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What Is The Essence of Hinduism and Hindutva? Om!

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(1)PREFACE:

What is HINDUTVA? The Literal Meaning of The Oft-Spoken Word Today is the ‘Hindu Way of Living, with belief in Hindu gods and goddesses, and the precepts of Hindu religion, that is HINDUISM, which is in brief, the combined set of Religious Beliefs and Rules of Conduct based on them, of the people of the Upper and Lower Indus Valley (English corruption of the valley of the river Sindhu, pronounced as Hindu in Irani/Persian, that is, the river meeting the Sea) . The beliefs of the people of the Upper Indus valley, namely, the Vedic Aryans are contained in the four Vedas,viz. Rigveda plus Saam Veda(a poetic, simple form of Rigveda, of chanting the sacred and mystic syllable ‘Om’ or ‘Om Tat Sat’, that is, the Spiritual Universe or Brahma, as also Shlokas and Mantras/Samhitas for invocation to the first Rigvedic deities or manifestations of the Supreme formless Spirit, namely the 5 main elements or ‘Panchamahabhutas’ of Nature-Agni, Jal, Vayu, Prithvi,Akash); Yajur(which includes the ways of performing the rites like Homa/Havana, Agnihotra and Yagnyas or sacrificial rites, as also rituals), and the later arrival, Atharva Veda containing the ways of performing Black Magic, Tantra-Mantra for exorcism etc., which was the last to be added to the Vedic Canon. In addition, there were Texts like the Upanishads which were philosophical,and the Brahmanas with the Aranyakas, about the Karma-Kandas or rituals. These are all explanatory texts and commentaries on different aspects of the Vedas, which themselves were propagated orally. Then there were also Shrutis and Smritis, that were media vide which Vedic knowledge was passed on by hearing and remembering. These texts along with the ideas of the Brahmanical Trinity: Brahma(Creator), Vishnu(Protector) and Shiva or Mahesh(the Ultimate Destroyer), incarnations and reincarnations of Vishnu and Shiva, as well as of Karma, Rebirth and Fate came with the Upanishads which were written around the 6th century BCE after the Aryans moved Inwards from the Indus Valley into the Ganges- Yamuna Doab.

Jainism and BUDDHISM with similar ideas about Karma, Fate, Rebirth and Moksh/Mukti meaning Freedom from the Cycle of Life and Death as well as Idol Worship,’Ahimsa’ or Nonviolence were also founded in nearby regions, around the same period in North Bihar and Nepal. Jains also adhere to a strict diet of pure vegetarianism, and moreover, abjure root vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, as well as vegetables with seeds such as Brinjals, Bhindis aka Okra, etc. It is possible that the Aryans adopted and incorporated the beliefs of Buddhists and Jains into Hindu theology, probably from Buddhism, as Buddha has been considered as a Hindu deity, viz. the 9th and so far last Avtaar of Vishnu, according to the ‘Bhagwat’ Purana, but Not Mahāvīra. The belief in rebirth or reincarnation is also seen to exist in Buddhism by the fact that the next Dalai Lama, who is said to be born already though still young, is supposed to be the rebirth of an earlier Dalai Lama).

HINDU MYTHOLOGY has been added to Hinduism by the PURANAS, which are books that have personified the Hindu deities and attached symbols to them (like the elephant head to the image of Ganesha), though they are actually divine spiritual entities, and woven fantastic (and in respect of some gods like Indra, derogatory) stories around them- for example, depicting Indra for whatever reason as a womaniser, who is said to have assumed the looks of the Rishi Gautam to seduce his faithful wife by fraud – rationalising it as done for the sake of making Hinduism and the Hindu gods more comprehensible to illiterate folk than they would be in their true abstract form. But the perverse fantasies of some writers have reduced many of the deities to objects of ridicule and disdain by people of other religions and even by elite Hindus. These vulgar myths should be scrapped therefore from the Puranas, to raise their respectability.

However,  the Interpretations and Observation of the statutes of Hinduism vary vastly from one Social Group, Caste or Sect of Hindus to another, especially between the Upper and Lower Castes of Hindu society, as the principles and values and even the gods/goddesses that are worshipped differ a lot between them. A lot of confusion and criticism of Hindutva has arisen as a result of this ambiguity about the exact nature of Hinduism, Hindu deities and Hindutva.

