JK News Today analysis
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet gain stirred hopes among Kashmiri Pandit migrants who had been longing to return to their homes and hearths in the Kashmir Valley that they had to leave in the most dark times .
The dark times for the community were spelled by the Pakistan sponsored militancy and the local supporters , equipped with arms and ammunition , and the language of devil . They hae been homeless for the past 30 years and their tragedy cannot be measured by just the number of years that they have been living as people without home, but also the absence of hope. The deadly combination of fear and hopelessness has kept their problem hanging.
With Prime Minister stating it categorically that they would go back to their homes has an element of truth and hope intertwined with each other . It is because Modi has done for Kashmir, what none of his predecessor had attempted . They had their own cocoons and could not come out of the cobwebs of politics and failure to take a bold decision with regard to Kashmir
Modi reversed that . He seized the moment of a new dawn for Jammu and Kashmir . And, he beginning , it appears , has been made with regard to Kashmiri Pandits, the community that was shattered in 1990s and scattered thereafter in search of an identity . They are beautiful people with beautiful minds , but their hopes were doomed when they found them stateless . It is wrong to say that they were refugees in their own country . Technically , , it may be correct , but the fact is that all the governments at the Centre and in Jammu and Kashmir made them as stateless as the definition of the word goes.
But Modi, and country’s Home Minister Amit Shah snatched victory from the jaws of imminent disaster where J&K was heading . The move to abrogate Article 370 , Article 35 A and the bifurcation of the state into two union territories , made things look positive for all the people of the erstwhile state that had lived under oppression of terrorism, discrimination and all other miseries . Kashmiri Pandits were just one case of the suffering under the pile after pile of the oppression.
They have started seeing a new light . Prime Minister Has given them a perfect roadmap that passes through universally accepted formula of decimation of terrorism. Once the tentacles ofof terrorism get rolled back, the road to Kashmir for Kashmiri Pandits would be through without any red signal