By Arti Bali,(Sr Journalist)
Nero was playing on a fiddle while the Rome was burning —-this amply fits in the present situation when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers undertake foreign tours while the national integrity is at stake in Kashmir.
The Kashmir situation has deteriorated dangerously during Modi’s tenure as Prime Minister and he will have to take entire blame for the current situation that involves 78 killings of protesters , the longest period of curfew witnessed by Kashmiris and emergence of Islamic ideology in the Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir .
Making random approaches without first understanding the gravity of the situation by not discussing the various dimensions of the problem with the previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress party president has brought the country to such a dangerous edge.
His unexpected and casual meeting with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif that amounted to romantic approaches basically have been responsible for the recent unrest in Kashmir.
PM never bothered to call Mehbooba Mufti to discuss and find the real solution to the ongoing problem in Kashmir and rather blatantly ignored it as he was busy with the elections in various parts of the country.
Modi must understand that the entire blame will not fall on the shoulders of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti because she became chief minister during an unexpected turn of events and this was infact in alliance with BJP in the state and Narendra Modi being PM will have to shoulder the main blame for this chaos.
The all-party delegation led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the Intelligence agencies informed Modi that the current unrest is quite different from those in the past years so far as it has acquired utter religious dimensions of Hindi-Muslim divide.
The seeds for which were sown by BJP MPs during the two and a half- rule of Modi’s regime by communalising the environment in the entire country by upping the cow Rakshaka movements, Dadrilynching incidents and creating a sense of terror among the Muslims of the country .
The government was repeatedly warned by the media to guard against such developments .Now,the sufi culture of Kashmir has taken the culture of Wahabism and the Hindu-Muslim clashes are being witnessed on the sacred soil of pur country and small kids in Kashmir are holding placards of “Go India back”.
Sadly,it is pointed out that Pakistan has been indulging in such conspiracies or games from the very beginning and the government failed to play a proactive role to curb these anti-India elements .
God forbids if any part of Kashmir is stripped away from India our beloved Prime Minister’s name will be written in the blackest words.