The forthcoming 13th episode of Taya Ki Baithak radio program brings to light growing repression in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), which has been transforming into a Chinese colony. In complete contrast, the new episode—which is designed for audiences in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan occupied Kashmir, Pakistan and GB — has a special segment on the ‘AWAM’ of Kashmir which has been reaping the benefits of abrogation of Article 370 that had kept the former state isolated for long and did not allow its economic development.
The weekly radio programme is broadcast on AIR Srinagar from 8-8:30 pm and AIR Jalandhar from 9-9:30 pm every Friday.
The next edition highlights the horrific violation of human rights in GB region by Pakistan Army and ISI. The troubled region has recently witnessed many unauthorised arrests and detention of the citizens and human rights activists in GB without a legal trial to silence the voice of the ‘AWAAM’.
The people of GB region are being ruthlessly oppressed to the extent that there is no respite for the poor. There has been hardly any infrastructure development for the downtrodden people of GB neither there has been any clarity in the Pakistan Government’s plan for economic upliftment of the people. The tales of suffering of the people an gallore. Since the media is facing complete clampdown, the news of Human Rights violations doesn’t reach the world. The people of GB feel neglected, overlooked, devoid of basic needs of life while the Govt is busy boosting CPEC without realisation of the debt trap into which it is falling. CPEC has dominated GB with the sole purpose of economic gains for China. The development of infrastructure in GB is only meant to benefit Chinese employees and the Chinese forces. The utter ignorance and the Pakistan Government’s ill fated, illogical and narrow sighted designs of CPEC are nothing but just a tool to crush the people of GB.
The economy of Pakistan is already so bad that there is no scope for any repayment of loans in the near future. As a result, this region might end in compromising independence of the people & exploitation and subjugation by China in the longer run.
Contrary to this, the Indian Government has taken excellent measures just to ensure the upliftment and rise in status of the ‘AWAAM’ of Kashmir. As part of a well coordinated effort, the Government of India has launched educational loan schemes for the youth of Kashmir which is up to Rs 10,00,000 and 20, 00,000 for foreign education, the loan is to sponsor the SC/ST/OBC & handicapped children. It helps in boosting the efforts of hardworking youth to realise their dreams.
There are also skill development courses run by the government which will help in ensuring that there is reduction in unemployment in the valley. The vocational courses can be applied for free of cost and these courses will further boost the concept of self-employment amongst the ‘AWAAM’. The opening up of 800 vacancies for SI post in JKP is again a fantastic opportunity for the youth given by the Govt to facilitate the youth in joining the mainstream as guardians of law & order in Kashmir. There has been a rise in countless opportunities to amalgamate the ‘AWAAM’ with their longstanding dreams. The youth is the future and the government leaves no stone unturned to nurture their dreams.
The sound cloud link of the programme can be accessed here: