What is banned in Kashmir, you ask. Well, we say, what is not?
Internet, guests at a marraige, wearing some other cricket teams’ jerseys, setting difficult question papers, publishing textbooks with ‘controversial’ content and what not.
Here we take a look at certain things that should essentially be banned in Kashmir, urgently. You might agree with some of them, if not all. Keep reading.
1. Spurious drugs
The fake drug manufacturers make life-saving drugs like antibiotics, insulin and drugs for heart diseases, anti-tuberculosis, anti-AIDS, anti-malarial drugs etc. Even hormones, steroids, inhalers, sophisticated injections and expensive chemotherapeutic agents are being manufactured by these companies. Unfortunately, these tablets and capsules contain chalk powder, sawdust, salt, jaggery, turmeric powder etc. rather than the drug itself.
This was reported by a popular medical journal ‘Physicians Academy’.
2. Fake PRC’s
Well, this has been a menace in Kashmir for years now. Many believe that this is a deliberate attempt to fiddle with Kashmir’s demography and bring about some drastic changes to it.
3. Granting PRC’s To West Pakistan Refugees
While as other refugees from West Pakistan were settled in different parts of India according to their individual choices, the WPRs were made to stay in Samba, Kathua and nearby villages under a design by the Hindu Ruler to change the demographic character of Jammu. Many of these WPRs occupied the properties of fleeing Muslims.
Since many of these migrants did not have a Kashmiri domicile, a state subject law was enacted by Hari Singh in 1927) so they couldn’t become state subjects of Jammu Kashmir but rather were given an Indian citizenship whereby they could be employed in central government and vote in the Indian Parliamentary Elections.
However, the current coalition government is under pressure from the rightwing partners to issue them Permanent Residential Certificates.
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