During late 1980s a sizeable number of Kashmiri youth who were born during 1960s, separatists, linked to Pro-Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami were successful to mobilize a coalition – thanks to tactical support of NC and INC in the name of Kashmiriyat.
Their agenda was to implement the law of Quran in the Assembly. They wanted strong Islamic Jihadist movement.
During infamous election of 1987 full of questionable practices in the election process at state level with obvious support of the then dispensation at New Delhi were successful in sowing the seeds of dissatisfaction among such people who were compelled to get success in securing much less seats than what they deserved.
The situation led to rise in insurgency in the state due to conflict between various groups – such as Supporting the complete independence of Kashmir, accession to Pakistan.
One Syed Mohammed Yusuf Shah (now infamous Syed Salahuddin) born on 18.02.1946 at Soibugh Badgam rose to numero uno of anti India militant group, who hated any peaceful resolution to the Kashmir conflict, and threatened to train more Kashmiri suicide bommers. His father was working in the Postal Department of the then dispensation. His father wanted him to pursue medicine, while he wanted to be a civil servant. After formal education he became an Islamic Teacher at a madarsa.
Interestingly infamous election of 1987, he contested from Amira Kadal constituency, as a coalition candidate having understanding of NC, INC &Co – but is said that thanks to the then dispensation, he was forced to get less votes than Ghulam Mohiuddin Shah of NC who won the election.
Post election results he was arrested and joined Hizbul Mujahiddin which was the brainchild of Muhammad Ahsan Dar alias Master.
On 26.06.2017, the US Department of State designated him as SDGT i.e Specially Designated Global Terrorist.
But, in Mera Bharat Mahan, if BBD attains that title, readers can well imagine what will be the fate of his generation-next.

But for him…
His eldest Shakeel and fourth son Wahid are fulfilling his father’s ambition in pursuing medicine in Shere-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences.
His second and third sons Javed and Shahid are fulfilling his desire as civil servant in Education Department, and Agriculture Departments respectively.
His youngest son Mueed is working at Srinagar unit of EDI.

This can happen only in INDIA.

Shrimaan Daamveer Gyaneshwar Chatur Ramalingam & Co. will say Nothing, and we the people of India …..?


Author: mahesh3006

A retired development banker with strong bias towards rural development through microcredit