Hatred in Jammu Kashmir

13 Aug

Who is responsible?

History :-

  • Jammu was founded by Raja Jamboolochan in 14th century BC. During one of his hunting campaigns he reached the Tawi River where he saw a goat and a lion drinking water at the same place. The king was impressed and decided to set up a town after his name, Jamboo.
  • The name “Kashmir” means “desiccated land” (from the Sanskrit: Ka = water and shimeera = desiccate). According to Hindu mythology, Sage Kashyapa drained a lake to produce the land now known as Kashmir.
  • In the Rajatarangini, a history of Kashmir written by Kalhana in the 12th century, it is stated that the valley of Kashmir was formerly a lake. This was drained by the great rishi or sage, Kashyapa, son of Marichi, son of Brahma, by cutting the gap in the hills at Baramulla (Varaha-mula). When Kashmir had been drained, Kashyapa asked Brahmans to settle there.
  • Kashmir was one of the major centre of Sanskrit scholars. According to Mahabharata evidence, the Kambojas had ruled over Kashmir during epic times and that it was a Republican system of government under the Kamboj.
  • In the 14th century, Islam first became the dominant religion in Kashmir. The Muslims and Hindus of Kashmir lived in relative harmony, since the Sufi-Islamic way of life that ordinary Muslims followed in Kashmir complemented the Rishi tradition of Kashmiri Pandits. This led to a syncretic culture where Hindus and Muslims revered the same local saints and prayed at the same shrines.
  • The Princely State of Kashmir and Jammu (as it was then called) was constituted between 1820 and 1858 and was “somewhat artificial in composition and it did not develop a fully coherent identity, partly as a result of its disparate origins and partly as a result of the autocratic rule which it experienced on the fringes of Empire.
  • Hari Singh, who had ascended the throne of Kashmir in 1925, was the reigning monarch in 1947 at the conclusion of British rule of the subcontinent and the subsequent partition of the British Indian Empire into the newly independent Union of India and the Dominion of Pakistan. As parties to the partition process, both countries had agreed that the rulers of princely states would be given the right to opt for either Pakistan or India or—in special cases—to remain independent. In October 1947, Pashtuns from Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province invaded Kashmir. The ostensible aim of the guerilla campaign was to frighten Hari Singh into submission. “Instead the Maharaja appealed to Mountbatten[12] for assistance, and the Governor-General agreed on the condition that the ruler accede to India.”[11] Once the Maharaja signed the Instrument of Accession, “Indian soldiers entered Kashmir and drove the Pakistani-sponsored irregulars from all but a small section of the state.

Communalism Hatred-Who is guilty?

  • Sultãn Sikandar Butshikan of Kashmir (AD 1389-1413) is often considered the worst of these. Historians have recorded many of his atrocities. The Tarikh-i-Firishta records that Sikandar persecuted the Hindus and issued orders proscribing the residence of any other than Muslims in Kashmir. He also ordered the breaking of all “golden and silver images”. The Tarikh-i-Firishta further states: “Many of the Brahmins, rather than abandon their religion or their country, poisoned themselves; some emigrated from their native homes, while a few escaped the evil of banishment by becoming Mohammedans. After the emigration of the Brahmins, Sikandar ordered all the temples in Kashmeer to be thrown down……Having broken all the images in Kashmir, (Sikandar) acquired the title of ‘Destroyer of Idols’.”
  • Kashmiri Pandit have been living there continuously for centuries prior to the existence of Islam. They have a recorded history in Kashmir for thousands of years and have also been mentioned in the Mahabharata.
  • British historians, such as Walter Lawrence, note that persecution of Kashmiri Hindus by zealous Muslim rulers resulted in as little as eleven original Kashmiri Hindu families remaining in Kashmir at one point.
  • More recently (1990), hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Pandits had to flee the Kashmir valley because of being targeted by Kashmiri and foreign militants.6 As per the statement of US Congressman Joe Wilson, beginning in 1989, mosques in Kashmir declared jihad and blared warnings from loudspeakers to the Hindus that they were infidels and had to leave Kashmir.
  • Thousands of displaced Kashmiri Pandits live in refugee camps even today. Their status has been described as “Refugees in their own country,”
  • The US Department of State reports that, according to the Indian National Human Rights Commission, the Kashmiri Pandit population in Jammu and Kashmir dropped from 15 percent in 1941 to 0.1 percent as of 2006
  • Now the Amarnath Issue..

This are delibrate steps of pakistan supported millitant groups to take control in J and K region..Jammu is the main center of Hinduism.Terrorist supported by pakistan are responsible for spreading communalism hatred in muslims in kashmir region against the hindus..for a small piece of land that was meant for making a temporary shelter for pilgrims to amarnath.

An abstract from here

“I think it was in 1987. We were in downtown Srinagar covering a stone-pelting incident when we heard the sound,” he says. “We had no idea what it was. Everyone listened… It was the policemen there who told us that it was the Kalashnikov gun.”

