By Harsh Thakor
OPPOSE THE CHAUVINSIM OF BJP GOVT STRIPPING THE KASHMIRI PEOPLE OF ALL THEIR RIGHTS. REVOCATION OF LAWS 370 AND 35A ARE FASCIST IN NATURE TAKING THE NATION ON THE ROAD TO TURNING INTO A
STATE AND DESTROYING THE FEDERAL
STRUCTURE OF INDIA.
NO DEMOCRATIC PROCEDURE WAS FOLLOWED THROWING ALL PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRATIC
NORMS INTO THE DUSTBIN.LONG LIVE THE DEMOCRATIC RESISTANCE OPPOSING TYRANNY IN KASHMIR AND FOR RESTORING GENUINE RIGHTS.
With the repealing of acts 370 and 35 A ,a new epoch has been written in the history of Indian proto- fascism of the Saffron Hindutva variety and has paved the way for it to reach its boiling point. Whatever remnants of parliamentary democracy remaining in
Nehru had signed a plebiscite to withdraw Indian troops in 1952 adhering to leader Sheikh Abdullah. Sheikh Abdullah only wanted the protection of the Indian army from Pakistani tribal invaders and was assure that the Indian troops would vacate in 1952.
For decades the people of
Committee of Democratic Rights Organizations states "Article 370 clearly states that this article can only cease to be operative based on the recommendation of the Constituent Assembly of Kashmir. As the Constituent Assembly of Kashmir ceased it exist in 1957, Article 370 came to be considered as a permanent part of the Constitution, which was supported by multiple judgments of the Supreme Court. The BJP government has committed multiple frauds on the Constitution by its Presidential Order, which purports to amend Article 367, and unrelated section of the Constitution, by adding a new clause which redefines the Constituent Assembly of the state at its Legislative Assembly."
Quoting part of article in online journal Peoples Review "Article 370 of the Indian Constitution had allowed Jammu & Kashmir to enjoy autonomy, although cosmetic, to have its own Constitution, flag and penal code within the Union of India. The Article 370 was the foundation of the Article of Accession signed by Maharaja Hari Singh, the former monarch of the princely state of Jammu & Kashmir, in October 1947, through which
Through the Article 35A, which was adopted due to Article 370 and the Instrument of Accession, the Constitution Assembly of Jammu & Kashmir, which was later named the legislative assembly, enjoyed the exclusive rights to define who is a “permanent resident”. Alike many inner-line permits required to travel in
The state of Punjab has been engulfed with a series of demonstrations lighting the spark of resistance against the repealing of laws 370 and 35.Groups belonging to all sections of the revolutionary camp vociferously condemning the robbing of Kashmir people of their just right to self-determination and summed up the fascist nature of the repealing of such acts. With meticulous precision and clarity they narrated the history of Kashmir from 1947 explaining how morally it was not an integral part of
The most significant protest was the joint demonstration in Sangrur by Lok Sangram Manch, Revolutionary Peoples Front and Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee. Here speakers emphasized that it was emergency declared in Kashmir and paving the way for
The largest student demonstration took place by a joint front in
Lok Morcha Punjab held a protest in Bathinda of around 50 persons. On August 7th.which boosted the morale of democratic forces being a democratic revolutionary platform.
Kisan Morcha held a protest in Longowal village in Sangrur on 7th August of around 200 people.which include a cycle rally and sit in.Joined by Pendu Mazdoor union. Krantikari Pendu Mazdoor
Punjab Radical Students Union organized a protest rally outside Ranbir college in Sangrur on 6th August of about 50 persons .Krantikari Pendu Mazdoor Union also held a protest which was disrupted by the police in the same area.
C.P.I.(M.L.)New Democracy organized a protest in Sangrur on 6th August of about 100 people.Punjab Students Union protested in -Ropar Nangal,Guru Nanak college road,Brijindra College Faridkot,-,Fazilka college.Around 25-50 persons attended these meetings but most attentive and intense response with untold determination.
Punjab Students Union(Shaheed Randhawa) led a protest meeting on August 6th in Gudda village in Bathinda of about 50 people .
Democratic Students Organization organized a march in
Punjabi Revolutionary journal Surkh Leeh has put up several posts narrating the historical aspect of the movement of Kashmiri people to secede and analytically covered the fascist nature of the scrapping of the acts.
Even if numbers were not so large qualitatively they were very effective in illuminating the torch of liberation from the darkness of fascsim unleashed on the people of Kashmir.The strong mass political movement had a strong bearing on the impact and success of youth protests in Punjab.Great emphasis was laid on creating political conscious ness on the aspect of Kashmir in relation to aspect of fascism overall.
In Mumbai the traditional left parties and Ambedkarist groups organized a demonstration of around 300 persons at Azad Maidan condemning the fascist oppression in
In Telengana activists of Virasam, Communist Party India Marxist-Leninist (CPIML -New Democracy) and C.P.I.(M.L.) protected but hundreds were taken into police custody.
Significant that now we face a different situation than under Oppressive Congress regimes with Fascism formalized under the BJP. There was strong military repression under the past Congress regimes on the Kashmiri people with no moral autonomy given as promised but remnants of neo-liberalism still remained which have been totally crushed to the ground now. Revolutionary forces have to devise a strategy to counter this which is most challenging when Communal and chauvinistic hysteria has deeply penetrated and poisoned the minds of the Indian masses at a height never reached before.