[Of late, some of the practices of staunch Hindus like Cow Vigilantism have drawn a lot of public ire because of the increasing incidence of cases of Mob Lynching of persons found or suspected  of abducting Cows for Sale to Slaughter Houses, or for Beef eating, mostly of on Muslims, which has strained  the relations between Hindus and Muslims more than ever before. Another allegation against Hindu Society is the discrimination and ill treatment of Dalits (who are the untouchables and the lowest caste of the Hindu Society), like exploiting their labour and women, as well as denying them the use of basic facilities like getting Water from Public Wells and other sources. They are also refused entry to temples frequented  by the  Upper caste Hindus, which is an obstacle to Unity among the Upper and Lower castes of Hindus, and has been instrumental in inducing many Lower Caste people to get converted, to Christianity, Islam and Buddhism]. (2)Coming to the different SECTIONS OF HINDUS:

The VEDIC ARYANS who were followers of the SANATAN HINDU DHARMA OR THE EARLY VEDIC RELIGION subscribe to the Vedic worship of the Five Main Elements of the Universe, and the 33main Gods (12 Adityas or Solar gods including the Sun, Vishnu etc. of the Realm of Light, 11 Maruts such as Indra,Vayu, that are gods of the Realm of Air, 8 Vasus or Terrestrial gods, and the 2 Ashwini Kumars, the physicians of the gods) with belief in the Brahmanical TrinityBrahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Mahesh/Shiva the Ultimate Destroyer – as also the Cow as a goddess;but the early Aryans did Not do Idol Worship. Among the Aryan clans also, there are subdivisions, viz. Vaishnavas and Shaivas. Of the Vaishnavas, most are preferentially Bhaktas of Rama, while some are Krishna Bhaktas, mostly in areas around Mathura of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan, as also in Odisha. All the same, all Hindus worship all the incarnations, except the followers of the ARYA SAMAJ founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati.

The DRAVIDIAN Castes, and now practically all Hindus, including Brahmins and the other Upper castes of Aryan origin, (Except the Arya Samajis and the members of the Prajapita Brahma Kumari Organisation), are Worshippers of Idols, and are devotees of Shiva Parivar(family) including Shiva, Devi(Parvati), Ganesh, Surya the Sun, and of Vishnu. (as also Brahma, according to some authors).

Most of the Hindus worship the Cow, but it is only some radical Hindus who resort to violence in the name of CowVigilantism, and for Sites for construction of Temples like RamMandir at Ayodhya.

Still different are the religious customs of the Adivasi or Aboriginal tribes of India like the NATH PANTH/Sect of GORAKHNATH and the AGHORIS. The Nath Panth are said to do Tantra-Mantra, that is, Witchcraft and Magical Orgies accompanied by chanting of related hymns to cure people of ‘possession’ by ghosts or evil spirits. They do not however perform the offensive carnal and sexual rituals that are indulged in by the Aghoris. They are the devotees of Lord Dattatreya, whom they consider as an incarnation of Lord Shiva (unlike the upper Hindu castes who regard Dattatreya as the joint incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh/Shiva, but particularly of Shiva).

The  AGHORIS (meaning Fearless) are a related sect residing in the forests,( from whom the Nath Panth is said to have been separated by Gorakhnath with shedding of their evil customs). They are supposed to be Shaivite, Ash-smeared Naga(Nude)Sadhus, who leave their hair loose in tangled knots. They also worship the Mother Goddess Kaali, and Shiva as ‘Kaal Bhairav’, the Mother’s Consort.  However, they have certain customs or rituals which are horrendous and obnoxious to the other Hindus, like Human Sacrifice, Cannibalism, Sexual Orgies with Corpses, and Sorcery or Exorcism. They, being aborigines, also belong to the ignorant Scheduled(hitherto Untouchable) Castes and Tribes who are the lowest castes of the Hindu society.

