J K News Today Commentary
It is time for Jammu to speak up and tell all the forces of disintegration that they cannot have their way by their sinister communal narrative , and the region has not mortgaged its ethos and culture of brotherhood to the nefarious political designs of the others who have done nothing but exploited the region.
Jammu is an idea that has shown time and again that it has limitless capacity to absorb others and fostered new relationship . This is not to the liking of the forces that have given birth to conflict in Kashmir . No politician can claim that their hands are clean – one way or the other , all these politicians have sown seeds of disharmony and derived sadistic pleasure from the situation that has gripped the Valley now . Their next target is to wreck the place that gave them shelter and extended all hospitality when they were hounded out of the Valley by the armed militants .It is ironic that they are bent upon creating communal, geographical, ethnic and other fissures in Jammu region for their petty political gains, which ultimately may help Pakistan . It is beyond comprehension as to why they are driven by such self-destructive ideology .
If there has been little or negligible development in erstwhile Doda , which they fondly call as “ Chenab valley” or in Rajouri and Poonch districts that border Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir , who should be blamed . The blame should rest with all the ruling parties that have ruled the State since 1947 and who all were they – the history has the answer .
By stoking the communal passions in these areas in the name of seeking divisional status or the hill councils for these areas in Jammu region , the Kashmir-centric politicians, particularly PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and some of her party men , they are hoping to reap the political dividends in the hope that they would be able to offset the losses that they have suffered in the recent months . Mehbooba Mufti cannot deny the fact that her party is not even a pale shadow of what it was when she was in power with the help of BJP . It was expected that she would play a reformist politics and work for the unity of the State , and particularly Jammu region where her late father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed found a lot of solace and comfort even during the sweltering summer . But her party is in the forefront in dividing the region on the communal lines, as was rightly pointed out by Dr. Karan Singh . She should have come out of the dark shadows that the separatists want to cast on this peaceful region .
All the forces that are seeking to seek “ justice for these region”, should introspect that what consequences would fall upon the state – they would be creating communal enclaves and no-go zones for others . This balkanization of Jammu , which they are attempting, would consume them.
It is for the people of Jammu as a whole to stand as one against these nefarious designs . Asking for development is something different from breaking the region into different parts . It is an overall design to make Jammu and Kashmir to make it a place where the conflicts like Syria , Iraq and Yemen would become a reality .
Jammu should resist this in on voice.