Quit Kashmir Movement Analysis
Pakistan, with the help of Qabailie Jihadies, sent its troops in 1948 to Kashmir and annexed 3/4th of its territory. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru took the matter to U.N.O. where he accepted a resolution favoring holding plebiscite in Jammu & Kashmir. People of Kashmir accepted the resolution & waited for plebiscite. The Govt. of India did not implement the decision of U.N.O. for one or the other reason. This was resented by the people of Kashmir in general and that of by Pakistan in particular.
In 1975-1976, when Sheikh Abdullah was the chief minister, there was a widespread movement in Pakistan Administered Kashmir to march to Indian Occupied Kashmir — an exact opposite of the present Kashmiri slogan of ‘Chalo Muzaffarabad’. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged by Pakistan military dictator Zia-ul Haq on April 1, 1979. A complete support for India vanished in a few years and dictator’s photographs began to adorn the homes of …show more content…
Sheikh was lured by the friendship of Mahatma Gandhi & Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and for his own vested interests took the reins of power in 1951 as The Prime Minister of J&K. While in power he again harped for holding plebiscite on seeing the mood of masses. He was then arrested and put behind the bars for 22 years.
Sheikh Abdullah fared no better because of his double standards. People realised that they have been supporting the wrong person who cares for his own vested interests. He died in 1982 and within seven years, his birth and death anniversary became occasions to burn his effigy. He thus became the ‘great betrayer’ from his erstwhile position of ‘Lion of Kashmir’.
Thereafter central Govt. induced men of their choice as Prime Ministers & Chief Ministers for suppressing the voice of the majority for plebiscite. These heads of the state exploited their position and curbed the rights of masses & misinformed the international community about the political developments in Kashmir. Central Govt. offered huge budgets to the state, which were misused for their own ends. Stooge governments resorted to misgovernance by corruption, favoritism &