Kashmiri Pandits are still scared. On the other hand, Kashmiri Muslims are alleging that the central government wants to change the demography here by settling Hindus in this Muslim-dominated area. So who is happy after all?
On August 5, three years were completed by the removal of Article 370 and Article 35-A from Jammu and Kashmir. But the violence did not stop there. At the same time, the political process is still at a standstill. The central government had argued behind taking this step that it would end terrorism, increase investment in the state, and increase employment opportunities. Since the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP has been loudly calling it its success. But the Center or the BJP has failed to convince the political parties of J&K about the benefits of this move. For example, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said in a tweet on August 5 – “We will use all legal and constitutional means to challenge what was done to Jammu and Kashmir in 2019. while continuing the peaceful struggle. The road ahead may be long, there may be many twists and turns, but we will not leave this path. Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that Jammu and Kashmir has slipped down in the development index. Unemployment and inflation are at its peak.
He said- ‘The pretense of normalcy is as real as Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.’ The reality is that due to the targeted killings in Jammu and Kashmir, the concern of Kashmiri Pandits and migrant laborers has increased. On August 4, a laborer from Bihar was killed and two other people from Bihar were injured in a grenade blast in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. More than 690 terrorists have been killed in J&K since 2019, out of which 132 were killed this year. In the same period, 527 people joined militant organizations. In 2019 this figure was 143. There is anger among Kashmiri Pandits after the murder of Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Butt and Rajni Bala this year. Kashmiri Pandits are still scared and want to leave the Valley. On the other hand, Kashmiri Muslims are alleging that the central government wants to change the demography here by settling Hindus in this Muslim-dominated area. So who is happy after all?