Modi’s plan of demographic change in Kashmir may boomerang

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The Kashmir unrest that started after July 2016 with the encounter of militant Burhan Wani has not been resolved due to central government’s refusal to take into account the dialogue process with all stake holders.But Modi government has found alternative antidote to change the demography of the state of Jammu and Kashmir based on petitions from various claimants who argue that they were actually from Kashmir dating back to 200 or even during the period of Afghan rule 1753-1890 who migrated from Kashmir to escape the reign of brutal tyranny.

Several people have claimed that they belong to Jammu and Kashmir based on their old identities dating back to 200 or even still olden times by presenting their Anecdotal evidence.

BJP government at the centre has refused to take up the  solution suggested by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha of talking to all stake holders to establish normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP and its ideological party RSS has been working on Srinagar Master plan by  shifting  several main offices including Civil Secretariat from core city areas to the outskirts in the draft Srinagar Master Plan.

The observations have been made in a technical and analytical review of the Draft Master Plan submitted to Srinagar Development Authority by Hammid Ahmad Wani, urban planner and former chief town planner, Jammu Development Authority.Muslims in Kashmir have already apprehended Modi’s policy of redrawing the demography by allotting land to Kashmiri Pandits, ex-servicemen and to yatras. But Jammu and Kashmir chief minister  Mehbooba Mufti has denied that the Government had granted land for Sainik colony for ex-servicemen from outside the state. Separatists, however, argue that they will foil India’s plans to change the : Muslim-majority character of Kashmir”.

Congress vice President has accused the Narendra Modi Government’s of creating a space in the troubled State of Kashmir for Pakistan to interfere and ‘misbehave’.
Claiming that Modi Government has destroyed the peace established by UPA regime of 10 years in one month, Rahul said “Modi has created an environment in Jammu and Kashmir of hatred and anger, and the only people who benefit from violence and hatred are the Pakistanis.”


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By : Arti Bali

Senior Journalist


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