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Breakup of the unholy PDP-BJP alliance and the future of Kashmir
We had listening to the word 'CRUSH' since the BJP was an insignificant party in the opposition; it was a common currency of political dialogue as the so-called fanatic fringe of RSS / BJP and PDP entered into an unholy alliance to share the power in Kashmir; and now we hear about crush when the RSS fanatic fringe has assumed the role of real puppeteer.

The new calculated development of divorce has erupted as expected. The 2019 election is looming large at the horizon. The RSS / BJP juggernaut is nervous and shaky after losing plethora of parliament by-elections and state Assembly elections.

Ask a simple diction player and he / she will explain that Crush as Verb means - deform, pulverize, or force inwards by compressing forcefully, violently subduing  and crease or crumple. In Phrasal Verbs 'crush' means 'Be infatuated with.' So many heroines of their time have had a crush on Dilip Kumar. Crush as Noun means - A crowd of people pressed closely together, a fenced passage with one narrow end; as mass noun it suggests a drink made from the juice of pressed fruit.

I'm terribly confused as in what context these RSS political pot-valients are using the term CRUSH when they talk about Kashmir.

The shallow opinion formers of RSS believe that President's rule for six months would crush ruthlessly terrorism which, according to them, exists in just a few districts in the Kashmir Valley. They need to visit the Valley. Those who sell the idea that the Kashmir insurgency can be crushed if the state machinery is in the hands of the Governor, they need to read a chapter or two of Kashmiri history.

According to Wikipedia, 13 July 1931 is the Kashmir Martyrs' Day: Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir  is observed on July 13 every year not only on both sides of the Line of Control but also all over the world by the Kashmiris to pay homage to 22 Kashmiris who were martyred in 1931 to free Kashmir from the brutalities of despotic Dogra rulers. It was revolt against atrocities on July 13, 1931 when people rose against the autocratic Dogra rule and protested against the prosecution of sympathizer of Kashmir struggle, Abdul Qadeer Khan Ghazi.

There is an ironic continuity in the curls of history from 1931 to 1947.

A Governor of a democracy can't be more powerful than an autocratic Maharaja of yore.

Analysing the wretched existence, the ordinary Kashmiri is caught between Pakistan-backed militancy and India's military occupation, Arundhati Roy wrote, in 2011, an article titled "The Dead Begin to Speak Up in India":

"Kashmir is in the process of being isolated, cut off from the outside world by two concentric rings of border patrols – in Delhi as well as Srinagar – as though it's already a free country with its own visa regime. Within its borders of course, it's open season for the government and the army. The art of controlling Kashmiri journalists and ordinary people with a deadly combination of bribes, threats, blackmail and a whole spectrum of unutterable cruelty has evolved into a twisted art form."

This scribe has never endorsed the idea that Kashmir should become an independent entity or a part of flopped state – Pakistan. Islam believes in peaceful co-existence. It advices its followers to keep their doors and even windows open. Islam doesn't advise to raise the walls. Khwaja Ajmeri and all the Sufi saints bear witness to that theme. Independent Kashmir has no future and sooner or later Kashmir's youth would have to learn this the hard way. They should read the books of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and not listen to the misguided diatribes of Hurriyat's tired horses.

However, the incidents like two serving state ministers seen attending a rally organised in support of the accused in the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl from Kathua exacerbate the situation. The use of civilians as human shields is not a helping idea to bring normalcy in the Valley.

Love and understanding, patience and tolerance, forgive and forget are the only options available for both the sides. Hard lines and muscular approaches never work in such situations. It did never work in past. We have to talk with aspiring young Kashmiris. The Hurriyat, Abdullahs and Muftis are no longer relevant! Going to extreme end, crossing the threshold and jumping into the dark will lead into another cul-de-sac. Winning the elections is not as important as winning hearts.

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Naim Sahib! I really couldn't find what your point? Criticising RSS/BJP or any other parties is alright because this a free country & everybody has a right to opinion. But I read nearly thrice to understand your point & failed.In the mean time I find some statements are either misleading or very selective. You used the term CRUSH used by some BJP man. I agree that in a democracy Crushing has no role. But then you referred 13 July 1931 killing of some mUslims but totally ignored KP massacre. Who crushed whom? Then you wrote 'Islam believes in peaceful coexistence". you must be right but then do Muslims practice that? In No Islamic country including Pakistan & Bangladesh other religion could sustained.. Even in India in Srinagar, KPs were fled, In west Bengal & Kerala Hindus are fleeing. I don't say Islam says so but yes certain Muslim section does it which you never mentioned. And then linking Kathua episode. I always use to say don't always jump the gun because what is appearing may not true. We saw in Junaid case which was just a seat conflict in a running train but hyped as beef lynching. There's no problem in waiting for sometimes. I don't have faith on politicians including BJP. But the locals of Jammu are narrating a different story & we shouldn't reject those too. What's wrong in waiting? In any case Kathua accused demanding narco test for them? Finally, please don't mix Kashmir in your criticism to RSS/BJP or any other party. Kashmir is a problem since independence & can only be solved when there would be political unanimity. As citizen of the country we can discuss it's current affairs/politics etc but shouldn't make Kashmir an elibi to score a point on opponents.
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