The newspaper’s correspondent in India and Pakistan, Hu Bofeng, Ding Xuezhen, special correspondent Wang Xiaoxiong
According to Indian media reports on the 18th, as of the same day, the martial law measures previously taken in India-controlled Kashmir (Indo-controlled area) have been partially cancelled. According to sources, with the relaxation of control measures, the Indian government plans to “focus on” the four categories of people to prevent the emergence of violence.
Still banned for more than 4 people
According to the Indian Press Trust on the 18th, due to the violence on the 17th in the Indian-controlled area, the martial law measures that were once cancelled in the summer capital of Srinagar in the region resumed. A local government spokesman said that the martial law measures in the 35 warning areas in the region had been lifted one after another. However, due to clashes between the youth demonstration groups and the Indian security forces in the six regions, eight people were injured and the government had to recover in some areas. Previous control measures.
However, on the 18th, the Hindu newspaper quoted Singh, the director of the Indian Police District Police Department, as saying that the martial law measures in about one third of the area had been cancelled. “The local people are actively cooperating with the authorities.” A number of local media colleagues confirmed to the Global Times reporter that at present, the Indian-controlled area still prohibits gatherings of more than four people, but telephone communication is recovering. “India Express” said on the 18th that the Indian-controlled area has resumed fixed-line telephone services in some areas since the 17th. Since the Indian government announced on August 5 that it has cancelled the “special status” of the Indian-controlled area, all telecommunications services in the area have been in a restricted state. Srinagar District Judge Jordari said in an interview with the Hindu newspaper that most of the city has relaxed control measures, but some of them are only “partially loosened control measures… only two places are completely canceled Control measures.”
Four-point blueprint plan
India’s New Delhi TV station quoted a government official from the Indian-controlled area on the 18th as saying that with the relaxation of local control measures, the Indian authorities are considering the development of a four-point blueprint plan called “Long-term Stability”, focusing on four groups of people. Control to prevent the emergence of violence.
According to the report, the first group of people is “activists”. They are not harmful, they travel between intellectuals, gather information and intelligence and can incite violence. This group of people mainly refers to mainstream politicians in the Indian-controlled area. They will be arrested and released by the local government as appropriate. The second group is called “stone-throwing people”, that is, violent demonstrators, most of whom are teenagers. The third group is terrorists. The local government believes that the Indian army will strengthen its forces around the India-Pakistan border and the actual control line to prevent Pakistani “terrorists” from taking action. The fourth group of people are influential people such as religious leaders.
Pushing Hindu nationalism?
After the Indian government announced the abolition of the autonomy of India, the Western media, including the New York Times, wrote that some people criticized the Modi government for pushing the Hindu nationalism plan and worried the Muslims in the country.
The New York Times said on the 17th that more than 4 million people in India face the risk of being declared a foreign immigrant. Most of them are Muslims. Indian state Assam, which is adjacent to Myanmar and Bangladesh, has been searching for illegal immigrants in recent years. The state’s 33 million inhabitants must use relevant documents to prove that they or their ancestors were Indian citizens before the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. This is not easy, and many people have to look for deeds or birth certificates decades ago. On August 31, the Indian government will announce the final list of “illegal immigrants”. The Assam government is rapidly increasing the number of foreign trial courts and plans to build a large detention camp. Hundreds of people have been arrested for being suspected of being foreign immigrants, including a Muslim veteran of the Indian Army. Local officials and lawyers say that dozens of people have committed suicide because they are worried about being thrown into prison.
Despite this, the Modi government has not shown signs of softening, and Muslims in India are increasingly worried about this. Modi’s critics say that the Indian government’s actions in Assam and India’s districts indicate that Modi is using the first few months of his second term to strongly promote the Hindu nationalist plan and fundamentally reshape it. The identity of Indian citizens equates them with Hindus.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on social media on the 18th that India is now full of “the supreme ideology of Hinduism with fascism and racism.” Former Pakistani Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram, wrote in the “Dawn” on the 18th that India’s “long-term occupation” of Kashmir will make it a quagmire similar to Afghanistan, just like the colonial powers of the past. Similarly, India will eventually “fall the war in the resolute resistance of the local people.”