(3)WHY AGHORIS ARE A BLACK SPOT ON HINDU SOCIETY :

These AGHORIS ARE the Tribes and their rituals NOTICED BY tourists from OTHER NATIONS    of the World FIRST, AND ARE SCANDALISING TO THEM, and THEREFORE REPORTED MORE PROMINENTLY than anything else, as if those rituals are an important part of Hindutva.         The Upper Caste Traditional Hindus, namely, the SANATANI Hindus, become indignant and PROTEST vehemently AT THIS EMPHATIC PUBLICISATION OF THE AGHORI RITUALS AS IF  they are a significant or MAIN part of HINDUTVA, and deny that their backward and repulsive practices are a common feature of Hindutva. YET, the Hindu Society, which incorporated these tribal sects as a section of it in ancient times, continues to tag them to itself, notwithstanding the fact that their above mentioned beliefs and rituals of Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism etc. are in direct or diagonal contrast and violation to those of the other Hindu Castes and communities, which abhor and condemn even Cow slaughter, leave alone Human Sacrifice for appeasement of any god/goddess!

All this confusion and resultant humiliation on account of the ghastly and repulsive customs of these backward and ignorant sects of Hindu Society before people of the Western Nations and Culture, is because of the educated Hindus not trying to enlighten and reform the Aghoris and other backward castes to shed their bloody and perverse rituals due to Superstition.         As long as educated and ENLIGHTENED HINDUS do not lead the way to INSTIL HOMOGENEOUS IMPROVED CONCEPTS/PRECEPTS in keeping with modern times, IN ENTIRE HINDU SOCIETY, by weeding out the practice of undesirable, harmful and outdated customs and rituals ( including Jallikattu in Soutth India,which harasses Bulls and Cow Vigillantism besides the obviously perverse and hideous customs and rituals of the Aghoris, and superstitious practices from all the castes /sects that are acknowledged as Hindus, the exact NATURE and understanding OF ”HINDUTVA’  WILL always REMAIN VAGUE and open to Misapprehension and Harsh Criticism in all corners in the World. AT LEAST, the learned and evolved sections of Hindu Society should make it clear to the World that they are not in agreement or unison with those abiding with the dubious, superstitious and outdated practices of the Aghoris and other related sects, and vote them out of the Hindu fold ! For they are not Shaivas but ‘Shaktas’, that is, devotees of  a non-Aryan goddess of some primitive tribes.

Should The AGHORIS be Outcast from the Hindu Society for their cadaverous customs or Shouldn’t they? They should first be made to understand why their practices are wrong and urged to give them up. However, if they are adamant in sticking to their beliefs and habits, they should be cast out of the Hindu Society with liability of prosecution for their evil practices! For If Hindu Society cannot be firm enough to do that, it will always stand out as one of the ‘Heathen’ or ‘Pagan’ societies the World over!

(4)In my opinion,the BEST type of HiNDUTVA:

The Best way of Practice of HiNDUTVA is that propounded by Swami Vivekananda and         the Ramakrishna Paramhansa Mission, whose members practice Love for All Humanity- ‘Vasudaivam Kutumbakam’, and  acceptance of Life as well as Tolerance of other people ‘s nature as it is, and Meditation as a way of communicating and achieving communion with the Supreme Spirit. No religious text    of any religion has appealed to me or inspired me as much as the writings and personal biographies of Vivekananda and his Guru, Ramakrishna Paramhansa. I felt an immense sense of Peace during my visit to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial at the Southernmost tip of India,   in the midst of the Indian Ocean, and swept by the waves of the ocean, which I have not experienced anywhere else. There is No rush or jostling one another (भगदड़) of the devotees or pilgrims just for a momentary glimpse of the idol, or accidents as at other temples, and hardly any tedious ceremonial rituals. Just Meditation on The Supreme Spirit and Heavenly Peace in the Natural Oceanic Background! The former BJP Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji said (following the incident of burning alive of an Australian missionary, Mr. Graham and his two small sons in his jeep in Odisha, by a man belonging to the Bajrang Dal and his goons, under the accusation of conversion of the local people) that he had been bowing to the idea of HiNDUTVA as propagated by Swami Vivekananda and Ramkrishna Paramhansa – that the Earth(Vasudha) with all the Beings on it is a family.(Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam).BUT, if the idea of Hinduism has been ‘subverted’ by some persons calling themselves staunch Hindus, by resorting to violence against members of other communities for different religious beliefs, and acting according to their respective convictions, then, “I would like to distance myself from this sort of Hindutva!”(मैं ऐसे हिंदुत्वसे ज़रा दूर ही रहना चाहूँगा!”)

