IN CASE INDIA WANTS PEACE IN J&K SEPARATISTS WILL HAVE TO BE NAMED TRUTHFULLY

26 Feb 2018 17:10:14

 

Daya Sagar

In Self rule Document issued by PDP, at para 30 it says …. The Indian nation-state must make up its mind that the only way to forward (i) is the non-military way (ii) one lesson that has come through in the last 15 years of militancy it is that the gun is not solution – be it in the hands of the army or the militants. PDP further says (i) (para 39) that in all these discourses – Indian, Pakistani, international – the only viewpoint that has not been adequately highlighted is that of the people of Jammu and Kashmir (ii) (para 43) that due to historical reasons the entire state of J&K remains an important political partner of both India and Pakistan.

 

It further says... (iii) (49) that it needs to be appreciated that political positions range from self-determination and sovereignty, secession and territorial integrity, partition and co-existence, and also democratic methods of conflict resolution and management based on respect of individual and group rights (iv) that when Indian Independence Act was passed and the two dominions of India and Pakistan came into being, J&K became an independent country.

 

It is for this reason that J&K fell in the category of fully empowered Indian States, says PDP document.  Such like references and descriptions made by PDP in the Self Rule document have to be addressed adequately by New Delhi in case New Delhi wants peace to return to J&K.

 

The Self  Rule document has crossed all limits when it says that (i) the very project of Indian nationalism was an impossible one, precisely because it was impossible to have one common history (ii) that due to historical reasons the entire state of J&K remains an important political  partner of both India and Pakistan (iii) the only viewpoint that has not been adequately highlighted is that of the people of Jammu and Kashmir (iv) when Indian Independence Act was passed and the two dominions of India and Pakistan came into being, J&K became an independent country (although this inference is not correct) and (v) Indian nationalism always betrayed an undercurrent of Hindu religious sensibility (vi) and common History cannot be seen (with India).

 

India has to either accept the descriptions and allegations as made in the Self Rule document by PDP leadership or has to clearly /dismiss the same without losing any more time. Otherwise the people of J&K would not find anything worth contesting even in the ideologies of separatists.

How fair Is PDP as “mainstream party” in the name of Self Rule?

 

[This article is an extract from the book “A Look Through the Mist: PDP Self Rule” authored by Sh. Daya Sagar. Further chapters of this book will be covered later in a series.]

 

 

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