Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign to show normalcy in the Indian occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir has backfired. Three member countries of the G20 boycotted the tourism event in Srinagar. The rest of them sent local embassy staff to attend. The event also drew negative worldwide media coverage of the brutality of India's "settler colonialism" in the disputed territory. It elicited strong condemnation from the United Nations. Prior to the event, India’s tourism secretary, Arvind Singh had promised that the meeting will not only “showcase (Kashmir’s) potential for tourism” but also “signal globally the restoration of stability and normalcy in the region.” The Modi government failed to achieve both of these objectives.
|G20 Meeting in Indian Military Occupied Kashmir|
China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey did not attend the G20 event in Srinagar. Rest of the G20 members sent diplomats posted in New Delhi to attend it. It's not unusual for foreign diplomats to visit disputed territories such as Jammu and Kashmir. Last year, Donald Blome, US Ambassador to Pakistan, visited what he called "Azad Jammu and Kashmir". The G20 Tourism Working Group meeting in Kashmir drew condemnation from China and the United Nations.
“China firmly opposes holding any form of G20 meetings on disputed territory. We will not attend such meetings,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin at a press briefing on May 19 in Beijing.
Fernand de Varennes, U.N. special rapporteur on minority issues, criticized the meeting, saying that by hosting the session in Kashmir, “India is seeking to normalize what some have described as a military occupation by instrumentalizing a G20 meeting and portray an international 'seal of approval’.”
The UN representative warned the G20 of “unwittingly providing a veneer of support to a facade of normalcy at a time when massive human rights violations, illegal and arbitrary arrests, political persecutions, restrictions and even suppression of free media and human rights defenders continue to escalate.”
|Heavy Indian Security Presence at Dal Lake For G20 in Kashmir. Source: Washington Post|
International Media Coverage:
The global media coverage of the G20 meeting in Kashmir has largely been negative. It has highlighted the brutal occupation of the region by the Indian military.
A piece in The Conversation accused India of "using the G20 summit to further its settler-colonial ambitions in Kashmir". It pointed out that the "route to Gulmarg (G20 event location) is lined with barbed wire. Armed soldiers keep watch from fortified bunkers". The Conversation piece offers the following advice to anyone visiting Indian Occupied Kashmir:
"Those visiting (Indian Occupied) Kashmir must first learn about the decolonial history of the region, one that honors Kashmiri calls for self-determination and sovereignty. They must follow the principle of do no harm by not visiting tourist sites or using tour operators run by Indian authorities. They should support local Kashmiri-run businesses as much as possible. There is no simple resolution for tourism on occupied lands. Tourism amid settler-colonialism manifests in exploitation, dispossession, commodification and other injustices and inequities. The goal of ethical travel is not immediate perfection or self-exoneration. It is an invitation to think about our own actions and complicity".
A story in "The Guardian" noted that the G20 Kashmir meeting "required a large show of security at Srinagar international airport". It added: "India’s presidency of the G20 group of leading nations has become mired in controversy after China and Saudi Arabia boycotted a meeting staged in Kashmir, the first such gathering since India unilaterally brought Kashmir under direct control in August 2019".
Voice of America reported that the "security moved into the background to give a sense of normalcy amid reports of mass detentions" as the event drew closer.
Prime Minister Modi's PR campaign has clearly backfired. His government's actions have failed to project any sense of normalcy in the disputed region. In fact, Mr. Modi's blunders have helped internationalize the issue of Kashmir on the world stage. They have drawn China further into the Kashmir dispute, particularly in the Ladakh region where the Chinese troops have taken large chunks of what India claims as its territory.
In an Op Ed for the Deccan Herald, Indian Journalist Bharat Bhushan has accused Modi government of "overplaying its hand in organizing a G20 event in Srinagar". He has summed up the fallout from the G20 Kashmir Meeting failure as follows:
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming State visit to the United States makes this rebuff on J&K by the international community, especially significant. What might have been ignored by India and perhaps down-played, at least publicly by the US, in the build-up to the Modi-Biden summit, will now become an additional irritant in the bilateral relationship. Did the Modi government bait fate by overplaying its hand in organizing a G20 event in Srinagar?"
Here's India's JNU Professor speaking about illegal Indian occupation of Kashmir, Manipur and Nagaland:
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even the likes of Egypt last people I would thought would do right by Pakistan did it. And Kept away. Rest of the big power like the article correctly reported did their bare minimum sent embassy staff normal past visits seen has not to cross any lines. The G20 in india has been a failure boycotted by China the next time U.K. and USA will thing twice putting their indian boy forward as an alternative.
Why is India even in Ladakh?! That region has no connection whatsoever to the desi.
Modi has staged many such dramas and blunders, mostly to appear heroic in front of his domestic voter base. His act of making a spectacle of India's turn at being the G20 host is just the latest in the list. It had less to do with international messaging than domestic. It doesn't matter if China and a bunch of other Muslims states skipped the meet, or the Western nations sent lower level embassy staff (both of which they would have expected); Modi's objective as regards to the domestic political messaging is achieved. And we might see more of such "spectacles" in the next 12 months - including the grand opening of the new Indian Parliament and the Ayodhya temple - as India goes to its Parliament elections (which Modi would very likely win, thanks to the ineffectual central leadership of Congress and the lack of unity among the wider opposition).
