Re-invigorating the 'maloomaat' concept via SMS

In light of the greater responsiveness of SMS in formulating public opinion in AJK (Azad Jammu Kashmir - also referred to as P-A-K Pakistani-administered Kashmir or P-O-K Pakistani occupied Kashmir), I've decided to put up my SMS interaction online (though I won't be mentioning names - to protect the public's privacy).

Please also refer to my blog post 'Un-freezing public opinion in AJK' at: sahaafi.net

12/8/11

15/10/11
Question:
If AJK decides to adopt it's own currency - in the interim while it establishes it's own central bank - which of the following currencies should it use?
Swiss Franc, Chinese Yuan or British Pound?

(Urdu)
Agar AJK apna sikha apnaaney ka faisla karta hay, to aboori tor par - jab tak hamaara markazi khazana nahee qa-im hota, in me se kis sikhey ko istimaal karna chahiye?
Swiss Franc, Chinese Yuan ya British Pound?

Note: The amount of people polled will remain constant at 250 until further notice.

Responses:

Swiss Franc - 1

Chinese Yuan - 7

British Pound - 5

none - 2

Other responses:

- I think ajk asea kre he nhe saktey ya khud kisi ka khana pr chaltay yaney pak ka kana pr

- Koei sika nehi istemaal krna chahye 1899 tk jo sika tha usey bahal kia jaex

- May be soudi currency is the best

- Pakistani Rs

- Rupaya theak ne

- No one – Kashmiri

- It is difficult in current situation if the hole state of jk becomes then think about our currency

- PAKISTANI

- Zehnu ko mafloaj kiya hai zulam ki kali Andhi ne - Azadi ka deep jalane ghr se kon nikalta hai
Rait smndr Sehra prbat sb hi rasta Rokhain gy - Daikhna hai sath hmare kon kahan tk chalta hai,
We want freedom,JKSLF, FREEDOM FIGHTER,KHAN BHAI,

- Asooli tor pr hmara sikka KASHMIRI DOLLAR hona chahiay mgr arzi to pr hmen hr muamlay ma china ki pervi krni chahiay, system smait.

- Pak Rupee till own sika

- Sir kaise hain ap' main ne to socha shayad ap bhool gay hn gay.laikan ap ne muje yad rakha shukria.kidar hain aur kaise hain plz tell me

Message sent:
Previous msg's sent by Tanveer Ahmed Civil Society Forum - AJK as part of an SMS opinion poll conducted by maloomaat.net

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10/16/11

14/10/11
Question: (sent to about 20 friends in the early hours of the morning whilst working, all of whom are well-versed in Urdu)


Kashmir soh rahaa hay - kya - ? - hum jaag rahey hay


Translation: - Is - Kashmir sleeping - ? - I'm awake




Responses:


"Kashmir zamany sy soh rahaa  ha  eshee wajah sy kashmir ki ya haalet ha aghr kashmir jagh rahaa hota toh aaj saari duniya soh rehee hotee laken jaghtay woh hen joh apnay allah ko tlaash kr ry hotay hen"


"G kmr so raha hai Atiq aur Majeed ke reaya bhangda dal rahay hain"


"We were also sleeping."


"Kashmir kay sirf 1 percent activist jaag rahay hain. Yes 99 % soraha hain"


"Yes. You are."


"Mere baei, kashmir nehe, pura PAKISTAN so raha hai. Mere heyal mein. Its about time we did too. Jokes aside, we've been part of Pakistan before the "Partition" so why should'nt we be now? It's only because "Jinnah" had a dream but so did Malcam X. The difference is; Mr X made a change Jinnah did'nt. If Kashmir did become a indipendant State where will we get our daily bread or shalwar kameez from? China is it? By the way, is there a road coming from China to Kashmir? Can I get a Visa from the Chinees embassay with my British Passport (in PAKISTAN)? We need infrastucture before we talk about "INDIPENDENCE"


A couple of conversations:


1)

- Ham soty aa rhy hain' kashmir to sadyon sy jag rha hai  hmary jagny ka mumtzir hai. 


- Gud ! aj ham 2 ho gy hain aik din ho ga pory kashmir main rahny waly logo ki bheer jag kr bil akhir 1 qoum ban jye  gi.tb kashmir ko azad hony se koi taqat rok na pye gi. 


