JK News Today Special
Jammu, October 27:
It was on this day in October , 1947, when the Indian troops landed in Kashmir to push back the tribesmen invaders sponsored and actively supported by Pakistan army . This operation was launched on October 27 , 75 years ago, to save Kashmir from the invaders . This operation was preceded by the signing of the instrument of accession n by last Dogra king of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, acceding the Himalayan state to India forever.
This is history . It is because of this action of the Indian army , undertaken after the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India by the only legal authority, Maharaja Hari Singh, that Kashmir is able to breathe free air within the Indian boundaries and the people can aspire to achieve greater heights at the international level.
The only issue that remains to be settled is how to get back Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir ( PoJK). The Indian army’s operation was halted midway when the troops were advancing because of an immature act of India’s first prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who took the matter to the United Nations. He committed a historical blunder.
He did not study matter in proper perspective and made to attempt to get a clear picture of the ground situation. He took the matter to the UN at the time when the Indian army was nearing the goal of recapturing the whole of Jammu and Kashmir as it had existed under the Dogra kingdom prior to August 15, 1947.
The recall of this day in 2021 is far beyond turning pages of history . – going back to the accession day of October 26, 1947 and landing of the Indian troops in Kashmir to save Kashmir from Pakistani invasion of Kashmir, next day . This is to reinforce that how India rescued Kashmiris from Pakistanis.
Kashmiris had contributed, in whatever way they could, by assisting the army in pushing back the invaders. Some of them sacrifices their lives and attained martyrdom to save Kashmir – the name of Mohammad Maqbool Sherwani of Baramulla is prominent among them. Thus , the bonds between India and the people of Kashmir date back to 1947, and earlier.
Kashmiris had drawn their distinction between India and Pakistan much before Pakistan launched the visible aggression that unleashed marauders on the hapless and innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir. They massacred men, women and children , raped young and old ladies . Many of them had jumped into Jhelum river to save their honour.
Kashmiris knew Pakistan, the nation founded on the basis of religion, would fail . It did . In 1971, its eastern wing parted ways and a new nation Bangladesh was born instead. Bangladesh is now a reality on the global map for the past 50 years, whereas East Pakistan existed for 24 years. That’s why they chose India and rejected the two-nation theory.
Jammu and Kashmir is now enjoying fruits of development and grand opportunities to build their future following the revocation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019 . The people in the union territory have developed a taste and love for development and they know that how peace has been brought to their land by the Modi government.
Frustrated by these developments in Kashmir where the people are yearning for better future by coming out of shadows of fear and darkness , Pakistani leadership is concocting history and busy in distorting the facts to hide its own failures. This is known to the world that how Pashtuns are being treated , how their men and women are massacred by Pakistan army, and young men are forcibly taken away , with no one knowing their fate. Every day there are appeals by the families of the disappeared young men in Pakistan for letting them know where their near and dear ones were? But the Pakistan army and government refuse to listen to these pleas . That is what Pakistan is .
Pakistan is observing this day , what it calls , “ black day” . Indeed, it is black day for Pakistan because all its attempts to annex J&K were frustrated and its wars and proxy wars since 1947 have been defeated conclusively by India , and the people of Kashmir in particular.