That said, one must not miss the wood for the trees when we talk about recent events in Kashmir. The ground realities in the region seems to have altered fundamentally in recent years. Kashmiris may still be as (or even more) resentful of Indian rule, but they either seem powerless to do anything about it, or seems to have largely given up their quest for "azadi" altogether. Kashmir's nominal autonomy was taken away more than 3 years ago. Whether on account of the crackdown by security forces, or because the Kashmiris themselves have grown tired of the decades of violence and instability (or may be both), there has been no upheavals in the valley after Aug 2019. The outside world who would have had influence on India (including the West and Gulf nations) seems uninterested. As for China, they may have border disputes with India in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, but having to deal with Xinjiang, Tibet and Taiwan, they will be the last to speak for the right of "self-determination" of any peoples.
With its former Western allies and current ally not too enthusiastic about Kashmir, what can Pakistan do about it other than the yearly rituals of Parliamentary resolutions, speeches and rallies? Over the years, the great disparity in economic power and global political influence between India and Pakistan has steadily grown. It is now a yawning gap. The Pakistani nation has been limping from one existential crisis to another. The Pakistani governments (or the establishment as the case may be) offended too many of its "friends" when they could have lent a helping hand in need. When a sitting Pakistani PM is received by an Assistant Deputy Foreign Minister or a Regional governor while visiting even "friendly" or "brotherly" nations, you can guess the extent to which Pakistani establishment screwed up its foreign policy.
Would Kashmiris even want to tie their fate with a sinking nation where it is the unelected Khakis in Rawalpindi who drive its politics, making and then unmaking parties and politicians at their convenience? Would they want to join a nation whose economy is a bottomless sinkhole? The Kashmiris may still desire to be independent of India, but except for a small religiously fanatical minority, I doubt any of the level-headed ones in the valley would want to test their fate by jumping from a slave ship to a burning, sinking boat.
Lets be pragmatic. India is not going to budge an inch on Kashmir. It has neither compulsion nor incentive to do it. Being the stronger one out of the two parties to this dispute, it can afford to keep playing this game as long as it wants. Pakistan has already weakened considerably in recent times due to its chronic political and economic troubles and as a result its bargaining capability has reduced as well.
The solution to Kashmir has always been in accepting and formalizing the status quo. LoC has stood unchanged for 75 years and is unlikely to shift without a major destructive war. A sinking Pakistan cannot afford that, and a growing India does not want it either.
"Why is India even in Ladakh"? - For the same reason that Pakistan has KP and Balochistan. British added those regions to their Indian empire and both India and Pakistan inherited those regions and their borders. Most of the north-eastern states of India were added to the country by the British in a similar way. Just as China does not accept the MacMahon Line border with India, Afghans don't accept the Durand Line border with Pakistan either. If Ladakh should go to China, KP should go to Afghanistan as well. If you claim that the Pukhtoons in KP desire to be with Pakistan rather than Afghanistan, then the Buddhists in Ladakh prefer to remain with India where they have religious freedom rather than under Chinese authoritarian rule.
#G20Kashmir: Houseboats, adorned with #G20 logo, seen behind ranks of armed #police posted around #Kashmir’s Dal Lake. #Kasmiri: “if they are so confident, then they should have opened the gates of the [G-20 center] for locals to be part of the event"
SRINAGAR, India — The famous houseboats, bedecked with lights and adorned with the G-20 logo, were just visible behind the ranks of uniformed police stationed around Kashmir’s stunning Dal Lake. Every 20 feet along the waterfront was a poster advertising picturesque Kashmiri sites — with a camouflage clad soldier standing behind.
The signs for the Group of 20 intergovernmental forum that India is hosting this year proclaims the country as “The Mother of Democracy,” but this meeting for tourism took place in a heavily militarized region that has not seen elections for its legislature in almost a decade.
Having the delegates from the world’s 20 wealthiest nations meet to discuss tourism amid the majestic Himalayan beauty of India’s Kashmir showcases what India says is the return of peace and prosperity to the region. But the conversations touting a new normalcy came amid a heavy security presence and were in sharp contrast to the voices just outside the barricaded conferences premises.
“What will come from this development? We need to have peace in our hearts first,” said a shopkeeper — who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak freely about the government — in the heart of Srinagar’s old city, an area that has often witnessed violence. He said police threatened nearby shops to stay open to give a semblance of normalcy in the territory.
As he spoke, a dozen members of the federal paramilitary police, tailed by their massive windowless armored vehicle, stopped to search a group of young boys. “The delegation should come here and see this and talk to us,” the shopkeeper said. “They should talk about the Kashmir issue. Otherwise, what’s the point?”
The decision to put one of the dozens of G-20 meetings this year in Kashmir has not passed without controversy. China has boycotted the event, it has been condemned by neighboring Pakistan and the U.N. special rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, issued a blistering statement saying the Indian government “is seeking to normalize what some have described as a military occupation.”
Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority entity, has long been the country’s pride and joy with its magnificent mountain vistas. It was once a must-have shooting location for movies and a coveted honeymoon destination even while it was stuck in a continuous tug-of-war between Pakistan and India that provoked several wars.
After disputed elections in 1987, simmering dissatisfaction erupted into a violent insurgency and government crackdown that darkened Kashmir’s reputation. After coming to power, Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Operation All Out” — a 2017 offensive against the militants that killed hundreds and dramatically worsened relations with Pakistan.
After Modi won a second term in 2019, his government revoked the state’s special autonomous status negotiated after independence and made it a territory directly governed by New Delhi. Any dissent was stifled with harsh restrictions, including the longest internet shutdown in a democracy and locking up top political leaders, journalists and activists.
