The Modi government’s decisions, to neuter Article 370 of our Constitution and to reorganise the State of Jammu and Kashmir, are truly epochal.
Article 370 was the veritable foundation on which the bigoted Muslim State of J&K was raised on the territory of secular India.
It took extraordinary political will and immense courage, to dismantle the privileged edifice that sustained jihad in Kashmir.
No wonder this ‘temporary‘ provision in our Constitution took so many decades to go. We, the patriotic Indians in general, and those from the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir strewn across the globe, in particular, are celebrating. Individuals or groups, speaking in our name to cast aspersions on the decisions or to attribute questionable motives, are a bunch of imposters trying to sow confusion and vitiate the atmosphere.
They never spoke up or acted as Kashmiri Pandits in the past even when the community was subjected to blood and gore and hounded out of the valley. Their dubious role in the past vis a vis the matter of Hindu genocide in Kashmir is a matter of record.
Time and again they have emerged from the ranks of victims and survivors, only to collaborate with the perpetrators of our genocide. We, the resilient Kashmiri Hindus and Sikhs, patriotic Kashmiri Muslims, valiant Dogras, proud Ladakhis and the rest of the conscientious Indians hail these emancipating decisions and cannot wait to see them implemented, resolutely, on the ground.
We want all the thousands of temples demolished in Kashmir to be revived.
We promise our unflinching support to the government for this cause and are available to contribute in all the manner we can.
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.
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