The past few days in Kashmir were terrible for its citizens. A series of orders issued by the government not only snatched sleep of nights but paralyzed normalcy during the days. Vacate hospitals; dump ration, medicine, baby food and fuel…were some advisories from the government departments.
The Kashmiris were taken aback by these government directives leaving them guessing about something unpredictable. What had added to this confusion is the reinforcement of some 100 companies of forces who were airdropped and taken to their destinations through large convoys. Shifting of artilleries in border areas further scared the people.
But the question remained on whose directions these ‘unnecessary’ advisories were issued by the government departments? What was in offing that the government created panic situation across nook and corner of Kashmir valley. These all events followed the mass arrests by the security forces mostly during night raids.
People started gossiping and guessing about an imminent war between India and Pakistan scrapping of article 35-A. The situation came near to normal by the intervention of governor who issued a statement assuring of no crisis like situation. Need of the hour is to make the situation tranquil and instill confidence among the people that the government be at center or the state shall not take any such decision that is detrimental to peace and harmony in Jammu and Kashmir.