February 13, 2020

Kashmir as deadly as disease as coronovirus is

Irfan Bashir

Like other previous years, Kashmir observed 9th February as a complete shutdown, streets were left deserted, and the collective expression could be interpreted as like a patient’s body, on which so many experiments were conducted and some are yet to be taken, in the memory of Afzal guru who they believe was a political hanging of the center, so as to satisfy the Indian collective conscience, but the valley’s shutdown hardly could restrict the movement and chirping of the migratory birds who throng the Dal lake in every winter season amid of deaf silence. However, if the migratory birds ever came to know about, what Kashmiri’s knew about the conspiracies behind the political hanging of the Afzal, certainly, they too would join the thread. The question about the logic and reason behind the day-in and day-out internet restrictions on Kashmir, that many world leaders and foreign citizens have raised continuously, has hardly met with appropriate answers at the center or from the National media. Therefore, could be answered by and sought from a Kashmiri community. The multifaceted conflict of Kashmir is akin to the coronavirus for Indian authorities, before the Kashmircould make an alarming call to UN representatives for its immediate resolutions, as per the UN charter, the way Coronavirus alarmed WHO and UN to declare the disease as world emergency, through impactful and severe uprising, the Govt. of India, irrespective of which party is at the center, has a usual strategy to impose internet blockade on Kashmir, either on memorial and martyr’s day’s or the days, that are decided by the laws of the parliament, which are passed by the numbers, irrespective of what the collective sentiment stands for, to kept the Kashmir aloof from the world.
voice and virus can be treated by logic and reason, not by violence. So, those who take asymptomatic nature of Kashmir, as a perfect example of normalcy, should know that they are living in fool’s paradise.
Therefore, the democratic nature of Indian legislation is slipping into the hands of Autocratic legislation. The current phase of the Kashmir, is like an asymptomatic person (who gets infested, but the symptoms appear quite later) who is infested by the doings of the authorities in the guise of PSA, preventive detention, AFSPA, CURFEW, collateral damage, crackdown, CASO and what not, therefore, the Kashmir can turn symptomatic at any point, that no Center’s antidote can stop, until UN decides its fate, otherwise, it will hit the world, the way coronavirus is hitting the world. So voice and virus can be treated by logic and reason, not by violence. So, those who take asymptomatic nature of Kashmir, as a perfect example of normalcy, should know that they are living in fool’s paradise.
(The author is a researcher. Views are his own, danishlone397@gmail.com)

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