The Government of India invited an all party meeting of Jammu and Kashmir in Delhi which was held on 24.06.2021. Political leaders like Muhbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdula, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, etc were invited to bring normalcy in the region. In addition to this, a delimitation commision is set up to decide the delimitation of the constituency to bring proper representation as per law in the Jammu and Kashmir which is a union territory now. Therefore, the issue to delimilitation was also discussed in this meeting to build confidence among the political parties.
Although the status of state of Jammu and Kashmir and Article 370, a special status given, was removed through amendment in the constitution by Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha and later consent was given by the President of India in August 2019. Before this action, the numbers of paramilitary and military were increased to maintain law and order in the region. During this period, curfew was properly imposed to avoid any protest and maintain the law and order in the region, as well as internet service and mobile services were properly halted. In addition to this, the Government of India precautionary either arrested most of the political leaders or put on house arrest.
After the consent of the President of India for removal of Article 370, the status of state of Jammu and Kashmir was changed to two union territories, i.e; i) Jammu and Kashmir and ii) Ladakh. Additionally, Lieutenant Government, Manoj Sinha, announced a package of Rs. 20000 crores to boost the economy of the region in the same line of special package of Rs. 20,00,000 announced for the country by the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitaraman and State Minister, Anurag Thakur, to stimulate the Indian economy. The package brought a confidence among the Kashmiris to some extent as it generated employment and fulfilled necessary requirements of the common men of the region.
On the other hand, Pakistan always tried to raise the Kashmir issue in the different world forum to futile the efforts of India which was indirectly supported by China and Malaysia. Although Pakistan raises the Human rights issue of Kashmiri people, it never cares about human rights violations in its own region like Balochistan where common men are killed brutally by the Pakistan Army. However, Indian leadership succeeded in failing the intention of Pakistan among the world communities except China and Malaysia.
Indian Government always tried to convince the different world forum to avoid interfering in the Kashmir issue as it is an internal part of the country. Earlier Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohammed supported Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. India retaliated on the Malaysian action and therefore, Indian businessmen voluntarily banned the import of Palm oil from Malaysia. This drastic step of Indian businessmen brought a major turn in Malaysian Politics and therefore, Mahatir Mohammed had to resign from Prime Ministership. Currently, the Malaysian Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin avoided interfering in Indian internal matters.
Indian Government’s second major step is that an all party meeting was called to convince Jammu Kashmir’s political leaders to participate actively in the election to bring democracy. In the meantime, the Prime Minister of India said Delhi would take all the efforts to remove “Dilli ki doori as well as dil ki doori.”
The enthusiastic participation of political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir in this meeting showed that they are also willing to bring development and democracy in the region. The media news quoted the Home Minister of India that the status of statehood of Jammu and Kashmir would be restored at the appropriate time which further proves that Delhi is not leaving any stone unturned. This multi efforts of Indian government shows the commitment that the region would very soon bring peace, development and democracy to build confidence among the common men.
After this meeting, most political parties of Jammu and Kashmir’s region assured that they would participate in the election of the region to restore democracy which is a good sign for this country. The world communities would certainly rap Pakistan, China and Malaysia if Indian Government got success to bring peace, normalcy, development and democracy in the region.
Let’s hope for the best.