Kashmir Demilitarization is in the interest of India: Agnivesh

Thriuvanthapuram:  Stating that brute force is no way to break the resolve of protesters, renowned civil society member and Hindu scholar Swami Agnivesh Tuesday said that if India believes that Kashmri people can be tamed through pellets and bullets then the people at the helm of affairs are living in a fool’s paradise.

Talking to Kashmir based news agency CNS from Kerala’s capital Thriuvanthapuram, Swami Agnivesh said it is high time for India to start a meaningful dialogue with Pakistan and take measures to revoke draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Jammu and Kashmir. “The job of Army is to protect the borders and not to deal with native protesters. Army is not a solution to any problem, so Government of India should demilitarize the region so that peaceful and conducive atmosphere for dialogue could be created,” he said.

Agnivesh said that India should not feel shy in engaging separatist leadership of Kashmir which are respected and followed by people. “Instead of using pellets and bullets it is in the interest of India to find a lasting solution to Kashmir problem,” Agnivesh said and appealed people of Kashmir to stage peaceful protests.

“When you resort to violence, armed forces get excuse to kill you. Organize peaceful protests with tied hands and I will join your protest. Not only me, but my organization and likeminded persons from India will join your peaceful protests to show the world that Kashmiri’s are running a peaceful movement for their legitimate rights,” Agnivesh said and added that if armed forces in Kashmir will target peaceful protesters then India will get exposed and face a moral defeat across globe. (CNS)

One comment on “Kashmir Demilitarization is in the interest of India: Agnivesh

  • July 27, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Media reveals real picture of IHK
    Although India tries to stop all media from covering its atrocities in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK), news is trickling out of the Held Valley. According to news reports the death toll is increasing as atrocities increase. http://bit.ly/2acLkXj
    More than 60 people have been killed but there seems to be not stopping the bloodshed in the region. It is important to spread the real picture of the deteriorating situation in Held Kashmir through any means so that the world, and UN, is forced to take notice. After 67 years of murdering the Valley, India should be held responsible for bringing peace to this region and allowing the people to live.
    And this can only be done through the media – which has a great responsibility for bringing the plight of the Kashmiris of Indian Held Kashmir to the world.


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