J&K Diary: Valley falling prey to sectarian forces
Intro: Islamic sectarian terroristic activity headed by ISIS, which they like to call Jihad, is provoking Valley people against India, and it’s time Indian Government becomes more cautious.
At a time when powerful and resourceful Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is making its way to terrorize the world, the sectarian forces, once scattered, are uniting and are gaining confidence across the globe. In the very recent past Kashmir valley has witnessed many unexpected changes in the behavior of its sizable population. The Valley, which did not react on the hanging of Terrorist Afzal Guru, even after being provoked by anti-nationalists of Valley for weeks, seems to surrender to the tactics of ISIS.
In the recent past many incidents one after another have forced one to think that something is not right here in Valley. On 18 July (Friday) unruly local mob of the valley attacked Amarnath Yatris and burnt setups meant for basic survival of Yatris. Next week, historical and ancient Mata Kheer Bhawani temple was attacked on 25 July (Friday) where again local mob pelted stones and tried to disfigure it. Situation in Tral turned violent after a terrorist (a Pakistani) was killed by Indian Army. Separatist organizations of valley misguided youths to initiate Anti-Army protest when a local terrorist was killed by Army. Other than the aacceptance of separatist ideology, increasing protests in Valley are becoming a cause of worry.
On the one hand, misguided youths of the Valley are organizing anti-Israel protests for the human right violations in Gaza, on the other, there are gatherings which support most cruel terrorist organization of recent history; ISIS. This is the same ISIS which apart from gruesome killings has ordered genital mutilation of all females between age 12 to age 42 in its regime controlled by terror. These double standards of some youths of Valley prove that (mis) guiding force behind them is sectarian, inspiration for which is driven from Osama bin Laden and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Under the secular and democratic nature of India, the protest against Israel can happen but the point of the worry is the involvement of the flag of ISIS in it. The point of concern is the effect of religious fundamentalism inspired by ISIS. Internationally ISIS is considered to be more dangerous than Al-Qaeda. It is resourceful and somehow has the ability to attract educated youth. This new Jihadi organization has youths from across the world, even from most modern countries like America and Australia and from fields like science and mathematics. Really alarming!
From last several years think tanks knew that things may worsen in the Valley after the withdrawal of the American forces. They have cautioned the Indian government in advance that terrorist-Jihadist groups may take route to Kashmir Valley after American forces withdrew from Afghanistan. After all Al-Qaeda officially has announced Kashmir as its agenda.
Involvement of multinationals in the Islamic sectarian terroristic activity, which they like to call Jihad, is the proof of sectarian setups in all the countries and therefore India has to be little more cautious. One thing is visible that Islamic fundamentals are getting united across the globe. They quote Quran for their misdeeds. The same Quran which talks of “Ghazwa-e-Hind”, a final war which has to be fought by Jihadis for the establishment of true Islamic rule, which is to be fought in “khurasan”, and which include a large part of north western part of India. For Islamic terrorists the Kashmir Valley of the state of Jammu-Kashmir will be very crucial for the final jihad ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’.
“Al-Qaeda is at the gate, and there are enough jihadis within (in India) already” writes ‘Daily Mail Online’ a U.K. based web portal. Government should closely monitor the situation and should always be ready to act keeping all types of political correctness at bay.
-Arvind (The writter is a researcher at J&K Study Center, New Delhi)