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November 04, 2020 |

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Kashmir has always been full of politics and besieged by the political talk. Some of this talk may be fabulous but mostly it’s fatuity that we engage ourselves with. The immediate adverse fall out of this over obsession with politics has been the neglect of other important areas of collective interest. Our politicians never take their minds off from the political talk and think of what could be a major issue for the people of Kashmir to rally around. It’s the resources of Kashmir. Although in the recent times, the talk of resources and economy surfaced up and much politics was done around that issue, but there is still a general apathy towards talking meaningfully about the resources of Kashmir. Misfortune has struck valley in the way that our political and social activism is so narrowly focused on certain hackneyed slogans that all else escapes our sight. The unexplained reluctance on part of our political leadership, social activists, and an upcoming brigade of opinion makers is allowing the unscrupulous elements to lay their hands at our recourses. We only come to know about it when somebody else plundered it. This attitude needs to be changed. The poverty and the overall suffocation at social level can be fought if we stretch the band of our concerns. It will not only yield economic dividends but will alter the socio-political landscape of our valley. An alert political leadership and a watchful society can engage with this concern in ways that can make the collective struggle of Kashmiri full of content; it will also make it look real. Instead of imagined aspirations a concrete aim can be discovered for this people to strive collectively. The recent participations of the people in the elections makes it clear that there are certain real life issues which of course discovered, understood and needs a meaningfully engagement on part of state leadership. Attending the map of resources in Kashmir is one way of making the discourse on Kashmir look more real and connected to life. However, Kashmir continues to remain oblivious to the natural wealth that the valley is endowed with, as result of remorseful politics.

 

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Kashmir has always been full of politics and besieged by the political talk. Some of this talk may be fabulous but mostly it’s fatuity that we engage ourselves with. The immediate adverse fall out of this over obsession with politics has been the neglect of other important areas of collective interest. Our politicians never take their minds off from the political talk and think of what could be a major issue for the people of Kashmir to rally around. It’s the resources of Kashmir. Although in the recent times, the talk of resources and economy surfaced up and much politics was done around that issue, but there is still a general apathy towards talking meaningfully about the resources of Kashmir. Misfortune has struck valley in the way that our political and social activism is so narrowly focused on certain hackneyed slogans that all else escapes our sight. The unexplained reluctance on part of our political leadership, social activists, and an upcoming brigade of opinion makers is allowing the unscrupulous elements to lay their hands at our recourses. We only come to know about it when somebody else plundered it. This attitude needs to be changed. The poverty and the overall suffocation at social level can be fought if we stretch the band of our concerns. It will not only yield economic dividends but will alter the socio-political landscape of our valley. An alert political leadership and a watchful society can engage with this concern in ways that can make the collective struggle of Kashmiri full of content; it will also make it look real. Instead of imagined aspirations a concrete aim can be discovered for this people to strive collectively. The recent participations of the people in the elections makes it clear that there are certain real life issues which of course discovered, understood and needs a meaningfully engagement on part of state leadership. Attending the map of resources in Kashmir is one way of making the discourse on Kashmir look more real and connected to life. However, Kashmir continues to remain oblivious to the natural wealth that the valley is endowed with, as result of remorseful politics.

 

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