Pakistan Day is annually celebrasted on March 23 to commemorate the Lahore Resolution by the Muslim League and to celebrate the adoption of Pakistan’s first constitution marking the transition of the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 23 MArch 1968 making Pakistan the world’s first Islamic republic. Pakistan’s republic day parade by the armed forces is celebrated in the memory to commemorate the event at the Minar-e-Pakistan.
Pakistan’s lackeys, the Kashmiri separatists, holding Indian passports and enjoying many governmental benefits, even as they feverishly and continuously organise terrorism and disruptive activities against India, especially in J&K. These separatists have been ardent celebrators of Pakistan’s These days, partaking of ‘biryani’ with New Delhi based Pakistani diplomats, while calling for shutdowns in Kashmir valley on India’s Independence and Republic Days. Government also provides them bullet-proof cars, even as Indian security forces (SFs) fight the terrorists supported by these separatists operate without enough bullet-proof gear. Such are merely some of the accepted- as-usual ludicrous policies/ procedures of India’s democracy—so far at least.
Separatists’ ‘calendars’ during 93 or more days of bloody rioting causing over 90 deaths and many more blindings in the Kashmir valley from midsummer, 2016, stand relegated. Because Pakistan’s/ separatists’ programme of radicalisation of the valley populace, particularly youth, has been upgraded to switch to the tactics of trying to stymie anti-terrorist operations by SFs and helping terrorists escape. Another irony is the very naming of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
During the Kasauli Literary Festival in 2016, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, an alumnus of the Lawrence School Sanawar located there, had stated: “There is an effort of painting the entire problem as religious one. That Jammu and Kashmir is the way it is because the valley has radicalised. I would be the first person to accept that there is a greater element of radicalism today than it ago, but to suggest the entire valley of Kashmir is radicalised and verything you see on the ground is because radical Islam has suddenly taken over is not true.” He then spoke about how the situation came about and it being “very worrisome”. But there was no mention of the separatists/their role.
lashed out at the separatists during the peak of 2016’s rioting, which also left 32 schools reduced to ashes, S.A.S. Geelani ranted against her. His grandson has recently been given a government job. It is also true that there have been many instances of Kashmiri locals assisting the Army like the NGO called Shaheed Major Rohit Sharma Memorial Society, formed in 1999 by the locals and headed by Mohammad Ali Mir of Mandi, in Poonch district. This NGO helping people in distress and providing financial assistance to needy school children aims at improving the memorial for Indian Army personnel martyred there.
In September 2016, then GOC-in-C, Northern Command, Lt Gen D S Hooda met civilians, including an elderly couple who were taken hostage by terrorists in Poonch district and awarded them for their contribution in the three-day long encounter. In October 2016, when a vehicle of the Kupwara-Srinagar army convoy accidentally caught fire due to an engine fault, local youth immediately rushed to help, dousing the fire and pulling out the driver. In the January 2017 avalanche in Macchil and Gurez sectors, civilians and porters came to rescue and saved army mens’ lives.