Dialogue without Pakistan is paradoxical
The party to dispute need to be dovetailed to reach any logical conclusion
Yesterday the headlines of daily basis news reports remained busy to report ” Centre appointed its interlocutor(Dinesh Sharma) for Kashmir” announced union government in Delhi. Kashmir valley is situated in northern corner of India engulfed in hot boiling position of three nuclear giants at arms length. Since the inception of j and k in 1947 barring some truce independence period on vocation of Britain, kashmir witnessed the onslaught of brutal fightings on political basis.It got divided into three parts on its emergence as autonomous princely state with China following suite to acquire some strategic location , thus leaving the common masses in lurch with separation which seems unending in near future. The dispute dragged to international level as well but to no avail. This part of south Asia is much more fragmented in parts than no one can imagine with China and Pakistan holding a big pie and thus sharing the dispute in entirety. The irony of fact is that Pakistan ceded a large chunk of land as a political gesture to China without any involvement of hoi polloi of kashmir.
For better understanding we need to have thorough analysis of the history of such initiatives and their failure. The top of ladder is to understand the problem at its core. The nritty gritty of problem is wholly POLITICAL not social religious or above all economic. Whenever the climate develops the appeasement comes through doles of economic package( interlocutors sent after 2010 uprising recommended 10 lakh per head to families who shared loss of life). Maverick personality and today’s PM of country comes with package of 80000 cores. The problem sustains its place in entirety without ever touching the sentiments of kashmiris. The problem is political it needs political resolution once for all. The Dialogue to whom remains the second problem in line. Most often the situation gets faded due to grand ceremonies for central and state ministers without ever calling upon every stake holders say separatist. Herein lies the main problem whenever the talks arose to the platform of deliberation it could only manage to involve those in politics who abide by the constitution of India in a crystal clear manner. To them the problem is economic to Consolidate their temporary position in power without fixing problem in any way. The third but most notable is that of exclusionary approach of our government barring the exception that kashmir is international problem with signed documents in UNSC on India’s request in plain white and big chunk of our territory controlled by our belligerent neighbour Pakistan whom they call Azad kashmir.
To farsighted citizens the problems of this part are more external than internal. The spate of terror and violence has become the order of the day in kashmir. Cardon and search operations, encounters, stone pelting and all that has engulfed the paradise in its entirety leaving common masses in despair. The region always remained the bone of contentious between the neighbours. Hence the secular democratic credentials of our country need to spread its entangles for better. We need to actively engage into talks with active involvement of Pakistan in a progressive manner. If not for this we have to remain entangled in a vicious cycle of war and terror throughout entire life and create stress to our impending problems thus adding our concerns . Heavy establishment of security in kashmir is a major drain on economy, for emerging economic power the report doesn’t augurs well . China pak ambitious friend circle might involve some inimical thoughts in their corridors. The manifestations of day today terror activities and clear cut cross border terrorism has to stop now. The Shimla agreement needs the letter and spirit time now , until and unless we engage the party to dispute on dialogue level the whole process seems mockery of itself. It leaves the political problem of region in paradoxical situation which fetters the dream of secure and peaceful kashmir and dooms fate of secular democratic credentials in their infancy. The party to dispute needs to be dovetailed to reach any logical conclusion. Kashmiriyat of Vajpayee is hidden deeper into three discussed branches, when they work in tandem they themselves shall gradually evolve a peaceful stable and secure south Asia.
Whole kashmir awaits a solution on humanity basis for their right to peaceful and humane livable atmosphere to live in. We demand the climate of peace and security to revive the ancient glory of our paradise which is inimical to all those issues which hinder the moral and intellectual development of human being. After all the parties to dispute should ride the train of humanity by rising above the political opportunism to provide the gurrantee of livable atmosphere to teeming millions who aren’t ready to face the repeated bloody scenes anymore. The bone of contention needs a political resolution with farsighted approach which is acceptable to the public highest court of law once for all. Let’s say goodbye to violence. Let CASO go to the world of ghosts without sending shivers down one’s spine in the morning to everyone in kashmir. …………
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