Comments on: Verdict 2008: Jammu and Kashmir’s “vote for democracy”? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Abhishek http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-3733 Thu, 01 Jan 2009 16:46:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=534#comment-3733 @ all the separatists aboveUnfortunately, you are all blinkered by your fanatic views and fail to see the truth. In the end, the fact remains that there was a record turnout in Kashmir. The government just simply cannot bribe that many people with ‘women and money’As for the plebiscite, there is no reason why it should be held. Kashmir has just shown you that it is a part of India.Is the Pakistani government ready to hold a plebiscite in Baluchistan? Did the Chinese hold a plebiscite in Tibet? Just as with Khalistan, (and all other separatist movements) it will die down with time. If it doesn’t, it will be squashed.And as for separating from India, based on religious differences, that is completely bogus. Muslims in India are given exactly the same opportunities as the Hindus or any other religion. Don’t believe me? Look at our the biggest names in Bollywood. Our ex-President and the Father of the Indian missile program?If at any point of time, you feel uncomfortable being in India, please feel free to head over to our friendly neighbor, Pakistan. Perhaps you could get a job with the Taliban.

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By: Ravi http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-3647 Tue, 30 Dec 2008 22:20:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=534#comment-3647 Are people aware that (1) To even utter the word Azadi in POK is to risk arrest; and that (2) Pakistan has taken the Northern Areas out of Kashmir entirely? personally, I say if the Muslim majority Valley wants Independence, let it go. It will be taken over in 12 hours by the Pakistan Army and then the Valley people will find out what life is about. But Valley people cannot claim to speak for the Hindus of Jammu, Shias and Buddhists of Ladakh. They want to stay with India and should. BTW, is Pakistan prepared to permit secession vote in Baluchistan, Sindh, and NWFP?

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By: Jay http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-3606 Tue, 30 Dec 2008 09:33:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=534#comment-3606 This election result has clearly proved that kashmir is on indian side. Pakistan should first try to safeguard its territories than indulging in other nations problem.

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By: Pravin Rajeshirke http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-3598 Tue, 30 Dec 2008 05:28:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=534#comment-3598 1. In India controlled Kashmir, there is no question about Independence / Pakistani control / India control. People have voted with great enthusiasm, proves Kashmiri people want to be part of India. Which was obvious choice looking at the progress India is making in many fields, where as Pakistan is all but going down with it’s LET and covert ISI plans.2. There is no point Kashmir being Independent state. This will not help them in any way. They will have hostile neighbors like Pakistan (always ready to occupy reminder Kashmir ), China (already eaten up a part of Kashmir, sold out by Pakistan), and of course we have Afghanistan (Kashmiri’s definitely don’t want to be ruled by Taliban). People are intelligent enough to understand this.3. Kashmir has been integral part of India since ancient times. With changing times the people got converted to other religion. But India has absorbed people with all the religions in the course of time. And future will show that India will do that again for Kashmiri people. Indian government is committed to people of all states may it be Tamilnadu, Gujarat or J & K.4. Kashmir issue is going to become history with time, as has happened with the Khalistan issue (which was also backed by Pakistan). But I don’t think Pakistan will keep quiet, they will try to make one more state unstable.

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By: Nikhil http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-3586 Mon, 29 Dec 2008 17:45:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=534#comment-3586 @ali (and other Pakis)Stop dreaming. Other than government, that too for votes, no one cares about you. Kashmir is ours, not muslim’s. If you want to leave, goto pak and stay there. But whatever you do, you sure as hell ain’t getting no Kashmir from us.

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By: Kashmir Voice http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-3581 Mon, 29 Dec 2008 16:28:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=534#comment-3581 Indians talk about Democracy, why not have a peblicite in whole of Kashmir with three options:1- Independent Kashmir2- Kashmir with Pakistan3- Kashmir with India (NOT)Most of the Kashmiris will go for the No1 – Option Independent Kashmir and the Option2 but Will NEVER accept option 3. I guess if that is what Kashmiris wanted we woudint hace sacrificied 70,000 Kashmiris for the cause… So let me tell all the Indian. Your dream will never become reality so for your own benefot wake up and give Kashmir back to Kashmiris…

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By: Majid http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-3580 Mon, 29 Dec 2008 16:21:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=534#comment-3580 India needs few more bloody noses before the opressors of the human rights will realise no army or occupation can silent Kashmiri and legitimise Indian occupation.Go to capital of Kashmir, you will only hear ” AZADI, AZADI, AZADI, AZADI”. kASHMIRIS WANT freedom No dramas and fake elections. India can fool the world bit not Kashmiris!All kashmiris are under one banner which reads “FREE KASHMIR” nd inshala it will be…..Kashmir Zinda badd!

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By: ali http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-3579 Mon, 29 Dec 2008 16:11:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=534#comment-3579 Pravin!Did you get “60percent” turn out from your STARNEWS, you should be shameful you katris. Kashmiris will never, never, never surrender to the illagel occupation of Kashmir. Why have election when their should be peblicite as agreed bu the UN, you Indian went runing to UN but on the other side of the coin dont want to implement UN resolution.Indian who do think you are making fools let me answer that only urself. Wake up from your wishful thinking and give Kasghmiris their rights. Your staged election where you are forcing the people to come out and vote will not fool the world. Only Indians can be made fools with the help of STARNEWS.Kashmir wants Azadi! Independence! Anythng below that is unacceptable!!

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By: kASHMIRI786 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-3578 Mon, 29 Dec 2008 16:06:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=534#comment-3578 India playing to the WORLD, again with all their dilectory tactics and extravegent words. I am sure its was reuters/bbc that was reporting most of pro independent leaders were all under house arrest. Most of the places never voted except in Jammu where is majorty is Hindu fanatics.People like abdullah are not true leaders of Kashmir, they are indian installed puppets and are enhancing their Indian values. He and all the other leaders should be shameful for taking part in this election which only legitimizes Indian occupation. How can they be Kashmiri they are just power hungry show them couple women and currencey they will sell their own mother. I am ashmed, people like him are representing us opressed kashmiris.Kashmiris want INDEPENDENCE!!! AZADI! AZADI! AZADI!WHICH IS RIGHT OF KASHMIRIS!!!Hands of Kashmir India!!!

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By: yudhvir singh chaudhary http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/12/28/verdict-2008-jammu-and-kashmirs-vote-for-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-3569 Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:32:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=534#comment-3569 Farooq Abdullah had once told us that if Afzal Guru was hanged, India would burn.What are Farooq’s latest views?

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