Thank you PM Narendra Modi, You Have Done It

Divisional status to Ladakh a historic development

Divisional status to Ladakh a historic development
Divisional status to Ladakh a historic development

All must welcome the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant divisional status to Ladakh and all must urge him politely to grant Union Territory status to Ladakh, statehood to Jammu.

No one had ever imagined that the strategic trans-Himalaya Ladakh would ever be separated from Kashmir division, dominated by 100% Kashmir Valley-centric Muslim officers, and it will have independent divisional status, but it happened on February 8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi did it and did it much against the wishes of Kashmiri leaders, both separatists and half-separatists, and the so-called mainstream leaders, including Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, and Mehbooba Mufti. (Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are dangerous than Jihadis as they have been subverting the polity since decades both from within and outside.)

The rattled and confused Sajad Lone forgot that Pir Panjal is a mountain and Chenab is a river and that there exists no law in any of the Indian statute books that could grant divisional status to a mountain or a river.

Indeed, February 8 will be remembered as a historic day in the history of Jammu & Kashmir State – history of mistrust and distrust between Ladakh and Kashmir and between Kashmir and Ladakh, notwithstanding the fact that divisional status is not a substitute to Union Territory status. Indeed, February 8 will go down in the history of Jammu & Kashmir, nay in the political history of Bharat, as a day that prepared the ground for the state’s reorganization on a regional basis. Indeed, February 8 was a day of deliverance to an extent and thanksgiving for the people of Ladakh in general. Buddhists had been struggling to achieve independence from Kashmir since November 1947 on the ground that they had nothing in common with Kashmiri Muslims; that they were for their complete merger with India and that they want to link their destiny with India for better or for worse; and that they didn’t want to have any kind of truck with Kashmiri leaders whose watchword was greater autonomy or a dispensation outside the constitutional organization of India.

What does this historic decision mean? It means that Ladakh will no more be a part of Kashmir division and that Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir will have no administrative control over Ladakh. It would also mean that Ladakh, which would have divisional headquarters at the Buddhist-majority Leh, would have its own Divisional Commissioner and its own Inspector General of Police. It would also mean that Ladakh would have all the Directorates. But more than that, it would mean a great set back to those in Kashmir, who used to dictate terms to the Ladakhis and a major change in the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir. Jammu & Kashmir Constitution of 1957, which was framed by a 100 percent rigged Constituent Assembly and which was all-National Conference as the nomination papers of the opposition candidates were rejected without any reason whatsoever. Courtesy: Jawahar Lal Nehru’s unstinted support to his anti-Jammu and anti-Ladakh and pro-autonomy Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.

It’s no wonder then that many so-called mainstream Kashmiri leaders on February 8 itself expressed views which clearly suggested that the decision of the Prime Minister to grant divisional status to Ladakh had rattled them, unnerved them and upset their nasty apple-cart. It rattled them to the extent that while former BJP-appointed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti questioned the very intentions of New Delhi and demanded trifurcation of Jammu province, another former Chief Minister and National Conference Vice-President Omar Abdullah held out a categorical commitment that the National Conference, if came to power, will grant divisional status to what he called Pir Panjal region and Chenab Valley. In other words, he said that his party will break Jammu province.

There exists no such region as Pir Panjal region and there exists no such Valley as Chenab Valley anywhere in Jammu province. Pir Panjal is a mighty mountain that constitutes a natural boundary wall between Jammu and Kashmir and which is vital for national security. All the four districts of Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban and Poonch and parts of Rajouri district are located in the Pir Panjal mountain range. It appears that Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have not read geography. Had they read geography even casually, they would have termed Pir Panjal as a mountain as it is a mountain and river Chenab, not a Valley.