“Later AKs became a common sight,” he continues, “There used to be processions of armed militants. By 1990 in every street, every road, every alley, you would meet 25-30 militant with guns.”

Obviously they had the full support of the local people. “Oh, yes,” Meraj-ud-din agrees. “The people used to kiss the Kalashnikovs in the militants’ hands. And the police used to say, ‘Hamare paas aise samaan nahin hai (we don’t have such a weapon).”

The 43-year-old Srinagar resident has covered militancy right from day one. Once a government servant, he quit his job to freelance for Kashmir Times in 1979. Two years later he had a lucky break.

While returning from an assignment he got caught in a traffic jam. Minister Ghulam Mohammad came along. He wanted the traffic policeman to stop other vehicles and clear his way. When the cop refused, the minister started slapping him.

“I clicked a series of pictures — of the minister slapping, the cop clearing the traffic double-quick and then finally saluting the minister!”

The pictures created an uproar. The traffic police struck work. There were questions in the assembly. And Meraj-ud-din was inescapably hooked to the profession. So much so that even when he was injured in a grenade attack he didn’t think of giving up his SLR.

“I was covering a strike. The people were pelting the police with stones and I was clicking away,” he recollects, “Suddenly I found all the people near me on the ground. There was so much blood… I found my chest bleeding where shrapnel had gone in.”

“That was in 1989. Actually the camera saved my life. Otherwise shrapnel would have entered my face,” he adds.

Since that day Meraj-ud-din has seen so much violence that it doesn’t move him anymore. Now he is blind to blood. Two incidents, he says, were mainly responsible for this desensitisation: the Gawakadal massacre on January 20, 1990 and the firing on Maulvi Farooq’s funeral procession in May the same year.

“When I reached Gawakadal all I could see were the dead. I saw bodies of children, bodies of women, bodies of men…” Meraj-ud-din reminisces. “Later they brought the dead to the police compound. I saw them again. There I cried. I shouted, screamed. Don’t do this to the people! That day I saw everything.”

That was the last time he cried. “I can’t cry now,” he says simply, “Mere rishtedaar bhi marte mere aakhon me aasau nahi aate (Even when my relatives die tears don’t come to my eyes). My friend died. I didn’t cry.”

On his neck Meraj-ud-din wears a taveez (talisman). On his person, three identity cards and Sura Yasin, a verse from the Quran.

“The situation is such that you don’t know what will happen when. If I get blown up my family should at least be able to identify my body…”

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5 Responses to “Hatred in Jammu Kashmir”

  1. Dr,Bilal Bashir August 17, 2008 at 7:55 pm #

    This is specially for pandits.You Pandits never miss an opportunity to pour venom against Kashmiri Muslims.There is no need today to go and open the pages of History which is all re written by Hindu fanatics.I am a Muslim and let me tell you that it hardly matters for a Muslim Who he was before accepting Islamic Monotheisim.Your slander against Mir Syed Ali Hamodony,Sikander But shikan is base less.Islam has never been spreaded by sword or atrocities.Our Prophet(A.S) has not teached us that and no one can deny this fact that He(A.S)while taking Mecca back from the Idol worshippers he gave general amnesty to those who had persecuted killed Muslims and even He(A.S) was not spared. He forgave those non Muslims who killed His Daughter while she was leaving for Medina on a camel and was pregnant. They terrified her camel so much that she fell and died of internal bleeding. He (A.S) forgave those who killed His uncle Hamza (R.A) whose corpse was opened and his liver chewed and blood drinked. Nose and ears chopped of to make necklaces. The whole Mecca accepted this religion when they themselves saw the generosity and kindness of the Prophet(A.S).We are a people of peace and followers of such a religion. It is advisable that you should first try to understand Islam yourself then only talk or comment. Even when Quran clearly asks Says In Surat Al Maida Ayat N0 45

    أنَّ النَّفسَ بالنَّفسِ والعينَ بالعينِ والأنفَ بالأنفِ والأُذُنَ بالأُذُنِ والسِّنَّ بالسِّنِّ والجروحَ قصاصٌ فمن تَصدَّقَ به فهو كفَّارةٌ له ومن لم يحْكُم بما أنزَلَ الله فأولئك هم الظَّالمون

