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What Jammu wants? An end to Kashmiri imperialism
People of Jammu are not against Kashmiris or Muslims or Kashmiriyat, but against the politics of imperialism practiced by Muftis, Abdullahs and the ilk. The land transfer just gave an opportunity to them to come out and express the pent up anger.
DOES JAMMU want only the land transferred to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) and if this happens, will the matter settle down? Apparantly, this does not seem to be the case.


The Amarnath land transfer is just a symptom of the malaise afflicting the bodypolitic of the state, with all the major stakeholders failing to satisfy the aspirations of Dogras, Kashmiris and Ladakhis, not to speak of the other ethnic and linguistic groups like Gujjars and Paharis.


Right now, what Jammu wants is end to the Kashmiri imperialism, which has been perfected and practiced by the Kashmiri leadership foisted upon the state by union of India.

People of Jammu want an end to the domination of Kashmiris in every sphere of their life. Be it politics, economy, society and culture, the writ of the Kashmir runs in the state and the centre.
The land transfer just gave an opportunity to the people of Jammu to come out and express the pent up anger. However, the people of Jammu are not communal and majority of the people value secularism to the utmost level.

People of Jammu are not against the Kashmiris or Muslims or Kashmiriyat, but they are dead against the politics of imperialism practiced by Muftis, Abdullahs and the ilk.

Barring few incidences that are regrettable, no violence has been perpetrated against our Muslim brothers in Jammu and Kashmir as well.

If Kashmiris can protest against the Indian yoke, the Jammu people have every right to do so. Similarly, the people of Jammu have every right to fight against the yoke put on them by few people and politicians across the Jawahar tunnel.

Jammu, mind you is not against Muslims and Kashmiris, it is against the ideology that upholds the supremacy of everything that is from Kashmir valley.

It is pertinent to mention that during the 14 years of emergency, it is Jammu and its people that have provided the buffer against separatist and anti-India ideology and consequent violence engulfing the state.

Not to be forgotten is the manner, in which Jammuites shared space with the Kashmiri Pandit brothers, who were forced to migrate from Kashmir Valley. Another question, which rises here is why were they forced to leave their land, home and hearths.

Instead of painting the agitation at Jammu as communal and led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), some soul searching is needed to be done by the leaders of mainstream political parties in Kashmir, Jammu and India.

The manner, in which the entire Jammu populace has come to the streets and held the fort against state administration, makes it very clear that it is a peoples movement.












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