Friday, April 28, 2017

Take administrative and political initiatives to resolve Kashmir imbroglio

The trouble-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir is required to be dealt with administratively, politically, and not economically. There is no economic problem in the state. The growing economic packages for the state by the successive govt. at the Centre only increase corruption and loot of public exchequer there by the political leaders irrespective of political affiliation. Excessive financial package by the successive govt. at the Centre also provides opportunity to separatist leaders to pilfer in connivance with the political leaders in power in the state. If there had been economic problem in the state, it would have been solved. So, no economic package will help solve the issue of the state. Stone pelting has been going on in the state since July last. The day to day life in the state has been thrown out of gear for months. Neither the state nor the national political leader appears to be taking any initiative to resolve the issue in Jammu and Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also not been come out with a clear cut policy on Jammu and Kashmir as yet. Narendra Modi-led NDA govt. should not have any problem in following the policy of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in regards to Jammu and Kashmir. He had had given the slogan of Kashmiriat, Insaniat and Jambhoriat to resolve the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. One question also arises here that when Vajpayee and Advani had no problem in talking with separatist leaders to resolve the issue,why does Modi govt. shirk from talking to them? It is also a fact that the atmosphere in Kashmir at present is not conducive to initiating any type of talk. First, stone pelting on security forces must be stopped at all costs. The effort must be made immediately to remove the growing alienation from among the common Kashmiris. Undoubtedly, Pakistan plays a vital role in disturbing the peace and amity in the state through sponsoring terrorism and providing some sorts of economic help to separatist leaders. When it is crystal clear that terrorists are sent by Pakistan to attack the army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, why does the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is silent? Yesterday’s attack on army camp inKupwara is the fourth after Pathankot, Uri and Nagrota. In all these attacks, the country has lost its brave sons. Nobody knows how long our brave army officers and soldiers will continue to fall prey to the bullets of terror sponsored by Pakistan. The need of the hour is to give free hands to the Indian army to deal with stone-pelters and terrorists sent by our hostile neighbour in their own way. The rogue only understands the language of roguery. The talk is a must, but only after normalcy is restored in the state. Modi govt. must know that no financial package in the state of Jammu and Kashmir will help resolve the issue. The problem there is of political nature so it must be solved politically. Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for Jammu and Kashmir. The PMDP was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir on November 7, 2015.The package consists of 63 projects concerning 15 Ministries of Government of India and has an outlay of Rs. 80,068 crore. These projects have no meaning for the people of the state if normalcy is not restored forthwith. Whatever means has to be adopted to bring order and peace in the state, govt. of India must do so before pumping any financial package for any project.

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