December 27 (Roseburg, OR (USA))
Commemorating the 21st anniversary of the Margdarshan Proclamation here today Diversity-USA in a statement has extended its full support to all minority ethnic organizations demanding reorganization of India’s J&K State. The Margdarshan Proclamation, adopted by the general assembly of the exiled Kashmiri Pandits on Dec. 28th 1992, stood for a new political dispensation of J&K which included the creation of a Homeland for the exiled Kashmiri Hindus and nationalists. The statement stressed that without such reorganization neither the internal crisis of the state nor the homelessness of the Pandits & Sikhs or issues related to the political equality of all major segments of the people can be resolved.
The central purpose of the Margdarshan Proclamation was to end the centuries old Islamist crusades against the Hindus of Kashmir. Diversity-USA said that both the Indian and J&K governments have acted irresponsibly and callously towards the minorities of the state. The Pandits, Dogras, Buddhists, Sikhs, Shiias, Gujjars and Bakarwals have been relegated to less than second class citizens after the control of the State was handed over to the Valley’s 20% Sunni minority under the over all charge of the Abdullah dynasty. This practice has proved grossly unjust, undemocratic, in-human, anti-national and out rightly communal, the statement added. This strategy has proved disastrous for both ethnic minorities and India.
ABDULLAH DYNASTY SHOULD GO ON HAITUS
Under the questionable political strategies and scheming by the Abdullah dynasty all types of Kashmiris have suffered. The dynasty has failed miserably in rising above the petty localism and communalism. It has further let down the nation by not shunning the divisiveness and disruptive walls of separatism borne out of the Islamic influence and the temporary Sec. 370 of the Constitution.The youngest of the dynastic kids now ruling the state has gone to the extent of questioning the basic meaning, scope and the integrity of the J&K accession to India. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see an alien hand behind this manipulative chameleonism.
Therefore, it is time that the political machine of the state is brought back to the pragmatic world and reformed and the Abdullah Dynasty is advised to take a hiatus thereby allowing regular citizens to manage the affairs of the state. As if the complete ethnic cleansing of Pandits and Sikhs in Kashmir was not enough, the kidnapping of Buddhist women by Sunnis in Ladakh province, warnings to Sikhs to convert to Islam or leave Kashmir and the bloody Kishtwar communal riots in Jammu Province that took place a couple of months ago is the latest and clear proof of the failed policies and in-capabilities of the Abdullah regime. The hate crimes and criminal acts committed by the Sunnis during the past 22 years has established without a shadow of doubt their inability and reluctance to live in harmony with other ethnic groups. Therefore, an amicable and peaceful geo-political reorganization has become inevitable.
The Margdarshan Proclamation was adopted by the extremely terrorized and exiled Kashmiris, as a response to the criminal and genocidal behavior of the intolerant Islamists. This hostile behavior of the inimical majority through seven centuries had produced seven exoduses and imposed upon the targeted ethnic minorities a life of avoidable homelessness, misery and poverty. In view of what these ethnic communities have gone through during the course of the past 63 years particularly after 1989, demanding a separate Homeland with the free flow of the Indian constitution and secularism was not only an easy decision but a highly pragmatic and justifiable course of action for saving these communities at the hands of the rabid Jihadists who have been aiming at their extinction over several decades. In the recent past the Jihadis have committed similar crimes in Pakistan, PoK, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Malaysia where the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians are systematically done away with.
The continued indifference and lack of action by the Indian authorities on the issue of restoring meaningful law and order and political equality by implementing the provisions, spirit and intent of the Margdarshan Proclamation has exposed the contradictory versions of democracy and human rights prevailing in India. Furthermore, not taking necessary measures towards ending the long standing powerlessness and disenfranchisement of the oustees from Kashmir, despite their appeals, pleas, petitions and non-violent struggle, leaves hardly any choice available to them but to look for methods beyond non-violence for the realization of their aspirations. Note should be taken of the fact that in desperation such a course of action has the potential of turning unpredictably grave.
MARGDHARSHAN IS INEVITABLE
The Indian policy makers must understand that the issue of “Homelands” for the ousted Hindus, Dogras of Jammu and Buddhists of Ladakh is no more an insignificant local issue which could quietly be swept under the rug. Thanks to the zeal, relentless efforts, struggle and sacrifices of Panun Kashmiris the fate and future of the oustees and J&K minorities has been discussed and debated by international leaders, US Presidents, US Legislatures, UNO, the Human Rights Commission, European Parliament, Political Parties and other global forums. Taking in to consideration the global and national responses Margdarshan has become inevitable. Accordingly, ND will be wise to take necessary measures towards resolving this issue so it does not become the cause for yet another blood bath in this turbulent state. The deprived ethnic communities of J&K have come to a point when they declare unequivocally that “enough is enough”.They are unwilling to put up with Islamic tyranny any more and demand to be governed directly under the national Constitution in their own domains. The historic Margdarshan Proclamation is an inviolable expression of aspirations of these ethnic minorities borne out of their centuries old persecution by the radical Islamists. Now it has become the prime mantra for the cause of the reorganization of J&K without which the ethnic minorities seem to have no chance of surviving. Diversity-USA extends its full support for the reorganization of India’s J&K State in order to save the ethnic minorities from Islamic tyranny.
Reported by: Narain Kataria
(National Democratic Think Tank on Minority Issues)
3145 Gilbert Ave., Roseburg, OR 97471 (USA)
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