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Our interactions with the heads of the police, para-military forces and the Army were most insightful.
A list of districts visited, delegations received and meetings held is attached at Annexure D. Human and democratic rights are highest on the list of reforms sought rule of law, justice, end to curfews, checks, hartals and other impositions, including minority and sectoral rights ; they are followed closely by demands for equitable distribution of economic resources and jobs, development of infrastructure, an end to corruption and a more open and transparent decision-making process. While the measures they recommend constitute a substantive part of the contours for a resolution, there are also around 25 per cent of memoranda with proposals for specifically political measures that are discussed in the Chapter on Political Components of the New Compact.
These written memoranda do not, by and large, include inputs from dissident or separatist groups, except for a tiny minority of them. However, memoranda are only one of the inputs we have used for our report; our chief source has been the people themselves.
Verbal consultations have been the mainstay of our work, and we have brought up the political contours and roadmap issues in each of our district meetings as well as with political leaders.
Additionally, the three round tables we organized canvassed the views of key civil society constituents women, intelligentsia and cultural figures on the political contours and roadmap. Several interesting ideas were, moreover, sent through Facebook. Finally, we have also extensively used other written materials in producing this report, such as, reports of various commissions and working groups established by the Central or the State government, official documents related to political and constitutional developments since Jammu and Kashmirs accession to the Indian Union, proposals of various political parties, scholarly studies and publications of think tanks.
Report Structure and Approach A number of reports have been written on the political contours of a solution for Jammu and Kashmir, most The primary issue for us all here, is our of them dwelling on the history of dignity, our self-respect. New Delhi agreements made and violated, both needs to change the way it looks at Kashmir. Not from the standpoint of allegedly and in fact.
We have not Pakistan, itself a failing, falling, repeated these historical accounts crumbling State that is teetering on the from the point because they already provide ready verge of collapse. Not the pedestal of of a 'territory' But from the reference points, and because there are world's largest democracy, the beating new realities to be factored in, which heart of the world's economy, and everexisting proof that the 'Clash of impact on the formulations of an earlier Civilisations', seen to be inevitable, age.
To this extent, we have tried to get should not occur. Facebook message away from the baggage of history while dealing with its core issues, comprising the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. These aspirations are a complex mixture of desires for redressal of the past, including a sense of historical grievances, and anger at current daily life harassments, combined with the longing to envision a future that connects them to the opportunities of a globalizing world and a liberalizing India.
Separating the elements of this complex mixture has not been an easy task: some of the grievances indicate the need for further retraining of security forces to respect human rights and democratic freedoms, others relate to revitalization of civil government services, in particular against corruption and for delivery; and then there are issues of moral and social degradation, which need to be addressed by civil society, especially clerics and welfare groups, in partnership with the States accountability organizations.
All of these, however, are tied in public perception to the larger political issue of Jammu and Kashmirs status and relationship to the Indian Union, with many, if not all, failures of the State administration being laid at New Delhis door.
While struggling with this lethal mix, the Group has at all times born in mind the need to combine an emphasis on democratic freedoms with the new opportunities that India offers in a globalizing world, in order to outline the constructive steps that the Central Government can take to realize the aspirations that have been voiced before us.
Taking the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and 21st century realities into account, we have proposed A New Compact for Jammu and Kashmir, whose elements are outlined in the chapters on political, cultural and economic freedoms Ultimately, the vision about Kashmir is a set of convictions that for the State.
These freedoms can only be surrounds in the minds of all our experienced if the leaders and people of people in the State and rest of India. Mostly, people want to India and Jammu and Kashmir join in a believe, but they don't want to be common enterprise to make them happen. Facebook prior peace initiatives have worked, message discussed how the freedoms outlined in the chapters on A New Compact for Jammu and Kashmir can be agreed and implemented, and identified key CBMs that will help pave the way.
Situation on the Ground, October August We were appointed at a time when the situation was highly inflamed. Much of it was directed against New Delhi, though a substantial part was also directed against the State government. There was a high risk that Jammu and Kashmir might once again slip into endemic violence, with the added risk of the gun returning to dominate. The situation has gradually improved over the past eleven months, and there was a record pilgrim and tourist inflow in June and July.
The primary factor in this improvement was the will of the people: no one wanted the violence and shutdowns of to return. Other critical factors include: lessons learned by the government, fast-track police training and equipment, better coordination between the Central and State governments, and the Armys hearts and minds policy, to mention but a few of the most important.
While it is impossible to quantify its contribution one factor in improvement of the situation was the monthly and district visits by the Group, which enabled on the ground interaction with the community and officers, and constant engagement with the State government. Through these interactions we acted as a mobile grievance cell as well as a channel between the people and the Central government, and thereby as confidence boosters. Given the severity of the conditions in which the Group was appointed, our first focus was on immediate CBMs that would establish conducive conditions for dialogue, especially follow up on the All-Party Parliamentary Delegations recommendations and the Central Governments 8Point programme for promotion of the rule of law and human rights in cooperation with the State government and encouragement of collective activities such as sports and cultural events.
Some of these reforms and CBMs did happen within the time frame, albeit partially. Youth were released on bonds and the daily curfews declined. The restoration of SMS facilities was widely welcomed, albeit it is still limited. The PSA is being used less frequently, a large number of the bunkers in Srinagar have been removed, and the Haj passports were mostly cleared.
Some political detenus were released in the first month of our mission and more were recently released as an Eid CBM. None of these measures was taken simply on our recommendation: it took considerable discussion in a range of decisionmaking quarters, and our role was primarily to help implementation through our monthly visits.
