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Fake victim-hood propaganda
Some people are experts in exploiting everything to their advantage and make a mountain out of a molehill. Communists, Muslims, NGOs, activists etc are experts in this art.

Very recently, controversial IAS officer, Shah Faesal, in his resignation post/letter tried to raise such a fake tale of Muslim and Kashmir victimhood that is far away with the truth on the ground and filled with political bravado. After months of theatrics, Shah Faesal, that was made by the media, the scholarly and magnetic topper of the 2010 batch of the Indian Administrative Service and erroneously described him as a pioneer, a star and a role model for many in the Kashmir Valley. Media did not mention that it was the very high score in Urdu language paper that made him Topper. Urdu has no significance for the nation or for the society and administration. He blamed the unabated killings in Kashmir, the lack of genuine approach by the Union government, the second-class treatment to Muslims, the threat to the special status of J&K, the rising intolerance and hate in India, and the subversion of autonomous institutions such as the RBI, CBI and NIA.

As usual, the media gave the highest coverage to his resignation and shed tears that the nation could not keep someone like Faesal happy enough to continue in service. He very easily entered into India's highest echelons of civil services very easily, by the help of Urdu but he completely failed to contribute anything for the people, or for the state or for the nation. It is wrong to blame that the system kills all idealism in the likes of Faesal. It is all Faustian lies. So many IAS officers resign but all fail to make any headline. But Shah Faesal's resignation is unique. He remained in the headlines for so many days. His concern for India's Muslims, its Constitution and its institutions, Faesal is highly communal and erroneous. He echoes attitude that is shared by most Communists, Muslims and opposition parties. It was political writing on the wall. However, in his observations on Kashmir, Faesal follows and parrots the storyline that is at absolutely at variance with both realities on the ground, as well as with the views of the vast majority of liberal, tolerant, secular Indians outside Kashmir.

The dominant story in the Kashmir Valley is that has been gamely clinched by the left intelligentsia and parroted by the international community. It stresses upon the so-called betrayal and repression of the people of Kashmir, by a distrustful and callous Indian state. He did not mention that the ongoing unrest is only in the five districts of Kashmir and spread by Sunni Muslims. Ladakh and Jammu region are totally peaceful and Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and non-Sunni Muslims are very happy with the government, rather they are repressed by the Sunni Muslims of the Valley. There is free democracy in the state. The radicalisation of the Sunni Muslims, terror attacks and stone pelting are mainly responsible for all the violence and deaths in the Valley. The Valley people grab maximum resources. However, their demands are never-ending. It is, of course, rather impossible to speak in the Kashmir Valley, where it has a status of divine victimhood. However, for the sake of Kashmir, and for the sake of the rest of India, it is necessary to expose such hypocrites and attack their narrow, sectarian, communal ideology, that itself rests on religious bigotry, xenophobia, and a complete denial any rights to other non-Muslims.

It is a one-sided story of false victimhood that ignores the sentiments of Kashmiris themselves. The senseless guarantee, given to the Kashmiri Muslim leaders of the Valley, about the controversial special status under Article 370, unnecessary high level importance to rogue and terror state of Pakistan, an electoral system that is treason of the popular will, politicians and people hunting subsidies, freebies and concessions from the rest of India, merciless killing and cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus, and secularism turned down and replaced by fanatic Wahabism have been mainly responsible for all the mess.

Kashmiri Muslims respect the sentiments of India and Hindus. Respect is two-way traffic. Separatists and Muslim leaders of Kashmir understand this and follow this. They have to shun their love for Pakistan. Indians cannot forget the killings of the Partition. But hate and violence is not the answer. The terms of intifada, jihad and Wahabism are hated by the nation.

During the last three decades of violence many useless initiatives of peace were taken by the government of India. They must understand that Pakistan and people of Pakistan will never change and want the never-ending violence in Kashmir. The Muslims of the valley have to come out the victimhood syndrome. Rather rest of the nation is a victim of their violence and brutalities.

Kashmiri Muslims are responsible for the perpetuation of violence and unrest. They have to come out from the shadows of Pakistan and Islam. Shah Faesal and Valley people wrongly have interwoven with a one-sided narrative of Kashmiri victimhood and concern for Muslims in India. The idea is not only wrong but also very communal in itself. His idealism is highly misplaced. It is good that Shah Raesal has gone otherwise he would have been harmed the interest of the nation, a lot from within. The politics of Kashmir has got another separatist rising star. His resignation is again to the bureaucracy that is guided by the faithfulness to the Constitution and to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India. They have to shun Narcissism. Kashmir Muslims are always in hunt of gratification of their vanity and ego like Narcissa. They are in love with their falsely woven image like the victim of a psychoanalytic or narcissistic disorder called megalomania.

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