakistan - Yes, India - No: Kashmir asks why?

India´s King Khan falls for Kashmir

Kashmir linked to India´s Hitlerian Nostalgia

KASHMIR NOT INDIA´S INTERNAL MATTER

Are Kashmiris Innocuous?

Is Kashmir heading for a solution?

Kashmir - India´s frustrable manoeuvres

Kashmir -- India´s Justice and Humanity

Independent Kashmir -- Only Viable Solution

Pakistan reveals the enemy within -- World War III agenda

Pakistan Ponders: Is Musharraf Indispensable?

ARE KASHMIRIS INNOCUOUS?

IS KASHMIR HEADING FOR A SOLUTION?

Secular Kashmir

Pakistan: Executive and Judiciary push toward collision course

Was Nehru Anti-Indian?

India unrestrained could be perilous

India´s Nuclear War Threat

Genocide: Indian Parliamentarian discusses Kashmir

India´s arrogance continues in Kashmir

Kashmir and India's Republic Day

Kashmiris Ask: Why is U.N Shutting Eyes?

Kashmir endures India´s Crimes against Humanity

India-Pakistan relations: Kashmir faces great challenges

India-Pakistan relations: Kashmir faces great challenges

Dalits and Kashmiri Muslims Similarities

Conduct plebiscite in Kashmir

Kashmir Imbroglio

INDIAN ARMY's CRIMES IN KASHMIR UPDATED


Figures: January 1989 to May 31, 2016

(Courtesy: Kashmir Media Service)
International Forum for Justice and Human Rights:
The number of gun pellet injury victims, especially youth, mounts to 569. Men women and children invalid for life, click photo to enlarge.
  • 73 people have lost eyesight
  • 174 men and children lost arms
  • 100 have legs amputated
  • 222 received body injuries.
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    TIMES OF INDIA (May 21, 2016)
    Around 1.8 million of Kashmir´s population show significant amount of mental distress.

     

    RICH LAND BELONGING TO POOR PEOPLE OCCUPIED
     
    Most of Kashmir´s farmland is under intense cultivation, producing corn, wheat, rice and saffron amongst other crops. Fruit and nuts are also produced in quantities including pears, apples, walnuts, cherries, apricot and almonds. Kashmir is famous for its exquisite handicrafts like woollen and silk carpets, felt Numdha rugs, Chain stitch rugs, pin point tapestry, crewel drapery and huge lot of other items. It is a treat for animal lovers and bird watchers to visit Kashmir and apart from the local habitat, animals and birds, you get to watch vareity of migratory birds from Siberia.
     
    NATIONALIST KASHMIRI PANDITS
    KASHMIRI PANDITS
    KASHMIRI PANDITS - II
    KASHMIR's COMPOSITE CULTURE CHANGES ANITA KAUL's HEART
     
    Rajni Shaleen Chopra on virile Pandit propaganda has this to say:
    "I suppose that Swamy and the rabid vanguards of Indian National Interest in national news-channels know of the Shankaracharya temple on a mountain-top in the heart of Srinagar. Do they also know of the Devi temple on the road to Pari Mahal in Srinagar, another Devi temple on Gupkar Road near Dal Lake, the Hanuman temple on Hari Singh High Street adjoining Lal Chowk, a focal point of pro-freedom agitations in Srinagar. None of these temples have been attacked even at the height of turbulence in Kashmir. In downtown Srinagar, also a hub of pro-freedom agitations, morning and evening prayers are carried out peacefully at temples without the need for any security or protection by men in uniform. Temple complexes in Anantnag, Sopore and elsewhere in the Valley stand as places of worship, and are not locked or vandalized."
     
    Kashmir, as we know, is going through difficult times, and the going seems tough as again speaking out the truth becomes real hard and at times impossible. In a democracy, freedom of press and right to information professed allows running of normal day to day affairs smoothly to a reasonable extent. On the contrary, the unpleasant issues like human right violations, indiscriminate killings, house searches backed by draconian laws, adds humiliation and resultant psychological problems for the effected populace, which can become an embarrassment, especially under the watchful eyes of the international community. People of India, unfortunately, are fed with information that is far from truth.