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Valley needs Back to Village 2.0- II

July 10, 2019 | Anil Gupta

According to the list released by the MHA, 210 relatives of Kashmiri separatist leaders currently live abroad. The documents also mention that 112 children of the separatists study in foreign lands, out of which 21 belong to 14 well-known separatists. The separatists purportedly utilise the funds received to fuel unrest in the valley in sending their children to foreign schools and universities. The MHA document also reveals as to how they spread hate and violence in Kashmir to further the Pakistani agenda of keeping the pot boiling and Kashmir continuing to remain in perpetual turmoil. While they deny Kashmiris, the right to live peacefully and decide their future as per their own wishes, they themselves lead a lavish lifestyle. While the separatists encourage the youth of the Valley to pick up stones and arms against security forces and join militancy, they seem to have no qualms in shielding their own family from the strife in the region by settling them not only in the metros but abroad as well.
The hands of the Hurriyat leadership are soaked with the blood of innocent Kashmiris and the Kashmiris have the right to know about their misdeeds. This is the story of the great betrayal in Kashmir by their own and they need to be exposed so that the false image they have built in the hearts of the poor Kashmiri folk is shattered.
Sensing defeat in its design of annexing Kashmir through “religious militancy”, radicalisation and jihadi terror, it has now resorted to destroy the future generations of Kashmir by making them drug addicts. The frequency of seizure of drug consignments in the near past must have rung the alarm bells among the concerned authorities by now. Incidentally, drug menace is not confined to the Valley but has also engulfed the border districts of Jammu region and is slowly penetrating into other areas. It is more alarming in the Valley because the youth there is a vulnerable target due to the prevailing circumstances. The environment is such that the youth can be easily lured to drugs initially for fun sake and subsequently turning them into addicts. The example of post-militancy Punjab is worth noting. Radicalisation and drug-addiction are the two major challenges staring in the face of the administration.
The betrayal of their own for lust of money at the behest of an enemy nation needs to be exposed to the Kashmiris. The people need to know that how they have been cheated by their revered leaders in the garb of the “cause.” It is obvious now that it was the lure of money that guided these leaders and that was their sole cause. Every Kashmiri young or old needs to know the true face of the leaders who have been pushing them into hell for their personal gains. There is a need to launch “Back to Village 2.0” in the state.
While “Back to Village 1.0” a massive outreach programme was aimed at taking the administration to the doorstep of the villagers, its 2.0 version should aim at launching an effective information campaign. The information campaign apart from exposing the betrayers should also launch massive anti-drug and anti-radicalisation campaigns. Apart from extensive exploitation of the vernacular press, the campaign should also aim at educating the people and making them aware through audio-visual means. One is reminded of the good old days when the teams of field publicity division of the Government of India used to visit the villages with 16 mm projectors and screen documentary films. Now the technology has improved manifold. Rather than depending on in-house resources government should consider taking the services of professionals in the field. The films/songs should be in the local dialects to widen their reach. Most important is awakening of the youth. Social media is the best platform to connect with the youth. The monopoly of social media by the separatists to promote their hate India agenda needs to be ended and they paid back in the same coin. Social media apart from awakening the youth should also be used for youth awareness. Many measures in vogue or planned by the government for the welfare of the youth including job opportunities need to be given wide publicity through the social media. Use should also be made of the local “Bhands”, which will also help in promoting the local folk art. “Nukkad Natak” (Street plays) can also be staged by professional groups who excel in the field.
If terror has to end and lasting peace ensured in Kashmir, the terror support network both local and Pak-sponsored will have to be completely eliminated. Social awareness will ensure that such elements are exposed and are unable to mislead the simple Kashmiris with anti-India propaganda and exploit the Kashmiri youth. (Concluded)

 


(The author is a Jammu based political commentator, columnist, security and strategic analyst. He can be contacted at anil5457@gmail.com)

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Valley needs Back to Village 2.0- II

July 10, 2019 | Anil Gupta

According to the list released by the MHA, 210 relatives of Kashmiri separatist leaders currently live abroad. The documents also mention that 112 children of the separatists study in foreign lands, out of which 21 belong to 14 well-known separatists. The separatists purportedly utilise the funds received to fuel unrest in the valley in sending their children to foreign schools and universities. The MHA document also reveals as to how they spread hate and violence in Kashmir to further the Pakistani agenda of keeping the pot boiling and Kashmir continuing to remain in perpetual turmoil. While they deny Kashmiris, the right to live peacefully and decide their future as per their own wishes, they themselves lead a lavish lifestyle. While the separatists encourage the youth of the Valley to pick up stones and arms against security forces and join militancy, they seem to have no qualms in shielding their own family from the strife in the region by settling them not only in the metros but abroad as well.
The hands of the Hurriyat leadership are soaked with the blood of innocent Kashmiris and the Kashmiris have the right to know about their misdeeds. This is the story of the great betrayal in Kashmir by their own and they need to be exposed so that the false image they have built in the hearts of the poor Kashmiri folk is shattered.
Sensing defeat in its design of annexing Kashmir through “religious militancy”, radicalisation and jihadi terror, it has now resorted to destroy the future generations of Kashmir by making them drug addicts. The frequency of seizure of drug consignments in the near past must have rung the alarm bells among the concerned authorities by now. Incidentally, drug menace is not confined to the Valley but has also engulfed the border districts of Jammu region and is slowly penetrating into other areas. It is more alarming in the Valley because the youth there is a vulnerable target due to the prevailing circumstances. The environment is such that the youth can be easily lured to drugs initially for fun sake and subsequently turning them into addicts. The example of post-militancy Punjab is worth noting. Radicalisation and drug-addiction are the two major challenges staring in the face of the administration.
The betrayal of their own for lust of money at the behest of an enemy nation needs to be exposed to the Kashmiris. The people need to know that how they have been cheated by their revered leaders in the garb of the “cause.” It is obvious now that it was the lure of money that guided these leaders and that was their sole cause. Every Kashmiri young or old needs to know the true face of the leaders who have been pushing them into hell for their personal gains. There is a need to launch “Back to Village 2.0” in the state.
While “Back to Village 1.0” a massive outreach programme was aimed at taking the administration to the doorstep of the villagers, its 2.0 version should aim at launching an effective information campaign. The information campaign apart from exposing the betrayers should also launch massive anti-drug and anti-radicalisation campaigns. Apart from extensive exploitation of the vernacular press, the campaign should also aim at educating the people and making them aware through audio-visual means. One is reminded of the good old days when the teams of field publicity division of the Government of India used to visit the villages with 16 mm projectors and screen documentary films. Now the technology has improved manifold. Rather than depending on in-house resources government should consider taking the services of professionals in the field. The films/songs should be in the local dialects to widen their reach. Most important is awakening of the youth. Social media is the best platform to connect with the youth. The monopoly of social media by the separatists to promote their hate India agenda needs to be ended and they paid back in the same coin. Social media apart from awakening the youth should also be used for youth awareness. Many measures in vogue or planned by the government for the welfare of the youth including job opportunities need to be given wide publicity through the social media. Use should also be made of the local “Bhands”, which will also help in promoting the local folk art. “Nukkad Natak” (Street plays) can also be staged by professional groups who excel in the field.
If terror has to end and lasting peace ensured in Kashmir, the terror support network both local and Pak-sponsored will have to be completely eliminated. Social awareness will ensure that such elements are exposed and are unable to mislead the simple Kashmiris with anti-India propaganda and exploit the Kashmiri youth. (Concluded)

 


(The author is a Jammu based political commentator, columnist, security and strategic analyst. He can be contacted at anil5457@gmail.com)


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