An illustrative example of how things worked Similarly, while the State government and the Army have in the past appeared to have been at cross purposes on the DA and AFSPA, including troops redeployment, the Armys decision to emphasize human rights and a healing touch have helped bridge a gap.
Prompt action after a youth was mistakenly killed in Sopore in an Army cordon operation earlier this year indicated fresh commitment to discipline. All these bodies will be elected. MLAs will be ex-officio members with voting rights.
Parliament will make no laws applicable to the State unless it relates to the country's internal and external security and its vital economic interest, especially in the areas of energy and access to water resources. These changes should be harmonized in all parts of the former princely State. All opportunities for cross-LOC cooperation should be promoted.
This will require substantial constitutional changes in Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir Take all appropriate measures to regard Jammu and Kashmir as a bridge between South and Central Asia.
The subjects listed in 'A' and 'B' of the agreement reached on Gorkhaland can also be considered. Meanwhile, the financial and administrative powers to be delegated to Panchayati Raj institutions will be on the lines of the 73rd and 74th amendments of the Constitution of India. VII B. Cultural CBMs In order to promote reintegration of the three regions of the State, take the following cultural steps: Initiate an inter-and intra-Kashmir dialogue, establish exchange programmes of students, writers, artists and crafts persons, create appropriate infrastructure for arts, develop multi-cultural curricula, provide translation services to the State's many languages, revitalize the State's folk traditions, encourage cross-LOC tourism and open radio and television programmes in the State's languages.
VIII C. Need for an overall educational policy; effective implementation of health schemes; implementation of flagship programmemes through Panchayati Raj institutions. IX Road Map: The Roadmap leading to these political, economic and cultural freedoms depends on the credibility of the dialogue 9 10 process, implementation of key CBMs and building a consensus amongst key stakeholders.
Judging from the situation on the ground and the lessons learned from previous peace initiatives, the following CBMs will help establish a credible dialogue for resolution: a Speeding Up Human Rights and Rule of Law Reforms This includes the release of all remaining "stone-pelters" and political prisoners against whom there are no serious charges, withdrawal of FIRs against those of them that are first-timers or minor offenders, amnesty for militants who renounce violence and their rehabilitation, the rehabilitation of all victims of violence, reduction of the intrusive presence of security forces, constant review of the implementation of various Acts meant to counter militancy and, not least, the return of the Kashmiri Pandits, and Jammu and Kargil migrants to their homes to lead a life of security, honour and dignity, adequate compensation for migrants from Pakistan- administered Kashmir and the recognition of their status as State subjects.
In order to ensure better implementation, the Group recommends the establishment of an empowered group to monitor CBMs Dialogue Process : In order to take the political dialogue forward, the Group recommends: a Resume the GOI-Hurriyat dialogue at the earliest opportunity. X Harmonization of Relations Across the LoC A large number of the delegations that we met believe that no permanent or lasting solution can be achieved unless it applies also to the those parts of the former princely State that are under Pakistani administration.
Such a position is also in consonance with the Parliament Resolution, which sought a settlement for the whole of the former princely State. The Pakistan-administered parts, however, have been altered in the significant ways. Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir is currently divided into two parts, each with a different political status. The demography of the State has also been altered in significant ways, through migration from other Pakistani provinces. If agreed, such harmonization will permit the development of joint institutions across the LoC for development, resource generation and other common matters.
This Group recommends that these issues be discussed with the concerned representatives on the other side of the LoC. XI Finally, this Group recommends that the search for solution should not be made contingent on India-Pakistan talks.
It should become a symbol of Concord and Cooperation. While criticizing the report on several counts the statement laments that the steps suggested in the report may weaken the constitutional link between the State and the rest of the country.
The statement was approved unanimously in the meeting. We are publishing the full text of the statement for our esteemed readers: T he Interlocutors report on Jammu and Kashmir has been deliberately released 36 hours after the Parliament was adjourned, sine die. This has been done in order to avoid parliamentary accountability of the report.
The BJP will react in detail after examining the report at length. The party, however, on a preliminary examination of the report expresses its disappointment on the same. The report is a verbose document written in denial about certain basic realities.
The report offers no solution to this problem other than suggesting dilution of anti-terrorism steps. No other person can exchange or deposit old notes after December 30, Would this satisfy Constitutional norms?
While the notification issued on November 8 specified that after December 30, , any person unable to exchange or deposit old notes would be allowed to do so at specified RBI offices, the Bill does not provide such a facility except in the circumstances discussed above. On may question whether this violates Article A of the Constitution, which states that no person will be deprived of his property except by law.
Given that earlier notifications had indicated that a facility for exchanging or depositing old notes would be provided after December 30, , would the action of not providing such facility under the Bill qualify as an arbitrary action which violates due process?
The Bill does not provide any facility for such persons to deposit old notes, except if they were not in India during the period between November 8 and December 30, Case 2: A person without a bank account A person without a bank account may have held over Rs 4, in old currency notes.
The notification and future modifications allowed a person to exchange up to Rs 4, over the counter once till November 24, Case 3: Indian citizens living abroad There may be Indians working or studying abroad holding old currency notes. The government has notified the last date for depositing old notes for these non-resident Indians as June 30, In such a scenario, these people may have to incur a monetary loss.
Case 4: Foreign nationals entering India before demonetisation Foreign tourists in the country may have held old currency notes before demonetisation on November 8,