Saturday, March 19, 2011
4,812 civilians and 2,219 Security Force personnels have lost their lives since 2001 due to the violence in Jammu and Kashmir. The valley known for apples, cashmere wool, houseboats and saffron is suffering endlessly in curfews, stone pelting, protests, open gun fires, arrests and violence. Kashmir, India, Pakistan, China, and the UN all have their own stances and explanations for the Kashmir issue, but after all have been said and done, why does it still remains an issue? Many questions and doubts arise in our minds; through this article I express a few of them…..
Ask anyone in the Kashmir valley about his nationality and it is very unlikely that you’d get to hear, “I am an Indian”. Despite being an Indian state, most Kashmiris today demand for an independent Kashmir. India has contributed tremendously to the development of Jammu and Kashmir in terms of economic development and infrastructure; social development and infrastructure; and administrative development. Why then does Kashmir seek independence? Is it because the military presence of the Indian Army is more of harassment than protection? Don’t they realise that it is necessary to make sure that terrorism does not raise its ugly head in the region yet again?
Even after 63 years of accession of Jammu& Kashmir to India, Pakistan states the issue is controversial, which they choose to term as fraudulent. Hadn’t it been made clear that the Indian troops had landed in Kashmir only after the Accession had been agreed to and duly signed, but kept from being made public because of some political reasons? Why does Pakistan still suffer in doubt? Is it because they refuse to see the truth as it is inconvenient to them.
The Instrument of Accession was signed by 500 princely states. Why then were there special terms and conditions in the accession signed by Kashmir? Why was the accession of Kashmir not dealt with by Home Minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel but by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru himself? While the accession of all other states was unconditional why was the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to be decided through the democratic method of free and impartial plebiscite?
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru made the case worse by implementing article 370 to the state, thus giving it a special status which no other Indian state has ever enjoyed. It says that the decisions taken in the Indian Parliament will not be applicable in the region of J&K unless stated. Even as J & K was allowed to draft its own State Constitution (separate from the Indian Constitution), the J&K state was permitted to have its own flag. In a nation like India, where the Tri-colour is regarded so high that permission has to be sought from the court to hoist it publicly, isn’t it gross disrespect for a state to have its own flag that it regards higher than the nation’s flag?
With Sheikh Abdullah as the state’s Wazeer-e-Azam, the supreme dominance of the Kashmir Valley and its Muslims over Jammu & Kashmir state and the suppression of Jammu and Ladakh had begun. Why do we forget that Jammu and Kashmir is not only about the Kashmir valley which is a Muslim dominated region? J&K has a population of over 1,01,43,700, of which 67% is Muslims, 29% of Hindus and rest 4% of Buddhists and Sikhs. People in Jammu and Ladakh still want to remain Indians.
The list of questions though endless, there is only one answer that I, any Kashmiri or every Indian would love to listen to
“Peace Prevails in our Paradise
Sunday, January 24, 2010
ARE WE HUMANS?
We call our self Human Beings; do we deserve to say that? The only thing which makes us different from others is our ability to rational thinking. But our greed has made us a brutal murderer. We care about our life but what about those whom we kill daily just to fulfill our desires. Daily ….. Millions of animals are killed so that there meat can be sold. Do we know under what conditions they are kept? How much pain do they suffer?
Once you will see the quality involved in raising animals for food you will understand why millions of compassionate people have decide to leave meat of their plates.
Chickens are the most abused animals in this world. They are crammed in the filthy sheds by the tens and the thousands. They often die of heart attacks and starvation. Some of them can’t even withstand their weight because they are genetically modified and hence they can’t reach out their food. They are often beaten by a metal rod which makes them unconscious yet in suffering. After keeping in filthy conditions for weeks they are send to slaughter house without food and water. Then their throats are slit while they are conscious.
Cattles also undergo the same treatment. Their horns are chopped off with cutters without the pain killers and even electric shocks are given by the workers to make them move. 40% of dairy cows are lame by the time they reach slaughter house. More than 100000 cows are unable to walk of the trucks every year yet they are slaughtered for human food any way.
Pigs are killed by slamming their head against the floor. Like chickens they grow faster and their limbs can’t sustain their drug induced weight. Many pigs become injured and ill but they are not treated because as long as they are still alive they can make profits to the company if they make to the slaughter house. Those who can’t make to the slaughter are killed with a shot gun. Industry data shows that around 400000 pigs who are not able to walk reach slaughter and 100000 arrive dead. They undergo throat slit while they are still alive and some of them are burnt alive to remove their hair.
Every time we eat we make a choice, please choose vegetarianism.
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Friday, October 16, 2009
AS WE ALL KNOW INDIA IS A AGRICULTURE BASED COUNTY WHO'S FARMERS ARE TOTALLY DEPENDENT UPON MONSOON. INADEQUATE IRRIGATION FACILITIES, DEPENDENCY ON MONSOON HAS MADE SITUATION PATHETIC. NOW THE IDEA OF CENTRALIZATION OF RIVERS CHANNELIZES THE COURSE OF RIVER TO THOSE AREAS WHERE WATER IS SCANTY. IT WILL NOT ONLY HELP IN MAKING PRODUCTION BETTER BUT ELECTRICITY CAN ALSO BE GENERATED OUT OF IT.
ON THE OTHER HAND THIS PROJECT REQUIRES 560000 CR ORES OF INVESTMENT, WHICH IS THE MAJOR DRAWBACK AT PRESENT.
OTHER SHORT COMINGS ARE LIKE WHEN WE WILL CHANNELIZE THE COURSE OF RIVERS , IT WILL REQUIRE HUGE RESERVOIRS RESULTING IN REHABILITATION PROBLEMS OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY LIVING THERE.