Truth prevails and falsehood perishes
In his wordpress.com webpage Dr. Satish Ganjoo, a Pandit of a partial Kashmiri origin considers 259 Pandits killed in Kashmiri uprising, using a borrowed phrase, as Satanic Holocaust, even though one innocent person killed is a crime against humanity. One wonders how he would classify more than 150,000 Muslim men, women and children brutally annihilated by ruthless Indian terrorist army. Thousands perished in torture chambers and help offered by elite Kashmiri Brahmans taking advantage of culture and language to commit heinous crimes on innocent populace.
ZEENEWS.COM reports on August 18, 2012 that Islam prevailed in Kashmir earlier than thought as a rare 1237 AD Qur’an manuscript displayed at an exhibition by calligrapher Fathullah Kashmiri the oldest-known copy of the Islamic scripture, prepared in Kashmir, revealing Islamic communities were present in the Valley much earlier than generally believed.
SECULARISM BEDROCK OF KASHMIR CULTURE
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 that in 1947 when in the Indian sub-continent the butchery had touched the new heights. Kashmir was busy protecting its 4% minority community Pandits and their 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 pounced on Kashmiri populace with all military might 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’s plan.
Pandits out of Kashmir gave Jagmohan a free hand to indiscriminately kill thousands of Muslims 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.
Kashmiri Pandits, staunch believers of Shaivism, enjoyed the privilege of being qualified and learned amongst the illiterate majority Muslim population of Kashmir. KP’s from times immemorial have been part of the ruling elite and governance. A community adept in the art of political skills and bureaucratic know-how; served their homeland to take it forward in the fields of education, music, art and culture. Having nothing in common with Indian Hindus, Kalhana’s descendents are known flesh (neni) eaters and practice different brand of Brahmanism.
Pandits traditionally share culture, music, folklore and language with Muslim compatriots and till the recent past lived in peace and harmony for many centuries. The events took an unfortunate turn in1940s and the talk of Indian partition on communal lines started taking the shape. Pandit Nehru supported by Gandhi and Patel became obsessed with Kashmir and indulged in schemes and to annex this beautiful piece of land. The chain of political machinations thereafter saw Kashmir, an Independent and Sovereign State, turn into a hotbed of intrigues, destruction, mayhem and gory details. A small minority of Pandits played into the hands of Indian agencies to serve as the catalyst for Indian rogue army to carry out its nefarious designs to occupy Kashmir.
Kashmir ever since suffered and the select Brahmans used their trickery to fleece Pandit Nehru and after 73 years dumped him to milk fascist Modi right, left and centre. The clever lot performs around Delhi’s Connaught place using United Coffee House, Host restaurant and India Coffee House sipping cups of coffee to find ways to fill their coffers and enjoy affluent life style of Pamposh colonies.
KP’s have now switched the sides and allowed them to be trapped and used by India’s Hindu fundamentalist forces, lke BJP, Bajrangdal, Hindu Mahasabha, and Sang Parivar etc.
Drawing huge political mileage by black-mailing ruling and opposition Hindu fundamentalist forces; Pandits have also managed to reap the harvest to gain the following perks, though each one of them is financially sound with lucrative jobs those could be anybody’s dream:
- Schemes like, Monthly Cash Relief
- Medical and Health Insurance
- Entitlement for Employment
- Provision for Merit-cum-Means Scholarships
- Grant of Minority Status (More benefits)
- Protection of Religious Places In Kashmir
- More Cash Relief for Kashmiri Pandits
- Miniscule minority claiming all these benefits from other non-existent Pandit forums as well
Times of India reports [Aug 30, 2012] that Kashmiri Pandits are on hunger strike in order to demand an enhanced cash relief from Rs. 5000/- to a Kashmir government recommended cash relief of Rs. 12,000 per month. According to the paper a total of 350,000 migrants, most of them settled in Indian cities or abroad, at the moment receive Rs. 5000/- per month as cash relief, along with facilities including health, jobs and accommodation. About 6,000 jobs have been reserved for the ones willing to return to the Valley. A township set up for Pandits on the outskirts of Jammu (province of Kashmir) where 4,218 newly constructed flats were provided, with hospital facilities, schools, parks and community halls, the Times of India added. It is also reported that more jobs would be created with age relaxation of three years to job seekers.
The caucus of KPs, the likes of Dwarkanath Kachru, Damodhar Bhatt, Dr Peshin, Kashyap Bandhu, Thokur Joo, Jia Lal Kilm, Shiv Narian Fotedar, Ram Chand Kaul, Shayam Lal Saraf, Amarnath Kak, DP Dhar and others to name the few; took Pandit Nehru for a ride and convinced him that Kashmiri Pandits were unsafe in Muslim majority Kashmir. Even though carnage was taking place beyond Udhampur. Kashmiris were on the roads marching with wooden simulation guns chanting Hindu Muslim, Sikh Itihaad when in Jammu 600,000 Muslims were butchered mercilessly.Though a miniscule minority, Pandits enjoyed monopoly on education, better living standards to live securely in a pack as well. Chrungoos, Kauls, Tengs, Nehrus, Haksars, Dhars, Kotrus through intrigues always created political instability generating fear using their imaginary apprehensions about the Muslim community.
Chacko, the Delhi Congress chief, alleged that the Narendra Modi government was trying to get Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik’s surrender at gunpoint. In a tweet he added even though we do not support Yasin Malik’s ideology or actions, the courage he has shown is something which should be appreciated because New Delhi cannot threaten anybody, India is a democracy, he says! If Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused convicted person can contest an election, and in the name of separatism, Delhi is asking him (Yasin Malik) at gun point to surrender, anyone with self respect will react the way Mr Malik did.
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 fulfil 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.
THE TIGER LADY
Sudha Kaul, believes that 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 neighbours 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 Kaul 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 (HEINOUS) 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.
FACT OF THE MATTER
Kashmiri Pandits, the legal State Subjects having equal rights as Muslims must return to their homes without delay. Modi’s removal of Indian Article 370 or 35A mean nothing and any attempt to change the demography will be met with full force. Pandits have to realise that being a very small minority; the Indian action in the long run could be dangerous for their survival and would mean an end to their Kashmiri Pandit identity. Pandits must also ponder over the fact that any Indian action would not change anything for the likes of stinking rich Anupam Khar (aka Kher).