|Kashmir centric parties at blind alley|
|3 to 4 families kept issue unresolved, says PM Modi|
|EARLY TIMES REPORT|
JAMMU, Jan 29: Prime Minister NarendraModi has once again hinted that road for traditional Kashmir centric parties has ended.
Addressing a NCC rally in New Delhi, PM Modi while referring to Kashmir said, “About three to four families and political parties were not interested in finding solution of the problem. They kept the issue unresolved.”
An analyst while talking to Early Times said, “The recent statement of Prime Minister Modi is a direct hint that the old Kashmir centric parties may find it difficult to survive in New India, which is seeking answers from them for keeping Kashmir unresolved for more than seven decades.”
He said the developments which took place in Jammu and Kashmir since 1947 are an ample proof of the fact that Kashmir centric politicians, who ruled J&K for so long, kept the pot boiling by claiming that J&K’s accession with the Union of India was not final. “Just few days before August 5, when Centre announced its decision to reorganize Jammu and Kashmir, top Kashmir centric leaders, including the former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, had reiterated that J&K’s accession with the Union of India is not permanent. She had even threatened that no one will be left in Kashmir to raise the tricolor,” the analyst added.
It’s in place to mention here that a few days ago senior PDP leader, and former deputy chief minister of erstwhile J&K State, Muzaffar Hussain Beigh, while addressing a news conference in Jammu had said that “Mehbooba’s tricolor remark could be one of the reasons for Kashmir centric leaders being placed under detention.”
An observer said that Prime Minister, NarendraModi’s, statement about a few families and political parties were impediments in resolving Kashmir, has made it clear that these families and political parties should call it a day. “Whenever political process resumes in Jammu and Kashmir, it will revolve around the new faces. There is no chance about the old leaders making a comeback in Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
The observer said that the new policies that have been formulated to develop J&K, include giving new people a chance, and the most important message, which the Government of India wants to give the new leaders is that they should tell truth to the people that Kashmir was never a dispute.
“Ones who used to talk in one language in Delhi and another in Srinagar have been shown their right place. They have been cut to size and may even end up migrating to some other place,” he said.