(5) REALLY speaking, HINDUISM, besides praying to the Supreme formless and abstract, Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent Spirit or Power, and the many deities which are parts of it, ALSO involves the WORSHIP OF all forms and elements of NATURE and the Universe, like the (a)’Gods of the ‘Realm of Light’ or Adityas, including the various aspects of the Sun; (b) Gods of the Realm of Air or Maruts namely Indra (the God of Thunder and Rain, as well as War), Vayu(Air), Parjanya(Heavy Rain),etc; and (c) Gods of the Realm of the Earth, viz. Terrestrial Gods or Vasus, that is, Agni, Jal, Prithvi, Trees. Therefore, ONE of the MAIN DHARMAS or Duties of Hindus is the CONSERVATION and Nurturing OF the FORESTS and ENVIRONMENT, which would return the care with surplus of its bounties to all living beings.

Unfortunately, very few Hindus realise the importance of the Natural treasures in today’s Industrialised and Mechanised World, and have replaced forests with concrete jungles and factories in the name of the ‘Industrial Revolution’. As a Penalty, the whole World is Paying the Price of the indiscriminate destruction of Nature the Curse of Global Warming!

Likewise, the reason for worshipping the Cow and the Bull is for protecting and SAVING THE LIVESTOCK, as the nutrition of the early humans depended largely upon it, and it is also an important source of food today, However, due to religious emphasis on the Cow exclusively, only Cow slaughter and beef eating is banned in Hindu Society, unlike Jains who abhor all non- vegetarian food. Actually, the Buffalo and Goat are the Poor Man’s Cow, but most Hindus other than Brahmins and Vaishyas have no qualms about killing Goats and eating Mutton. The Aboriginal Tribes worship mostly Terrestrial Creatures such as Snakes, Elephants, Rats, Tigers, Lions etc., both out of fear of being killed by them and to appease them for preservation of their farms and crops. They also worship Trees which they believe are inhabited by spirits that protect them.This serves the purpose of guarding the life of wild animals like Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Snakes and Elephants too that wild life poachers kill for self- aggrandisement to prove their bravery, and for their skins, elephant ivory tusks and Snake venom, that have great demand and price in the domestic and international market.

The MORAL is, all forms of life, human or animal, big or small, have their importance in maintenance of the ecological balance of the different species of life on this earth. For Mother Earth needs all Her Creatures for Her Well Being.

In CONCLUSION, The UNDERSTANDING the VALUE or VENERATION of ALL LIFE, that is, Nature with its Flora and Fauna(Plants, Animals and Birds), and advising others against killing animal or birds like fowl for eating or hunting(unless humans have to starve without it in the absence of vegetables as in some regions like Tibet in some seasons, or where an animal has become dangerous to other life, e.g. a rabid dog or a man-eater lion or tiger), is THE REAL DHARMA of HINDUS, Not lynching of all and sundry Humans for mere suspicion or even evidence of cow smuggling for slaughter and beef eating,which should be left to the Law. Nor erecting giant size Idols or statues. Is one’s depth of devotion to any deity to be measured by the size of the idol he/she builds or worships?

This is what is intended to be expressed through the Vedic rituals of Homa/Havana, Agnihotra, or Yagnyas I.e. sacrificial rites, that are done for purification of the Air, Water, Rain and Vegetation in our environment, which is polluted by the day to day activities of human beings, and animals. In short, for environmental hygiene and conservation, for prevention of disease, as Science advocates. However, it would be better if the religious rituals performed for the purpose are accompanied by dictates to refrain using the natural resources like ponds, rivers and seaside for our daily routine as for bathing((Doobki/Gangasnan), washing clothes, ablutions and on some Ghats, disposal of waste and corpses, which should be banned as a ‘Sin’ against Nature that poojas and rituals cannot efface, in the interest of Environmental Purity and Protection!

