January 24, 2020

Fears of regional imbalancing in JK

The plans to change the working of the government in Jammu & Kashmir may be satisfying for the top helmsmen in Delhi but accommodation and adjustment of core public aspirations with improvement in the delivery of services in the absence of a popular government is not the only challenge for the central government commanded and controlled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi but the real challenge for the incumbent central government would be the regional balancing of power and development in Jammu & Kashmir . The first and foremost challenge for the central government in Jammu & Kashmir is to dispel the impression that reducing a state to a union territory and withdrawal of special status has put to threat the role of local populations in the working of the government in both Kashmir and as well as Jammu region. In the emerging scenario fears and apprehensions of the local populations in Jammu & Kashmir are unprecedentedly rising day after day and month after months. After splitting the erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir state into two union territories, the issues standing at core of regional conflicts in Jammu & Kashmir require immediate attention of the central government for the purposes of both regional balancing and as well as equitable development in the newly carved out union territory . While the fact remains that regional balancing in Jammu & Kashmir is key to restoration of normal political activities, peace and security, the possibility of new issues taking birth and becoming the cause of regional imbalances in coming few months can’t be ruled out. Keeping in view the experiences of regional imbalances during last seventy years in erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir state, the new issues gripping fears and apprehensions among the people in both Kashmir valley and as well as Jammu regional and resolve such issues through consensus in absence of any power sharing compulsion won’t be as difficult as it could be for the incumbent central government in presence of any power sharing compulsion in Jammu & Kashmir.
Satisfying the aspirations of angered populations in Kashmir valley would be a much bigger challenge for the BJP government at the centre under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeping in view the saffron party’s agenda over Jammu & Kashmir. By all probabilities the BJP being in power with a brute majority for the second consecutive term at the centre could be blamed for any regional imbalancing of power and development in Jammu & Kashmir and as such for balanced development the regional balance of power has to be a priority for the incumbent central government in Jammu & Kashmir.

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