Every minute the situation in Kashmir is made dangerously explosive as Modi-2 tries to take an adventurist move in the valley before his speech from the ramparts of Red Fort on 15th August. In continuation to deployment of additional forces on a large scale and postponement of assembly elections in the state, spreading rumours about large scale Pak/terrorist attack on Amarnath yatra pilgrims, the military and state administration have clamped down preventive measures cutting down people’s movements, and all pilgrims and tourists asked to leave J&K urgently. All leaders of political parties except BJP are taken in to custody. Internet and mobile connections in most areas are cut. Military and para-military forces are deployed everywhere frisking all who comes out of their houses. These developments, after getting the NIA, UAPA and RTI laws amended to suit the autocratization and terrorization of all fields, threaten the possibility of Modi-2 advancing to repeal of Article 35 A and 370 of the Constitution. Naturally it raises the spectre of a demographic aggression in Kashmir Valley, and Gaza like attacks across the Line of Control on the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir areas copying the Zionist model of aggression over Palestine areas supported by the US imperialism. In short, the Modi-2 is threatening a military solution to the Kashmir question, after terrorizing the people in the valley, risking even a regional war with Pakistan. So, the situation is becoming increasingly dangerous every minute.
Though the RSS agenda envisages such a path, the sudden decision to resort to it is primarily provoked by the economic collapse the country is confronted with. According to many sources, after Modi-2 took over more than 13 lakh crores of Rupees were lost in stock market. All areas of economic activity have slowed down, threatening a 2008 like crisis. In this situation, war is the only resort for Modi to save the ultra rightist neoliberal approach Modi-2 wants to pursue.
The democratic forces in the country have always demanded a peaceful political solution to the Kashmir question based on the right of self-determination of the people there. But contrary to it, the Modi-2 is trying to impose the will of its ultra rightist/fascist hegemony over the people threatening serious consequences. It should be exposed and resisted, putting forward the demand for de-escalation of the situation and bi-lateral talks with Pakistan involving the representatives of the Kashmiri people. We appeal to all Party Committees to take this message to the people and prepare them to oppose this dangerous move by Modi-2.
CPI(ML) Red Star.