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Anantnag to rename as Islamabad - What our Media failed to Highlight

Anantnag to rename as Islamabad - What our Media failed to Highlight

Author: R Koul
Publication: Haindava Keralam
Date: March 17, 2009
URL: http://www.haindavakeralam.com/HKPage.aspx?PageID=8384&SKIN=B

[Pls see the comments from Hindu Vivek Kendra at the end of the article.]

Muslims in Kashmir are trying to remove all Hindu religious symbols and rename ancient places. Also hundreds of temples have been either encroached or destroyed.

We are deeply anguished to learn that a bill has been introduced in the J&K assembly by the PDP, MLA Peerzada Manzoor Hussain proposing to change the name of historic Anantnag town to Islamabad.

The mentality and intent behind the introduction of this bill is clearly to Islamize the entire nomenclature of the valley which has been a cradle of Hindu civilization for the last 5000 years.

This is part of the same process by which the names of 700 villages in the valley have been changed. Even the names of the landmarks like the Shankaracharya Hill has been changed to Takht-i-Sulaiman and the name of historic Hari Parbat has been changed to Koh-i-Maran.

The officialdom seems to be colluding with these forces as we see the same in the proposed name of the Srinagar airport as Shaikh-ul-Alam airport. In the country we see a process of going back to the original and historical names but here we see a process of destroying history and historical names. Given a choice these forces would change the names of their ancestors even.

PDP has all along followed an agenda of Islamic imperialism. It may be recalled that it was the same party whose patron was responsible for engineering the Anantnag riots against Kashmiri Pandits in 1986.

Even the late Chief Minister G.M.Shah in an interview had indicted Mufti Sayed for fermenting Anantnag riots against Kashmiri Pandits to destabilize his government than.

The process of genocide and exodus started with the Anantnag riots of 1986 and culminated in the complete exodus of Kashmiri Hindus in 1990.

This mindset is visible in the statement of Mehbooba Mufti who recently said that the land from Panchtarni to amaranth belongs to Maliks, as if Amarnath was their personal fiefdom.

The practice of secularism in India demands that this type of change in names of cities are applauded. Reverting the names of cities changed either by the British or the Islamic forces to their original form is condemned as being communal.

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