Discussion on ‘Jammu-Kashmir’–Facts, Challenges and Solutions in Bengaluru
“we need to understand that the frauds committed in the name of Article 370 have to be exposed and real victims have to be discussed. It is an issue of national integration and not a Hindu-Muslim or Congress-BJP issue. Each of us has to educate oneself and write about it, teach about it and try to strengthen the nationalistic forces in Kashmir. We also need to visit J&K to witness the Hindu Kashmir and not just a few famous tourist places,” said RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sampark Pramukh Shri Arun Kumar. He was speaking at a function organised in Bengaluru on June 30. The topic of discussion was ‘Jammu-Kashmir–Facts, Challenges and Solutions’. The function was organised by ‘Manthana’, a forum for intellectual dialogue. At the evening he also addressed another similar programme at ‘Madhavakrupa’, RSS headquarters in Mysore.
Shri Arun Kumar further said the present situation in J&K should be understood in right perspective and everybody has a role to play in it. “Many people ask whether J&K will remain with India and quote plebiscite add a reason for their despondency. I have met everyone from a wide spectrum in the society. Most are either uninformed or are misinformed about J&K. People ask what is the ‘Kashmir problem’. I tell them there is no ‘Kashmir problem’ but a lot of misinformation has been fed, which resulted in wrong actions by the government,” he said.
He said 86 per cent of the state is not involved in any kind of separatist movements. Any issue is only in the Kashmir valley which is the smallest part of the state. The separatist movement has been led and nurtured only by one sect of people and they are the Kashmiri speaking Sunni Muslims. TV channels invite only leaders from this community for discussions. Gujjars Muslims who are nationalistic and other leaders from either Jammu or Ladakh are not invited by anyone. Hassan Khan, who is an MP from Kargil is not invited for his views on the issue. During Amarnath agitation, NDTV invited leaders from Sri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti for its debates on the movement. Sheikh Shakeel was chosen to represent the Sangharsh Samiti. People were flabbergasted to see a Muslim represent SASS. Such is the attitude of TV channels and the government towards any nationalistic forces in the state. Sheikh Shakeel was in fact threatened by Omar Abdullah to withdraw from the agitation, he said. (VSK Karnataka)