Honorable - Prime Minster Shri Modi Ji
Kashmir – Where we Stand ?
There are two most important issue of our foreign policy initiatives, first and fore most Indo-Pak relation in the second is Sino India relations we stand on both issues exposed and we are indirectly charming and glorifying our absurd and ill-founded newly founded foreign policy.
Valley is burning since July 2016. Hundreds have been killed or wounded. Recently held by election in the valley registered the poorest voting percentage – just 7.5% are the locals rejecting the process of democratic India ?
What do we do ?
Begin talks or things will worsen
A growing number of youth in Kashmir are finding militancy an attractive option
The Valley is caught in the midst of a vicious cycle, in which more and more youth are finding militancy to be an attractive option. The numbers tabled in Parliament are a scary reminder of the fact that local Kashmiris are choosing violence : 2016 saw 88 locals join militancy, up from 21 in 2012 and 16 in 2013. The number of encounters too is up and so are civilian deaths because the youth are now pelting stones at the security forces at encounter sites and helping militants escape.
Breaking the vicious cycle is imperative and it cannot be done with force. If the answer lay in stamping out protests with an iron boot, the youth would not be back on the streets after over a 100 killings and blindings that followed the death of militant commander Burhan Wani last year. All stone pelters are clearly not Pakistan’s handmaidens. Kashmir’s problem is intrinsically political, not military. No answer can flow from the barrel of a gun. The way forward-as the summer months approach-lies in engagement.
It must reach out, sooner rather than later.
WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA IT IS TIME TO PONDER.