I reiterated in my recent FB post that Kashmir problem is not political rather religious fundamentalism. This post is in line with my article titled 'What is exactly the problem with Kashmir today' published on merinews.com on September 9, 2016. (http://www.merinews.com/article/what-is-exactly-the-problem-with-kashmir-today/15919366.shtml)
In that article, I had clearly explained why the Kashmir issue is neither political (freedom struggle or plebiscite) nor for autonomy or for abrogating AFSPA. The problem is purely the radicalised Wahhabi Islamic movement that was seeded by late Pakistani military ruler President Zia-ul-Haq. Their first step was to compel Kashmiri Pundits to flee from the Valley. And then, planting radical Wahhabism through madrasas and mosques. The situation is now such that the Wahhabi revolutionaries have taken full control over the Valley and their radical movement can no longer be quarantined through dialogue.
From the time of writing of that article (September 2016) until last week, when I wrote the FB post, many of my friends are still unconvinced with my opinion. Most of my friends, albeit did not react to my FB post or the article, but did personally message me that my facts were incorrect and the source from where I had gathered them was probably biased. Some even alerted me against believing in false RSS propaganda, although my analysis was purely based on various opinions provided by expert contributors from and abroad, who are neither supporters of the RSS nor enemies of Pakistan.
But, as it is said, truth never remains buried for long and at an opportune time, it props up from anywhere. On May 12, 2017, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist Zakir Musa aka Zakir Rashid Bhat, who had succeeded the slain terrorist Burhan Wani, issued a video message threatening Hurriyat Conference of dire consequence if they termed the Kashmir issue as a 'political struggle' instead of 'Islamic uprising'. Earlier too, Zakir Musa had explained that their armed struggle was neither for Kashmir nor for any freedom/autonomy. Their fight was for Islam read Wahhabi Islam.
In the meantime, some media channels have also exposed how the terror network is being coordinated and organised through social media. Republic TV too, exposed recently that Zakir Naik apart from radicalising Muslim youth had also been involved in mass conversion to Islam of people from poor sections of non-Muslim communities. They have been extremely successful in their ulterior motives in Kerala and parts of Mumbai, UP & Bengal. It is just the beginning for these radicalised Wahhabi groups towards establishing their dream caliphate of 'Khurasan'. For those unaware, Khurasan was a historical province of the pre-Islamic period that spread from Iran to Burma, including North India.
Now the question is, what would be the possible solution to the Kashmir issue? Is resumption of dialogue between and Pakistan a solution?
I don't think so because even Pakistan internally does not want Kashmir. No doubt, they have been sowing the seeds of Wahhabi terrorism in India, but the situation has now gone even beyond Pakistan's control. Pakistan's intention is to let this radical movement be restricted to Kashmir only, harming for long. I also feel that Pakistan wouldn't like to go to war with over Kashmir as they no longer want it. The stone-pelters of Kashmir who often raise Pakistani flags in addition to the flags of ISIS are also aware of it. A journalist asked a stone-pelter as to why he was raising the Pakistani flag if he didn't want Kashmir to become part of Pakistan? The simple answer that the journalist got from the stone-pelter was that he had raised the Pakistani flag only to irritate India. Pakistan is India's enemy and an enemy's enemy is our friend, he further said.
Should there be any talks between the Indian government and Hurriyat and other separatists?
The answer is now clear from Zakir Musa's message to Huriyat as explained in the beginning of this article. Even the politicians of Kashmir are so terrified with this Wahhabism that they are under compulsion to take anti-India stance in fear of risk to their lives.
Is India actually losing Kashmir as claimed by many anti-BJP political parties?
Again, I don't think so. This problem is limited to just five districts of the Kashmir Valley surrounding Srinagar. In rest of the areas, people are not supportive of this radical movement and rather seek government action to curb this menace. The Shia communities of Kargil are very worried over this Sunni Wahhabism. Thus, the government of India should take some stern steps as mentioned below:
1) Either dismiss the Mehebooba government or at least bring these five districts under direct control of the Central government.
2) Stop all telecommunication networks that these radical forces depend upon.
3) Enforce a search and eliminate operation, to be carried out meticulously cleaning each and every square inch of the affected region. There are some liberated zones, as per claims, which need priority attention. The point to be noted is that a majority of people want peace but remain helpless and fearful of just a handful of terrorists. Once these terrorists are eradicated, common people will come out in the open against these radical forces.
4) The media must be advised to stop giving space to separatists and agents of Pakistan. Our news anchors while blasting such Pakistani stooges, fail to realise that they are indirectly giving a platform to these anti-nationals. Hysterical debates on Kashmir should be stopped for sometime giving our security forces sufficient time to fix the real problem.
5) There should be proper investigation to identify the terror funding network through illicit money trail and each and everyone involved in it should be booked without considering the outcome due to the status in the Valley of that particular individual.
6) If Pakistan really wants a war, give it to them and this time a decisive one, wining back PoK and liberating Balochistan.
Will the Narendra Modi government take such courageous steps?