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What Jammu thinks

india Updated: Aug 19, 2008 20:14 IST
What Jammu thinks

You know why the Valley is making such a ruckus over a hundred acres of land? Because they are fundamentalists who want to disrupt the Amarnath yatra. They’ve always dominated the state since 1947 and have been a pampered lot. Look at all the development and allocations in the Valley while we are neglected year after year. There’s never been a Hindu Chief Minister in the last 61 years. Come to think of it, there’s not even been a Hindu Minister in important portfolios. Even when Mufti Mohammed Sayeed had a Hindu Deputy Chief Minister, he gave more important portfolios to Muzaffar Beigh of his own party. Tells you a story, doesn’t it?

The People’s Democratic Party is anti-national. Its leaders protect terrorists. They raised the land transfer issue for cheap electoral benefits. They brought down the government and caused this crisis. If we don’t protest, they’ll hand us over to Pakistan. After all, doesn’t PDP president Mehbooba Mufti openly talk of legitimising Pakistani currency here?

Secessionist organisations like the Hurriyat are manufacturing an agitation on the highway at Pakistan’s behest. They just need an excuse to secede. The army should crush them. The government must have an advisory committee of army officers to run states like J&K. Otherwise, along with pseudo-secularists, they’ll finish this country.

The Congress practises vote-bank politics, pandering to minorities at our expense. The central and state governments both took the land back from the Shrine Board under pressure from these fundamentalist Muslims. And then what happened? The governments spinelessly succumbed when Kashmiris had demonstrated for only four days. Have they responded to our agitation even after a month? Why can’t they agree to give a little plot of land to Hindus when there is such a strong public sentiment in favour of it?

Article 370 gives a special status to the state only to pander to Muslims. These terrorists in Kashmir hold us to ransom with threats of secession, and Congress governments meekly bow before these anti-national threats.

Kashmiri Muslims killed Pandits and burnt temples in 1990, forcing an exodus. They also snatched the best jobs. And still they’re not satisfied. If we allow them to get away this time, there will be no space for Hindus in J&K today — and in the country tomorrow.