Homeland a viable proposition?|
desire the homeland to be a Union territory and it
is bound to be viable. We envisage a healthy and
harmonious relationship with the rest of the
valley and with other regions and States. The
Homeland will serve as a phalanx of Indian
secularism and democracy in what has otherwise
regressed into an Islamic theocracy in the valley.
It will have well defined borders, a stable
security and will be contiguous with the rest of
India physically, emotionally and politically.
country nor any state can ever be self-sufficient,
and no society or community is complete in itself.
What makes a region viable is the determination of
its people to exploit the resources, be they
natural or human ? We have the manpower and
resources to ensure viability. Kashmir has been
"Shardapeeth", the seat of learning and
knowledge. We can make it so again with the
expertise and manpower available to us and can
start a full fledged university, medical,
engineering and agricultural colleges and
institutions of arts and commerce. The level of
education can be raised to excellence so that we
attract the students and teachers from other
States and other countries. Small scale Industries
especially in electronics and software are other
disciplines where we can hope to make a mark.
Tourism has a vast potential. Development of
pilgrim centres can be considered on a big scale.
Agriculture and handicrafts, sericulture,
pisciculture and horticulture all have a vast
scope. Besides, there can be a re-orientation and
a new look at the priorities for the Homeland. Our
aim is excellence in all our endeavours. Our goal
is a peaceful and bountiful Homdand, a future
model for a great country that India can be.