‘India is losing Kashmir’, admitted several times, not only by Indian defense analysts, but also by their army personnel. Close to 1 million troops have been deployed by India to control a population of around 10 million Kashmiris. And the current scenario makes it clear that armed and equipped forces of India have completely failed to control the unarmed innocent people of Kashmir
Interestingly, Jammu and Kashmir is not the only problem for India, more than 67 active separatist movements are sweeping across the country. In recent events, dozens of soldiers were killed in an attack on the security forces in Chhattisgarh state by the Naxalites. Everyday protests by Dalits and other minorities are also a matter of serious concern for the stability of India.
Apart from several incidents of Muslims being attacked and beaten to death by extremist Hindus, there are many incidents of attack on other minority groups too. According to a study published in ‘The Guardian’, Christians are increasingly under attack a so called secular India.
The population stats make it very clear which direction India is headed. Upper castes of Hindus make only 23.4% of India’s population. The deep-rooted injustice and social discrimination in India is making all other communities its enemy that can create unrest anytime in the country.
(According to Census 2011)
Other religions 0.9%
Total Upper Caste Hindus 23.4%
Total Backward Castes 48.2%
Scheduled Hindu Tribes 8.2%
Total Hindus 79.8%
Here are some causes of insurgencies in different parts of India:
The militant organization United Liberation Front of Assam demands a separate country for the indigenous people of Assam. The Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front is a militant group operating in the Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts of Assam. The outfit claims to fight for the cause of Karbi tribes, and its declared objective is Hemprek Kangthim, meaning self-rule of the Karbi people.
The Nagalim is a proposed independent country for the Naga people. In the 1950s, the Naga National Council led a violent unsuccessful insurgency against the Government of India.
The first militant outfit to emerge in the region was the Hynniewtrep Achik Liberation Council (HALC). It was formed in 1992, aiming to protect the interests of Meghalaya’s indigenous population from the rise of non-tribal (“Dkhar”) immigration.
The National Liberation Front of Tripura (or NLFT) is a Tripuri nationalist organization which seeks for Tripura to secede from India and establish an independent Tripuri state.
The Khalistan movement aimed to create a separate Sikh country. The territorial definition of the proposed country ranges from the Punjab state of India to the greater Punjab region, including the Indian Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Northern Districts of Rajasthan such as Sri Ganganagar and Hanumangarh.
The National Liberation Council of Taniland (NLCT) is active along the Assam – Arunachal Pradesh border, and its members belong to the Tani groups of people which are demanding Taniland.
The National Democratic Front of Bodoland was formed in 1989 as the Bodo Security Force, and aims to set up an independent country Bodoland.
Manipur became part of the Indian Union on 15 October 1949. Manipur’s incorporation into the Indian state soon led to the formation of a number of insurgent organizations, seeking the creation of an independent state within the borders of Manipur, and dismissing the merger with India as involuntary.
Nagaland was created in 1963 as the 16th state of the Indian Union, before which it was a district of Assam. Insurgent groups classified as active mainly demand full independence.
Mizoram’s tensions were largely due to the simmering Assamese domination and the neglect of the Mizo people. Insurgency status is active.
Propositions to the government and the leaders of India:
- India must stop dreaming of increasing its geographical boundaries by occupying neighboring lands.
- Indian religious leaders should stop brain washing and manipulating their followers against minorities.
- Solve the Kashmir issue according to the UN charter and the aspirations and will of the Kashmiri people.
- Stop terrorism in neighboring countries by supporting terrorist organizations such as TTP, JuA, BLA, ISIS-K, etc.
- Attempts to sabotage CPEC may result in further deterioration in relations between both India and Pak, as well as China.
- The senseless massacre of minorities must be stopped immediately as the situation in Kashmir is already out of the control of Indian Army. The suppression of minorities in India is likely to have a further devastating impact on the existence of Hindustan.