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Kashmir, the next IT Hub?

Its a clear and undeniable fact that dissidence can be stopped only by economic empowerment and not by brute force. You cannot remove dissent by giving “special status” to the area and its people and make them look like not being a part of us. Give Kashmir inclusive growth , inclusive economic and political reforms and very soon we can see them boot the militancy out of their state. I do believe that Kashmir is not talibanised and they don’t want to wage jihad on India. What they want is to live their life like the rest of the Indian populace. Article 370 I guess is surely not the right step forward. What it does, is make them believe that they are not a part of India. And when they are not a part of India, they would obviously retaliate when Indian army camps in their back yard and shove guns on their faces.

Having an army control the dissent is similar to the situation in Sri Lanka. They might have quelled the military resistance by the LTTE, but to be certain that armed resistance does not raise its head again, Sri Lanka has to begin an inclusive political solution. It has to make sure that the Tamils are not treated as second class citizens. Else it wont be long before another Prabhakaran takes up the gun against the government.

Below is an article in dawn which makes a happy reading. Dont be surprised when you read “Indian Administered Kashmir, instead of just Kashmir :-). And yes the Indian media might not have this anywhere because for them Kashmir is news only when terrorists strike or when the the army perpetuates the so called “human rights violations”. Other wise The map of India which the Indian media refers does not have J&K , just like North East does not exist in it.

Original Article : Ebbing violence booms IT in Indian Administered Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Providing sleeping facilities might be seen as good management practice at your average, round-the-clock call centre, but in Indian administered Kashmir it has the advantage of preventing workers getting shot.

Opened in 2004, Access Infrastructure was born of a period of relative peace in a region where at least 47,000 people have been killed since an armed insurgency against Indian rule began 20 years ago.

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May 29, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs | , , , , | 3 Comments