By Ravish Kumar
They ask me questions about the killing of Kashmiri Pandits and local citizens, not them.
How you look at civilian killings in Kashmir depends on how you want to see them. If you have decided to watch like this, then what is the need to even watch?
Terrorists don’t determine the religion before killing anyone, but the politics of killing is being divided according to religion. Whenever something happens in Kashmir, spices are prepared to further the politics of UP Bihar.
Everyone should ask what happened to the demonetization that was supposed to bring an end to terrorism? What happened to the claims made in the name of abrogating Article 370 to end terrorism? Home Minister Amit Shah had said that terrorism will end after the abrogation of Article 370. The same claim was made at the time of demonetization in 2016 as well. Has terrorism ended? Will you ask this question to Amit Shah or Ravish Kumar?
In the last one year, terrorists have killed 28 civilians in Kashmir. Among them are common citizens, teachers, and members of Panchayats.
Out of these 28 people, 21 are Muslims and are 7 non-Muslims. Seven people have been murdered last week. Three out of them are Muslims, one Kashmiri Pandit and a Sikh. Two are Dalits and are from outside Kashmir.
The terrorists killed them because according to them these people were informers of the government and they were fighting terror. Their sacrifice against terror is of great importance. They sacrificed their life for Kashmiri Muslims as well as Kashmiri Pandits. You cannot differentiate the killing of Muslims and Kashmiri Pandits by terrorists. Terrorists have killed 36 civilians in 2019 and 33 in 2020. Most of them are Muslims. No one has taken notice of what is happening in Kashmir that why terrorists are killing civilians?
Last week, a new group of terrorists ‘TRF’ had killed Majeed Ahmed Gojri and Mohammad Shafi Lone in Srinagar. No leader of the valley went to both the houses.
Does IT Cell remember them as those who sacrificed their lives for the country? Civilians fighting terror have no importance in its view?
On the other hand, it is a good thing that everyone went ahead to sympathize with the families of murdered Kashmiri Pandit and a Sikh teacher. Supinder Kaur and her associate Deepak Chand were murdered. The Hindu newspaper reported that Muslim colleagues working in the same school dropped them at their home.
Local people visited Makhan Lal Bindru’s house in large numbers to pay their tributes to the deceased family. Since Bindru was a chemist, his customers also came to visit his family. Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti also visited his house.
Farooq Abdullah said that the devils have killed Bindru. Bindru’s daughter said that she is not going to leave the valley. Terrorists can kill his father, not his thinking. Many Kashmiri Pandits said that the killing of Bindru was like a personal attack on them. They have been taking medicines from his shop for three generations. No one is with the terrorists in this murder. Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh’s statement has been published which says that people from all sections of the valley have condemned the killing.
Many people asked whether the common Muslims there took out a procession or protest against the killing of Kashmiri Pandits. But before asking for a yes or no answer, see how the political and social structure of protest in the valley been dismantled after 5th August 2019.
At that time, you were the one supporting it when all the power to protest was being ended. Terrorists killed 21 Muslims on the basis of suspicion of supporting the government. There was no procession for them either. Why didn’t you come out then, just think about this question.
Had they protested for those 21 Muslims killed and then not for the Kashmiri Pandits then you could have the right to say that the local people are not with the Kashmiri Pandits.
You have witnessed that the leaders of Kashmir did not go to the house of Majeed and Shafi, they visited to the house of Bindru and Kaur. Special initiative must be taken to gain confidence of the minority which the leaders of Kashmir did.
TRF, the terrorist organization that carried out the killings, has warned that anyone who helps the government, irrespective of religion, will not be spared. Be it external or internal. Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh has told The Hindu newspaper that killings are taking place to defame the local Muslims of Kashmir. The brotherhood of Kashmir is being attacked by killing innocent civilians.
The killing of Kashmiri Pandits has its own historical and political significance. Of course terrorists killed 21 Muslims because they were with the government against terror but the killing of Kashmiri Pandit should be looked at apart from numbers. The killing of one Kashmiri Pandit is also tantamount to the killing of thousands of Kashmiri Pandits because the horrors of the 1990s have come to the fore again. The apprehensions have increased that it might start again.
A sense of insecurity has prevailed among the Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs living in the valley. Sikh and Pandit employees have not gone to work since a week. They are unable to leave their homes. That is why we cannot see the murder of Makhan Lal Bindru and Sikh teacher Supinder Kaur in numbers and in isolation. It is the responsibility of the central government and the state government to make them feel safe.
