Bilal Bashir Bhat
Srinagar, Jul 03: The rising insurgency and annihilation in trouble-torn Jammu and Kashmir state is exhibiting as fragile as of 90s decade when spilling of human blood was order of the day.
The estimate of the uncertainty in Kashmir can be found from the data published by a local daily ‘Rising Kashmir’ on its 30th June issue which reads, “in first half of 2018, at least 192 people including civilians, militants, policemen and army men were killed in violence in the Valley.”
The sane voices in Kashmir had earlier predicted that ‘Ramadan Ceasefire’ would offer refreshing winds of change towards peace and prosperity, however, it failed to bring a positive change on ground. After the interlocutor attempt from the central government to establish long lasting peace in Kashmir, the attempt of establishing ceasefire was another boosting step towards peace. It was bolder in nature as the offer of ceasefire was announced when the valley of Kashmir had seen worst and unprecedented violence and above all the state was having upper hand. But a section of militant group preferred not to reciprocate the ceasefire offer as a result soon after the end of the holy month of Ramadan, one saw ending of ceasefire and return of ugly bloodshed.
On the other hand, following the collapse of ‘unholy’ alliance between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the fragile situation clearly indicates that Kashmir may get even worse to extend to what a national newspaper ‘The Telegraph terms’ “Mission Krushmir”.
“The erstwhile coalition government utterly failed to do good governance on the ground besides killing, maiming, blinding, arresting youth, it seems that the PDP-BJP regime was at war with the people of Kashmir, obviously the collapse of ‘unholy’ government has brought smiles on the faces of valley inhabitants,” said a political analyst Javaid Ahmad Dar talking to Kashmir News Bureau.
It is beyond doubt that the Kashmir’s current political scenario is worse than 90s decade, we saw a prominent journalist assassinated in broad daylight, every day fathers shoulder the coffins of their beloved sons, rise in militancy, CASOs, the viral videos of government forces vandalizing the properties, all these ugly scenes resemble the 90s situation.” Javaid added.
Meanwhile, amid rising militant insurgency political pandits say next few months are crucial for the Governor as besides development in Kashmir, security would be a major challenge for him. (KNB)