G20 in Kashmir
“The fact that we are holding it in Srinagar is itself an achievement of sorts,” said Jitendra Singh, a government minister who is also a parliament member from the region, in a news conference. “This is an opportunity to see with your own eyes what it is all about. The common man has moved on.”
Kashmir saw a record number of tourists last year, almost 2.6 million, while another 13,000 foreign tourists have come just this year, mostly from Southeast Asia, to see the region’s famous mountains and tulips. The government hopes that new golf courses, train lines and efforts to remove the travel advisories on Kashmir will open bring more Europeans and others.
Arun Kumar Mehta, the territory’s chief secretary, said roughly $250 million of the proposed $8 billion worth of investment projects have been completed, with money flowing from the Middle East in particular for shopping complexes.
“2022 was a historic year of development,” he said. “Life was normal for the first time in many, many years. I see such a yearning in the common people to get back to normal. Peace comes about when people have a stake in peace. And it’s very apparent that people have a stake in peace.” The territory’s lieutenant governor, Manoj Sinha, also said that the “ecosystem of terror sponsored by our neighbor has been almost dismantled.”
Since the crackdown, militant recruitment has plummeted, according to a senior security official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
But a 28-year-old who works at a shopping center in Srinagar noted that, “if they are so confident, then they should have opened the gates of the [G-20 center] for locals to be part of the event and not hold it under such a tight security cover. Only the government is celebrating.” He spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk freely.
In particular, the government has touted a new high-profile cinema multiplex in the city, marking the return of movie theaters to the region after they were targeted by militants in the 1990s and all shut down.
Khushboo Farooq, a 21-year-old who works there, said she finally found a place where she feels truly safe after it opened last year. “We need the entertainment in our lives, after what we have gone through.”
“The reality is Kashmir has already changed, and we haven’t woken up to this,” said Vikas Dhar, the theater’s owner, who hoped that the G-20 event would move Kashmir’s narrative beyond conflict. He described his theater as “an answer to the demand that people are raising.”
While people would like to go to the cinema, those types of development are not “the basic crux of what they really want,” countered Anuradha Bhasin, an editor of Kashmir Times who said that the government’s roughly half a dozen cases against her newspaper had crippled it. “They are beautifying certain areas, but the people are missing from the story. Then you have big jamborees like G-20, it kind of smacks of the indifference of the government towards the people.”
Bhasin said that while apparent signs of violence may be decreasing, without a free and vocal media it is unclear whether the militancy is growing or not.
Mehbooba Mufti, a former chief minister who was detained after the region’s semiautonomous status was revoked, said this apparent development and prosperity comes with a heavy hand.
“They are trying to use tourism as a sign of normalcy,” she said, adding that roughly 100 young men were detained before the G-20 meeting in “preventive arrests.”
“If everything is fine, why this suppression? Maybe today, it is calm. But the amount of might that is used to keep things that way, can’t be used like that all the time. And when God forbid, it bursts, it can be very big. You know Kashmir, it can happen anytime,” she said.
"Most of the north-eastern states of India were added to the country by the British in a similar way."
Absolutely not. Manipur(1949), Tripura(1949), Nagaland, AP(1951), Sikkim (1975), basically the seven sister states were gobbled up by India AFTER the British had left.
"Lets be pragmatic. India is not going to budge an inch on Kashmir. It has neither compulsion nor incentive to do it. Being the stronger one out of the two parties to this dispute, it can afford to keep playing this game as long as it wants."
It depends on how you define the game long. India is not going to hold itself forever. It will eventually break up, just like the Soviet Union. India is actually in a very precarious position. Internally it has so many problems that are unable to resolve. I don't need to list it here because these problems are well-known. At this juncture, India is sitting well internationally. But this is ephemeral and can change abruptly. At the core India's existence depends on the goodwill of the big powers, and this is the Achilles heel of India.
Don't you think you are trying to look at India through the situation in Pakistan and assuming India must be an equally unstable nation? I know that Pakistanis nursing the wounds of 1971 debacle ardently wish and hope that something of that kind would happen to India as well. But the chances of that happening are pretty nil. Due to its cultural diversity, India has dealt with many separatist movements from Kashmir and Punjab to North-Eastern states for the past 75 years. Those in NE states died out pretty much after the Union govt signed peace treaties with separatist groups. The Khalistani separatism that was funded by Pakistan in the Indian Punjab was stamped out in the '80s, and the same has been happening to the jihadi militancy in Kashmir in recent years. Besides, India has a democratic federal political structure which accomodates unique cultural and linguistic identities of states, and the free and fair elections that are conducted on schedule acts as a pressure valve when social tensions arise between different groups. Pakistan is far more vulnerable on that front since the elections are often rigged by their military establishment. If you ask me, Pakistan is facing a far more precarious situation at the moment. Pakistan's own media characterize it as an existential crisis. A bankrupt economy, a destabilizing political crisis where the ruling party and the opposition are not even on talking terms, and and unelected men in uniform who rig elections to anoint their favourites and depose those they have fallen out with. India looks far more stronger in comparison to Pakistan not because it has the support of international powers, but due to its inherent strengths. Though it isn't an economic powerhouse of the scale that China is, it still has a robust industrialized economy with a far larger diverse manufacturing sector when compared to Pakistan. It has over $600 billion in forex reserves and has comfortably handled the global economic slowdown and uncertainities in recent years when the economic growth of many other regional countries including Pakistan went down the drain.
