Reacting sharply on deployment of additional 100 companies of forces in Jammu and Kashmir, chairman of Peoples Conference SajadGani Lone on Saturday said that "Delhi is stretching adventurism to unacceptable limits."
In a statement here Lone said, "The news about deployment oftroops has created scare and panic among the people. Nobody seems to have theremotest idea of what is in the offing. The signs are ominous and rumor millsare rife with suggestions that the special identity of the Kashmiri people maybe under attack. The rumors of tinkering with Article 35 A are spreading fastand there is no reaction from the state or the Central government."
"I fail to understand why the Kashmiri people are beingprovoked and incited. Kashmir is a tiny part nestled in a remote corner miredin its own problems; yet current day nationalism seems to be defined by thelevels of vile, hatred and contempt for the Kashmiri people. The TV channels ina country as big as India seem to be dependent on abuses hurled at Kashmiripeople for their advertisement revenue. This truly is a sorry state of affairsand is moving towards a case of chronic majoritarian superiority syndrome", headded.
Sajad said that the Kashmiri people have been subjected tounimaginable atrocities from all sides and while they are desperate to move onin their life, Delhi seems intent on goading them.
"It is like one billion people descending upon a few millionKashmiris, boasting of teaching them a lesson. This behavior certainly does notdepict valor; rather it reeks of cowardice. Ironically it is not the billionpeople who want to thrust their definition of indianess on to the people ofKashmir but some experimentalists, who have not yet tired of fatalexperimentations", he said.
"There is a certain historicity associated with the specialstatus. It is embedded with trust and dignity. Reneging on such promises willonly further the alienation and mistrust towards Delhi", he added.
The PC chairman further said that Kashmir has been thecenter of violence and conflict for the last three decades which has consumedthousands of lives and the need of the day is to rebuild this place and engagewith the people and end alienation. "The political landscape of Kashmir has aclear demarcation- those who accept the Indian constitution and believe theirdestiny is with India and those who don't accept the Indian constitution andbelieve that their destiny lies elsewhere. Any adventurism will erode thecredibility of those who believe in the concept of India. This adventurism willmean an investment in future for decades of violence and contempt for those whobelieve in Indian-ness", he said.