DND Thought Centre Report
On August 5th of 2019, India terminated the special status of Kashmir and declared a lockdown. The Internet was shut down and Kashmir was closed to the world. India had sent almost one million soldiers to Kashmir and human rights violations had reached a new peak. Kashmiri people are still experiencing the worst attack in their history.
Many Kashmiris were taken from their homes and put in jails. Indian soldiers arrested not only men but women as well. Protesting people and even innocent kids were targeted by pellet guns and thousands of people lost their eyes in Kashmir.
Today there is a growing fear about the intention of the Indian Government, which committed numerous human rights violations, towards Kashmir. On one hand, the Indian Government is bringing non-Kashmiri people to this region and is trying to change the demographics of Kashmir, on the other hand, the Indian Army keeps committing massacres. Torture and rape are also used widely to suppress the voice of the Kashmiri people. COVID lockdown worsened the already very bad situation in Kashmir as the Indian Government took advantage of the global pandemic sweeping across the world. People getting afflicted with COVID cannot have access to proper health benefits easily.
Kashmir gradually keeps turning into a new Gaza in front of the world and Kashmiri people cannot have their voices heard out of this paradise-like cage. Indian Army does not let foreign people or journalists visit Kashmir and inform the world about what is going on there. Kashmir has no name in many minds in the world and even most people in the west would not be able to spot Kashmir on a map.
Two Years of Siege in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is part of Modi’s greater design to implement the belligerent policies of BJP/ RSS. The element of violence has been the core aspect of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s state policy towards Kashmir. Modi, a nationalist Hindu Prime Minister, bolstered his support among the Indian Hindus who are fascinated by the deaths of the Kashmiris and humiliate them by sharing images of tortured dead bodies as trophies. Indian Prime Minister Modi has publicly announced several times that the Indian forces have been given a “freehand” to deal with Kashmiris demanding independence and India is in the process of destroying the identity of the Kashmiri people through biased policies, laws, and Regulations. Implementing Indian Barbarianism in Kashmir, the scrapping of articles 370 and 35A by India was not only the most radical political move in 70 years’ history of the Kashmir conflict but also came at an unprecedented humanitarian cost to the people of Kashmir. With the RSS-driven Hindutva policy, it is clear that India will not enter into dialogue with Pakistan on Kashmir and will always deceive as it has done in the past. Rather India thinks it has successfully resolved the Kashmir issue by dividing the territory into three parts. The Indian law ministry is also working to re-adjust some assembly and parliamentary constituencies in IIOJK, aiming to hold elections in the territory but what for under an atmosphere where the entire population is going through the trauma and each and every member of society feels that there is no hope, they are being left alone and circumstances are never going to be changed for them.
Foreign Affairs experts believe that a highly intelligent and systematic abuse to numb the entire population for the purpose of successful oppression is in progress in Indian occupied Kashmir.
Oppressors are pampering themselves with the thought that barring the whole society and disconnecting any possible way of communication is a successful strategic plan and now they are waiting to see the result of this experiment and thinking wishfully that now in Kashmir, the havoc of being abandoned by the civil societies of the world will trigger the same mechanism used in the slave trade times, crush every hope, no outer interaction and continuous physical and psychological abuse, an ancient recipe for enslaving mind and body will eventually work. The point to consider is; if an oppressor chooses or desired to enslave an entire population how come they reach to the manifestation of this vicious desire, is unstoppable, above international law or simply nobody cares to do anything to stop him.
The idea of mankind being insensitive on this magnitude, this specific portrayal has been engineered by the oppressors to desensitize the Kasmiries, the very idea that their screams are not audible their pain is not contagious enough to affect the outer world is all part of a cynical plan being executed in occupied Kashmir. In reality, there are people, trying to reach them, console them, hymning the chants that they have not been abandon, that they have not being betrayed by fellow humans, but the devilish attempt to refrain from the two-way communication is ultimately putting Kashmir in the painful situation of being left alone.
Local print and national electronic media of India, hence they are forced to print what has been told to, however, that’s not the mechanism of this world, pain, misery, screaming, and veiling has its own fiber optical, it does reach out and get received also, in cognitive sciences this mechanism is called mirror neuron phenomena.
The beautiful valley of Kashmir and the innocent blood flowing in the streams is the height of irony. Beautiful faces stained with the brutality, emotionless green eyes staring irrelevantly, as the damage has been done, love has been lost, hunger and sickness has prevailed, cold nights have been lost their feel, and sunny mornings have been detached long ago from hope.
Heart-wrenching blank faces have one brutal question for us all, that why they have been left alone? It is our solemn duty to stand by with Kashmir in solidarity to revoke their hope in civil society, it is our first most concern to reach to them, listen to them with the assurance that their voices will echo in the power corridors, that their lives matters, their rights will be restored thus they are not alone no matter what. It is the immense demand of the deteriorated situation of Kashmir that we should all raise our voices in chorus “we are here, we are there, we are everywhere”. Let’s make sure no media restriction can stop us to reach them, let’s perform our basic duty of being empathetic as humankind.