THE PROPHETIC WORDS OF AMBEDKAR PROVE THAT,KASHMIR IS NOT A LAND OR WATER DISPUTE
IF A MAN LIKE AMBEDKAR COULD NOT LIVE WITH THE HIDNOO ELITE - HOW WILL DALITS LIVE WITH THE HINDOO HOI POLLOI
AND IF HINDOOS TREAT DALITS LIKE DIRT,WHAT WILL BE THE FATE OF THE KASHMIRIS ?
SO THE KASHMIR ISSUE IS A RACE AND RELIGION WAR
THE KASHMIRIS ARE NOR SERVILE HINDOOS HOODWINKED BY CHAIWALA AND HINDOO GODS
THE KASHMIRIS ARE ALSO,NOT DALITS,ENSLAVED FOR 5000 YEARS
AND LASTLY KASHMIRIS ARE NOT OF "INDIAN DNA" ! SLAVERY IS NOT IN THEIR DNA
The 19th vow,out of 22,(as laid down by Ambedkar),taken by Dalits,when they convert to Buddhism,is as under:
• I renounce Hinduism, which disfavors humanity and impedes the advancement and development of humanity, because it is based on inequality, and adopt Buddhism as my religion.
That it is also relevant to document the 1st five,out of the 22 vows,(as laid down by Ambedkar),taken by Dalits,when they convert to Buddhism,as under:
• I shall have no faith in Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara, nor shall I worship them.
• I shall have no faith in Rama and Krishna, who are believed to be incarnation of God, nor shall I worship them.
• I shall have no faith in Gauri, Ganapati and other gods and goddesses of Hindus, nor shall I worship them.
• I do not believe in the incarnation of God.
• I do not and shall not believe that Lord Buddha was the incarnation of Vishnu. I believe this to be sheer madness and false propaganda.
Only Indians will say India has a robust industrialized economy.
"AND LASTLY KASHMIRIS ARE NOT OF INDIAN DNA !" - Wrong. Kashmiris are "Indian DNA". In fact, most Pakistanis themselves are "Indian DNA". I wouldn't suddenly become another nation or ethnic group if I convert to another religion. If you check names of Kashmiri Muslims, you will notice that many of them have retained their ancestral "Indian" surnames, many of which are Brahmin like "Dhar", "Bhat" and "Guru". Many Pakistanis themselves still proudly flaunt their "Indian" surnames. Do you find "Pakistan" mentioned in any historical writings or accounts before the 20th century? Nope. But this subcontinent was always called India, Hind or Hindustan culturally.
"Only Indians will say India has a robust industrialized economy." - Perhaps you should check why Pakistani economy is staring at bankruptcy while India's isn't. Why India's forex reserves of $600 billion is 150 times Pakistan's. Why countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh signed up for IMF bailouts in the midst of the global economic turmoil created by Covid and Ukriane war, while India didn't. And why India doesn't figure in the list of developing countries which Pakistani leaders say are badly in need of debt relief.
In case you aren't able to figure out why, I'll give you an example to illustrate the difference between the economies of India and Pakistan. Compare the automotive industries in both countries - how many automotive companies operate manufacturing (not CKD assembly) facilities, their production numbers, the level of localisation, how many of their products they export, to what markets they export, and how many of these manufacturers are home-grown brands.
India is no China in terms of manufacturing prowess. At least, not yet. But it is far, far ahead of Pakistan in that respect. Statistics and economic indicators don't lie. In the modern world, a country without domestic reserves of oil or natural gas wouldn't get that sort of forex reserves without industrial exports and FDI.
Kashmiris are "Indian DNA".
Kashmiris certainly don't want anything to do with India. This much is clear. What has this to do with DNA? As to DNA, I am sure Polish DNA and Russian DNA are similar, or Ukrainian DNA and Russian DNA are similar. It will be like Russia claiming Poland because of European DNA or Slav's DNA. Or China is claiming Vietnam or Japan or Korea because of DNA. Mind you, the concept of India is a recent one. If not for the British, there won't even be an India.
"But it is far, far ahead of Pakistan in that respect."
By the same token, India's foreign currency dwarfs that of Luxemburg. Far ahead in bulk. That doesn't mean anything.
"Statistics and economic indicators don't lie."
The Indian government constantly rejects statistics and economic indicators that it doesn't like. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. There are so many statistics that puts India at the bottom of the pit in all kinds of surveys. Why don't you talk about those?
THE VISIBILITY AND SUCCESS OF THE KASHMIRI FREEDOM STRUGGLE, IS THE SINGULAR AND STELLAR ACHIEVEMENT OF PAKISTAN FOREIGN POLICY,DIPLOMACY AND THE MILITARY - INSPITE OF ALL THE INDIAN PROPOGANDA
IT IS ONLY PAKISTAN WHICH KEEPS ALIVE THE HOPES OF THE KASHMIRIS IN THE FACE OF GENOCIDE,BY THE HINDOOS
WHICH IS THE TEST OF A MUSLIM - TO GO AGAINST ALL ODDS,FOR JUSTICE AND RELIGION !
AND IT IS THE PRAYERS OF THE OPPRESSED KASHMIRIS,WHICH HAS SAILED PAKISTAN THROUGH COVID,FLOODS,OIL AND GAS SHOCK AND PKR RUPEE CRASH AND THE CURRENT POLITICAL QUAGMIRE !
