Between the Narrative of the State and the Reality

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SYED TAJAMUL IMRAN

Islam, since its inception, has been the religion which has elevated justice as a hallowed principle and emphasized upon justice for all human beings. However, justice in the substantive sense of the term has eluded Kashmir due to its peculiar history of conflict.
The fact of the matter is that the conflict lingers on in Kashmir, with its intensity growing by the day, as is evident in the number of people who throng encounter sites, with peoples’ anger and rejection of the structures of power growing by the day. While the state’s spin on this is different, but the evolution of the conflict in one direction, tells a different story. Increasingly, under the given conditions, the youth of Kashmir have lost their fear.
Such are the prevailing conditions in Kashmir which witnesses many a thousand tragedies but that the auxiliaries of the power here, which used to call themselves the favorite lexicon of mainstream, especially the National conference and PDP have been compelled to use the shades of resistance framework in their discourse to stay relevant. Similarly, the bubble of the so called administrative services has been burst over time. Also, the discourse of some that Kashmir issue is all about economics is punctured by the profile of many whose choice is different than choosing careers or their traditional businesses.
The emotions of Kashmiri people are in line with the political sentiment on ground which is broad based. The plane and level of resistance has incorporated many dimensions and perspectives and is evolving. In this, in one way or other, almost every Kashmiri is part of, whether he us a doctor, engineer, teacher and etc, discharging his services faithfully.
The old through advice, elderly through experience, women through compassion, youth through sacrifice, children through shrewdness all shades, proponents of society have contributed to the struggle in Kashmir.
All this finds an echo in the letter of Mannan Wani who put forth this point boldly that we do not completely know or have an idea of what God will do on doomsday with reference to giving us hell or heaven but we remain firm that fighting for justice is the call of God, and we owe no hate to common struggling Indians but to their brutal mechanisms of the state. The narrative of destruction and havoc that this crafty state so smartly on which it represses is not hidden as its competitors via sugar coated vocabulary put all onus of mayhem on those who are victims.
We all stand for freedom, truth and justice.
The important focal point that I want to touch here is and which in a way is answer to a confused set of dirty arguments managers of the state are trying to raise is that we are bearing brunt of largest military imperialism, a system that says we will crush you with force rather than , at least, try to win you by arguments or dialogue so some voices putting onus of destruction on honest reflections of Dr Mannan Wani is not just murder of truth but a laughable ungrounded and unfounded reality.

The author is a former student leader, Founder AJKSU, and an MBA. He can be reached at: aclockdies9@gmail.com