Thursday, 15 January 2009

World Consciousness on Trial

Zionists have turned Palestine again into a killing ground. Flexing their military might on innocent people, displaying every muscle of lethal weapons which she possess, unchecked, on unarmed people, showering bombs, bullets, rockets and other unethical weaponry generously on children, woman, young and old alike, bombarding Schools, hospitals and other buildings turning them into rubble, choking essential commodities and life saving drugs at her ‘sweet’ will. Using every possible way to hammer Palestinians. And world sees this all with great ‘calm’ and composure’ and the ‘sole super power’ derives sadistic pleasure from the cries of people of Palestine and nips any effort to check the hooliganism by this rogue state by using veto power.

Equally condemnable role is of Arab countries they are watching this like mute spectators and have no moral courage to stop the havoc wreaked and hell unleashed by Israel, such a small country having few million population covered by Arab States. Despite having wealth and abundant natural resources they are weak militarily. Together they were handed defeat by Israel in just six days in late 1960’s. One wonders what they are doing, many of them doesn’t have even regular forces not to speak of latest and modern naval, aerial and ground forces. They have got consumed in the luxurious life styles. U.N.O, O.I.C, Arab League and other world bodies haven’t moved beyond their ritualistic statements. The win of Hamas in popular elections in a democratic way has not gone well with the ‘champions of democracy’ as they see it as their end of monopoly and hegemony. They only want their brand of democracy, where in their puppets are in power, to flourish as it suits their vested interests. They have achieved success in this endeavor as almost in every Muslim nation except few their stooges are in chair, who take every step to please their mentors latest being statement of President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak when he impressed upon E.U that Hamas shouldn’t win the war in any case, and on his directions border with Palestine has already been closed so that Palestinians find no escape route.

There have been protests by people across the world including in Kashmir against the savagery of Israel and rightly so but people of Kashmir fail to understand why no such similar protest for them anywhere, why no strike in any part of world (not even in any Muslim nations) to show solidarity with the suffering masses of Kashmir which we are used to do. Kashmir is highest militarily occupied zone in terms of population ratio where in innumerable massacres, killings of civilian’s at large scale, human rights violation backed by draconian laws mocking rights conventions are regular ‘features’ but still conscious of world has not woken up. Kashmir being declared as an internationally recognized disputed territory having 18 resolutions pending before Security Council is not getting attention of international community to play constructive role in mitigating the pain and suffering of its people. Despite the seminars and international conferences by Kashmiri diaspora around the globe, which should be hailed, but no country is openly coming forward in support of Kashmiris right to self determination. During the recent agitation against land transfer and against economic blockade it did find some mention in international news channels and dailies but unlike any other international conflict regions doesn’t get place for in-depth coverage and analysis. Even U.N Secretary General Ban Ki Moon didn’t uttered a single word about Kashmir in his priorities for this year. The reasons on which, we all have to ponder on. May be the confusing and conflicting signals going across about what actually Kashmiris demand although people have time and time again showed that they are for complete independence as only way out. It is only the pleaders and those who claim to profess this ideology failed to deliver and put it on right track.

Pro-freedom leadership has to extricate themselves from the self made cocoons of egocentricity and leave the beaten tracks and adopt objectivity, selflessness, courage and devotion to push the cause of independence with full conviction. We can’t pin hopes on those who have paid only lip service in our support they know only to throw some ‘oil dollars’ and think they are doing their job. They pass resolutions in support of our right to self determination, actually on paper only, and on other side show keenness to strength ties with India, their materialistic things are paramount to them than our blood. It is only after we follow the course of complete independence of Kashmir to press India and Pakistan to come clean on Kashmir dispute, which will benefit them as well, that a final synthesis of peace can be found in entire sub continent.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Commitment of people is intact

Rather than showering choicest of abuses on ‘Kashmiri gene’ we should peep into the history which bears testimony to the fact that Kashmiris have kept flame of struggle alive from more than 423 years in one way or other and are fully committed and wedded to the cause of independence
This refers to the seven phased elections which are over reportedly with 60% voter turnout and would be Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who will head NC-Congress coalition is likely to take oath on 5th January. These elections have given rise to the new debate about the character of Kashmiris, many term Kashmiris as fickle minded, peculiar having double standards, a different breed from the rest of homosapiens, though they themselves belong to this nation. It is true that those who were waiting in long queues to cast their vote were those who were in fore front in the agitation against land transfer and in the long marches. But the approach of many among us towards elections is more emotional rather than logical. We waste no time in cursing our own nation and point fingers towards our own country men simply because they voted for formation of new government, actually just to have their basic needs met, we behave as if they voted against popular sentiment and against majority national aspiration.

We should rethink about the approach we are following about the elections from many decades and think about its merits and de-merits. Though majority of voters voted for only developmental related issues and not against the sentiment and even those seeking votes delinked it from resolution but still we mix it with our sacred cause and count it as treason. While we fight for implementation of U.N resolutions which provide international legs to our struggle for right of self determination we simply ignore and forget its resolution about the said matter which clearly states “Administration of Jammu and Kashmir cannot take any decision which may change the status of territory of Jammu and Kashmir”. So it is clear that those getting elected after seeking votes from people have no mandate for resolution of Kashmir rather only for administrative purposes. How we forget that it is this boycott call which provides credibility and infuses fresh blood in the election campaign by “mainstream” leaders and allows Delhi to sell this to outside world as rejection of “separatist” ideas and acceptance of its ‘democracy’.

If we turn the pages of history we see that Muslim League and Indian National Congress fought elections under British rule still they remained committed to their cause and got Pakistan and India respectively free from occupation. Here we have more leaders than followers part of amongst them can take reins of administration for undoing the wrongs which “mainstream” leaders have committed and provide some relief to the suffering masses while others can carry forward mission to push for resolution of Kashmir. Rather than showering choicest of abuses on ‘Kashmiri gene’ we should peep into the history which bears testimony to the fact that Kashmiris have kept flame of struggle alive from more than 423 years in one way or other and are fully committed and wedded to the cause of independence, it is for others also to comprehend our resilience rather looking only for cosmetic measures to sideline real dispute. We should also understand that boycott call provides free license to some sycophants to remain in prominence and sell our land, honour and dignity as and when it suits their vested interests. They follow script prepared by their masters sitting at Delhi and act accordingly and inflict wounds on this already bruised nation. Whether we vote or boycott these opportunists come into power without any real fight from any quarter and enjoy privileges and perks without caring for people.

Further more the authorities silenced the voice of dissent with iron fist by putting entire top leadership behind bars thus preventing them to propagate their ideas and gagged the media and didn’t allow it to carry its professional duties freely by beating, arresting media men and by issuing written statements baring them to issue statements from Pro-freedom camp about elections and authorities turned Kashmir into garrison and kept entire populace hostage during this exercise of elections, there were reports of bogus voting particularly in Srinagar on large scale and forced voting in some places like dadsar, kuchmulla etc. which puts question mark on the claims of authorities regarding elections being ‘free and fair’.

We shouldn’t leave any space vacant for those who have sold their conscious to Delhi and allow them to prosper on our miseries, and if pro-freedom camp can provide some people who after getting elected can deliver in turn they will learn to run the administration efficiently which will help us in running our affairs smoothly when we will achieve independence. So we should adopt a rational approach towards elections and delve deep into pros and cons of poll boycott.