Lucknow, June 26 (TNA) As part of a new collective effort named, Track The Truth, several retired IPS officers have initiated a collaboration to present facts and opinions on issues regarding national security. As one of their first endeavours, they have written an Open Letter to Prime Minister on current events in Kashmir. This letter has been signed by 15 retired IPS officers, including 10 former DGPs of various states.
In the letter, the IPS officials detail how in the past seven years, they have noticed teh Modi Government’s painstaking, courageous and decisive efforts at attempting to resolve the complex Kashmir issue.
"It is a matter of national pride that over these years, the Central Government tried all means possible to achieve this goal. The momentous decision to annul Article 35A and read-down Article 370, was efficiently implemented, with all necessary precautions to prevent the loss of life and property" the letter goes on to state.
Implementation of the plan was impeccable, given that Pakistan, the permanent interloper in matters regarding Kashmir, was boxed into a difficult position, given its earlier stand of non-recognition of Article 370. Of more interest is the fact that Pakistan is now calling for the reinstatement of State-hood for J&K, which amounts to accepting J&K as part of the Union of India and reiterates the Union Home Minister’s announcement in Parliament to this effect, the letter says further.
These police veterans have also appreciated is the manner in which Government organised an impeccable system of managing external pressures such as those from western nations and multilateral bodies like the UN, which had for several decades, been interfering in India’s internal affairs regarding Kashmir. None of these external elements were able to create any significant impact, except the appearance of articles in media of choice. Almost two years have elapsed and the seal of integration with the Union is absolute.
The Central Government’s most recent initiative at reaching out to political stakeholders and countering the twin elements of “Dil ki doori” and “Dilli ki doori”, in order to enhance trust, is exemplary, reflecting a dynamic approach to policy-making, the officials have written in the letter.