The Indian Government has been crushing the freedom aspiration of the people of Kashmir by the use of brute force. This was stated by former Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Yashwant Sinha in an interview with a Delhi-based news portal said that he got this impression after visiting Indian Occupied Kashmir twice during which he had discussions with a senior government official on the situation of the territory.
“I was told there is a doctrine state – Machiavelli, Chankaya, Metternich. Everybody has a doctrine of state. So we have a doctrine of state also, and that doctrine is use force to quell any rebellion,” he said without naming the official he met. “So they are using force,” he added.
The former minister also said that the Government of India had “ruined its relationship with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir, especially the valley”.
“After the official told me that use of force is a state policy I stood up and told him Nameste,” Sinha said.
He decried that “we have made mistakes after mistakes as far as our policy on Indian Occupied Kashmir is concerned”. He said the current Indian government only believes in using force “to solve problems, not consensus, nor democracy, nor Insaniyat but sheer use of brutal force to kill as many as you can”.
“What happened in Pulwama recently?” he asked, adding, “Do you think that it adds to the glory of the Indian state in the minds of the people of Kashmir.”
“We are losing Indian Occupied Kashmir”, he said. “We have lost . .….We hold on to Indian Occupied Kashmir only by the fact that we have our armed forces there,” he added.