How does the all-party meeting of political representatives from Jammu and Kashmir procedurally respond to what all has been piling up ever since the state was stripped of its special status on August 05th 2020?
I do understand that Jammu and Kashmir holds a special political penchant in Bhartiya Janta Party’s ideology of cultural national chauvinism, supremacy and sovereignty it is for this fact that PM Modi never misses the moment to speak up whenever it has to do with this region.
Locking up leaders like Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah under house arrest was a dangerous design to clamp and curtail their civil liberties. Integrally, Kashmir is a part of the Indian union so what if the population is physically discontented and disenchanted with how mainland India treats and responds to it. Who would like to award and invite themselves a sedition charge under a regime that views everything from black and white prism?
Why, is the centre desisting from giving statehood to Jammu and Kashmir or what is constraining Manoj Sinha from letting it happen? Delimitation exercise can be followed up afterwards as for the assembly elections which will surely be concluded in a few months from now? Nobody is afraid of the Gupkar gang as both National Conference and People’s Democratic Party were bitter rivals earlier.
The point is why the union government is failing the aspirations and ambitions of people of this union territory just for the sake of winning assembly elections in a distant state. New Delhi has to acknowledge and appreciate this fact otherwise such ceremonials will prove toothless and rudderless