Mystery Surrounds the Valley Again; What’s Next?

Dark Clouds of uncertainty are once again gathering upon the skies of the stormy paradise. The union government’s unexpected moves not only make people of Jammu and Kashmir concerned, but all the eyes are upon the valley to see what’s next.

J&K is already on edge in view of reinforcements of troops being sent to the Valley. The administration has asked tourists and Amarnath yatris to leave the state as soon as possible in view of the prevailing security situation. 28,000 para-military personnel were inducted in the Valley over the past week around 32,500 troops will be disengaged from yatra duties and moved to Kashmir. There are already 35,000 troops stationed in the Valley and their number will rise to almost 90,000.

While the Union government has put the state of Jammu and Kashmir on high alert following security threats, panic-stricken Kashmiri politicians have appealed to the Prime Minister to maintain the special status of the state. As per reports, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that the “sacrifices” of the people of Jammu and Kashmir do not go waste. A delegation of political leaders including Mehbooba Mufti, Shah Faesal, Sajjad Lone and Imran Ansari had also met Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to express concerns about the panic situation in Kashmir.

One among the rumours in the social media is that the state of Jammu and Kashmir would be trifurcated to make Jammu a separate state while giving the status of Union territory to both Kashmir and Ladakh region. There were also reports that the Union government was propping up security following their decision to abrogate controversial provisions of Article 35A and Article 370. There are strong reasons to believe these rumours because these were included in the BJP’s poll commitment.

The whole nation knows the keenness of the BJP government in keeping up their promises. Whatever the measures are, it is sure that it would be to bring back stability to a region in India, which has suffered much since independence.