By: Abdullah Qamar
In August 1947, India and Pakistan made the place on the world’s map in the result of partition plan of June 3, 1947. This partition was an outcome of the ideological freedom movement. Two considerable nations were living in the subcontinent those are all the way different from each other. At the time of partition, there were round about 635 princely states. According to the partition plan, these were the people of those princely states who had the right to decide the future of their state through a referendum. But Hindu leaders of Congress manifested their oppression and demented mentality. They played with the future of so many people living in those states. Throughout history, India has always damaged the peace all the time. Today India is a great threat to global peace. At the time of partition, somehow India tried to create the troubles when Muslim leaders were trying hard to balance the circumstances. It interrupted a couple of states and tried to influence them. With a coalition of Sir Radcliffe, Congress leaders occupied on many states of the Muslim majority. On 27th of October 1947, India invaded in a state of Muslim majority Jammu and Kashmir and tried to subjugate the real landholders. India also did the same with Junagadh, Manavadar, Gujarat and many others. At that time, Founder of Pakistan Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah declared the Kashmir policy. Quaid e Azam ordered Army Chief to send troops to the Kashmir for the protection of the Kashmiris. He called Kashmir the jugular vein of Pakistan. Indian forces started the genocide of Kashmiris. The Muslims of Kashmir paid a heavy price for their aspirations to become part of Pakistan. Indian army, forces of Dogra Maharaja and Hindu extremists massacred over 300000 Kashmiris Muslims just within the period of two months in Jammu region. Actually, the bloodbath was intended to turn the population ratio in the favor of India if international community calls for the referendum over this occupation. But India’s this strategy could not meet their expectations. Later India brought this issue to the United Nations. But UN never looked serious to solve this issue. Anyhow, when people of Kashmir conceived that it is not going to be resolved through the peaceful means they intensified the movement to secure their right to self-determination. The freedom movement is still continued. Indian establishment used power to refrain them. Kashmiri youth lifted up this movement to its peak. They have been conceived the worst of the consequences to the hilt. Now, well-educated youth is leading the freedom movement. Recently, a Ph.D. scholar Dr. Mannan Wani has laid down his life for this cause. Kashmiris are not living the normal life. It’s not about any specific group, students, traders, lawyers, kids, political personalities and people from all walk of life are contributing to this movement. Today hearts of the Kashmiris are filled against India because they lose their loved ones daily. I personally reckon it is heartrending to read, write and listen about life in Kashmir. But they pass through this situation every day. Indian army martyred 10 Kashmiris in a day, a few days ago.
Today entire Kashmiri nation is standing on the single point agenda that is FREEDOM. Some recent developments have stamped that India has badly failed in Kashmir. Approximately, zero turn out of the elections proves that people of Kashmir are not agreed to stay with India. India’s fake narrative has been unveiled in front of the international community. Waving Pakistani flags on the land of Kashmir shows their verdict. They are burying their martyrs in Pakistani flags. So it doesn’t need any further evidence of their love and aspirations for Pakistan.
Concluding more, it has been proved that Kashmiris hate India. Both Pakistani nation and government should play the role of their part. It is appreciable that how our foreign minister Mr. Qureshi and representative in the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi are raising voice for the Kashmir. But we will have to feel their pain, and fight their case as our own case and it is our own case because our founding father called it jugular vein. Pakistan should expose Indian atrocities in Jammu-Kashmir. As well as, UN and other international human rights organizations should take notice the Indian state terrorism in IOK.
Note: The writer is a student of English literature and History. He writes on different political, strategic and diplomatic affairs. He can be reached at email@example.com
27 October – Black Day For Kashmiris
By: Abdullah Qamar