South Kashmir’s role in anti-India struggle
India ‘s Prime Minister Kashmiri witnessed last summer’ s rise to the entire country in the form of mass demonstrations demanding the right of self – determination. On July 8, Prime Minister Burhan Wani, shot by an Indian army in a village in southern Kashmir, became a new generation of heroes to resolve the Kashmir conflict. Although Wani himself was from the Tral region of southern Kashmir, the fighting power of the ‘New Age’ run by local youths was also concentrated in this region, and the summer riots were also intense in this region.
Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir. It was the epicenter of the Southern Gang rebellion, which was hosted by the rally, and the struggle of the ‘New Age’ was a problem for a long time. To find some answers, Dawn told Qazi Ahmed Yasir, chairman of Ummat-i-Islami Jammu Kashmir and Mirwaiz of South Kashmir, who played an important role in the region’s religious and political reforms. He illuminates the battle of the ‘New Age’, the Kashmir issue, the summer riots and popularity in southern Kashmir. During the four months of the rebellion, Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir was detained only after the situation had subsided to some degree.
Excerpt:- How do you see this summer riot around the southern part of Kashmir?
The South has always played an important role in shaping Kashmir’s political discourse. There are some who say that the struggle against Dogra reign began in 1931, but I believe that Kashmirarudin started in the southern part of 1925, when they ignored the Dogra orders to engage in Muslim engagement and led a stir in them.
Likewise, in 1987, the United Front Front was inspired by an alliance formed in the south. When the struggle began in 1990, even resistance to combat resistance began in 1995 and began here in 2008. It is not surprising, therefore, that the region has been at the forefront of the current shake.
Burhan Wani is concerned that young people are carrying weapons after the murder and demonstration. Do you agree? So, to what extent do you agree?
This is the cause of worry for everyone. I am afraid that this phenomenon will increase because of the rigidity of the political system and the inability to deal with and solve problems. But I do not think it will be difficult because most of the Kashmiri believe the peaceful solution to this problem. But the situation is pushing young people to the aggressive side.
Was the southern region of Kashmir strong in combat and became the focus of the uprising this year because Burhan Wani was welcomed in this area?
I think that these two things do not affect each other. There was a time when the battle was strong in the north, but it was never on the forefront. I believe that South Korea always led anti-India movement because it is sensitive to politics.
How much influence did religion have on the house with demonstrations and firearms?
I believe that religion does not encourage us to raise arms except in some extreme cases. I think religion has been exploited by certain elements to misuse and lead people to bring weapons. It is therefore important to understand that some prerequisites must be met before an armed struggle against a certain country can begin.
Can you see that there is an internal divide between the free movement parties and the general public about how the movement should proceed?
There is a split between disagreements and, consequently, those who support all the causes, but such differences must not turn people away from real goals. In Kashmir, we forget our true goals and confine ourselves to relying on each other.
Today’s young and old generations are not on the same page about how to protest. Do you see new emerging leadership in the liberal ideology of freedom?
Discrepancies are always in the thinking and behavior between young and old. Older people want to see organized and effective exercise and young people expect fast results. This expectation works in a way that alienates many people. Leadership should alleviate the volatility of young people by teaching the virtues of patience.
How do you read the future, especially in the South?
Peace in Kashmir is fragile. You need to resolve the issue as soon as possible. India and Pakistan should look at this issue from the perspective of Kashmir and resolve other issues through consultation with Kashmir. Only then will there be ongoing peace in the region.