Not just Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, the BJP’s pre-poll ally and chief of the Kashmir’s Kupwara-based People’s Conference, Sajad Lone, and a known Pakistani Engineer Rashid, too, have been left rattled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision. While Sajad Lone made a mockery of himself by demanding “divisional status for Pir Panjal and Chenab”, Rashid said that grant of divisional status to Ladakh means a major step forward towards “trifurcation” of Jammu & Kashmir State. The rattled and confused Sajad Lone forgot that Pir Panjal is a mountain and Chenab is a river and that there exists no law in any of the Indian statute books that could grant divisional status to a mountain or a river. But it happens and vested interests get confused when extraordinary developments took place like the one which took place on February 8.

If the decision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant divisional status has upset the applecart of pro-separatist and pro-Pakistan Kashmiri elements, it has also electrified the political scene of the politically marginalized and economically neglected Jammu province. Almost all in Jammu have welcomed the decision and termed it as a major step. They have hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in one voice and expressed the view that “Narendra Modi alone could undo the wrongs committed by Nehru and the London-founded Congress (December 1885) and other pseudo-secular governments at the Centre”. They appear absolutely right.

All the Chief Ministers of State till date has been from Kashmir and from a particular community and from a particular religious sect.

The grant of divisional status to Ladakh has pleased the people of Jammu province to the extent that many of them have expressed the view that the days of Kashmiri domination over Jammu are also numbered and that the day is not far when they would have a dispensation that will be of them, for them and by them. Their demands range from statehood to regional council invested with legislative, executive and financial powers. They have said that the nature of the problem confronting them since 1947 is similar to the one being faced by the Ladakhi Buddhists and that a definite political instrument under the Indian Constitution — minus Article 370 and Article 35A — for Jammu province alone could end the 71-year-old Kashmir’s domination over them and empower them to manage their own socio-cultural and politico-economic affairs themselves in a meaningful manner and as per their requirements.

It needs to be noted that the people of Jammu and Ladakh have been groaning under the yoke of Kashmiri Muslim rule since 1947. All the Chief Ministers of State till date has been from Kashmir and from a particular community and from a particular religious sect. Kashmir has more than 50 percent representation in the Legislative Assembly and Kashmir controls almost 90 percent positions in the civil secretariat, the seat of power. Kashmir returns 46 MLAs to the 87-member Assembly and Jammu and Ladakh together only 41, despite the fact that Kashmir’s land area is less than 11 percent and Jammu/Ladakh’s over 89 percent and despite the fact that the population of Jammu and Ladakh is equal to Kashmir, if not more, and that the number of voters in these two regions was more as compared to the tiny Kashmir Valley, 40X80 sq Km.

All must welcome the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant divisional status to the neglected and under-grave-threat Ladakh and all must urge him politely to grant Union Territory status to Ladakh, statehood to Jammu and Homeland to the persecuted and hounded out Kashmiri Hindus within the Kashmir Valley so that the dreaded jihad is limited to a small area in the Valley. Kashmir jihad has to be defeated to save Bharat and the 4-way split of Jammu & Kashmir is the only way out.

Thank you, Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Note:
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

Hari Om Mahajan

Hari Om Mahajan

Hari Om Mahajan is former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Jammu.
Hari Om Mahajan

12 COMMENTS

  1. India must divide ‘Jammu & Kashmir’ to make two states
    Option 1:
    a) Hindu majority entire Jammu Region, Buddhist majority Ladakh District, Shia majority Kargil District and Anantnag district containing Holy Amarnath Temple and required for settling all refugee Kashmiri Hindus called Pandits be formed into a new normal Indian State like any other called “Kashmir” only with permanent capital at Anantnag city.

    b) Rest of Kashmir Valley with all Sunni majority districts of Srinagar, Badgam, Pulwama, Baramulla and Kupwara along with permanent capital Srinagar city be made a separate Indian state with Article 370 of Indian Constitution called “North Kashmir.”

