Kashmir always suspect: Jung
‘No Govt Ever Sensitized Mainstream India To The Unique Situation In JK’
INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, May 2: Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Wednesday said the problem with Kashmir is that it has always been suspected and no government at the Centre has sensitized the mainstream India on this issue.
“The loyalty of the state (Jammu and Kashmir) was always suspected and for the past six decades, no government has sensitized mainstream India to the unique situation in the there,” Jung said.
Speaking at the Maulana Azad memorial Lecture on “Governments, Governance and Sensitivity”, Jung said; “There is no dissemination of information that if there is Article 370 in Kashmir, there is also article 371 (A) for Nagaland, 371 (B) for Assam, 371 (C) for Manipur, 371 (D) for Andhra Pradesh, 371 (F) for Sikkim and 371 (H) for Arunachal Pradesh.”
“The fact that Kashmiri Pandits have not resettled in the state proves that the government has failed to address the issue. It is a matter of shame for all of us,” he added.
Jung said the Maoists are “our own people” and needed “hand holding” instead of the government’s ruthless suppression. He said that the generic opinion that Maoists or supporters of adivasis are trained in China is erroneous.
“These are not foreigners, these are our own people. They need hand holding and sensitivity but what they get is completely different,” said Jung addressing the gathering that included Law and Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Vincent H Pala, students and faculty of Jamia.
Jung further said that it was strange that a government that negotiates truces and offers amnesty to dacoits including Phoolan Devi has a completely different policy when it came to Maoists.
“The government is inept in combating corruption, providing justice to riot victims and protecting the rights of the tiller. In this land of Buddha, Mahavir, Nanak and Gandhi the government now turns a blind eye and deaf ear to thousands of farmers who, as we speak are committing suicides,” said Jung.
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