Brief of Press Statement

BRIEF OF THE PRESS STATEMENT ISSUED DURING MEDIA  INTERACTION ADDRESSED JOINTLY BY DR.AJAY CHRUNGOO CHAIRMAN PANUN KASHMIR, DR. HARI OM NOTED POLITICAL ANALIST & SENIOR LEADER, AND DR. M.K.TENG CHAIRMAN ADVISORY PANUN KASHMIR ON OCT. 21IST, 2011 AT JAMMU.             

November 2011

The recent beginning of the march from Kashmir to Manipur for the revocation of AFPSA seems to be only a brazen expression of the intent to integrate the separatist movement in Jammu and Kashmir with the separatist movements elsewhere in India particularly the North East. The likes of Medha Patkar and Sandeep Pandey have done Human Rights no good by such a venture and only given credibility to  regressive political ideologies which feed terrorism. We debunk such type of perverted Human and civil rights activism which over the years has weakened the defense of Human Rights and civil rights in India.

It seems the deportation of Gautam Navlakha, some time back by the state government, was only a temporary measure taken to see the tourist season through and not a considered policy decision. It also raises doubts again about elements within the establishment encouraging fissiparous groups and personalities to meddle in the sensitive situation in the state. Otherwise how was Medha Patkar allowed to flag off this March from Kashmir to Manipur?

We have never heard such so called civil Rights leaders talking about elimination of Terrorism. How many times have we witnessed such persons eulogizing terrorist movements as revolutionary movements! All such activists betray an ideological outlook where the unity of India is not sacrosanct.  Such activists eventually seek to communicate that efforts to remove challenges to national unity are bereft of any progressive content. For them Human rights and fomenting subnational unrest are only  tool as it has been in the hands of imperialist powers all through till this time. We are aware of their motivations and recognize that they have no progressive agenda to further.

The role of a section of government of India in encouraging such elements needs to be examined.  It has allowed Human Rights jargon as a cover and immunity for allowing over ground workers of terrorism and separatism to carry on with their activities using the democratic space.

It is an irony that at a time when USA and rest of the Western World are no longer ready to allow Pakistan to flirt with terrorism, Government of India is tolerating such flirtations on the soil of India and many times under the cover of tactics or administrative expediency encouraging it.

At a time when China is increasing its military presence in POK and encouraging Pakistan’s belligerence against India, Government of India seems to be sleeping over the deepening of the nexus between separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, Maoists and many insurgent groups in North East promoted by none other than China and Pakistan.

We urge government of India to take such ventures, as the one started by Medha Patkar in Kashmir valley, and devise measures to counter and defeat this sinister nexus between the separatists of various hue and colors to undermine the integrity of the Nation.