The core problem of Kashmir is not Pakistan or the separatists - but the Muslim majority

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We want a peaceful resolution to Kashmir ...
You may have heard this statement a countless number of times by now. By Pakistan spokespersons, Kashmiri Separatists and their agents in J&K government and public life.

What is this resolution that they speak of constantly?

Is this the resolution that Kashmir stays where it is, with India, and Pakistan stops it's proxy war and violence in the valley? And both the countries can go on their way, burying the hatchet which has marred the discourse for 6 decades?

Is anybody among them considering this as the peaceful resolution they continuously speak of? Is it not going to be the best final solution for the Kashmiri people, the Pakistani people and the Indian people? That the madness stops ...??

Clearly this posturing is not about a resolution at all. It's not about peace or development either. It is definitely not about India's interest or natural justice.

They complain about the Indian army, but will be happy under ISIS

Every time they utter the phrase “peaceful resolution” you should assume that it's a euphemism for either giving full freedom to Kashmir so it can become the den of the world terrorism under Pakistan's murky leadership and Islamic brotherhood, and right under India's nose. Or, we cut all the formalities and hand over Kashmir, literally the head of India, to Pakistan on a silver platter.

These are the only two favorable outcomes according to Pakistan and it's apologists. But they or their minions, who are thriving under Indian democracy, will never utter it in those many words. They'd rather talk about imaginary atrocities of the armed forces, which have not only protected the integrity of Indian borders over the years but have shed their own blood protecting the very Kashmiri population that is desperate for 'azaadi' - be it from the incessant firing and shelling from Pakistan or natural disasters like flood or earthquake.

The problem is not the separatists

State politics of Kashmir is like every other state of India, opportunist to the core, as long as it ensures a re-election, they will parrot any line which will get them votes, even if it promotes the agenda of India's number one enemy. Indian democracy never really devised any protection for itself to counter such deceit, which uses the the freedom given by India against it’s own interests.

The problem is not the local politics, they're the small fish. The problem is the population composition which has been allowed to be manipulated for more than 3 decades. The problem is not the separatists, but the local population which stands behind them.

What do Kashmiris really want?

India is not the British or like the other imperial powers, it's not even like Pakistan, how it was in Bangladesh, or is now in Balochistan. India is not even like USA or Russia. Then you may wonder what is it that these Kashmiris really want? They're not after development or peace, if they were, they wouldn't side with the aggressor and the country solely responsible for their ruin.

If Kashmir is under attack, people in Delhi don't think it's some colony of India under attack, our soldiers from every part of India die to protect Kashmir and it's people. How does it look when the same people position themselves with the enemy?

Bottomline is sharia-control

It is not Kashmir which was hijacked by India like Pak claims, but an entire part of India has been overtaken by Islamic fundamentalism under Pakistan's sponsorship. Kashmiri Muslims' taking over of Kashmir from India is a classic case of how Islam slowly spreads and takes over the countries, playing the victim while it happens. First it achieves local majority, then drives away the minorities through violence, then plays the victim card while openly engaging in violence.

This pattern has been witnessed repeating again and again, across the world. Exactly how a small infection spreads and becomes gangrene when not treated. It happened in Kashmir, today it's happening in Assam. Has also started in Bengal.

The way ahead ...

Kashmiri pandits are never going back. The generation that was driven away has spent their lives, the new generation has found their roots in the rest of India. They don't want to go back to the beautiful shit-hole.

If normalcy is ever achieved, through abolishing Kashmir's special status, it'll be through new migrants, Biharis, Tamilians, Maharashtrians and the rest of India. Kashmir needs to be absorbed back completely into the Indian state, so much so it can't be distinguished from the rest of India. May be it'll happen some day, won't be easy, will need a lot of courage on the part of India.

Written by Ishaan Mohan Bagga

Political Analyst. Social Visionary. Editorial Journalist. Founder of award winning open-magazine Indian Exponent.

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