The Indian home minister and army chief made their intension clear after imposing governor rule in occupied Kashmir. Both are talking about the massive military operation in occupied Kashmir. They are talking about more repression, state terrorism, brutalities and human rights violations. There will be more killings, injuries and civilian population will be targeted to create the state of fear in the valley.
The Modi government wants to force the Kashmiris to accept its occupation and forget about freedom and independence. India wants to send the strong message to the Kashmiris that their demands of freedom, deciding their own future and an end to the Indian occupation will meet with brute force and repression.
The Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh hinted at major military operation in the state. The Union Home Minister broadly hinted to give more free hand to the Indian Army under the Governor’s rule to end cross border terrorism and restore peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The priority of the Central government is now to put an end to the cross border terrorism and establish peace in Jammu and Kashmir. The Centre will not tolerate any terror activities now in the Valley,” he warned to Pakistan and terror groups.
India has already turned occupied Kashmir valley into a garrison. There is one security force personnel for every seven (7) Kashmiris in the occupied valley. This is fourth governors’ rule imposed in occupied Kashmir in last one decade. This is the eighth time in the last four decades that the state has been put under Governor’s rule and the fourth during the tenure of Vohra since 2008.
The Modi led BJP wants to achieve two main objectives with the imposition of Governors rule. One aim is to go all out to crush the resistance and youth rebellion. BJP government wants to take credit to bring the normalcy in the valley. India is facing stiff resistance against its continued occupation and state repression.
Modi government wants to silent every dissenting voice in the valley to give the impression that everything is under control. BJP wants to get the majority in Jammu & Kashmir assembly to form its own government to change the special status of Kashmir. It failed to achieve this target in the last assembly elections three years ago. BJP fell short of getting the required majority to form a BJP government in Kashmir. BJP wants to end all the protections provided in the Indian constitution or in the local laws.
The BJP wants to change the demography of Kashmir to end the Muslim majority. BJP wants to abolish the special law that prohibits non-Kashmiris to buy property and land in Kashmir. BJP wants to increase non Muslim population in the valley.
The other objective is to use brutal state force against young protestors to silence them. The Modi government is playing a big political gamble in the occupied Valley. It wants to punish the Kashmiris collectively for organising resistance and demanding independence and freedom. If Indian forces failed to silent the streets in occupied Kashmir then this strategy can backfire. India wants to do in Kashmir what Israel is doing in Palestine lands. The strategy is simple and clear. Kill as much Kashmiris as necessary to continue occupation. India wants to show its strength at the cost of human lives and sufferings.
One thing is clear that such dirty tactics and brutality failed to tame the Kashmiri population. India might be able to crush the resistance for time being with using brute force heavy handed tactics. But it cannot kill the ideas, wishes, aspirations and commitment for freedom and against Indian occupation. Kashmiris have already paid the heavy price to struggle for freedom, democratic rights and dignified life. They will continue to do so at ever cost it might come.
India cannot defeat the determination, aspiration, bravery and courage to sacrifice for freedom. Indian progressive democratic forces should not allow it happened and should raise their voices against possible massacre and genocide in Kashmir.
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17 July, 2019