This month is dedicated to India;
In Part-I of Article on Kashmir I had given History of Kashmir from 1846 to 1985.
In Part II, I had given secret history of violence in Kashmir from 1985 till date.
Present article – Part III, the final article in the series explores the solution to continued violence in Kashmir;
As of August 07, 2011, India administers approximately 43% of the region, including most of Jammu, part of Kashmir Valley, Ladakh, and the Siachen Glacier. Pakistan controls approximately 37% of state, namely part of Kashmir which it calls Azad Kashmir and the northern areas of Gilgit and Baltistan. China controls 20% of Kashmir, including Aksai Chin, which it occupied following the brief Sino-Indian War of 1962, and the Trans-Karakoram Tract (also known as the Shaksam Valley), which was ceded by Pakistan to china in 1963.
Leh, ladakh and Siachen areas constitutes about 65% of Indian Administered area. Its population is predominantly Buddhist or non-converts.
Jammu constitutes about 20% of total Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir which is predominantly non-converts dominated.
Kashmir valley constitutes about 15% of Indian administered Area i.e. approx 7% of total area. Kashmir alone is Muslim converts dominated area. about 4,00,000 non converts have been exterminated from Kashmir since 1989, these non converts are now living in camps all over India.
See the map below; the area circled in the red alone is converts dominated area under Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The future – Solution to Kashmir Problem;
Option A, as desired by all Indians;
If those in the polity of power genuinely believe that Kashmir is part of India and that converts (Hindu-Muslims) in Kashmir do not account for more than the number of Converts in any other part of India than THE ONLY OPTION is to remove Article 370 and merge Kashmir fully into Indian heartland thus depriving People of Kashmiris the reason to say that they are not part of India. Let Non-Kashmiri Hindus buy land and settle in Kashmir and real estate companies like DLP, Unitech, Omaxe, and financiers of Punjab and Delhi develop Kashmir and thereafter plebiscite can be held there any time after 20-30 years when the constituents of Kashmir have undergone a sea change. Had the leaders of Congress party thought and acted like Indians, the problem would have ended 30 years earlier. With tons of money in their pockets given by financiers, many Muslims will prefer greener pastures in Karachi, NWFP, Islamabad, etc where there is no “oppression” of Muslims.
Option C; Classified.
India can ill afford continued death of its citizens and continued expenditure on Kashmir which is taking away meager resources of Indian Public. The same money can be spent on providing clean drinking water and electricity to every home and high school, health center in every village, college, University made available for every Child every few kilometers in India.