KARACHI: By now it has been established beyond doubt that India is upper caste Hindu state. It has been committing atrocities against the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The present Indian government’s policies are not only directed against Muslims but Hindu middle castes, Dalits, Adivasis (indigenous people), Sikhs, Christians and other minorities. There is disaffection against the Indian state in northeastern states. Since 1947 the Indian state has been committing aggression against its own people be it Hyderabad, Junagadh, Goa, northeastern states, and against Adivasis in central India. Now it is committing atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir. A few days ago Modi said Kashmiris would be recruited in paramilitary forces. This is part of the Indian strategy to play one up against the other. They use Nagas from Nagaland against Kashmiris, people from other states against Adivasis in various states and such other permutations ad combinations to perpetuate the upper caste Hindu rule.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2019.