    And We ordained therein for them” Life for Life, Eye for eye, Nose for nose, Ear for ear, Tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal.” But if anyone remits the retaliation by way of charity, It shall be for him an explanation. And whosoever does not judge by that which Allah has revealed, Such are the Zalimun (wrong doers, Polytheists))
    He forgave them. He could have easily ordered to kill all men women children or order to accept Islam. Islam doesn’t accept forced conversion as the person is not accepting it by heart and will not be a Muslim and will be harm to believers. A Muslim is that person who accepts Islamic Monotheism accepts Mohammad (A.S) as a messenger of Allah. Who without any let or hindrance implements the Law of Islam on himself. If he does not He is a Hypocrite and Hypocrites cannot deceive Allah but only themselves.
    Now about Kashmiri Muslims .May be you may have forgotten but let me remind you the aftermath of Oct 26 1947.Who saved Pandits in Kashmir from the Adventure of Tribals who reached up to Shalateng and Rambagh.If we would have hated you and wanted you guys to be wiped off then we would have joined the tribals.We were Kashmiri Muslims and fighted back our own Muslims who were gone astray at that time and wanted to kill Pandits.While in Jammu in mere 3 days Indian army jana sang and the Sikhs with the help of patiala forces matyred 300.000 Muslim mem women and children.We could have easily responded.But its the greatness of our religion and our Kashmiri roots which always lie in between.In 1990 it were you who were lured by India and puppet governor Jagmohan to leave valley so that he’ll clean it from Muslims as he cleaned the muslim houses near Turkman gate in Delhi when he was Lt.Governor there.What was wrong when a spy of India is killed whether it was a pandit or Muslim.Spy has to be neutralized and it is done every where. Obviously You guys were more in such agencies so it had to happen. Muslim spy’s also were killed without any discrimination .Take the case of Tehsin Billa he was blown off by Al umar.What was wrong when JKLF killed Neel kanth Ganjoo who being a Judge ordered Maqbool bhat to be Hanged in a fake case. Sikh spy’s also were targeted but they never left the valley why? because they had no dubious intentions and they very well know the real face of Indian Democracy. Who Killed Sikhs in 1984.Also to add to your knowledge there is a colony of sikh widows in Delhi who were burnt alive in 1984.In chatisingh pora,Mehjoor Nagar who killed Sikhs to defame us but Sikhs know who the culprit was and remained with us.Also I wanted to add here despite Sikhs of not being kashmiris no one asks them to leave.It were the Hindus who since Kashmir was Sold were oppressing Kashmiri Muslims. We are the people who don’t oppress and don’t allow others to oppress us that’s why you see Muslims struggling nowadays in many parts of the world.We have clear guidelines from God. Live with peace and Harmony but if someone Hurts you give him a befitting response.
    You Batas every now and then tell people that you left property in Kashmir.Isn’t it a fact that puppet Govt of J&K has made a law that all migrant property first will be assessed by the govt.and then only sold.You people sold it by your consent and the Govt.is witness to it so why you people lie. You say Your Temples were burnt. Show me one. Every temple has been occupied by The Occupational Forces of India. I once entered a temple in Channapora locality which was abandoned by forces & inside they had made it just as a cattle shed. Go and see that temple on the bank of Kita Kol on bypass at chanapora.We never occupied your houses by force. Whereas in Jammu Mosques were made shelter for cattle. Houses of Muslims were given to Hindu migrants from Sialkot and mirpur.We are not cheap as your people are. We are proud Muslims of kashmiri ethnicity.Even today if you guys will come we’ll be happy to live together with you but without any more betrayals and mischeif.Also don’t cry that your community was targeted. DGP of police(J&K) told in a press conference, Who himself is a Pandit,Said 250 KP’s and 100.000 Muslims were killed since the insurgency against Indian illegal occupation started in 1989.Believe me I had so many Pandit friends who also left valley. I studied in a school whose Name is Hindu High School. You people should realize your betrayal and denounce Indian atrocities on Kashmiri Muslims. We’ll take you back on our shoulders as we are one blood. In spite of slanders against Kashmiris we Love you

    • sanjay pandit May 8, 2009 at 6:28 am #

      i think u have broad mind, not every muslim or every hindu are cunning
      i have so many muslim friends in kashmir i oftenly went there and they came here but i never feel any difference in their attitude nor there is any hatred from ourside, I think u have a small bit of hatred towards kashmiri pandits once u will through it away from ur mind u will feel calm,

      Thanks
      Sanjay Pandit

  2. Honest Hindu August 19, 2008 at 6:21 pm #

    No doubt prophet was a great, otherwise how can you explain the fact that so many people follow him. I have read holy quran and i like lot of things about it.but let me tell you the holy quran which we read today must be very different from what it was written originally. Extremists have changed it over the time. One thing i would like to say is that every religion has its share of flaws. Hinduism:- they thought they are supreme(don’t know why) and never tried to convert anybody, christians tried to lure people by the means of money and facilities, muslims tried to convert people with shear force. Extremism should be hated, and how many will differ on the fact that muslim community is having the most number of extremists. Kashmir is the heaven on earth, cud have been easily the most prosperous state of india. But it is suffering because of extremism, muslim brothers are told about the ill doings of very few hindus and vice versa. Lets come over these things and think about humanity, a smile on the face is above all religion. Lets not burn our kashmir. Let’s lit it up. Let’s all live in harmony and peace. Jai Mata di Ameen……

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