OPINION: Kashmir: Nehru’s Machiavellian behaviour
International law says people fighting for self-determination can use force in order to achieve their independence: Norman Finkelstein
AN INDEPENDENT KASHMIR THE ONLY VIABLE SOLUTION
China now claims whole of Kashmir because it says China has more military power than India. After August 05, 2019 Indian unilateral action in Kashmir, India removed the only link article 370 of Indian constitution that allowed it to hoodwink the international community saying Kashmir had acceded to India. The link removed makes India an occupier holding Kashmir on the basis of military strength. Now if China or Pakistan can prove to the world that they are more powerful than India; that military power India can’t match, gives them right to forcibly throw India out and occupy Kashmir. As they say might is right the principle adopted in various regions of the world.
Nehru Pandit on July 6, 1951 had this to say about Kashmir.
“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 and further stated, If we did anything of the kind our government would not last many days and there would be no peace….it would lead to war with Pakistan because of public opinion here and of war-like elements (referring to RSS/BJP nexus) coming in control of our policy.”
JUNE 16, 1946
Pandit Nehru was arrested by Maharaja Hari Singh’s forces at Kohala, Kashmir now controlled by Pakistan. After an intervention by Her Majesty’s government in Delhi, Nehru was released and pushed back to India leaving an indelible mark on Nehru’s approach towards political handling of Kashmir. Nehru never expected a Hindu Maharaja to treat him like an enemy and entertaining a huge grudge, the incident forced the future prime minster of India to evolve a different strategy and marginalise the ruler of independent Kashmir.
SECULARISM A BEDROCK OF KASHMIR CULTURE
“I will advise our Kashmiri Pandit brothers to hunt for Jagmohan Malhotra to seek some answers for his henious crimes against humanity who pulled the rug from under their feet. Please return to your homes, Kashmir is where you belong and join the freedom struggle.” Master Ahsan Dar, Leader Hizbul Mujhahideen 03/08/2008
Kashmir traditionally secular believes in the policy of live and let live. Islam guaranteed the rights of minorities and Kashmir proved it time and again to the world that in 1947 when Indian sub-continent was burning and butchery had touched the new heights, Kashmir was busy protecting its 4% minority community and its property; an example that can never be matched. Since India does not understand the language of peace, Kashmir was forced to take up arms and India’s imposed ruthless governor Jagmohan Malhotra of Delhi’s Turkman Gate notoreity pounced on Kashmiri populace with all military power at his disposal and clandestinely asked Kashmiri Pandits to sneak out during the night. The total population of Kashmiri Muslims had taken refuge in their mosques and were unaware about Jagmohan plan. Pandits out of Kashmir gave Jagmohan a free hand to indiscrimnately kill thousands to crush the uprising. Jagmohan also released all criminal elements from Indian jails to arm them, train them in counter-insurgency and finally promise them freedom and financial rewards. The biggest reward Jagmohan received was defaming and discrediting the uprising to brand it as terrorism and unfortunately for Kashmir Jagmohan found an audience.
Alastair Lamb in his ‘Birth of a tragedy’ comments on the political situation in Kashmir: “The tragedy of Kashmir, and all its ramifications and consequences, must stop. No person with the modicum of concern for human rights can contest this proposition. What is disputed, of course, is how the horror can be ended.”
The people of Kashmir, history tells us, have been suffering from times immemorial subjugated, ruled ruthlessly by people using their military power against the inhabitants at times engaging them in forced labour (conscription). Since October 26, 1947 that fateful morning India occupied Kashmir by air-lifting its army to fulfill its expansionist designs. Over one hundred thousand people have been killed, thousands disappeared in torture chambers, thousands of women molested and raped and finally killed and billions worth of property razed. International community is, unfortunately, turning a blind eye for reasons unknown as it can see human-right violations taking place elsewhere but Kashmir is perhaps invisible.
LETTER FROM A KASHMIRI PANDIT TO A KASHMIRI MUSLIM
I came here in end July that too when ´security people´ at Karan Nagar forced us to leave ………..click to read full story
OUR TIGER LADY
“False burns to nothing and the truth becomes true.”
