On a visit to Srinagar by refusing to meet with members of the delegation, Hurriyat Conference has made a strategic mistake. It is clear that their representatives on the door from closing all the breast-beating to restore normalcy in Kashmir, the Hurriyat leaders are not willing to have made. Why? Capitalize on the continued unrest narrative allows the complaint. Kashmiri is only an added benefit is that the loss of lives forever, “the suppression” can be blamed with the collateral damage is turned into political capital.
Pakistan’s teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has called on the United Nations, the international community, Pakistan and India to work together to improve the conditions in Kashmir, which is presently witnessing a period of massive unrest.
“The Kashmiri people, like people everywhere, deserve their fundamental human rights… They should live free of fear and repression,” Malala said.
“I call on the United Nations, the international community and India and Pakistan to work together with utmost urgency to right these wrongs, providing the people of Kashmir with the dignity, respect and freedom they deserve,” the Dawn quoted Malala as saying.
For India, the Hurriyat snub is an unexpected strategic gain.
The spiraling violence which entered its 60th day and has already claimed over 70 lives has sparked a sense of déjà vu.
There was never any confusion about how the latest spate of hostility was aided and abetted by Pakistan as part of its proxy war over Kashmir.
Captured Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Bahadur Ali, for instance, recently revealed what we already knew numerous training camps run by terrorist groups and backed by the Pakistan Army are sending militants to keep the Valley burning. Their brief is to mingle with the protesters, fuel tension and lob grenades at Indian security forces using stone-throwers as cover.
Killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani had sparked protests in Kashmir after which curfew was imposed in the region.
Malala said that due to the weeks-long curfew imposed in Kashmir “many schools have been closed… keeping children away from their classrooms.”
“I stand with the people of Kashmir. My 14 million Kashmiri sisters and brothers have always been close to my heart,” she said.
Earlier this week, India is a party delegation headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with different sections of society and was sent to find a common solution to the current unrest as part of efforts to address their concerns heard.
Earlier, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti delegation a detailed presentation of the state government in Jammu and Kashmir during which various issues related to the current scenario was highlighted by the meeting.
While interacting with the delegation Mehbooba said Kashmir is a common problem of national interest and should not be seen as a political issue.
Delegation also met with representatives of various political parties.
Hurriyat leaders, however, all parties to peace talks on Kashmir refused to meet with the delegation.