WHOEVER WILL SUPPORT THE KASHMIRIS AND THEIR CAUSE,WILL WIN.
TAKE THE CASE OF ERDOGAN - WHO SUPPORTED THE KASHMIRI FREEDOM STRUGGLE IN THE UNGA, PAKISTAN PARLIAMENT AND IN HINDOOSTAN (WHEN HE VISITED CHAIWALA)
NET RESULT - ALTHOUGH HE WAS WRITTEN OFF - HE IS CRUISING TO VICTORY,IN THE TURKISH POLLS,WHICH WILL CLOSE TODAY !
A TRUE FOLLOWER OF ISLAM - HE IS ! AND HE WILL WIN AGAIN !
MEANWHILE CHAIWALA HAS ADOPTED THE SENGOL OF THE TAMIL POTTA POTTE, AS HIS SPECTRE ! THE FOOL DOES NOT KNOW THAT,THIS SPECTRE IS NOT 2000 YEARS OLD ! IT WAS MADE IN 1947,FOR MOUNBATTEN ! IT REPRESENTS TAMIL SAIVISM,WHICH IS THE ANTI-THESIS,OF NORTH INDIAN SAIVISM, AND THE TAMIL SAIVISTS ARE "NOT" BRAHMINS, AND TAMIL SAIVISM DISOWNS SANSKRIT SCRIPTURES !
THE 1ST CHOLAS - THE SENGAALS WHICH USED THIS SPECTRE WERE DOOMED ! THE SPECTRE REPRESENTS ANTI -HINDI, ANTI- NORTH INDIAN HINDOOUISM AND ANTI-BRAHMINISM - AND CHAIWALA STANDS FOR THE CONVERSE !
NEHRU DUMPED THE SPECTRE IN THE JUNK YARD !
CHAIWALA HAS PLACED IT IN THE LOK SABHA ! DOOM WILL STRIKE CHAIWALA AND HINDOOSTHAN SOON !
JIYE JIYE PAKISTAN !
"Only Indians will say India has a robust industrialized economy."
INDIA HAS A LARGE AUTO SECTOR ONLY DUE TO THE CAPTIVE MARKET ! THAT IS Y FDI COMES IN !
FOR THE CAPTIVE SECTOR AND NOT EXPORTS
PAKISTAN HAS LIMITED CAPTIVE DEMAND - THAT EXPLAINS THE FDI AND FX RESERVES DIFFERENCE AND THAT MEANS NOTHING ! SO LOCALISATION AND PRODUCTION CAPACITY MEANS NOTHING !
SAY A NATION HAS A POPU OF 100000 ! IT WILL HAVE NIL FDI IN MANUFACTURING ! BUT MAY HAVE A PER CAPITA 10000 TIMES THAT OF INDIA,DUE TO TOURISM AND BANKING !
PAKISTAN IS DOING PERFECTLY ! IT HAS SAILED INTO THE STORMS,AND HAS CUT THROUGH IT !
Kashmiris are "Indian DNA".
AS YOU SAID - THERE IS NOTHING CALLED INDIA AND NOTHING CALLED INDIANS AND SO THERE IS NO INDIAN DNA !
SOUTH INDIANS AND KASHMIRIS LOOK,TALK DIFFERENT,HAVE DIFFERENT BONE STRUCTURES ,TEETH, FOREHEADS,NOSES..................
AS PER SCIENCE - The Southern Indians - also called Sudroids,are offspringed from the Negroids
NORTHERN INDIANS WHO ARE FAIR SKINNED ARE THE INVADER DNA AND KASHMIRIS ARE OF A DIFFERENT DNA
IN 100000 YEARS, A BLACK MAN CAN BECOME WHITE AND A WHITE MAN CAN BECOME A MONGOLOID - BUT THE BASIC PHYSICAL FEATURES AND BONE STRUCTURE CANNOT CHANGE
WHICH IS Y THE ARYANS TRIED TO EXTERMINATE THE SUDROIDS OR DASYUS AS STATED IN THE RIG VEDA
असुन्वन्तं समं जहि दूणाशं यो न ते मयः |
अस्मभ्यमस्य वेदनं दद्धि सूरिश्चिदोहते ||
“Slay everyone who pours no gift, who, hard to reach, delights you not. Bestow on us what wealth he has: this even the worshipper awaits.” [Rigveda 1:176:4]
अकर्मा दस्युरभि नो अमन्तुरन्यव्रतो अमानुषः |
तवन्तस्यामित्रहन वधर्दासस्य दम्भय ||
“Around us is the Dasyu, practicing no religious rites, not knowing us thoroughly, inhuman, following other laws. Baffle, you Slayer of the foe, the strength of this Daasa.” [Rigveda 10/22/8]
बृहत् ते जालं बृहत इन्द्र शूर सहस्रार्धस्य शत्वीर्यस्य |
तेन शतं सहस्रमयुतं नयर्बुदं जधान शको दस्युनाममिधाय सेनया ||
Great is your net, brave Indra, the mighty match for a thousand, Lord of Hundred Powers! Holding them, with his host, therewith has Indra slaughtered Dasyus a hundred, thousand, myriad, hundred millions (Atharvaveda 8/8/7)
इन्द्रः समत्सु यजमानमार्यं परावद विश्वेषु शतमूतिराजिषु सवर्मीळ्हेष्वाजिषु | मनवे शासदव्रतान तवचं कर्ष्णामरन्धयत
The Dasyus have been described at several places in the Vedas as anyavratam अन्यव्रतम (followers of another religion or creed), amaanusham अमानुषम (not human), ayajvaanam अयज्वानम (not performing Yajna) [Rigveda 8/70/11]
किं ते कर्ण्वन्ति कीकटेषु गावो नाशिरं दुह्रे न तपन्तिघर्मम |
आ नो भर परमगन्दस्य वेदो नैचाशाखं मघवन्रन्धयानः ||
“O Indra, what do the cows make for you among the Kikatas? They neither yield milk for your offerings, nor do they warm the vessel of libation. Bring to us these cows; bring to us also the wealth of Parmagand (their King). O Brave one, grant us the possessions of the people of low status.” [Rigveda 3:53:14]
Mantou: "Only Indians will say India has a robust industrialized economy"
UNIDO Report 2022 Industrial Stats (Manufacturing Value Added Per Capita)
And I suppose the floods in Pakistan was divine wrath for ousting Imran Khan?
