The historic decision for the Constitutionally perfect integration of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh with the Indian Union and abrogation of Article 35A taken under leadership of indomitable Indian PM Narendra Modi and steered through both Houses of Indian Parliament by his intrepid lieutenant Home Minister Amit Shah with overwhelming voting in its favour, signals two significant messages for Pakistan and Major Powers of the world.
Kashmir will no longer figure in any future dialogues with Pakistan, if any. This has its own complex implications.
Imperatives also exist to record with emphasis the fact that Article was never a part of the Instrument of Accession signed by Maharaja Hari Singh on October 27 Pakistan is well aware that it is Pakistan which failed to honour the first preliminary steps of UN Resolutions of UN requirement that Pakistan Army forces must withdraw completely from the Kashmir Territory under illegal occupation at the time of Ceasefire in before other provisions could be put into effect.
Pakistan never honoured to date the opening stipulations of UN Resolutions on Kashmir rendering those Resolutions ineffective and redundant.
Pakistan claims over Kashmir State which acceded to India on October 27 have been based on nebulous grounds that Kashmir State was Muslim majority state contiguous to Pakistan. This by itself is fallacious as it is only the Kashmir Valley, about ninety kilometres long and about fifty kilometres wide, is the only Muslim majority Region of Kashmir. Ladakh which in area is the largest in geographical size is a Buddhist-majority Region.
Jammu and Ladakh Regions were denied fair share of Central Government development funds and also job opportunities. More notably, in terms of political progress in Kashmir State, due to past flawed delimitation of electoral constituencies, Kashmir Valley political dynasties under cover of Article ensured that the State of Kashmir always had a Muslim Chief Minister. This was also achieved by them under garb of Article35A denying voting rights of thousands of Hindu and Sikh refugees who had migrated from areas now under illegal occupation of Pakistan to Jammu.
The above electoral distortions would now be corrected with integration of State and with grant of citizenship and voting rights to deprived communities of the State, the political distortions would be remedied. The timing of this historic step by Indian PM Narendra Mod i in August can be attributed to a mix of external factors and more significantly domestic political realities. In India stood tall in global geopolitical calculus and its political and economic power in existence and its potential Major Power attributes facilitated its recognition as an Emerged Power.
Be that as it may, there can be no moral justification for the actual policy of repression currently pursued there by the government of India. The cabbie who drives you to the city from Srinagar airport will probably be the first Kashmiri to recommend this book. Indeed, anybody passionate about Kashmir will ask you to get a copy.
The general belief in the Valley is that this persists in the form of Indian rule over Kashmir.
This book explicates one of the darkest chapters of Kashmiri history. It has an enlightening segment on Kashmir and places the troubled Valley in its proper historical perspective. The suggestion is simple but provocative: the Kashmiri struggle for freedom against the autocratic Dogra rule did not end with the Partition of India.
India News. Imperatives also exist to record with emphasis the fact that Article was never a part of the Instrument of Accession signed by Maharaja Hari Singh on October 27 Sign In. Rowling, Jay Asher, Angie Thomas and many more, are stocked on our website. Separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani has said that the moment India concedes that Kashmir is a dispute, he will come to the dialogue table. Some progress was made, leading to increased trade and movement between the borders. The above electoral distortions would now be corrected with integration of State and with grant of citizenship and voting rights to deprived communities of the State, the political distortions would be remedied.
The basic premise of the book is that Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris even as its present and future may be inextricably tied to its two powerful neighbours. The book traces the sentiment for freedom in Kashmir from the earliest times to the present.