Recently some statements were made by some Huryat (Mirwaiz group) aiming to derail the movement from the goal it has scripted with the blood and tears of thousands of Kashmiris. Nothing could be more shocking than the immature statement that ‘Security Council resolutions on Kashmir have become irrelevant’. This reflects the stand of Hurayat (Mirwaiz) goes in line with the stand India has taken so far. But the furor and adverse reaction from the public and from its own constituent units forced its chairman retreat back to its ‘1993 Huryat constitution’. Reminding them that no one, in whatever status he positions himself in, can make a compromise.
The response of New Delhi to the political uprisings – all non-violent in character – is a symptom of a particular ailment it suffers from. Dyslexia is a medical term used for a person rather patient when he finds difficult to determine the meaning of a simple sentence. This difficulty is not because of any visual impairment but inability of brain to recognize the symbols, process the information and derive a meaning out of this whole process. New Delhi’s behavior to Kashmiris struggle for independence shows it is inflicted with political dyslexia. That is why though it sees every writing transparently clear on the faces of freedom-loving people and the roar of the peaceful protests is audible to her effectively, the dyslexia makes her virtually blindfolded to such developments. And it keeps on creating false dilemmas.
One such construct is that United Nations Security Council resolution on Kashmir have lost their relevance and have become impracticable. That type of rhetorical strategy is aimed to pull Kashmir out from the United Nations agenda.
Thus rob it off international character and whittle Kashmir down to one-of-the-Indian-state federating unit, just Haryana, just Bihar with no international status. Grabbed in that grove, the only choice for the Kashmiris is to accept solution within the ambit of Indian constitution. Witness the homilies derived by the authorities. Only days before governor of J&K N.N Vohra addressing a seminar at Kashmir university, argued that ‘poor governance fuels alienation’, as if Kashmiris peaceful Intifadah has its semantic strands in “poor governance” and Kashmiris have since long sealed their fate with India.
Till now rulers in Delhi and their political lackeys in Srinagar were susceptible of this conditioning, but now this dyslexia contagion has affected some political wizards in resistance camp as well. Obviously Indians have reasons to feel puffed up for having weaned away some “Huryat” leaders to their fold and are cashing on this flip-flopping. Even the political crunches of Delhi in Kashmir are deriving pleasure in, as they say, “vindicating” their ‘self-rule’ or ‘autonomy’ slogans. It is not only that UN resolutions provide a legal basis to the Kashmir dispute and recognize its International status, what is more, and equally important, is that they provide the best possible solution in synch with the UN character. The Kashmir dispute primarily is the issue of the self-determination which is a basic principle of UN charter that has been reaffirmed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and applied countless to the settlement of the International disputes. The issue is not about patch of land that is rich in minerals, gas and water resources, that has mesmerizing natural sceneries and thick forest cover and large glaciers, the issue involves life and future of sixteen million people of the state. And both India and Pakistan admitted the disputable nature of Kashmir when Kashmir was brought before the Security Council in 1948. The plebiscite verdict delivered too was admitted by India and Pakistan. The world accepted the RSD of Kashmiris. Even Security Council appointed Admiral Chester Nimitz as plebiscite administrator.
Since January 1949 UN military observers are roaming in white jeeps in both Srinagar and Muzaffarabad and are monitoring siege-fire and reporting to Secretary General routinely. We do not witness any such activity in any Indian state. Not even in those states where alienation is deeper and pronounced.