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DIVERSITY-USA SUPPORTS HOMELAND FOR EXILED KASHMIRI HINDUS
Roseburg, OR (USA) Jun
e 20, 2015
The Modi regime of India must declare in unambiguous words to the world and Pakistan that J&K State is an integral part of the Republic of India and undertake its immediate reorganization for providing the local ethnic minorities their own autonomous regions administered directly under the Constitution of India, said DIVERSITY-USA in a policy statement here today. The American organization dealing with minority issues was endorsing the demand for a HOMELAND of the expelled Kashmiri minorities through PANUN KASHMIR on the occasion of the United Nations World Refugee Day. The D-USA further denounced the violent Jihad and crusade for Islamization by local Sunnis openly supported by Pakistan which led to the expulsion of Kashmiri minorities more than a quarter of a century ago. Neither the Indian authorities nor the UN or the international community took necessary action against this ethnic cleansing and genocide within the frontiers of free India.
The Indian and J&K authorities for the reasons of political expediency and what is known as “vote bank politics” did not establish even an enquiry commission for investigating the root causes of this human tragedy nor did they set up a judicial tribunal for prosecuting and punishing the perpetrators of mass murders of minorities who till this date are roaming free, the statement said.
ABUSED AND MISUSED ARTICLE 370 MUST GO
a) In our opinion Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which afforded a special status to J&K State, has become redundant. Maintaining the ethnic ratio of Kashmir’s population was one of the essential conditions of this Article. By expelling the minority the ethnic balance of the state was radically altered therefore, this violated clause of the Indian Constitution has become inoperative and lacks constitutional viability. The selective use of this Article by the Sunni regimes has already uprooted and disintegrated the ethnic minorities. Consequently the composition of the populations of PoK, where the Muslim regimes of Pakistan had wiped out all minorities, and the Kashmir Valley have become almost similar. This clause, which in any case is stated as temporary , must be abrogated, the policy statement said.
RELOCATE KASHMIRI SUNNIS
b) Almost all of the major countries of the world when in the business of nation building and promoting national security, have engaged in transfer and/or relocation of populations from troubled areas so their national interests were protected and promoted. This includes USA, UK, Russia, China and many other countries. Since the Sunni segment of the Kashmir Valley’s population has proved to be highly vulnerable to foreign, Jihadi and communal influences leading to continuous turbulence and upheavals in the region, India should give serious consideration to the idea of shipping Sunnis to other parts of India for restoring peace and tranquility in the Valley. This will also save the Sunnis from being exploited by the mischief makers and mortal enemies of India, Diversity-USA statement said.
VIOLATION OF CONSTITUTION WAS WRONG
c) During the internal agitations encouraged by foreign agents, the Sunnis by hundreds of thousands demonstrated throughout the valley not only raising slogans like “Indian Dogs Go home” but also purposely and voluntarily declaring that “We are Pakistanis” with Pak-flags and banners in their hands. The demonstrations, bandhs and protests of this nature took place day in and day out. When a citizen of India makes a public declaration of being a Pakistani he/she loses the right to exercise rights as an Indian citizen. Disregarding this basic reality the Indian Govt. erroneously allowed the Kashmiri Sunnis to vote during the recent elections. In so doing ND seriously violated the Constitution of India by allowing the self- proclaimed Pakistanis to vote in Indian elections and elect a Pakistani Govt. under the umbrella of the Indian Constitution. How can the Indian supreme law allow erecting a Govt. by Pakistanis in India, the statement asked? Under this constitutional understanding the current Govt. of J&K has no judicial standing to exist in India. Given the fact that J&K is an integral part of India this state can only have a Govt. that is built by the votes of the Indian citizens. Obviously the present Govt. of the state has no constitutional validity and therefore, the defender of the Indian Constitution i.e., the President of India, must exercise his constitutional authority and dismiss it.
BJP MUST TELL INDIA GROUNDS FOR PACT WITH PDP
d) It is rather ironic that for the reasons of political expediency the ruling party of India (BJP) has entered in to an alliance for Govt. building with a state party (PDP) which stands for joint control of J&K by Pakistan and India. Ever since Pakistan’s first aggression in 1947-48 against J&K and illegal occupation of nearly half of its territory every Indian regime has rightfully accused Pakistan as an “aggressor”. Now all of a sudden the people engaging in treasonous politics for demanding the joint control of J&K with the state’s aggressor have been vested with full power and control upon its govt.- thanks to the new rulers of India. What is surprising is that no logical and or politically digestible grounds, despite the tall claims of transparency, have been given to the nation for this unholy partnership. Is India witnessing the re-introduction of theNehruian method of decision making once again wherein peoples consent and public debate on national issues were considered unimportant?
MUFTI FOR KASHMIRI FEDERALISM WITH PAKISTAN AS EQUAL PARTNER
e) While promoting the so-called Kashmiri federalism the PDP program further stands for i) open borders; ii) freedom of travel between J&K & PoK; iii) dual currency; iv) trade agreement with India-Pak asking for reduced taxes; v) power to Kashmir Govt. to impose taxes on imports from India; vi) Kashmir to have its own service cadres such as IAS,IPS,IFS, etc.; vii) Kashmir will be free to amend its constitution with no input from India; viii) Article 370 must be strengthened and the judicial supervision by the Supreme Court of India will be eliminated; twenty legislative seats reserved for Pok will go to Pakistan.
When taken together all these objectives of PDP stand for building an infrastructure of an independent Kashmir totally away from the mother country, India. In actuality it is a road map for Kashmiri federalism with Pakistan as an equal partner. How BJP found this program attractive, which effectively erodes India’s power and sovereignty in Kashmir, nobody has been told. This coalition of the divergent forces has made the already messy Kashmir situation messier.
SEDITIONISTS MADE RULERS AND NOT SENT TO JAIL
f) All these conditions are central to the political agenda of PDP. However more than 40% of the J&K population reject these demands lock, stock and barrel. Instead they want abrogation of Article 370 and unrestricted extension of the Indian Constitution in the state. Thus the division in public opinion has resulted into an impasse and unbridgeable gap between the two sides. And those who should have been in jail for their crimes of violating the provisions of the Indian Constitution, resolutions of the Indian Parliament and the state Assembly and the instrument of Kashmir’s accession to India have been made the new Raja’s of J&K State. This offers no hope to the ethnic minorities for justice and rehabilitation.
HOMELAND FOR ETHNIC MINORITIES WITH INDIAN CONSTITUTION THE ONLY VIABLE ANSWER
Therefore, on this UN sponsored Global Refugee Day we call upon GOI, freedom loving communities and governments everywhere to firmly support the creation of a homeland with UT status for the exiled Kashmiris which is the only way to reverse their genocide and ethnic cleansing. The proposed geo-political arrangement can provide equal political empowerment to all the hitherto disenfranchised non-Sunni communities in the state. Furthermore, such a reorganization of the state will change the status quo and put an end to the violent and aggressive policies of the Sunni politicians towards the non-Sunni ethnic communities for all times to come. More importantly it will also neutralize the militant Islam’s expansionist thrust towards the heart land of India, the statement concluded.
DR. JAGAN KAUL