“The government of India comes down ruthlessly but unsuccessfully on the militancy. It is letting everything go from bad to worse, and the hatred of the masses for Indian troops and their tactics multiplies. It is true, the talk of rebel Muslim boys being tortured, shot and then thrown into the lakes by government troops. ….Tip of the iceberg……They say that even at the worst of times, Mujahedeen leaders delivered Shivratri supplies to Pandits still living in Kashmir. Some say Muslim neighbors begged the Hindus not to leave but they had to. The self-determination that had been promised to Kashmiris by Nehru can no longer be swept under the carpet” The Tiger Lady Sudha Koul in her book “the tiger ladies”.
DR.J L MATTOO
Nationalist Kashmiri Pandit Dr Mattoo commented on Monday, March 19, 2012 about the atrocities committed by Indian security forces in Kashmir and he wrote: “WE CANNOT EXPECT ALIENATION OF KASHMIRIS TO END AS LONG AS WE TRY TO PROVIDE COVER-UPS TO THE ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY OUR SECURITY FORCES. CBI HAS DONE WELL IN DENYING HOLY COW STATUS TO THE SECURITY FORCES INVOKED IN THE HENIOUS CRIME AGAINST INNOCENT YOUTH IN PARTICULAR AND THE ORDINARY SOULS IN GENERAL. WE NEED TO PUNISH THE GUILTY AT ALL COSTS. THAT KIND OF POLICY CAN WIN OVER THE ESTRANGED KASHMIRIS”.
V N Datta on DURGA PRASHAD DHAR
“Nehru’s backtracking on verbal promises, a provoked Sheikh’s utterances in public culminated into a fait accompli coup that silenced him through a direct order issued by Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, a sinister conspiracy of personal vendetta hatched in the state to topple Abdullah’s government. The ground for his arrest was the fear that he would declare the state independent, and the quintet that pulled it off comprised Kaul, Mullick, Bakhshi, Karan Singh and that consummate wirepuller, D.P.Dhar. Despite the decade long judicial proceedings against the Sheikh, there was nothing to prove, and the trial had to be called off. Sheikh was released and all this was not enough for him to learn a lesson.”
Hindustan Times Blogger writes: “All D.P.Dhars, B.K.Nehrus and Fotedars put together did not do anything to improve the lot of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir. What they did was fill their own pockets with ill gotten monies; set up their projeny [e.g, D.P Dhar’s son, Vijay Dhar who owns a hotel and a cinema in Srinagar built on stolen land, Vijay’s son, Vikas Dhar was involved with Natwar Singh’s son, Jagat in the oil for food scandal.] for life. Pay a visit to the Jammu refugee camps where thousands of Pandits are rotting in fetid camps and ask them, whether any of these “powerful” Pandits have visited them to inquire after their well being.”
Rev. Canon C.E.Tyndale-Biscoe
In his autobiography Canon Biscoe writes: “Shortly after my first arrival in Kashmir I was about to start for school when a tall, handsome Kashmir Brahman called to see me, bringing with him a delicate-looking boy of seven years of age. He asked if I would admit him into the school. This man belonged to the official class. The highest posts in Kashmir were filled by members of the family. In those days Sir Walter Lawrence was Land Commissioner, and he was having a titanic struggle to save the farmers from the persecution of the Brahman officials.”
INDIAN PLOTS, INTRIGUES & CRAFTY SCHEMES EXPOSED
TEJ BAHADUR YADAV SPAKE
Human right violations committed by ruthless Indian army on Kashmir civilians are unprecedented. A good number of people joining Indian army are from deprived classes who join army because they want to earn some livelihood. The Hindu Brahman elite who always occupy top posts in the army exploit these poor soldiers and force them to commit atrocities on hapless civilians. Many times these poor soldiers refuse to comply with the order as they believe they can´t become party to these henious crimes against humanity. Such people put in vulnerable situations either get killed, commit suicide or voluntarily leave the jobs.
An independent Kashmir can be a bridge for maintaining peace between two hostile nuclear nations. 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.