Some persons said to me that since I am a Kashmiri Pandit, why do I want to help the Kashmiri Muslims in the recent calamity, although they had committed terrible atrocities on the Kashmiri Pandits, who were only a tiny minority and not harming anyone, and driven them out of Kashmir.
I replied, firstly, two wrongs do not make one right.
Secondly, all Kashmiri Muslims did not commit atrocities on Kashmiri Pandits, though some of them definitely did.
Thirdly, all Kashmiris are one by blood, and our DNA is the same, whether we are Hindu or Muslims. Kashmir is the land of my ancestors, and its tie to me can never be broken.
And fourthly, as an Indian it is my duty to help fellow Indians.
No doubt some Kashmiris do not regard Kashmir as part of India, and demand separation from India. However, in my opinion such persons are totally deluded and misguided by some vested interests who have their own selfish agenda. Instead of asking for separation, which should and will never be granted, all Kashmiris should reconsider the issue, and now demand that not only Kashmir should remain a part of India, but even Pakistan should once again become a part of India.
Pakistan is a fake, artificial country created by the British to keep Hindus and Muslims fighting each other. It will definitely be one day reunited with India under a strong secular modern minded government which will not tolerate religious extremism of any kind and crush it with an iron hand.
The people of Kashmir have suffered terribly due to the recent floods, and are still suffering. At this moment all that is relevant is ways of helping them in their hour of crisis. All other considerations are in my opinion irrelevant.