1. How to handle Kashmir? India must try this Chinese exercise

How to handle Kashmir? India must try this Chinese exercise

Much of the problems in Jammu and Kashmir these days are because of Indian authorities' inability to establish a permanent connect with the people of the state

By: | Updated: October 19, 2016 5:30 PM
china, india, china india, india china, kashmir, kashmir problem, kashmir unrest, xinjiang, xinjiang unrest, xinjiang problem, kashmir crisis, hizbul mujahideen, narendra modi, kashmir news, xinjiang news, muslims, muslim news, india news, china news, global times, xinuha, how to handle kashmir, how to handle muslims, financialexpress It is always the responsibility of the state to remain connected and look after the people. (PTI)

Much of the problems in Jammu and Kashmir these days are because of Indian authorities’ inability to establish a permanent connect with the people of the state, even as several decades have passed since independence. This is also true for several other parts of the country.

It is always the responsibility of the state to remain connected and look after the people. Behaving elite or just wielding guns for years may make if not all then at least some people hostile against the state.

In Kashmir, truth is that some people do not feel connected with the Indian state in the same way as the rest of the country. In their hatred against India, they are aided and provoked by Pakistan.

Successive governments and public officials over the years, both at the Centre and in the state, are partly responsible for the current situation in Kashmir.

As the Centre and state governments struggle to find out a solution to the ongoing unrest in the state, here is a Chinese lesson India must try.

Dominated by Muslims, China’s Xinjiang province is considered to be a disturbed region. Several news reports in past have shown the minorities living in the region are systematically suppressed by the country to control and prevent them from becoming militants.

It has now been reported that the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has asked its 1,10,000 government officials to build “family-like ties” with ethnic minorities to promote “national unity and accord”. A meeting in this regard was held on Sunday in which the officials were asked to build a one-to-one relationship with people in four prefectures — Kashgar, Hotan, Aksu and Kizilsu Kirgiz in southern Xinjiang, a report in the Chinese state media, Global Time says.

It was said in the meeting that the government officials and families should visit each other every two months to build a “close bond, learning from each other’s language, experiences and customs, as well as seeking common ground while preserving differences”.

The report said that one of the officials visited a family with a bag full of gifts and he was welcomed with big hugs and local food.

India must also try such initiative in the unrest-hit Kashmir and also some other parts of the country soon.

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  1. Vinayak Sharma
    Oct 19, 2016 at 8:15 pm
    Yeah, just like China bans parents from 'luring children into religion' in Muslim province. Author is living in a fools paradise, try banning 'luring children into religion' in Kashmir or any where else in India and see the backlash. You already have triple talaq case in front of you.
    1. C
      Oct 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm
      Lies,it is not a disputed land like Kashmir and there is no any brutalities against anyone.Any body can go to see your Lies. Indian have One Million army for brutality against Innocent Kashmiri.YOUR Media full of Lies to divert the world attention what yu nasty doing in Kashmir & minorities.
      1. G
        Oct 19, 2016 at 12:54 pm
        Yeah right! Anyone who is even remotely aware of the Xinjiang issue knows that the only reason it doesn't get the international headlines is pure brutal communist terror .
        1. Ravi Chandran
          Nov 8, 2016 at 12:58 pm
          Unlike Kashmir or Baluchistan which has been a part of India since time immemorial, East Turkistan and Tibet are foreign countries illegally occupied by China. Inevitably, Tibet, and East Turkistan will eventually become independent like the rest of country i.e. the western part of Turkistan or West Turkistan comprising the former Central Asian Republics of the defunct Soviet Union. Kashmir or any other frontier province in India can be compared to Shanxi, Shaanxi, or Ningxia in the far distant north western frontiers of China.
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            Amit Khurana
            Oct 19, 2016 at 4:53 pm
            1. D
              Oct 20, 2016 at 10:16 am
              Never seen such naive story in my life.
              1. Navtej Singh
                Oct 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                We have done too much harm to ourselves by terrorizing and killing Kashmiris far too long. Our political masters used soldiers and people as fodder for covering wrong policies. The media and pseudo nationalists made the situation worse. Now different situations are unmanageable. Even in UP there are 10,000 riots in 3 years since Bhagwa Brigade is in power.
                1. Sunil Cartman
                  Oct 20, 2016 at 7:38 am
                  just friggin kill them already
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