    These steps will save the people of Jammu, Ladakh and the Pandits & Shia Muslims from highhandedness of Sunni Kashmiri Muslims of Vale of Kashmir being beneficial to India by restricting separatism and the insurgency to just 15% area of current ‘Jammu & Kashmir’ state. Non-Muslims in both Jammu & Ladakh reduced from 90% in 1951 census to 65% and 51% respectively due to influx of Muslims from valley of Kashmir as per 2001 census and unless these policies are implemented now, even Jammu and Ladakh will become Muslim majority like Kashmir valley very soon.

    Option 2:
    Or else, merger of neighbouring Himachal Pradesh with Jammu & Kashmir to make Indian ‘Kashmir’ 70% Hindu majority and make up for loss of 40% land to Pakistan and China which will solve its Muslim majority problem and Buddhist majority Chittagong Hill Tracts in Islamic Bangladesh who hoisted Indian Flag on 15th August 1947, also be annexed by India as part of Tripura state.

    Option 3:
    If people of Jammu Region, Ladakh Region and Himachal Pradesh don’t agree to any of the above two choices then Hindu majority entire Jammu Region, Buddhist majority Ladakh District, Shia majority Kargil District and Anantnag district containing Holy Amarnath Temple and required for settling all refugee Kashmiri Hindus called Pandits be severed only from current “Jammu and Kashmir” state of India and merged with Himachal Pradesh.
    http://hindunationalismmuslimunity.blogspot.com/2010/08/india-must-divide-jammu-kashmir-to-make.html

  2. Good move on the Honorable PM’s part. Granting division status to Ladakh is a historical move that will protect the rights and interests of Ladakhi Buddhists from the jihadi Muslim government. The Muslims in Kargil cry foul, when they themselves are against the immigration of Ladakhis to Kargil and building temples in the area. This was a decision long needed to be taken in order to separate Ladakh, a culturally, linguistically, and socially distinct region from the radicals sitting in Srinagar. We must stop the Islamization of Ladakh and protect Ladakhis from suffering the same fate as the Pandits did.

    Jai Hind.

  3. Better late than never. PM Modi initiated the process of trifurcation or qualification of JK State.

    Hope Laddakh will become a UT sooner than later thus after 70 years doing justice to the province dominated by Buddhists.

    Sooner or later Laddakh and Jammu too will have a say in the national politics too.

    Kashmir, the northern Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent got its name from Kashyapa Rishi “Kashyapa Mir” or “lake of the sage Kashyapa”, or it is known also as “Kashyapa Meru” or the sacred mountains of Kashyapa.

    We are aware of the fact that in Mahabharata, the Kambojas ruled over Kashmir during the epic period for about the sixth century B.C.E. The capital city of Kashmir (Kamboj) during epic times was Rajapura. it is stated that the valley of Kashmir was formerly a lake. Maharaja Ranjit Singh started his rule over Kashmir. In 1792 AD Gulab Singh Dogra, was known to be a founder of the Dogra Dynasty.

    Let three rogue families of Nehru-Gandhi’s, Abdullah and Mufti cry and shout on Feb 8th 2019 historic decision.

    These ugly families may speak on Pir Panjal and Chenab without understanding Geomorphological structures/features and Geography. Pir Panjal is a mountain range and Chenab is the name of a river and the waters of the Chenab were allocated to Pakistan under the terms of the Indus Waters Treaty. The river is formed by the confluence of two rivers, Chandra and Bhaga, at Tandi, 8 km southwest of Kyelang, in the Lahaul and Spiti district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The Bhaga River originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few kilometers east of the Bara-lacha la pass in the in Himachal Pradesh. The Chandra River originates from glaciers east of the same pass. The Chenab River was called Asikni (dark-coloured waters) in the Rigveda.

    Let the above said families understand that Kashmir can be bifurcate into terrorists dominated areas out of the 40 x 80 square kilometers, subject to correction, Kashmir province occupies so as to enable our Defense forces to wipe out anti-nationals dominating few pockets sooner than later!!

  4. A shrewd and tactful move by the PM. This way this beautiful and unique Buddhist paradise will be preserved. Time to isolate and destroy the separatists.

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