Comments on: In Kashmir, India now struggles with “children of conflict” Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: KDPandit Thu, 05 Aug 2010 06:20:01 +0000 Ban Ki Moon criticises Indian atrocities
But its not only Ban Ki!
In recent UN statement, Ban Ki Mon has shown “concern over the prevailing security situation in Indian Kashmir” and “encouraged both sides (India and Pakistan) to rekindle the spirit of the composite…and make renewed efforts to address outstanding issues, including on Jammu and Kashmir.” An article “KASHMIR: Cameron, Could You Not See Blood On Manmohan’s Hands?” dated 01 August 2010 states “David Cameron, the British Prime Minister was in Dehli completely blinded by the dollars that he wanted for his ailing economy back in the UK. He showed no concern for the daily falling bodies of the Kashmiris for their right for self determination.” On issue of additional troops deployment in Kashmir, Sumit Ganguly, an American Professor of Indian origin, wrote in an article published in the Wall Street Journal that” the Kashmir problem had no military solution. He said: “The army will resort to a colonial relic, the ‘flag march’, to display military might and cow the protesters off the streets“ Yet while this might work in the short term, the army’s deployment is no panacea,”. The desperate state resulting in desertion of Indian forces and police, number of troops and police officers are resigning. Hindustan Time wrote, “The situation in Kashmir seems to be spiraling out of control and no one seems in charge.” Kashmir has Gaza like state of affairs, height of atrocities can be witnessed during July when 33 Kashmiris were killed, eight of them were children, death toll in the valley sum up to 93,307 since 1989. Defence analyst, B.Raman states, “We are facing an Intifada of the Palestinian model in J & K for the first time. It is a spontaneous outburst of anger by sections of the youth over what they allege is the disproportionate use of force by the police and the CRPF ( Central Reserve Police Force). ”. I recently visited my relatives in Kashmir and realities forced me to think like a normal human for a minute and not just an Indian.
Krishna Das Pandit

By: Tajamul Sun, 25 Jul 2010 05:28:05 +0000 I think a viscious cycle is back in the Vale of Kashmir. I call it Humanity at the deaths door. So called Democratic nations like India can go to great lengths to Suppress the Freedom of Expression. Everybody knows that the writing on the walls and suppression will not silence what lies hidden within the hearts . Peace should prevail in the valley and Almighty should give us what is best for us.

By: RameshSopan Fri, 23 Jul 2010 18:33:42 +0000 Jayye to Jayye kahan, samje ga kaun yaha, darad bhare dil ki juban!!( where shall we go? who will understand? cry of a pain full heart.)yes it pains to fight with our own country men, it pains the military as well as the civilians. it never pains to polititians of india as well as terrorists from pak. my country men where will you go?kaua har jagah kala hi hota hay( crow is always black, every where).

By: littlemiss Fri, 23 Jul 2010 17:11:16 +0000 welcome back writer : “AS you sow so shall you reap” holds true for India, this time India seems to be caught up, because people in Kashmir have become highly outrageous and are not ready to accept any thing less than self determination, and this time India has no way out in terms of Kashmir and now they are talking about AUTONOMY, which again will be rejected. younger generation of Kashmir has adopted this social networking JIHAD so that they can disseminate the information that is otherwise gaged, and in this way more and more people are understanding the plight of people in Kashmir:

By: walee Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:10:27 +0000 such things have been happening in past too but nothing comes out except change of delhi’s viceroy of j&k …unless & until geopolitics allows kashmir issue is not going get resolved in near future which is closely linked to outcome in afganistan and new economic order

By: Imi Fri, 23 Jul 2010 06:36:32 +0000 It is unfortunate that India is blaming the present uprising to Pakistan and militant groups based there. It speaks volumes about New Delhi’s ignorance about Kashmir problem. Fighting for twenty years in Kashmir, Indians have learnt only one thing, oppression not heal wounds of the people. But ven if this time they wake up put it is too late. The new round of militancy is imminent. And Kashmir’s freedom struggle is safe for next two decades in the hands of new generation…”The Children of Conflict”

By: Majid123 Fri, 23 Jul 2010 06:30:24 +0000 This new generation is witness to their childhood and youth snatched in this conflict. Having prematurely matured, they are creative, exuberant, thinking, writing, ideating, fighting lies with their truth, as they have experienced growing up in Kashmir. They are our hope. They will take our struggle against forgetfulness to another level. They have not lost hope, yet. And they will keep our hopes alive.

