Interlocutors appointed by Govt. Of India must not underestimate the truth behind Kashmir issue by having to travel few miles to enter the roads of history linked with it.
The statement by the interlocutors that ;Governance cannot substitute political settlement and that ;solutions can be found within the constitution, does carry some weight but the people of Kashmir are comfortable with the constitution of the country.
If we visit history sheets we will come to know that Kashmir has never been the part of the India but it was always independent but the disillusioned leaders of the place has lead them to present day crises.
It is a healthy sign that finally interlocutors are going to submit their findings to the Govt. Of India. Dileep Padgaonkar,one of the three interlocutors ,while briefing the press said that the agenda is to seek a permanent political settlement of Kashmir within the frame work of Indian constitution.
We may suggest few suggestions to the interlocutors before they submit the report to the Govt. So to allow the promises made to the people of Kashmir by the leaders of India, find a relevance in the report.
First before submitting the report they should shed light on the ;Amritsar treaty signed on March 16 1846,when British illegally sold Kashmir to the Maharaja Gulab Singh,in return for his loyalty towards British empire. This treaty was not only immoral but it also makes any accession with India technically illegal and illogical.
Second interlocutors should also reflect article 152 of 1956 amended constitution which defines Indian states and specifies that the expression; State; does not include the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Third the report should also highlight all the UN security council resolutions passed on Kashmir and particularly the UNCIP resolution adopted on January 5,1949 which talks of; democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite in Kashmir.
The forth the report should also debate on all the pledges made by Nehru to the world community and to the people of Kashmir.
The fifth the report should reflect upon the speech of Nehru which he made on All India Radio on November 2,1947 in which he reaffirmed the ; Indian Governments commitment to the right of the Kashmiri people through plebiscite to determine their own destiny;.
The sixth the report should not miss the one more speech of Nehru in which he said; people seem to forget that Kashmir is not a commodity for sale or to be bartered. It has an individual existence and its people must be the final arbiters of their future.
If the interlocutors will deliberate upon the said 6 points before it is submitted to govt of India they may arrive at an appropriate workable solution which may be acceptable to the Kashmiris otherwise the final report will be irrelevant.
Yes dear interlocutors any ready made solution within or out of the am bit of Indian constitution will not be acceptable to the people. We also hope that please stop branding ,Kashmir issue, an economic problem or a cultural clash. It is actually the issue of a nation, which had its history. We also are of the opinion that report should not be bureaucratic and politically biased report.
After all this is the question of the world’s largest democracy, which needs to rise and rise above the ground to deliver on the lines of promises made as high office as that of a Prime Minister of the country.
We Kashmiris are determined in our pursuits and no force on this earth can defeat us and our determinations, we will one day breath in the surroundings of Freedom, God willing.