By RSN Singh
17 Oct , 2016
The eighth BRICS summit in Goa had its anti-India reverberations in the Kashmir Valley. Anti-national elements in Baramullah hoisted Pakistani and Chinese flags after Friday prayers. This coincided with the arrival of Xi Jinping on the Indian soil. The coincidence was lost out on none. The messaging for China’s help by the separatists and the militants in Baramulla injects a new dimension to militancy and jihad in Kashmir.
On this very land, how many kinds of flags have been waved or hoisted – flag of Islamic State, of LeT, of Pakistan and now of China. What kind of Kashmiryat is this and what kind of Islam?
Invariably, all anti-national demonstrations in the Valley are staged after Friday prayers. Prayers have become a passport or vehicle to violence. When prayers are abused for anti-national activities, it is indicative of the abysmal level that a society has sunk into. It is the level of self-destruction. A society, that compromises with the sanctity of religious arena and its ancestors will never have love for the land. On this very land, how many kinds of flags have been waved or hoisted – flag of Islamic State, of LeT, of Pakistan and now of China. What kind of Kashmiryat is this and what kind of Islam?
The youth of the Valley could be least concerned or aware about an International meet on the Indian soil in Goa. The flag hoisting, it is well understood, has been orchestrated by Pakistan and with backing of China. Jihadis in Kashmir are now trying to intimidate India by flexing China card. It is an attempt to sellout Kashmiri land to a new buyer. China is desperate to see the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) though. It is desperate for the corridor to make strategic thrust into the Persian Gulf by way of Gwadar. It therefore needs the land of Pakistan as well as the land of J&K.