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POINT FOR THOUGHT:- IS IT POSSIBLE TO DIVIDE THE JAMMU, LADAKH andKASHMIR STATE WITHOUT ABOLITION OF ARTICLES 370 and 35-A on religious and ethnic basis? CAN the JAMMU and KASHMIR STATE be DIVIDED into 3 parts: (a)JAMMU STATE (joined with EASTERN KASHMIR as needed by the Pandit Minority, viz. the tehsils of the Kashmir Valley housing the places of religious importance for the Hindus viz.the part ofAnantnag district from Pahalgam in the North to Anantnag Tehsil in the Southwest of the district,and the Tulmula Tehsil, Baltal and Sonamarg) but WITHOUT THE ROHINGYA MUSLIMS WHO MAY BE SHIFTED TO SOME OTHER PLACE IN/UNDER INDIA,e.g. the ANDAMAN-NICOBAR ISLANDS,(which is not u/Article 370); (b)LEH-LADAKH as a separate province or linked with Jammu by a fairly broad Passage through the lower border of the Zanskar Tehsil of the Kargil District (adjacent to Himachal Pradesh),and the (c) KARGIL district of Ladakh, (joined only if they agree), with the Remaining (d)Major part of KASHMIR Valley as SEPARATE KASHMIR- KARGIL (LADAKH) PROVINCE, but  UNDER THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT (Kashmir being as it was, just after Kashmir was sold to Maharaja of Jammu and Ladakh,i.e before it merged withJammu-Ldk – Except for the far WesternPart Gone into Azad JK, as also the Eastern area required by Kashmiri Pandits and other Hindus of Jammu+ Kashmir WITHOUT ABOLITION OF THE ARTICLES 370/35-A OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION ]             -TO QUELL THE LOCAL HINDU-MUSLIM FIGHT FOR POWER OVER THE TOTAL JAMMU and  KASHMIR STATE? (And with separate Chief Ministers, as in the different Union Territories under the Indian Union)                   It is well known that Kashmir and Jammu were differentPrincely states existing as separate colonies under the British Sovereignty before Kashmir was sold by the British in 1846 AD to Raja Gulab Singh, the Dogra Maharajah of Jammu, (who had already conquered the whole of Ladakh, a Tibetan Kingdom, including Baltistan, which has been occupied by Pakistan as a part of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, and Shaksgam Valley with Aksai Chin,given by Pakistan to China in 1963).Kashmir was not an integral part of Jammu and Ladakh, from the begining. Neither were Jammu and Ladakh   an original part of Kashmir, as they were ethnically different states. Therefore, the Kashmiris cannot claim for right over Jammu and Ladakh besides Kashmir as part of their demand for ‘Independent  Kashmir’! (However, the Kashmiri  Muslims should remember that the Kashmiri Pandits were also natives of the Kashmir valley, in fact from earlier times than themselves, and some of the Muslims, viz. the Shaikhs are descendents of, and converts from the Kashmiri Hindus,so it is wrong of them to drive them out from their homeland from time to time since their arrival in Kashmir in 1339, then in 1947 and from 1990 till today, and deny them their share of the land, simply because they are not Muslims or unwilling to convert to Islam! )                       The British are said to have sold Kashmir and later Gilgit to the Jammu Maharajah because the Brits were in need of money, after which they were merged with Jammu to form the combined State of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, including Gilgit- Baltistan despite the protest by the people of Kashmir and Gilgit which is now a part of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)to the sale and merger of their lands with Jammu, and their demand for being allowed to retain their ‘Independent Kashmir’ and’Azadi fromJammu’ which was not heeded (which themselves were wrong deals committed by the British in my opinion, and are at the root of the present unrest in POK and Kashmir. For What Moral Right did a Foreign Sovereignty have to ‘Sell’ a Princely State under its rule to another unrelated state like a ‘Slave Nation’?) As a Result  of this merger instead of keeping and ruling the two bestowed kingdoms as separate from the main State of Jammu, Pakistan took away the Poonch block of Jammu along with part of Kashmir, and the Kashmiri Muslims now demand restoration of not only the Kashmir Valley but the whole Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh State to them as Their ‘Independent Kashmir’ and’Azadi from India’!   