Kashmir in the past, Assam in the future
The possible ethnic cleansing of certain groups has once again become a topic of discussion in the Nation of India, especially after the release of The Kashmir Files. The film basically depicts the political unrest that took place in the charming state of Kashmir between the late 80s and early 90s. This period may be called one of the darkest periods in the history of not only Kashmir but the whole of India.
Whether the plight of the Pandits or the Gawkadal massacre, one has to agree with the fact that the failure of the Union and the state administration to take appropriate action, ultimately led to sectarian bloodshed in Kashmir, which could have been avoided. ۔ And in 1987, after the formation of the government in Kashmir by Farooq Abdullah, the JKLF militants gained supremacy in Kashmir, which led to a feud between the local Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Muslims, who were happy before that. Living in style.
Historical statements show that during this period, a retired judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Neil Kanth Ganju (who had sentenced Maqbool Bhatt to death) was shot dead outside the court premises, the journalist said. And lawyer Prem Nath. Bhatt was shot dead and many faced the wrath of the JKLF, a group that not only praised Pakistan but also its intentions to promote the supremacy of Islam over the Hindu religion. Also clarified.
As a result of these incidents, many Hindus, especially Kashmiri Pandits, had to leave Kashmir for fear of their lives. According to a report by the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti, about 70,000 families of Kashmiri Pandits fled Kashmir and about 399 were killed by militants.
The story of Jammu and Kashmir clearly paints a picture of how improper border management and refugees, as well as security flaws and religious extremism and domination, have turned the state’s indigenous people into a minority, not just a minority. Even the enemy of a country can get diplomatic advantage. Expanding its territorial jurisdiction and spreading genocidal propaganda.
In this regard, we know not only the areas known as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) but also how the Kashmiri Pandits in the 1990s either converted or fled. Or was told to die. Truth be told, Kashmir is still reeling from the events of the 1990s and to some extent the repeal of Article 370 is considered a major milestone in countering the unrest that Kashmir has long been a victim of. Can be given.
However, in the context of Kashmir, a popular question still circulates among the people of Assam: “Is Assam going to be the next Kashmir?”
If we look at the census data from 1971 to 1991 (there was no census in 1981 due to unrest in the state), especially in the border areas, the Muslim population continued to grow rapidly. Is a direct reference to this concept. Attack on Assam by illegal immigrants. This can be understood when we take into account the Muslim population in the districts which either share borders or are located close to Bangladesh, namely Dhubri, Barpeta, Karimganjand Hailakandi.
Moreover, considering the three districts of Assam namely Shiv Sagar, Jorhat and Dabrogarh, according to the 2011 census, the Muslim population in these three districts was 8.30%, 5.01% and 14.9% respectively. This suggests that the illegal influx of Muslims is probably growing faster than the local Muslim population.
According to the 2011 census, Assam has 61% Hindu population and 34% Muslim population. However, with more and more districts being added to the list of Muslim population growth or topping the list of Muslim-majority districts, the fear that illegal immigrants may move from one district to another cannot be ruled out. This is not only increasing the Muslim population of illegal immigrants but also creating deadly threats to the local community irrespective of religion and nationality.