The Constitution on State of Jammu and Kashmir:
“WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR,
having solemnly resolved, in pursuance of the accession of this State to India which took place on the twenty sixth day of October, 1947, to further define the existing relationship of the State with the Union of India as an integral part there of, and to secure to ourselves-
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among us all;
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity of the nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this seventeenth day of November, 1956, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.”
-Preamble of Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir.
Let us focus at the above sentences. These stand out as one of the amazing lines. But some are not satisfied. These few are impressed by Pakistani principles. These constantly disrupt peace in the name of “Azadi”. What kind of “Azadi” these are demanding?
Baramula, Srinagar, Anantnag. These are the three major areas in the Valley due to which the state’s developmental activities is withheld. The Indian Army is thriving hard to take the valley under their control but the terrorists have been successful to some extent to drive out the Pandits, Sikhs and even few of the Shias out of the Valley. This is a shocking development for the internal security of India.
Even if all the Kashmiris want to join Pakistan, the Indian govt. will never agree to this to demand of this kind.
But keeping the worst situation in mind, let us talk about the benefits for India if Kashmir is dropped from India’s Map:
- Indian Govt. spends heavily on Kashmir. So if it won’t remain part of India then the amount can be allocated to Jammu area for the developmental and security aspects.
- Jammu and Ladakh area can be fully developed if Kashmiris not a part of India.
- Gradually residents of rest of India can freely migrate to rest of J&K as Article 370 may be removed by the Govt.
- India will be free from Pak’s frequent arguments on global platforms like “India has illegally occupied Kashmir”.
- Major terrorist activities is been carried out in few areas of Kashmir. So these activities will no longer be done if this area is not a part of India.
But this this just a theoretical assumption, remember the Jammu and Kashmir is a natural protection for India from China and Pakistan. Giving away part of Kashmir, will make the region more unsafe since we lose major part of mountain areas. This will not only pose threat to Jammu region but the next target will be the Delhi.
But the reality is that Govt. won’t let this happen. Kashmiris may demand to drop Kashmir from India’s map and start their usual violence and curfew may be imposed and few may lose their life. Till date whatever worst the situation was, Indian Govt. didn’t bow its head. The conditions in India’s prospects is keeping on improving as the terrorists are been hunted down like never before. So let us not talk of dropping Kashmir but let us think of including Pak Occupied Kashmir under India’s ruling.
Source: Ganesh Joshi and Meet Nawale