Of all the politicians in Kashmir, Omar Abdullah scares me the most. [self censor by author] He went to Haridwar to seek the blessings of his Godfather and Guru "Shri" Dayanand Pandey (his photo to the right), who incidentally has been implicated in bombings in malegaon. [self censor by author].
As Kashmiris, we have to leave no stone unturned to reach our goal. In my opinion, we have to strategically seek out what our move should be now that the elections are being held. Even though nothing can replace our right of self-determination, here are some strategic actions we can take and think about:
1. Boycotting the elections will result in the few hundred supporters of the big pro-India parties going to the polls and therefore these parties will end up in the assembly anyways.
My suggestion is that we seek out independent candidates from each constituency and vote for them just to defeat NC, PDP and Congress from forming the next government. This is a strategy to throw off the current parties.
Ofcourse boycotting will also work and send out the message, but it hasn't worked till now and will probably not work yet again. It will end up sending either the useless PDP or the worthless NC back to power for six years , however, voting for independent candidates will punish these parties for selling off Kashmir time and again.
On this blog it has been my intention to think about alternative strategies for seeking our goal of gaining Independence, this has been one of those suggestions.