x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   People very happy with abrogation of Article 370, situation in J&K normal: MoS Home | Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mocks Pakistan for 'running pillar to post' over J&K, says talks will happen only on PoK | Arun Jaitley’s health condition continues to remain critical | Government's move in Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370 abrogation challenged in SC by retired military officers, bureaucrats | Mobile internet services snapped in Jammu region again | Under detention, Omar and Mehbooba miss favorite food | Governor visit Jaitley at AIIMS | Weapons of over 250 SPOs seized over fear of them joining terror groups | Jammu And Kashmir Government's 4-Point Blueprint For Long-Term Calm | Restrictions eased across Valley, 17 telephone exchanges functional, schools to open from Monday | Pakistan provokes Kashmir, says Lal Chowk to be graveyard soon | Years on, Shergarh village still awaits development in real sense | Will distribute my salary among needy' | NSA Ajit Doval for speedy resumption of telecom services in Kashmir | 2G Internet Connectivity Restored Across Jammu Division | Restrictions eased in 5 more districts of Jammu region, life limping back to normal | Two brothers swept away in Devak river, one rescued | Admit cards to be treated as movement pass: Div Com | With no letup in restrictions, people try to communicate with relatives through letters | Article 370 repealed, over 21,000 West Pakistani families to see new life ahead | Indian Army hits Pakistan post opposite Rajouri sector | Strict action will be taken against rumour mongers IGP Jammu | Soldier martyred in Pak firing along LoC in Rajouri | Flash floods hit Kathua, Samba; 15 rescued | Sanyog Parivar celebrates I-Day | JKTATI celebrates Aarohan | POWERGRID celebrates I-Day | JK Tyre expands India footprint, opens 500th brand shop | ABDPSS celebrates Rakshabandan samaroh | DPS Jammu excels in Inter-DPS Quiz Competition-2019 | JKSAC hails centre for abrogation of Article 370 | PNB organizes Bottom Up Pan India Consultative Process | Association of Micro and Small Scale Industries meets Anoo Malhotra, Director Industries | 'Aggrieved land owner seeks compensation at current market rate' | DCC Jammu Rural stages silent protest over detention of mainstream political leaders | Mankotia calls on Chief Engineer UEED | DC visits flood prone areas in Kathua, emphasizes effective monitoring | DC visits Poonch, takes stock of public issues | BJP holds meet of senior party leaders to review membership campaign progress | SKUAST organizes awareness programme | Around 200 schools in various zones of Srinagar to resume classwork on Monday | Rotary Club organises plantation drive at Women ITI | DC Jammu reviews arrangements for Krishan Janmashtami, Shoba Yatra | Shiksha Niketan organizes awareness campaign | JKNPP delegation to meet central leaders over JK situation: Harsh | Heritage School organizes mock UN on sustainable development | BJP leader Suri hoists Tricolour | Boost efforts to facilitate industry in state: Advisor K Skandan | 2 days Martial Arts Championship concludes | Balwant Thakur's 'Ghumayee' to feature in Shreshtha Bharat | Happy that Ladakh is being discussed in UN: BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal | HC upholds PSA of criminal | Article 370, 35A - Tag of Emotional Separatism between J&K and India | BJP nominates District Election Incharges, Co-Incharges | Raksha Bandhan on I-Day not mere coincidence: Khanna | Singla cautions school against overloading | Amid Indo-Pak tensions over Kashmir, Pakistani couples get married in Rajkot | Jammu and Kashmir: What Pakistan can do and how India should respond | Inter-House music competition held at Jammu Sanskriti School | Atal Behari Vajpayee equally revered all region of J&K: Prof Gupta | Dr. Manohar lambasts local BJP for cheating nationalist people of Jammu | CEO pays surprise visit to Government Schools | Government ITI organises plantation drive | Historical wrong undone | SKS condemns those opposing revocation of Article 370 | J&K GRAMEEN Bank organized Village Level Programmes | MPEJ justifies house arrest of opposition leaders | JKP scripts history; bags 3 Shourya Chakra for valour, bravery | Pak lies about Trump's willingness to mediate on Kashmir issue | Parental orientation programme held at MV International School | Court acquits Resident Manager SIDCO, other accused in cheating case | Home delivery of LPG in Srinagar, DC reviews status | Court acquits Resident Manager SIDCO, other accused in cheating case | DDC Rajouri convenes meeting of RDD | House collapsed due to torrential rains | Power shut down | MRMJ welcomes removal of Article 370 | Back Issues  
 
news details
BJP's obsession with 'Kashmir, Kashmiris and Kashmiriyat'
Where is Dogriyat, Ladakhiyat?
