Ever since I have started taking interest in the current affairs, it must have been in 1960, I have found the government of
India should also highlight the fact that the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has a tradition of holding free and fair elections, the last two certified as such by a number of neutral observers from other countries, to choose its own government as against the POK, Gilgit, Baltistan and Sinkiang being ruled with a heavy hand by the central governments of Pakistan or China. Democracy in J & K is
Progressing from the above, as a final and permanent solution to the Kashmir problem, the Indian government, of course with the full approval of both houses of Parliament, can consider granting autonomy to the state of
1) All political parties and independent politicians in J & K take an oath of allegiance to the Indian Constitution and acknowledge and aver that the entire kingdom of Kashmir, as it had existed till the 24th October 1947, had acceded to India and that as and when the other parts, now under foreign occupation, are restored to India they would also form part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and as such would also have proportionate representation in the state assembly, till that time a token number of chairs would be kept unoccupied in the state assembly hall as a constant reminder that very many citizens of the state are under foreign rule and that they have to be freed at the earliest.
2) All Kashmiri Pandits, who were made to suffer the indignity and inhumanity of ethnic cleansing and forced to migrate to other parts of India in the 1990s, are welcomed back in the Valley fully restoring to them their properties and also giving them generous compensation for two decades’ loss of use of the properties and other opportunities of life.
3) There takes place in the state fresh delimitation of the assembly and Lok Sabha seats on the basis of population.