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Separatists to promote peace lest Kashmir valley may face economic disaster

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Tawi, July 18 (KIP):-The incidents violence and the killing owing to
clashes between protesters and security forces seem to have not only
paralyzed normal life in but the civil administration
including the main partners of the coalition Government, the PDP and
the BJP.

What is unfortunate is the way there is division in the BJP over
the role of the Government in handling the situation. There are
differences between the RSS and the BJP unit in Jammu over the
handling of the situation. There is rift between the PDP and the BJP
over the Burhan Wani killing incident. While the PDP demand a judicial
inquiry the BJP is opposed to it  on the plea that it was purely an
anti-terrorist operation in which no human rights violation was
carried out. Even the Army has claimed that the operation was clean
because of the support of people who had fed the security and
intelligence agencies with specific inputs about the presence of
Burhan Wani in the village in Kokernag in south Kashmir.

If the coalition Government suffers from any paralysis it
would lead to the demoralization of the security forces, especially the
police. Let the PDP and the BJP take a united stand and gear up the
civil administration for facing the separatists' campaign.

The first impact of the violence could be on the return and
rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. Before Burhan Wani's killing
separatists and other politicians were opposed to the Government of
Idea of  establishing separate colonies at three places
notwithstanding the fact the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, described
these colonies as transit camps for the Pandits who would move later
to their ancestral villages for which the centre was willing to
provided financial aid.

Various Kashmiri Pandit organizations have claimed that those
Pandits, a few thousand of them who were willing to return to
Kahsmir, had developed cold feet because of the eruption of
violence. They say that living in their ancestral villages would be
like a bad dream because nothing is certain about the activities of
militants.

The second impact has been on the and pilgrim tourism
. Already several thousand tourists, who were enjoying their
sojourn in Kashmir, cut short their stay and returned to their native
places. Already over three lakh pilgrims are registered for the annual
Amarnath pilgrimage but reports indicate that several thousand have
cancelled their registration. And several thousand tourists have
cancelled their reservation.

This would be a big blow to the economy of the state and
financial gains with those co directly with tourism and pilgrim
tourism, including, traders, transporters, hoteliers, porters and
ponywallas. Let the separatists think about it and stop extending their
call for shutdowns. 

Northlines
Northlines
The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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