Gupkar Declaration: a primer

Gupkar Declaration: a primer

On Aug 5, 2019, India dealt a humiliating knock to the NC, PDP, PC, etc, and rubbed their noses in the dust. But did it cause any change in them? No.
Go back to history and you will know that Mr Sheikh Abdullah agreed to accept the CM’s post after being dumped from the PM’s post. He justified this change and stayed in power. His progeny celebrated the same for decades.
Now it is time for NC, PDP, PC, etc, to justify Aug 5. Remember, India runs the show in Kashmir from Delhi. It was running it when Kashmir had its own PM and CMs, and when Kashmir was a state, not a Union Territory. Delhi continues to handle Kashmir by placing an LG here. No matter what, it is Delhi that decides the fate of Kashmir. Farooq, Mufti or someone else, they serve their masters in Delhi faithfully for reward.
Now remember, Aug 5 was not aimed to destroy these clients. Never! Clients are the most important element of Indian presence in Kashmir. Delhi can never abandon them. Also, Aug 5 was never meant to create a UT. Don’t be fooled. A UT run directly from the Centre is never in the interest of India. Kashmir as a state run by local people suits Delhi the most. India will never be happy if a Bihari or Bengali holds the chair in Kashmir. The chair must be sat upon by a Kashmiri. Like India took Sheikh Abdullah to the UN for his support in 1947, these clients are needed again to go around the world to justify the Aug 5 move.
Then what was August 5 all about? Aug 5 had a single purpose: to make legal changes to ensure demographic change in Kashmir. Once the legal changes are made, clients will be given power to justify this ‘event of history’ and popularise a ‘move-on’ theory. So, when you are hearing that Statehood is returning, believe it. It is 100% true. It is going to happen soon. Because, State or No State, matters little to India. The power flows from Delhi in either case.
You may still wonder as to what then is the function of the Gupkar Declaration? The Gupkar Declaration is a platform for clients to return to their job. They were humiliated and once statehood is back, they will argue that Delhi was humiliated. But it not like that; this game of mutual humiliation is part of a larger plan. Delhi will engineer demography, clients will return to power.
J&K will end up in getting statehood very soon. Then, clients will be told to promise Kashmiris Article 371. Yes, 371. They will use this promise to gain public vote and return to power. That will end the story. India will rapidly undertake demographic change and bring NRKs to Kashmir. Remember, as per Census 2011, already more than 25 lakh non-residents of JK are eligible for domicile status. It means that soon, 1/5th of Jammu & Kashmir is going to be populated by Biharis or Bengalis or Punjabis and so on. Within 5 years. Yes, check the Census data.
The Gupkar Brigade will continue to serve as Sheikh Abdullah and Mufti did. For their own power and luxury, they will allow Delhi to change the demographic composition of Kashmir.
The concern of people of Kashmir regarding Aug 5 is not who runs Delhi’s rule from Srinagar, it is demographic change alone.
—meerabas32@gmail.com

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