At a time when Kashmir is rocked with protests and civilian killings, the government at the centre, is busy with something else. In its report submitted to the Supreme Court, the centre has proposed “each cow and its progeny across India should get a Unique Identification Number for tracking”, reported ANI.
The Central government made the proposal and submitted its report to the Supreme Court on cow protection and smuggling of cattle across India-Bangladesh border, according to ANI. The report was prepared by a committee led by Joint Secretary, Home Ministry. “Each district should have a shelter home of capacity of at least 500 abandoned animals. Will help reduce smuggling,” the government said in the report.
It is an irony when Government of India should have focused to find a solution for the Kashmir problem, BJP led central government is concerned about issuing Aadhar to cows.
The recent violence in Kashmir started on April 9, during the bypolls for Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, in which around nine people were killed in firing by forces. After that a number of videos particularly showing a youth, Farooq Ahmad Dar, tied to the front of a military jeep, using him as human shield against stone-throwing youths went viral. The new videos coming out of valley showing excesses committed by the forces has forced the state administration to curb internet services. New York Times, a leading publication of US in its editorial described the latest crackdown on Kashmiris as “brutal.”
Kashmir-seeks a political solution
The solution to the Kashmir dispute is political in nature. “Kashmir issue is a political problem that should be resolved politically,” as has been reaffirmed by the Hurriyat conference, amalgamation of political parties seeking for the resolution of Kashmir dispute. However, since the killing of a militant commander Burhan Wani last year, Kashmir witnessed a series of protests mostly sporadic clashes between government forces and stone-throwing youth often leading to civilian killings. The government forces always respond with pellet guns, tear gas shells and live ammunition at times which result in further killings, thus making the situation worse. It is high time both the state and central government should realize the ground situation in Kashmir and start the dialogue process with all the stakeholders to find the meaning solution so that peace and stability come in the region.