Its afternoon 2 O’ clock time and Srinagar Lal chowk are bristling with sounds of birds and whistles of security personals guarding every nooks and corner around the valley. There is an uneasy calm in the air as all the markets are closed and except the security personals only few passer-by’s having special emergency passes are visible on the road.
Most areas in Jammu are having a festive look with some people holding the national flag and dancing on the road. In the Ladakh region, some people are celebrating and most of the people having a look of relief.
In rest of India, most people are having a shy of relief and hooking up to their TV sets and internet and sending congratulatory messages to each other to undone the one grey zone of the history which has already consumed several thousand precious lives in the sub-continent. In Pakistan, there is a look of anxiety and anger among the Pakistani establishment and the common masses who always claims Kashmir to be their jugular vein.
This is the after effect felt by the citizens of the sub-continent after the revocation of article 370 from the Indian constitution in the floor of the parliament by home minister Amit Shah. It was a brave and audacious decision of the Modi government to abrogate article 370 from the constitution and annexing Jammu & Kashmir completely into the Indian Union with a single masterstroke.
There are several questions which are arising in the minds of the people as to how situations will be unfolding in the coming days. Will valley be a battlefield after curfew is lifted, Will there be any retaliation from the Pakistani side and the terrorists groups, What will be the reaction of the common residence, different mainstream political parties & separatists groups, Whether the previous LOC will again be a flashpoint for two sworn enemies to show their raw military power at the cost of precious human lives, What will be the reactions of USA, UN security councils and the OIC member countries.
Future time will only tell as to how things will unfold in the coming days after this huge step taken by the Govt. of India. All the Media anchors, analysts, newspaper columnists are having a field day around the sub-continent with all kinds of theories. Common people are waiting with deep breaths as what to believe and what not to believe as they are already bombarded with an overdose of news including fake news from different social media platforms. Rumour mongers are having a field day by creating conspiracy theories and circulating it among the vulnerable audience to create panicky in their minds.
One thing is sure that the future will not be same again and Pakistan has been rattled by a masterstroke by the Modi government. Pakistan has already decided to sever all bilateral agreements and trade agreements with India which were signed earlier.
Pakistan being the loser in the entire scenario will do all possible dirty tricks to retaliate through its proxies. To protect the interest of the nation it was a big and bold step which has shaken not only the Pakistani establishment to the core but also created a new framework for how to tackle conflicts in an audacious way. It was bold planning with a clinical execution with results coming on the expected line.
To justify the decision it’s paramount for the state should negate the fear factors arising from its concerned citizens by implementing the promises made to the affected people and improve the conditions of their lives from the earlier times. The govt. should keep it prepared itself for any retaliation by the Pakistani