By: haleema11 Fri, 23 Jul 2010 06:22:07 +0000 i am stealing umar’s comment. I love it.
“This new generation is witness to their childhood and youth snatched in this conflict. Having prematurely matured, they are creative, exuberant, thinking, writing, ideating, fighting lies with their truth, as they have experienced growing up in Kashmir. They are our hope. They will take our struggle against forgetfulness to another level. They have not lost hope, yet. And they will keep our hopes alive. “

By: KPSingh01 Thu, 22 Jul 2010 20:46:20 +0000 It would be good to try giving freedom to the Muslim majority regions of Kashmir. Jammu and Ladakh should stay with India. The new generation will live off blaming India for all ills. Then the reality will dawn. Pakistan is not going to allow an independent Kashmir to exist. It is an extremely strategic region for all nations surrounding this region. Pakistan will send in its proxies and run it like it did in Afghanistan. And it will make the word “brutal” mild. But that’s ok. For a generation the two populations will smooch with each other using Islamic unity, anti-India venom etc. Pakistan will now accuse India of causing sabotage to peace in its Kashmir and expand the already existing paranoia of India waiting to destroy Pakistan. They are saying that all will be well as soon as Kashmir is “settled.” This means it goes to Pakistan. But they are not going to stop at that. They will continue with their “counter moves” to thwart India’s alleged attempt to gobble up all of Pakistan. Nothing will change at the ground level in Kashmir other than five times of prayer. Kashmir will become another Swat valley full of radical militants dictating terms. But if Kashmiri Muslims are willing to go in that direction it is their freedom and choice. Things are not going to be any better for them. They do not realize how Pakistan dealt with dissent in East Pakistan, Balochistan and Sindh. But hey, I am all for India focusing on its progress and get rid off all the barriers that are dragging its feet.

By: KrishnaSharma Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:45:05 +0000 Children of Conflict??

My answer to these children is as follows.

1) What Conflict?

There is no conflict. Kashmir was always part of India. Pakistan tried to take it but, failed. Then, this pseudo conflict and Scenes on the hope that, some International organization for Human Rights will take note and put pressure through UN.

2) Who is the Children?

Kashmiri Pundits who are the people of Kashmir were driven out of Kashmir by the Non-Indian Muslim Majority. The Muslim majority who slip through the border from Pakistan, Bangladesh. These so called ‘children’ have no legitimate claim on Kashmir. All I see is Human Filth created by Pakistan.

3) Azadi ? Independance?

Who is oppressing/forcing rule in the first place for Independance? If you are not an Indian in Kashmir then, you feel like living out of your natural country right? Yes.

Go back to your country!!!!
Your (children’s) country needs their immense energy to build itself. It has nothing.

4) Independance for what? Go back India !

Suppose India just says ‘Ok we are not going to be in Kashmir’ out of sheer inability to handle the terrorists.
The next thing that is going to happen is

a) Pakistan will just invade, kick these ‘children’. Once the puppet has done its job it is useless. They will just establish bases in this new part and again send people to do this ‘all over again’.

b) Not to mention you know who next door who has an eye for any piece of land due to population.

My point is

1) A group of people who don’t have anything else to do are running these riots.

2) If these ‘children’ really need independance and think they are better, then prove it. BUILD something. That should be a challenge!!!! BUILD a city, Do WORK.

3) If these people are claiming alliance based on religion, then, that is the lamest thing in the world.
And yes this valley now has a majority of lame people.

4) Dont forget that, they are drinking water, eating food and using resources contributed from all over India.

5) If these people can’t build or contribute but, want a part of India. Then, I suggest

– Get out and fight the army like men at the border.

Above all, If it was some other nation these people would have been 6 feet under the next day of their first protest in 1950s.

Finally, to those ‘international organizations’ who think this is independance struggle, what would you say if, for example, suddenly, there is demand for independance by the cousins of these ‘children’ in France, Switzerland, Britain or Manhattan. Then, you will know what India is going through. You bet it is comming.