Both Erdogan and Modi are birds of the same feather - right-wing megalomaniacs with a mission to turn their constitutionally secular countries into religious states. What Erdogan has been doing to Turkey, Modi has been doing to India. If Erdogan has Hagia Sofia, Modi has the temple at Ayodhya. The only difference I see is that Erdogan's eccentric policies have wrought greater damage to the Turkish economy than Modi's ever did to India. And yes, just as Erdogan has won the Turkish Presidential election against the candidate of a ragtag opposition alliance, Modi and BJP is widely expected to win a straight third term in India's Parliament elections next year.
"THE VISIBILITY AND SUCCESS OF THE KASHMIRI FREEDOM STRUGGLE, IS THE SINGULAR AND STELLAR ACHIEVEMENT OF PAKISTAN FOREIGN POLICY,DIPLOMACY AND THE MILITARY"
Even Pakistani columnists and analysts can tell you that Pakistani establishment's Kashmir policy was a disaster. The results are there before you. Forget the West. Other than issuing some bland statements every year, not even the OIC is interested in Kashmir. Or Palestine for that matter. Its the money that talks.
Anonymous Vineeth said...
And I suppose the floods in Pakistan was divine wrath for ousting Imran Khan?
JUST AS COVID DEATHS OF 50 LACS IN INDIA WAS DIVINE WRATH FOR VOTING IN CHAIWALA.WHILE CHAIWALA IS EVIL,IMMI IS NO SAINT - SO NO DIVINE INTERVENTION IS DUE
Both Erdogan and Modi are birds of the same feather
ERDOGAN WAS AN MBA AND A PRO SOCCER PLAYER ! CHAIWALA IS A TEA VENDOR AND SON OF A DISHWASHER ! ERDO MADE TURKEY THE CENTRE OF AN ISLAMIC VISION FOR THEIR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE.
CHAIWALA CANT EVEN BET JADHAV BACK OR SAVE CHABHAR OR THE KABUL REGIME. ERDO WON "wAR" IN ARMENIA AND SPLIT ARMENIA ! SINGULARLY !
CHAIWALA KILLED 1 CROW IN A SURGICAL STRIKE,LOST A JET AND DROPPED HI TECH ISRAELI MISSILES !
SO THERE IS NO COMPARISON BETWEEN ERDOGAN AND CHAIWALA
THE GEOGRAPHY OF TURKEY MAKES IT SPECIAL.dindooohndoo
Even Pakistani columnists and analysts can tell you that Pakistani establishment'
"On this occasion, the General Secretariat, pursuant to the decisions and resolutions of the Islamic Summit and OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, urges India to halt and reverse the illegal and unilateral actions taken on 5 August 2019 and subsequent steps to change the internationally recognized disputed status of the territory and to alter the demographic structure of the occupied territory. The General Secretariat demands the respect for the basic human rights of the inhabitants of Jammu and Kashmir."
HOW DID THAT HAPPEN ? dindooohindoo
THE G20 BOYCOTT BY CHINA AND SAUDIA ETC - IS ONLY BECAUSE PAKISTAN HAS KEPT THE ISSUE ALIVE
China has said it will not attend, citing its firm opposition “to holding any kind of G20 meetings in disputed territory”.
THAT STATEMENT FROM PRC = KASHMIR IS DISPUTE BETWEEN INDIA + PAKISTAN AND ALSO CHINA !
THIS IS ONLY DUE TO PAKISTAN ! AND ITS NUKES ! THE OAK NUKES KEEPS THE LENS ON KASHMIR AND PAKISTAN AND THE REST IS EASY
THIS IS INSPITE OF ALL THE INDIAN PROPOGANDA !
"HOW DID THAT HAPPEN ? dindooohindoo"
Issuing a statement or skipping a meet is rather easy thing to do. It requires almost no effort or expense for their part, and no real loss for either party. The Arabs and other Muslim states do that in case of Palestine as well. The question is, what more is the OIC prepared to do for Kashmir (or Palestine)? Have they put any kind of pressure on India to reverse the abrogation of Kashmir's autonomy? Did they pressure India to talk to Pakistan? If they did, they haven't succeeded. As for China, their interest would be the border disputes in Ladakh or Arunachal Pradesh. Kashmir is inconsequential for them, except that the whole of that region (including Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, AJK and GB) is considered "disputed" internationally.