Information about the happenings in Kashmir is coming but either limited or twisted. Mainstream media no longer exists there. In the name of news, government’s propaganda runs, but the situation does not change with it.
Do you know that when BJP leader and Panchayat member Rakesh Pandita was killed, his family got 45 lakhs as compensation, but at the same time when BJP’s Muslim Panchayat member was killed, his family only got 5 lakh compensation? Is this the right thing to do? How the government is dividing the society by playing this kind of compensation politics.
The terrorists also killed two Dalit workers, who were from outside Kashmir. When Virendra Paswan of Bhagalpur was murdered, his body was not handed over to the family. The family did not even pay their last respects and the last rites were performed in Kashmir itself. Virendra Paswan was subjected to similar cruelty not only by terrorists but also by the government. Nobody asked Ravish Kumar about the injustice done to him, why is he silent? What the government has done with Virendra Paswan is justifiable? Couldn’t the government take his body to Bhagalpur? Are those asking about my silence asking this question to the government?
We should see how the local administration is building trust among the people or drawing new lines of distrust. It has come to the fore in several media reports that people who feel they have been forced to sell their land have been asked to file complaints on the website.
In 1997, Farooq Abdullah had enacted the Distress Sale Act, but that law never came into force. The new administration made a website and talked about registering a complaint with the people. Our colleague Nazir said that in many districts a large number of complaints registered are being found to be fake or false. In many complaints, it has also come out that the power of attorney in the matter of sale of most of the land is made in Jammu. There are no complaints from the local Pandits living in the valley. The one who had bought the land has also sold the land to many people, so this task of recovering the new price from the buyer has become entangled. Terrorists are giving air to the discontent being created at the local level due to this. Not much is known about this, but journalists said that these reasons are also being looked into among the new attacks.
It was claimed that a new wind of development would blow after the abrogation of Article 370, which would put an end to the terror. From giving job to all the promises, the review is still pending. The promise of providing fifty thousand jobs hangs in the air. Several hundred people have been arrested since the recent killings. It tells how the government is working. It is telling that the government is also under the shadow of fear. The Government has failed to maintain law and order process in the valley. On one hand it takes so many days for police to arrest a minister’s son in UP, minister starts doing politics of Brahmin society, on the other hand several hundred people are arrested for murders in Kashmir.
The incidents happening in Kashmir establishes that both the people and the jawans (army) are not safe there. Today, many soldiers were martyred in the terrorist attack in Poonch.
Kashmiri Pandits are living the life of prisoners in transit camps. The terrorists are suspecting that the common people work with the government; the government is suspecting that the common people sympathize with terrorists. There are talks of building trust but that trust is not visible.
When did not the wind of terror blow from Pakistan? But what happened to the claims of having taught it a lesson and brought it under control? If all this had happened, and then from where did this new terrorist organization come from?
Beware of misleading and poisonous propaganda being spread by Hindi newspapers, channels and WhatsApp University. No one is silent on Kashmir. Everyone has spoken and condemned the killing of Kashmiri Pandits and their feeling of insecurity.
It is the responsibility of the Modi government to create a sense of security among the Pandits. Running some propaganda about Kashmir in UP Bihar is not a success for the policies of Kashmir.
It is the job of Prime Minister Modi to speak on these matters. Has he said anything to give confidence to Kashmiri Pandits? Four farmers were crushed to death, two BJP workers were killed, a journalist and a driver were killed but the Prime Minister did not speak.
He used to challenge the Kashmiri Pandits only. Jawans were martyred in Poonch today, did the Prime Minister utter a word?
Is IT cell asking this question or explaining to you why Ravish Kumar is silent? Did IT Cell or did you try to find out what happened to Kashmiri Pandits in the last seven years? Will Ravish Kumar have to make up for Narendra Modi’s silence? It is simple that the propaganda of Modi government is at stake in Kashmir. If the policies were in place, they would have worked. Actually people are getting poorer because of petrol and diesel.They can’t find any new lies to go among the people. They have started jumping again after the killing of Kashmiri Pandit. They have nothing to do with Kashmiri Pandits.
Note- For this, I had to read the entire report of Vijeta Singh and Peerzada Aashiq published in the Hindu newspaper. I have watched Nazir Masoodi’s reports for our channel. Nazir Masoodi has done many reports. After reaching so much information, surely there will be more things, but you who have become trained in doing Hindu Muslim in everything, did you know so many things?
Copied from Facebook post and translated by Muslim Mirror