If the British needed money so badly, they should have given only that part of Kashmir, of 900 sq.km, which has now been marked out by KPs as the area of Hindu religious interest for their ‘Panun Kashmir’, alongwith the area of the Sharda temple close to the Indo-POK border, that is totally about 4% of the nearly 23000 sq.km area of the Original Kashmir State [which included the Muzaffar- abad Block of the present’Azad Kashmir’ comprising the Muzaffarabad district, JhelumValley (last part), and Neelam Valley district (all now under Pakistani Occu- pation), besides the IndianAdministered Kashmir Valley ,as Kashmir was before it was linked with Jammu (of which Poonch and Mirpur blocks of AJK too were a part till 22 October 1947),and with Ladakh+ Gilgit/Balti-  stan to form the combined State of Jammu and Kashmir] . The area sought by KP is equivalent to the 4% population of KPs, rather 6% non-Muslims including the other Hindus viz. Dogras and Sikhs, that were there in Kashmir before 22nd Oct. 1947, as it was given to the Maharajah of Jammu.The British could have collected the remaining amount from the other 560+ princely states under them by way of Tax!                             However, The POINT is, if Kashmir and Jammu could exist as separate colonies under the  British Sovereignty uptil 1846 AD when Kashmir was sold by the British(only due to monetary constraints, and not because of   any pre-existing proprietory right of Jammu on it), they can also be held by India as different Units under it while keeping both provinces subject to the Article 370 but with separate Chief Ministers, and neither the people of Kashmir nor ofJammu, nor the leaders of the local political parties should have objection to it.                                         Partial removal of the Article from Jammu alone may not be possible, for it is learned that the IndianConstitution does not provide for partial abolition of the Article in the state, so that either it has to be abolished in the Whole J-K state or None of the provinces selectively.                                  HENCE, now too,in view of the constant clashes and bloodshed between  the Indian Defense Forces,viz. the Army/ CRPF Jawans, and the Separatists accompanied by Pakistani terrorists, that has disturbed the atmosphere and jeopardised the security of the other citizens and sections of the Jammu-Kashmir State, it needs Serious Consideration, WHETHER PROVIN- CIAL DIVISION OF JAMMU/KASHMIR State –                   into(1)The HINDU majority JAMMU province. (And if feasible,the Ganderbal district housing the Kheer Bhavani Temple and Manasbal Lake, as also from Pahalgam tehsil, the site of the Holy Amarnath Shrine, upto Anantnag tehsil of the Anantnag district with Mattan,the place of the Martand Sun Temple, of the Kashmir Valley, as the right or share of the Kashmiri Pandits as one Unit,as a separate sub – province, or joined with Jammu,instead of with the rest of the Kashmir valley due to theHindu – Muslim tensions therein). (2)The remaining (Muslim Dominated) Kashmir Valley; and     (3)Leh Ladakh- as separate province or jointly with Jammu, and the sequestered part of the Kashmir valley for peace.-,      WITH- or if that is not feasible – WITHOUT ABOLITION OF ARTICLES 370 and 35-A in any of the Three provinces (BUT, with an independent Hindu Chief Minister/Deputy Chief Minister with independent charge for at least Jammu Province) – as it is likely to enable easier and effective Law and Order Control in the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Ladakh!     This should have been done by Raja Gulab Singh on getting the possession of Kashmir , in1846 AD.                         NOT removing Art.370 and Art. 35A may be GOOD in a way, as it cannot be said whether the removal of the Article will lead to influx of more Muslims like the Afghani Sunni Pathans /Talibans who crept into the Kashmir valley since 1986 and started separatism and terrorism by instiga- ting the local Muslims, or the Rohingya/ Bangladeshi Muslims from outside India, whom we have not been able to evict till today, as also from within India, OR enough Hindus from other states to keep the demographic balance! For then, there cannot be a discrimination policy, that only Dogras and Kashmiri Pandits or only Hindus can come and settle in the J+K state, and that Muslims, Christians, Sikhs – that is, Indians of other religions, or ethnically different communities- are forbidden!         However, if the Article has to be retained, some way should be found to resettle the Rohingya+ Bangladeshi Muslim refugees, who are not the natives of Jammu, elsewhere in India,e.g, in the Northeastern states where the population is ethnically closer to the Rohingyas       (many of whom are Mongoloid) and where the Art.370 does not exist), and which too  is populated by Mongoloid people, and would be the easiest place to shift them to, if it is not possible to drive them out from India, (nor let  them stay in Kashmir Valley, or anywhere else in India); Or in the Andaman- Nicobar Islands that are under India, if the Indian Government has much sympathy for them.     Coming back to J,K and Ladakh,the KARGILdistrict of Ladakh which anyway is ethnically and religionwise different and separate from Jammu, and an annexed territory, may remain with the Kashmir Valley(with which it is connected through the Bandipora district of the Valley), and under the Muftis  /Abdullahs as part of the State of Kashmir and Kargil-Ladakh for the time being. Kargil can be separated subsequently, if possible.Leh-Ladakh may also be made a separate province underArt 370.       The bi-/trifurcation will also facilitate the local Hindus and Buddhists of Jammu+ Ladakh respectively to exercise their regional majority rights, and to vote a Hindu or Buddhist Chief Minister to power in Jammu and Ladakh!                                                                                             The PROBLEM is,”WHO Will Bell The Muftis and Abdullahs to make them acquiesce to this type of Amendment for Bifurcation of J+K for Administrative Convenience, and HOW, even if there may not be any Constitutional Contra- indication to it?       This Objective can’t be achieved by imposition of the President’s Rule, for the President is more likely to support the Central Govt., and as a corollary, the J + K Govt. (It is not known if some staunch and powerful officer is there now who can be appointed as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir). Therefore, the People of Jammu will have to adopt some other strategy. This can perhaps be induced by making it understood to ‘Whomever It May Concern’ that ignoring or taking unduly for granted the allegience of people of Jammu, Kashmiri Pandits and the people of Ladakh, will cost Central Govt the votes of the People of Jammu and Ladakh besides the Kashmiri Pandits who have been appealing for ‘Panun Kashmir’ since three decades, in the future! If utterly necessary, the support of the entire lobby of the Hindu allies of BJP viz. RSS Chief , Shiv Sena and VHP, may have to be roped in to bring pressure on the  concerned leaders in the Central Govt., and on the local Muslim Political Party leaders, for agreeing in the parliament to separate Jammu from Kashmir soon to protect the culture of the Dogras, as they were the Original Rulers of Jammu-Kashmir till independ- ence from the British and dissolution of the PrincelyState,on which Kashmir was bestowed by the British, Not vice versa. So the Hindu  Dogras should not be allowed to be reduced to a minority and crushed by the Muslim Chief Ministers of the state- Mufti/ Abdullah, and if such a situation has come to happen due to the linking of J+K as one state, which leads to the whole state becoming Muslim majority state,  with the consequence of only the Muslims succeeding in being elected as the Chief Ministers, (and the Muslim separatists of the Kashmir valley forming the JK -Liberation Front thinking that the Whole State of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh belongs to them),it is a sinister development and is a strong ground for early dissociation of the Hindu majority Jammu province from the Kashmir Valley, before its majority status is wiped out by infiltration of outsiders like the Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims, with the connivance of J+K Chief Ministers! After all, Jammu was the original kingdom of  the Dogras, while Kashmir was a land ‘sold’ to the Maharajah of Jammu by British, not the other way round. So now if the Buyer state Jammu wishes to free itself from diminution by the residents of the ‘Purchased land’, and become a separate province, independent of the Kashmir Valley,though remaining under Article 370, has it No legal or moral right to do so? It is like the fable of the ‘Arab and the Camel’ where the Camel drives the Arab out of his tent! Point forThought! For if Indian Government does not take early steps to bring about reconciliation between the clashing groups of people living in the Indian Administered Kashmir to restore peace in Jammu and Kashmir, neighbouring nations like Pakistan and China will take advantage of our internal disputes to instigate the Separatists to launch a civil war ,for their selfish ends, for which only the Indian Government will be responsible for not resolving the conflict between its own citizens in time!

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