‘Need to devise strategy to counter RSS designs’
SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Sunday denounced the recent statement of Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat where he said that that “government is looking at ways to bring madrasas in Kashmir under control as they are incorrectly informing students and spreading disinformation”.
In a statement, Aasiya termed Rawat’s remarks as “alarming”, and said it bears testimony to the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is directly run by RSS with the help of Indian Army.
“It is being said that civil administration is running the affairs in Jammu and Kashmir. But it is against the reality. The RSS with the help of Indian army is actually framing the policies on Kashmir,” she said.
Andrabi said RSS fears that if the real history of Kashmir is taught to students in Kashmir, it will “unmask the truth” of India and its policies will be exposed.
“They understand it well that if the real history of Kashmir is taught to students, they will get aware about the reality how India has illegally occupied Kashmir,” she said.
DeM chief said New Delhi is trying hard to replace the NCERT with CBSE because CBSE teaches the “distorted” history of Kashmir and even India and the subcontinent.
“This is exactly what Rawat hinted to,” Aasiya said. “Therefore, it is evident that the present regime led by Mehbooba Mufti is puppet and is handled by RSS and its army.”
“If god forbid, they succeed in their policies, the identity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir will be at stake. It is a direct assault on our identity and culture. They want to destroy the both,” she said. “Therefore, we have to launch a pro-active movement in this regard and make the general public understand the designs of the occupation and educate them as to how India is using these tools to continue its illegal and forcible occupation.”
DeM chief also ridiculed the statement of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti wherein she said that “the history cannot be changed and rather a new history has to be rewritten”.
“We want to ask (Mehbooba) that India itself was under occupation of Britain and had become its colony. If the people of India at that time would have said that the struggle of India tantamount to eroding the history, how would have India gained independence?”
“The history in its right perspective is that Shiekh Muhammad Abdullah against the will of the people of this beleaguered nation handed Jammu and Kashmir to India for his personal benefits. But that does not mean that the people of Kashmir will accept it as a legitimate accord and then say that 71 years have passed and it has become history now.”
Reiterating that the people of Kashmir will “change the course of history”, Andrabi said, “The people of Kashmir have never accepted India. We never accepted the accord nor accepted India as our country, nor shall we ever do so, Insha Allah.”
“Mehbooba should read and re-read the history,” Aasiya said. “What is important for her is to read how people, nations, tribes and races across the world during the course of history were occupied and how they sustained their struggles to get freedom.”
“It is not possible (for) India (to) continue to hold us at the barrel of gun for long. We will change the history, Insha Allah and rewrite the history,” the Dukhtaran chief said. “To counter the dirty (RSS) designs is the responsibility of all including intelligentsia, teachers, students, civil society, journalists and academia. We have to devise a strategy and respond to them in their own tone.”