Omkar Dattatray There is a political vacuum post abrogation in Jammu and Kashmir as the political activity is nonexistent as the large number of the political leaders and activists are under detention including the mainstream leaders and it is very unfortunate and a disturbing development. For political activity to be initiated all mainstream political leaders should be released and therefore for any political activity to pick up the basic requirement is the setting free of the political leaders. So the first step to start genuine political activity is the release of the political leaders. There is political vacuum in Jammu and Kashmir and genuine political activities should be started. Government has done well to have released the NC chief Dr Farooq Abdullah who is also a sitting member of the Lok Sabha. For picking of the genuine political activity all political leaders should be freed and efforts should be made for the initiation of the stalled political activity. It is so good that a third front by the name of Apni Party has come into existence thanks to the efforts of former Cabinet Minister and People’s democratic member Altaf Bukhari. The launch of the new political party is a welcome development and it is now expected that the genuine political activity will be initiated. It should be noted that the governor’s rule is no alternative for the popular people’s rule and therefore for the popular rule efforts should be made to usher in a political process to end the political vacuum which has eroded our political fortune. Thus political activity should be started in Jammu and Kashmir so that a popular government is in place so that the UT will march ahead like other states and UT’s of the country. For this purpose it becomes all the more necessary that the elections of the assembly should take place so that a popular democratic government will take place so that the present political vacuum is ended and the people enjoy the democratic governance otherwise there is no democracy in action. Therefore for any genuine political activity the elections of the UT’s assembly should take place. It is understood that a big erstwhile state of J&K cannot be ruled as a union territory and so it is all the more necessary that elections of the assembly should be the top priority of the UT and central government. Thus all efforts should be made to start the political activity. For the initiation of the political process the political parties especially the mainstream and the new political outfit should be encouraged to initiate the stalled political process. It is so good that a third front has come into being thanks to the efforts of Altaf Bukhari and company and now it should be the priority of the political parties to start a genuine political process and again it is the basic pre-requisite that the political leaders who do not have any serious cases against them should be released unconditionally and they should be encouraged to take part in the elections and for this purpose the assembly elections should be announced in near future so that the political momentum takes place. As already said that a governor’s rule or for that matter a presidential rule is no alternative for a genuine democratic rule of the people and so elections of the UT assembly is the basic requisite for any democratic process to succeed and for all this to happen all political and other deteneus should be released so that the political leaders will initiate a political process and subsequently the elections to the UT assembly is the sure test of the political process to be revived otherwise we will be far behind and there will be no contact between the masses and the political parties and those who govern us. In brief all that can be said at this point of time is that a genuine political process should be started so that the people will have their own government and the political vacuum will end. For this to happen all the political parties should come forward and the common people should also be encouraged to take part in the political process. All eyes are set on the LG’s administration and the central government and they will have to take a final call on the issue of the resumption of the political process.
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