Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   MIER celebrates 84th Foundation Day | Natrang stages play 'Chor' | Childline organizes picnic for children | Fear and Uncertainty across Borders troubles heart environs: Dr Sushil | NYK organises block level sports meet | Creation of posts by Housing and Urban Development department exposes discrimination with Jammu again | Dogri Santha organizes one-Day Symposium on Chhatrapal | 'Destroy terror camps in PoK for Kashmir to become normal' | Poster asking people to continue strike till statehood, Article 35 A, 370 restored to J&K surfaced in valley | Tourism exhibition concludes | Stand of 'The Northlines' on legality of JKLA Speaker's continuation vindicated | All 34 detained leaders lodged at Srinagar's Centaur Hotel shifted | Div. Com. visits multimedia exhibition on 550thPrakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev ji | Chidambaram, Farooq Abdullah should attend Winter session of Parliament: Azad | Extension of admission concessions for Kashmiri Migrants to Valley's KPs within existing quota: HRD | Abrogation of Article 370 right step for Ladakh, says Amit Shah | One-way traffic resumes on Srinagar-Jammu highway | Life limping back to normalcy as more shops reopen in Kashmir | Whistle-blower alleges harassment by SHO, Police other side of story | Rail services resume between Srinagar-Banihal in Kashmir valley | Tourists may soon enjoy recreational boat ride in Jammu's Surinsar Lake | Trains to resume in remaining sections from Nov 18 | Snow clearing operations underway on the Mughal Road | Miscreants set fire truck in Tral, police investigating | J&K Police inebriated with power, manhandled Sajad Lone, Shah Faesal: Mehbooba Mufti | J&K cops respond after Mehbooba Mufti's daughter tweets about manhandling | Will J&K on becoming a UT eradicate the plight of Gujjars Bakarwals of J&K? | BJP's oldest ally ends in Congress' lap | 87th Birth Anniversary of Pt Managat Ram celebrated | AM Hyundai sets up camp for customers | Govt must discourage officials from multiplying litigations: Raman Suri | Medical camp organized | Media XI outplays DYSS by 20 runs in friendly T20 | Guru of Sahib Bandgi delivers religious sermons | RSC organises awakening camp on Road Safety | Secy Cultural Academy interacts with prominent writers of JK | Rotary club organizes free CHD medical detection camp | Annual meeting of home for aged & infirm organised | DC Rajouri finalises modalities for revision of Panchayat Electoral Roll-2019 | Extensive session on "Role of Cooperatives in New India" held in Doda | GCPF holds meeting | Pak, separatists working to foil Centre's historic decisions on J&K: Panun Kashmir | JKNPP castigates Union's decision to club Jammu with Kashmir | Understand common man's ethos to correct financial conditions of country: Citizen's Forum | Pak shelling targets security posts, villages | Mercury rises as weather improves | Excise, ST Deptt employees demand removal of pay anomalies | HCBA constitutes advisory committee | Soldier martyred, two injured in IED blast | BJP govt scripted glorious chapter in history of J&K:Vibodh | Govt under constitutional obligation to facilitate representation of Farooq Abdullah in Parliament: NC | Surankote residents rue frequent traffic jams | Aim is to find permanent solutions to road problems in city: Shahid | Aim is to find permanent solutions to road problems in city: Shahid | Aim is to find permanent solutions to road problems in city: Shahid | Aim is to find permanent solutions to road problems in city: Shahid | Surankote residents rue frequent traffic jams | Aim is to find permanent solutions to road problems in city: Shahid | Traders irked over flowing of drain water on road | Progress of Ramgarh block is my priority: BDC chairman Darshan Singh | Dozens of far-flung, remote villages remain cut off in Kashmir | Lucky Draw Fraud: No payment refund yet | DLSA organises Lok Adalat, 144 cases settled | Winter session: Kashmir, job crisis, pollution to echo in Parliament | TDF demands delimitation of assembly seats | Consumers suffer as BSNL services remain out of order | CAIT suggests imposition of minimum operating price for products | Back Issues  
news details
In Kashmir, demand in Jammu and Ladakh for empowerment is considered anti-Kashmir
6/19/2019 12:06:39 AM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, June 18: Kashmir became part of the Jammu kingdom comprising Jammu province and the vast Ladakh region in March 1846. 173 years have passed but there is hardly anything on which all the three regions speak in one voice.
On the contrary, the people of Jammu and Ladakh, barring a few disgruntled elements here and there, consistently oppose the Kashmiri leadership, its ideology and its attitude towards the minorities in the state. They always look towards New Delhi for the redressal of their grievances, social, economic and political. They have no faith whatsoever in the Kashmiri leadership and they always seek a dispensation that is of them, for them and by them or that is independent of Kashmir. And this has been happening since October 1947 itself, when J&K linked its destiny with India for better, for worse.
Kashmiri leadership is responsible for the existing mistrust or distrust between the regions and the communities. Kashmiri leaders of all hues have been consistently opposing the demand in Jammu and Ladakh for empowerment. So much so, the Kashmiri leaders even oppose those demands of the people of Jammu and Ladakh which are legitimate, constitutional and democratic. The latest example is the formation of a front in Kashmir to oppose the demand in Jammu and Ladakh for a proper representation in the assembly. MY Tarigami, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Hakeem Yaseen are some of the members of this so-called third front formed against Jammu and Ladakh.
In Ladakh, the newly-elected BJP MP has demanded 6 more seats for the region, saying that Ladakh constituted almost 60% of the state's land area and 4 lawmakers in the assembly couldn't do justice to the very vast region, which remains cut off from the rest of the world for almost 6 months every year. He has said: "Ladakh region needs a minimum of 10 seats in the assembly". Besides, he has said that grant of UT to the region alone could be a lasting solution to the Ladakh issue and that he joined the BJP because the BJP supports the UT demand.
In Jammu, the people are demanding 11 more seats on the basis of land area, population/voters, accessibility and nature of terrain. If they are to obtain their legitimate due share in the state's polity, they have to have a proper representation in the assembly has been the upshot of their whole argument.
It is this that has stung the Kashmiri leadership and stung to the extent that not one but all Kashmiri leaders opposed in one voice the very idea of delimitation. They not only termed it a dangerous demand but also described it as a conspiracy against Kashmir. The point is that anyone in Jammu and Ladakh who opposes discriminatory policies and Kashmiri domination, speaks for India and Indian Constitution, denounces the demands in Kashmir for autonomy, self-rule, azaadi and merger with Pakistan and demands stringent action against terrorists in Kashmir is dubbed in Kashmir by Kashmiri leaders as "anti-Kashmir", "reactionary", "fundamentalist" and "Sanghi".
No wonder then that the gulf between the regions is widening with each passing moment.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center