The people of that area were oppressed and subjected to worst treatment. Feudalism, landlordism, moneylenders, everything was there. And there was repression from the British government and Maharaja as well. We were in school those days, and this ill treatment did not let us to be mute spectators. We started resistance against this oppression when our age was just around 15 years.
Frankly, I don’t think both countries will. Even Pakistan, which keeps talking about freedom for J&K, is basically hostile to the idea. After all, Islamabad is only a few miles from the border of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and if J&K becomes independent, Pakistan would find the international border too close to its capital.
“As the center has imposed the ban on Jamaat and JKLF, we’ll try to revoke the ban if we are voted to power. It is up to the center to decide whether the ban be revoked or not, but still we demand that this ban should be revoked at an earliest,” she said.
“I challenge BJP to repeal Article 370 as its abrogation may help us to get freedom,” Dr. Abdullah said while addressing a gathering today.
India blames two militant Islamic groups, which it says enjoy Pakistan’s support, for the attack. Pakistan denies the charge and, following the warming ties between Islamabad and Washington in the post-Sept. 11 war on terrorism, it announced a crackdown on the two militant Islamic groups.
The undeclared war between India and Pakistan make people not to visit the Neelum valley because of firing threats. Many time people have been stopped or evicted from Neelum Valley by force.
Have you leaned more about human nature than the man in the street can learn without so much as opening a book? Have you derived from history any illumination of our present condition, any guidance for our judgments and policies, any guard against the rebuffs of surprise or the vicissitudes of change?