Saturday, September 17, 2016

India:Kashmir needs a healing touch

From the Indian side, human rights activist like Lenin Reghuvansi has been vocal against Narendra Modi government’s iron fist strategy in handling the Kashmir issue which has resulted in a large number of casualties. In ‘Culture of silence and Kashmir ,’ Lenin wrote, ‘The Modi government’s strategy over the last two months in Kashmir has amounted to ignoring the scale of casualties and depth of suffering, maintaining silence for extended periods, making the odd, weak statement about the pain of Kashmiris with barely a reference to blinded children, and ritually reiterating that J-K is an integral part of India’. In past, Lenin’s NGO People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights has filled complained with the National Human Rights Commission of India regarding the torture and death of a Kashmir youth in police custody and fighting against the police torture. On the Pakistani side, institutions such as Institute for Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS) are performing an important role for easing the tension between India and Pakistan by stressing the people to people contact. In this connection, IPSS has been advocating ‘Pakistan-India Peace and Visa Policy relaxation’ policy . Cleary, if visa policy between two warring nations relaxed, cultural diplomacy at the people to people level could initiate stalled peace process. When peace is shattered only a disaster is left. Violence can hardly achieve anything. But PEACE can. And this is the right time for civil society to initiate the peace process in the Kashmir and lend a healing hand to Kashmiri people. 

It is an analytical article by Amit Singh publsihed in Oslo Times:
 See more at:

#kashmir #modi #India #pakistna #u4humanrights #healing #peace

No comments: