Curb violence against Kashmiri students and traders: Popular Front

In the wake of news coming from some parts of the country about the mounting attacks on Kashmiri students and traders, Popular Front of India chairman E Abubacker has urged the central and state governments to protect their lives and properties. He has demanded stringent actions against the perpetuators of violence. It is sectarian and hysteric to hold the people in Kashmir and Kashmiris studying and working elsewhere responsible for the act of a suicide bomber. Any sustainable solution to the crisis prevailing in Kashmir is possible only by taking the Kashmir people into confidence. The official level attitude of a Kashmir without Kashmiris must be abandoned. There can be an end to bomb blasts and gun shots and return of peace in Kashmir through dialogues and negotiations only. He reminded that the wounds created due to the anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of Indira Gandhi still remain unhealed.
Just like any other territory in India, Kashmir also means not merely a land, but a land with its people. The land of Kashmir without the people Kashmir can be wild a dream of ultra-chauvinist and hard core communal forces. But it is against our constitutional values. Hence it is the duty of our local populations to ensure safety of their Kashmiri brothers and sisters, when they face threats in a particular area. E Abubacker warned that the politics of hate promoted by the right wing communal groups in the name of Kashmir are destroying our nation’s integrity and security.