Udhampur MLA Pawan Gupta Demands Separate Jammu State

JAMMU: Movement of separate statehood for Jammu is gradually gathering momentum amid ongoing unrest in Kashmir Valley.
Independent Udhampur MLA and former minister of state for finance Pawan Gupta on Saturday demanded New Delhi to immediately delink Jammu province from Kashmir division else citizens would be forced to launch an aggressive campaign to achieve their objective of separate statehood.

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Pawan Gupta claimed in Jammu, “We have our own political, social and economical aspirations which cannot be met under the failed 70-year-old Kashmir dominated dispensation so we are ready to part ways from Kashmir and carve our separate state for Jammu.

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Gupta said we reject outright the demand of Kashmir leaders ranging from autonomy to self rule to Azadi to merger with Pakistan to free economic zone to religious state.

On the occasion, Gupta resolved to accomplish two goals – separation from Kashmir and a separate statehood for Jammu.

Gupta said the entire Kashmir Valley is gripped with radicals and the entire administrative machinery is Kashmir-centric and it is becoming difficult for the people of Jammu region to survive.

He said the people of Jammu region are masters of their own destiny and they will not accept any diktat either from Kashmir or New Delhi. He said it is due to the flawed policies of New Delhi the people of Jammu region have been suffering for a long time and now they are ready to launch an aggressive campaign to achieve separate statehood if course correction was not made by the powers be at the helm of affairs.

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2 thoughts on “Udhampur MLA Pawan Gupta Demands Separate Jammu State

  • September 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Seperation from Kashmir Province is an idea mooted three decades ago. Today’s reality makes it absolutely necessary to be seperated from Kashmiri domination. Let them choose death, destruction or whatever but let Dogras choose a life with vibrant India. I am totally for Seperation from Kashmir domination and at the same time make sure Kashmir remains a part of the Union at all costs. We Dogras have our own aspirations which have been kept suppressed all these 70 long years. It was us Dogras who carved out the state of Jammu & Kashmir with Gilgit Baltistan and Ladakh and part of Tibet with our blood and toil and not a single drop of Kashmiri blood spilled on those far away lands. With Delhi turning a blind eye and a deaf ear towards problems of the state today we have hordes of theocratic radicals who want azadi or self determination. The Kashmiri leaders are all the same, one thing inside and something else outside. Give us our Jammu and we will try to build it as one of the best in India but keep the mute touts of BJP out of this settlement for which a new party say Duggar Desh be formed. No congress no BJP but only a dedicated new party can carry this mission forward. So come and let us carry this mission to its logical end.

  • September 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    India & the world has often been made to believe that Jammu & Ladakh are also part of the Separatist calls & movements. Onus for this also lies on MSM which has twisted the facts & history of Jammu region. No one or any Channel /Broadcaster has ever taken the pain to tell the world the colourful history & Valour of Dogras.

    Winston Churchill rightly said – “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
    Same is the case with Kashmir.


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