Besides, India would have fully expected the Muslim states and China to skip the G20 Srinagar meet. Modi's real objective in staging such a meet in Srinagar was domestic political messaging to the voters. In fact, he has been turning India's turn as G20 host into a grand spectacle for no other reason. We saw another such spectacle a few days earlier when he inaugurated the new Indian Parliament. He is even running around inaugurating new train services in every state! More of such is to come until the Parliament elections next year, including possibly another such "inauguration spectacle" of the Ayodhya temple. People who saw the Kashmir G20 meet somehow as Modi's attempt to "legitimize" India's possession of Kashmir are naïve and missing the wood for the trees. All of this is Modi's election campaign in action and nothing else. He wants things to brag about in front of the voters while seeking a third term in office.
"HOW DID THAT HAPPEN ? dindooohindoo"
WORDS AND GESTURES MATTER BY NATIONS AND SUPERPOWERS MATTER
IF US MAKES COMMENTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS,IN TIBET ! IT MATTERS ! US ARMY IS NOT COMING AND NO NAVAL BLOCKADE ON CHINESE PORTS! BUT IT IS A SIGNALLING AND AN ADMONISHMENT
IF CHINA + TURKEY + SAUDI + PAKISTAN + KUWAIT BOYCOTT G20 - IT IS A POWERFUL SIGNAL !#
THE CHINESE STATEMENT IS ON BEHALF OF SAUDIA ! THE SILENT ASSASSIN
THAT KASHMIR IS A DISPUTE AND CHINA IS A PARTY TO IT !AND SO ART 370 IS A DISPUTE !
WHAT INDIA AND INDIANS THINK,IS BUNK
THIS IS OXYGEN,FOR THE KASHMIR FREEDOM STRUGGLE,AND GIVES IT LEGIIIMACY! THAT IS WHAT COUNTS !
OIC SUPPORT IS ALSO KEY,AS IT WILL PROPEL CHARITIES,TO ISLAMIC AND KASHMIRI FREEDOM FIGHTERS !
WHO IS FUNDING THE ISLAMIC STRUGGLE,FROM KERALA TO KASHMIR ?
AND IT IS FUNDED FROM INDIAN OIL PURCHASES !
EVERY SUPPORT COUNTS -ESPECIALLY FROM PRC !
THE MATRIX IS KEY HERE !
CHINA IS THE FACE ! THE FUNDING IS FROM OIC TO THE MUJAHIDS ! PLA IS IN BALOCHISTAN AND AAK!
PRC IS IN CHABHAR ! PLA IS IN BADAKSHAN !
SEE THE PLANNING AND THE NOOSE !
FEEL IT TIGHTEN !
Interview: India’s exaggerated value and the danger of S Jaishankar’s ‘new world order’ posturing
“the US already has other military partners like Japan and Australia, whereas India doesn’t really have anyone else that can help balance against China. Our value to the US is being partly exaggerated”
Rajesh Rajagopalan, author and professor of International Politics at JNU, says we are living in a bipolar age and it is dangerous for India to think otherwise.
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“I think the economics of the world, the politics of the world, and the demographic of the world is making the world more multipolar.”
“The world is moving towards greater multi-polarity through steady and continuous re-balancing.”
“The Indo-Pacific is at the heart of the multipolarity and rebalancing that characterises contemporary changes.”
“The United States is moving towards greater realism both about itself and the world. It is adjusting to multipolarity and rebalancing and re-examining the balance between its domestic revival and commitments abroad.”
Those are all comments by Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar over the last few years. Indeed, Jaishankar is a big votary of the concept of multipolarity – the idea that the world is not dominated by just one power (the United States), or two (the US and China, just as it was the US and the United Soviet Socialist Republic during the Cold War), but is instead now seeing a global order with a number of powers that are somewhat equally matched in terms of economic and military capacity and influence.
Jaishankar sometimes speaks of the need for establishing a multipolar world. And sometimes his comments seems to suggest the world is already multipolar or will soon be there.
Not everyone agrees. Stephen G Brooks and William C Wohlforth, in a Foreign Affairs article in April , argued that multipolarity is a “myth”.
Brooks and Wolworth argue instead for “partial unipolarity”, in part because Chinese military power remains “regional”.
Rajesh Rajagopalan, professor of International Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University and author of Second Strike: Arguments about Nuclear War in South Asia, thinks the answer is clearer: We are living in a bipolar age. And it is dangerous for India to think otherwise.
I spoke to Rajagopalan about multipolarity vs bipolarity, why he thinks that Jaishankar describing the world as multipolar is problematic even if it is a purely rhetorical tactic, and what he made of Ashley Tellis’ much discussed piece from earlier this month – with the controversial headline, “America’s Bad Bet on India” – which argues that the US should not expect India to side with it in a military confrontation with China, unless its own security is directly threatened.
To start off, how do you read Jaishankar and India’s articulation of a multipolar world, either as an aspiration or as a reality?
I’ll start with the reality: Of course, it is not [a multipolar world].
There are different ways of defining polarity. Academics by and large look at it as either unipolar world or a transition to a bipolar word. Some argue that the world may be bipolar in the Indo-Pacific region because of China’s power there, but not bipolar in a global systemic sense. Since this is a peaceful period – not marked by war – it’s very hard to identify the boundary between unipolar and bipolar. But my sense as an analyst is that the world is already bipolar, because the way polarity is measured is purely in terms of material capacities, and on this, clearly China has the wealth and the intention.
AS I SAID ON May 27, 2023 at 10:51 PM,AS UNDER
''NEHRU DUMPED THE SPECTRE IN THE JUNK YARD !
CHAIWALA HAS PLACED IT IN THE LOK SABHA ! DOOM WILL STRIKE CHAIWALA AND HINDOOSTHAN SOON !''
A RS 1750 CRORES BRIDGE HAS ALSO COLLAPSED TODAY IN BEEHAR
2 DAYS AGO WAS A 3 IN 1 TRAIN CRASH THAT KILLED 288
IS IT COINCIDENCE OR PROVIDENCE OR JUST ME ?
IN LINE WITH MY PROPHECY AS ABOVE AND BEFORE ON THE AFTERMATH OF THE SENGOL
ANOTHER TRAIN DISASTER WAS GOING TO HAPPEN,IN TAMIL NADU YESTERDAY
ANOTHER GOODS TRAIN DERAILED YESTERDAY
AND THE INDIAN RAILWAYS IS TALKING,BULLET TRAIN AND VANDE MUTRAM
IF AT THAT HIGH SPEED,THERE IS A TRAIN COLLISION - WHAT WILL HAPPEN ?
IR IS UNDERSTAFFED, UNDER FUNDED AND WITH POOR TECHNOLOGY,AND THEN,THERE IS TECHNOLOGY AND IT !
WHICH BRINGS IN THE ELEMENT,OF SABOTAGE AND HACKING ! AL THE IR SOFTWARES ARE INFERIOR GRADES,OF THOSE BEING USED,IN EAST ASIA.SO THEY HAVE BEEN 'GAMED' !
IN ADDITION, NPP AT KUDANKULAM WAS HACKED BY DPRK AND IRANIAN CENTRIFUGES WERE HACKED BY STUTNEXT.
RAILWAYS IS NOT A NPP.ANYONE CAN PLANT A BUG IN THE IT AND HARDWARE AND HACK INTO THE SIGNALLING AND INTERLOCKING AND OTHER SYSTEMS. NOW THE HACK OR BUG MAY BE "DETECTED' BY THE ENGINE DRIVER- AS AN OBVIOUS ERROR, BUT AT BULLET SPEED - DISASTER IS EASY
SO IR IS A PRIME TERROR TARGET ! AND THE CLOWN SHOW OF CHAIWALA IS UNAWARE !
IR = INDIAN RAILWAYS
FOR CHAIWALA, IR = I SEEK RE-ELECTION,VIA VANDE MUTRAM !
ARE PEOPLE SEEING THE MAGIC TOUCH OF CHAIWALA
THE TRAIN AT THE CENTRE IS CALLED COROMANDEL AND WAS GOING TO CHENNAI ! BOTH ARE IN TAMIL NADU - THE LAND OF THE SENGOL !
THE CRASH OCCURRED IN ODISHA AND CHAIWALA WAS THERE ON 19TH MAY TO INNAUGRATE A VANDE MUTRAM !
CHAIWALA BROIGHT 10 LEOPARDS FROM AFRICA INTO INDIA AND 5 ARE DEAD
CHAIWALA STARTED THE VANDE MUTRAM TRAINS WHICH KEEP CRASHING INTO BUFFALOS
CHAIWALA INSTALLED 7 SAPTARISHI STATUES AT UJJAIN ! 6 HAVE COLLAPSED
I SEE A TREND !
How Safe Is India's Railway Network? Here's What Experts Say in the Wake of the Odisha Crash
As India reels from one of its worst train disasters in two decades following a collision on Friday in Balasore, Odisha that killed at least 288 people and injured hundreds more, concerns are mounting over the safety of the country’s railways.
Experts tell TIME that while the Indian government has ramped up spending on railways in recent years, that money has mostly gone toward speed and comfort in the form of new trains. They say that more needs to be done in particular to improve the safety of thousands of older trains that are still in use in India, which has one of the world’s most extensive railway systems.
“Indian trains run on mixed tracks with both passenger and goods trains running on the same track,” Srinand Jha, a railways expert from the International Railway Journal, tells TIME. “The lines are mostly over-utilized and clogged, and because of this, the time available to carry out routine maintenance activity has been shrinking.”
In recent years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has invested nearly $30 billion in the railways by manufacturing semi-high-speed trains, modern coaches and locomotives, and redeveloping the stations—part of a broader upgrade to transport infrastructure across the country in a bid to create a $5 trillion economy by 2025. Last year, Modi unveiled the new trains by announcing that “a nationwide campaign is underway to transform railways.”
But Jha says that these “big-ticket railway projects” have also led to an increase in rail travel and, in turn, a bigger need to improve the system through track maintenance and better signaling systems. “These aspects deserve greater attention,” he says.
A report last year by India’s auditor general found that spending on basic railways maintenance had fallen since 2017, leading to serious lapses in safety.
On Monday, Vishal Tiwari, a lawyer in the Supreme Court, filed a legal petition advocating for an independent expert committee that would conduct a “time-bound probe into the accident.”
“Our petition is not only to investigate the train accident but also to strengthen the railway system through a review of risk and safety parameters in the railways,” Tiwari says. “It’s clear that judicial intervention is needed for transparency and impartiality so that such accidents do not happen due to the gross negligence of any government-run systems.”
Meanwhile, a new homegrown anti-collision technology unveiled in March called the Automatic Train Protection System, or KAVACH (“armor” in Hindi), could help prevent future accidents. “Had the device been on the train, this would not have happened,” Mamata Banerjee, a former railway minister and opposition leader, told local media.
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