x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   4 DIGs transferred | 'Sufarshi have a field day as deserving IAS, KAS officers being sidelined' | Akbar Lone does it again, says 'India will lose Kashmir soon' | Mehbooba turns Imran Khan's spokesperson | Some employees' leaders executing separatists' agenda in Jammu | Tackle tiny Kashmir Valley to end secessionism | PC exposes NC, PDP shakes hands with NC | Tainted section officer of ULBK ensures that whistle blower of deptt continues to remain suspended | Curfew relaxed in entire city, schools to open Today | Govt withdraws security of 18 Hurriyat leaders, 155 political persons | Home Deptt transfers SSP, SPs | Secy PHE, Farooq Shah applies for voluntary retirement, likely to join NC | AOC Hr Sec School accords farewell to Class 12 students | NPP pays homage to martyred Jawans | Red Cross provides necessary items to needy | 25th meeting of Governing Council for SMVD Gurukul held | Awareness programme on Child Rights organised | Environmental park Janipur becomes drug-addicts' den | In an environment of insurgency/terrorism complacency is dangerous | Doors of dialogue with Pakistan has been shut by India | HC orders personal appearance of Com Secy Health, FSC | Srinagar-Jammu all-weather road still a distant dream | Pulwama attack was originally planned for Feb.9 on Afzal Guru's death anniversary: Sources | Provide Info about utilization of CDFMP-LAD funds | Major reshuffle in police, 64 Deputy Superintendents of Police transferred | Northern Army Commander reviews security situation in Kashmir | PIL seeking demolition of illegal constructions at Patnitop | ACB registers case against flood assessment committee, SMC officials | JAC castigates Union Govt for bringing ordinance on reservation | JKNPP castigates attachment of Jammu doc | JKHCBA seeks action against anti-nationals | Indian, Pakistani troops trade heavy fire on LoC | Shah gets additional charge of Secy PHE, I&FC, Disaster Mgt | Law doesn't permit to punish on basis of moral conviction or suspicion: HC | Landslides Disrupt Jammu highway traffic; rain, snow forecast for J&K | ECI to review arrangements for LS polls in J&K | Two absconders arrested | Pak has started a war, we will end it: G D Bakshi | Rain, snowfall destroys houses | Pakistan epicentre of terrorism in world: Dr Manohar | NC, PDP should not interfere in Jammu: MPEJ | State passing through most difficult phase: Farooq | Stop harassment of Jammu people: JKNPP | Grameen Bank organize financial literacy awareness programmes | Nat Manch appeals Government to bring normalcy | ABVP delegation calls on ADC Jammu | Kalam Foundation organizes workshop for civil service aspirants | AAP criticizes Union Government | NMC seeks release of 3 % DA | Former PDP MLC joins NC | Govt orders transfer of one IAS, KAS officers | JKBOSE Class 12th exams for Jammu division postponed due to curfew post Pulwama attack | JK Bank announces new dates for probationary officer and banking associate exams | Back Issues  
 
news details
Riding on Dogra sentiment
Dr Raja Muzaffar BhatSatwant Singh Rissam8/23/2018 10:43:01 PM
As the nation celebrated its 72nd Independence Day, Jammuites too celebrated this occasion. From politicians to social workers, from government employees to civil society members - all took steps to express their pride on this occasion. However, in past some weeks an attempt to raise pro-Dogra sentiment is made in Jammu. I believe there is nothing wrong in it but the way it is being done, by an organization, is totally wrong. I want to talk about, Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan, an organization floated by Choudhary Lal Singh (a former Congress leader who joined the BJP before the 2014 Lok Sabha election) who is presently the BJP MLA from Basohli and former minister in PDP-BJP coalition government (ousted from cabinet for participating in rally organized in favour of accused in Kathua minor rape and murder case). Ever since the launch of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan, this organization is claiming that it would work for dignity and unity of Dogra's in Jammu region only.
Although it is claimed that Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan is an apolitical organization but as per my observations it seems to have strong political motives which is clearly visible in the issues raised by this organization. Among the top priorities of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan is the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and its resources, and that the post of chief minister should be rotational for three years between the Jammu and Kashmir regions of the state. This is not all, the Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan has asked the government employees to proceed on mass leave on 23rd September, 2018 to observe the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh (which BJP failed to get declared as public holiday during its government). After noticing this all, I am sure anyone who is not associated with Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan will get convinced of its high political intentions. This issue also gets supportive evidence because in the past these issues were very close to all parties who raised their voice only for Jammu. Now, only difference is that Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan seems to have hijacked these issues from them.
I am quite surprised, while this all is going on the BJP in J&K has turned a mute spectator to the activities of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan run by its own MLA. Previously for BJP, it was the Congress party in Jammu with which it has to fight over the issues of Jammu region to get the votes. However, with the emergence of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan the situation seems to have slipped entirely out of the hands of both parties. I think that the BJP for this failure of not taking any action against its own MLA may have to pay a heavy price as elections to Lok Sabha are round the corner. On the other hand, the Lok Sabha elections could be the reason that BJP is not interested in taking any action against its MLA who has a strong hold over udhampur parliamentary constituency. This all what is going on between Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan and BJP doesn't seem natural as per Indian politics and gives me another reason to consider Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan as an authorized off shoot of BJP. The entire purpose could be to keep the Dogra sentiment burning so that later it can be used either way. I may not be wrong for all those who remember how the Dogra's participated in Amarnath land agitation and this agitation was later en-cashed by BJP.
Although, Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan has become a dream merchant and is riding on Dogra sentiment yet many people in social circles of Jammu have common questions for Lal Singh. I don't have answers for them so I would like to highlight their biggest question i.e. why during his tenures as a minister in all earlier governments Lal Singh didn't ever protest for pro Jammu cause? In the end, I would say that it's been 70 years since the debate on the issue of discrimination with Jammu and Ladakh is going on and none can bring the change on it in overnight. Moreover, when the system remained unchanged even under the BJP (from whom a major change was expected after 2014), therefore nothing appears to come too soon for Jammuites. This story telling method (used for Jammuites) is not new because presenting a rosy picture to Jammuites is an old method used by many leaders who later converted it for their own political gains. Basically, the idea of spreading hatred within regions by highlighting discriminations won't take us in right direction ever. In such a situation, it is easy to infer that in near future such propaganda may only harm the entire state. This rhetoric adopted by some Jammu politicians against Kashmir and similarly it being done by some people in Kashmir hasn't got us any results till today. I firmly believe that if it continues then nothing good may come our way.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU