EMPHASISING THAT winds of change are blowing through the Valley and may result in a “reverse Tiranga Yatra” to Delhi by Muslims from Kashmir defying the call by separatists, Indresh Kumar, national executive member of the RSS, on Tuesday asked Pakistan to stop encouraging separatists in Jammu and Kashmir.
Otherwise, Kumar warned, Muslims in India and Muslim leaders of Jammu and Kashmir may also start interactions with people in Muzaffarabad, Sindh, Baluchistan, Gilgit, Baltistan and Mohajirs — all areas fighting for independence from Pakistan.
Addressing a seminar on “National security and role of Indian armed forces vis-a-vis citizens of India” on the occasion of Kargil Diwas, Kumar identified these people as the ones who had fought for creation of Pakistan before 1947. “Sixty years later these are the same groups demanding freedom from Pakistan, and Islamabad is using tanks, artillery and AK-47s to suppress its own people.”
S K Mishra, Director General of Police (Coordination) at Police Headquarters, who is in line to be the state’s next DGP after the incumbent, K Rajendra Kumar, resigns, was invited as another chief guest at the event. He decided against attending the function at the last moment, the organisers said.
The seminar was organised by the J&K chapter of Forum for Awareness of National Security.
Stating that India will not undergo any more Partition, Kumar said that in 2017, “we will not march to Kashmir with the Tricolour and say Kashmir is an integral part of India. Now Muslims of Kashmir will mark an end to terrorism and take out a Tiranga Yatra from Kashmir to unfurl the Tricolour in Delhi.”