There has been a media outcry in all the usual quarters against Indian Prime Minister Modi for his recent decision to revoke Article 370 concerning Kasmir. By contrast I congratulate PM Modi on this wise and timely decision and I suggest that there are important lessons for the UK to take on board.
Firstly, a concise background of what has just happened in India.
Basically, Indian Kashmir was a special enclave for Muslims. Sadly they massacred the Kashmir Hindus in order to ethnically cleanse them. What started as a Hindu population of 600,000 in 1990 tumbled to a mere 3000 by 2016. This was ethnic cleansing on a staggering scale.
Aside from finance, defence, telecoms etc, Indian law didn’t apply in Kashmir. The Muslims could make their own laws and they did. So enlightened Indian laws regarding rape, divorce (Muslim men can divorce a woman just by saying “I divorce you” three times), LGBT, and so on didn’t apply in Kashmir. The apartheid was further ring-fenced by the fact that non-Kashmiris weren’t allowed to buy any land in Kashmir. As this Muslim ethnostate developed the Muslim politicians of Kashmir were then constantly rabble-rousing, accusing India falsely of “islamophobic” persecution and so on. Ring any bells?
By revoking Article 370, the following changes come into effect.
This normalises Kashmir as an integral part of India, protects minority rights, allows for all faiths to live in this area, and enforces the rule of Indian law.
All laudable objectives, unsurprisingly rejected by Jihad infested failed state of Pakistan.
So the question is: Could such a situation arise in the UK? For example, through both exponential birth rate and accelerated white flight, could Birmingham become 75% Muslim soon? If so, could they ask for a Kashmir style separate legal enclave from the rest of the UK?
UK Pakistanis have demonstrated their ability to riot, attack police, and cause damage/destruction on multiple occasions- such as the infamous Salman Rushdie riots, Bradford riots etc. We see that the UK police seem reluctant to take them on. We’ve seen videos of police running from UK Muslims as they chant “kuffar” at them and throw missiles as they retreat.
Would a UK Government do what India originally did in Kashmir and simply allow UK Pakistanis to create a separate legal enclave with Pakistan style sharia laws?
Would these UK Pakistanis riot if British security forces entered this area, launch suicide attacks occasionally, and throw rocks on a daily basis?
These are sadly not purely hypothetical, as we are seeing these same structures emerge, we are seeing sharia courts emerge, we are seeing the rise of Islamic polygamy (with impunity), FGM, and all sorts of Islamic practices which are contrary to UK law and traditions
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has used the Brexit issue to make direct statements about turning London into a separate enclave with regards to immigration and other laws.
The UK must take all necessary steps to prevent a Kashmir style situation emerging in the UK. The moral of Kashmir is that a Nation-state must not tolerate those who would set up separate enclaves and impose their own laws. If India can do it, so can the UK.
Boris Johnson has much to learn from Narendra Modi.