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Kashmir: A dead lock

Ideal solution: India back-off… Pakistan back-off….. Referendum under UN control ……

Only Kashmiri people can like this solution. India will never accept this.

It is clear that demand of succession in Kashmir is real. I have been there in Kashmir around 2 years back. There was a solider standing in every corner of Srinagar. India has deployed the the size of army in Kashmir more than the size of pak army. It is a military occupation on its own land. It is Kashmiri’s life which has become unbearable. It is their economy which is destroyed. Poverty is rampant. Most of srinagar smells like Kanpur. If I will not charge Indian government for brutality then I will charge it for extreme incompetence. May be the succession demand was not real 20 years back but after military rule of 20 years It has now become real.

There is nothing extraordinary if Indian government respond brutally to this succession demand. It is something where arguments over right or wrong doesn’t work. A nation state is not a natural but an artificial entity. There is no fundamental law of nature for existence of nation states. This concept is just only 2 centuries old. A nation state survives by following a set of tenants. It is by definition self-preserving. It can’t accept any kind of succession until it has something bigger on stake. It will never like the challenge on its own right to exist. It will be brutal against all those forces which challenges its structure and existence. For example, communist movement in India, democratic movement in China, or demand of freedom of Kashmir.

If Kashmiri want good life for themselves then they have to understand who is their enemy. They have to recognize this self-preserving desire of Indian government. They should keep doing these peaceful demonstrations and better not to burn Indian flags which will send completely opposite massage then they would wish. They should try to gain the sympathy of people of India. This is something which I think is missing in their strategy in quest of better life(I will not use word freedom).

I would rather not suggest any solution from my side. There are already plenty of solutions on the table. They have to just accept a solution which is agreeable for all.

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  1. October 10, 2008 at 6:30 am

    NOW A MORE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS
    “wHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN NEXT 50 YEARS OR SO IF INDIA GIVES COMPLETE FREEDOM TO IT AND CALLS OF ITS MILITARY FORCES ”
    CAN KASHMIR SURVIVE OF ITS OWN?

    ECONOMICALLY …… MIGHT BE YES
    BUT THE MILITARY AND TERRITORIAL ACTIONS FROM PAKISTAN OR CHINA WONT ALLOW IT TO SURVIVE.

    ALSO WHAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT KASMIR DREAMS AFTER FREEDOM…IS IT A DEMOCRATIC GOVT. IN THAT CASE THEY WILL HAVE ONLY OPTION TO MERGE WITH PAKISTAN COZ OF CHINA (CONSIDERING INDIA NUTRAL)…..IF IT IS COMMUNIST THEN ONLY CHINA CAN HELP IT.

    SO IN MY VIEW FREEDOM TO KASHMEER IS NP-INCOMPLETE PROBLEM.ITS BETTER FOR SOTH EAST ASIA TO RESOLVE IT BEFORE TAKING ANY SUCH STEP

  2. Ashutosh GUPTA
    October 10, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Hello Preeyancha,

    I agree with you that it is NP-hard problem. The question is who are the responsible parties in this problem. A significants blame goes to Indian government. Indian government has shown a high degree of incompetence in dealing the issue. All they tried brute force suppression of population.

    Now the need is political negotiations try to come up with a viable solution. These solution should come out of with-in the people involve. I can suggest some thing but that will just another idea. No one will implement it. There are already many suggestions which are quite comprehensive.

    The point of my post for Indians that forget that Kashmirs is an integrated part and for kashmiri that forget an ideological position of complete independence. Only thing that is possible that is negotiations.

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