9/13/2018 10:45:38 PM
Early Times Report
jAMMU, Sept 13: Jammu and Ladakh voted for BJP en-block in the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. They rejected outright the Congress, the NC and the PDP. The result was that the BJP not only got 32.5 per cent of the total votes polled - one per cent more than the national average - but also won all the three Lok Sabha seats from these two provinces. It won the lone Ladakh Lok Sabha seat for the first time, of course, with a slender margin of 39 votes. The BJP also contested Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir but had to bite dust. All its candidates lost their security deposit and the party could get only a paltry 50,000 votes, which included most of the Kashmiri Hindu votes. The PDP won all the three Kashmir Lok Sabha seats, with the Congress and the NC biting dust. Even Farooq Abdullah lost his election.
Six months later, the BJP contested the Assembly elections. Jammu gave 25 seats to it for the first time, but Kashmir and Ladakh rejected it. In Kashmir, all the BJP candidates, barring one, lost their security deposits.
The BJP, which also contested Autonomous Hill Council Development elections in Leh, got compensated for the loss it had suffered in the Assembly elections. The BJP won two-third seats in the Council, and captured it for the first time. In other words, the Ladakhis, like the people of Jammu, reposed their faith in the BJP.
Thus, it became absolutely clear that that the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir was a two-region party and that there was no taker in Kashmir for the BJP for reasons not really difficult to fathom.
Obviously, the people of Jammu and Ladakh hoped that the BJP would reverse the old Kashmir policy and follow a holistic approach toward the issues confronting all the three regions of the state, but it was not to be. Even after the collapse of the PDP-BJP coalition government on June 19 on the issue of Jammu and Ladakh and because of the fast-deteriorating situation in the Valley, the BJP continues to sing the "Kashmiriyat" song.
The BJP has said that the "Union Government is prepared to start unconditional talks with all stakeholders in Kashmir" and that it would work out a solution that is consistent with what he called Kashmiriyat.
"We (Narendra Modi Government) want to assure the country that we will come out with a permanent solution. And we will arrive at this permanent solution taking into consideration, Kashmir, Kashmiris and Kashmiriyat," a top BJP leader said in New Delhi the other day while reflecting on the Kashmir situation.
It is strange that the BJP got votes and seats from Jammu and Ladakh and has discarded the compassionate and all-embracing Dogriyat and peaceful Ladakhiyat. By adopting the line the BJP has adopted, it is established that it is only working for its defeat in these two regions. The people of Jammu and Ladakh can tolerate anything but not an affront to their self-respect which the BJP is causing by talking "Kashmir, Kashmiri and Kashmiriyat" and ignoring Jammu and Dogriyat and Ladakh and Ladakhiyat.
It is, however, heartening to note that top sources in the PMO are toying with the idea of trifurcating the state and creating three Union Territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and that the Narendra Modi Government has refused to kneel before NC, PDP, Congress and CPI-M and other Kashmiri outfits and declared that panchayat and urban local bodies polls will be held as per schedule, come what may. This has electrified the political scene in Jammu and Ladakh. PM Narendra Modi would also do well to recognize Dogriyat and Ladakhiyat so that the estranged people of Jammu and Ladakh are conciliated and given a feeling that their aspirations will never be crushed to appease the anti-Jammu forces in Kashmir.
  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