- Tanveer bhai ap koi apni political party bnain ya phir pahly se mojod mukhlis party main shamil ho k amli tor pe kashmir cause k lye kam krain .


MR: (My Response) 
Me amli tor par hi kar rahaa hoo. Baees October ko Muzaffarabad me public forum karoonga.


- Yeh sb decide krwany k lye koi plateform b to ho na. jis se pakiz se baat ho 


MR:
Me Pakistan kabhi nahee jaoonga jab tak hamara baa-hami relationship waazey na ho. Shayed us ke baad bhi nahee!- 


2)

ME:
Me Pakistan kabhi nahee jaoonga jab tak hamara baa-hami relationship waazey na ho. Shayed us ke baad bhi nahee!  


- Dnt be raceist,1 umma,1 brother   hood ,life too short,work 4 islam, 


MR: 
I work for awareness, tolerance, conflict-resolution, the progress and prosperity of humanity. I simply can't afford anything else. I'd rather discuss the after-life when I get there. Besides, the Pakis r not a race. 


- Mbe u r going 2 create mre cnflct,being muslim u hav 2 practice islam b 4 u die, we r all frm adams race


MR: 
Peace can never be established by ignorance. My relationship with Allah is my personal matter. I will never allow another human being to dictate matters of a public nature to me without him/her being accountable to public consensus.


- Islam is enlightentment,islam is 4 whole society & not just personal,allah dictates&not public opinion   :sharia: alah knows beter our needs,salam
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12/10/11
Question (English):
Should Kashmir become a part of the Muslim World or become an economic, cultural and neutral political nerve centre between the Islamic, Chinese and Indian World(s)?


Question (Urdu):
Kya Kashmir ko Musalman Dunya ka hissa bana chahiye ya Islami, Chini aur Hindustaani Dunya ke darmiyan iqtasaadi, tehzeebi aur thalasi markaz banna chahiye?


In light of public opinion requesting that I send the same question in each language depending on receiver's aptitude, I've decided to do just that from this point on.


12 responded with Muslim World (Islami Dunya)


12 responded with economic, cultural and neutral political nerve centre between the Islamic, Chinese and Indian World(s)


1 responded with "Pakistan ka"


1 responded with "It z already a pt of mslm wld,indipendently 2nd optn shd b"


1 responded with "Chani dayna ke iqtasadi mandi."


Quotes:


"Kashmir ko aalmi dunia ka hisa bnana chahiye ? First we human then muslim."


"YES OFCOURSE IT WOULD BE – Neutral - Islam ki bonyad pe to azadi he nahi mil rhai aur na mil skti haƬ ."


"Kashmir ke azadi k bd is baat ka fasal krna ho gay"


"Bhai jan idr logon ko 2 waqt ka khana ni mil ra ap kashmr ki soch ray hain phly ya prblm to hal hun js ny insano ko dukhon ma laa khra kia ha."


"Kashmir should be a strog economic country with good realatios with pak india china these 3 countries r world big markets n also good realtions other islamib countries"


"DUNIA NAH HINDOUSTNE NAH CHEENE NAH AMRECE HOTE HA NAH HO GE ...PALY MARALAY PR PROLTARIA MANTKASHON KE PHER AKHR INSANON KE DUNIA HO GE .. ORH KASHMIR BE AZAD INSANON KE AZEEM DUNIA KA AIK KHOBSOURT VILLAGE HO GA .... KASHMIR JAG RAH HA .."


"Hmmm."


"Tan, to be honest with u, I think the people of Azad are more concerned about the welfare of their children alike rather than the politics. If u gave them the opportunity of working and having a livelyhood then the question of having an "Islamic state" would not crop up. Britan is one example where everyone has equal rights regardless of differing relegous belives. Hence, kashmire should have links with both India and Pakistan. Do u think pakistan will let go of Azad after building the Dungali Pol? Or even Mangla? God knows what the Indians have done on their side."


"Kashmir become part ofthe muslim world because kashmir is a 98./.muslim state and have a great history."


"Tamam k drmyan aman ka gehwara hona chahy"


"A Bird asked a Bee:
u work so hard, to get "honey" & people steal that from you. 
don't you feel sad? 
Bee repliedNo, b'coz they can never steal my art of making "honey"
Be like little "Bee" .. small in size but big by heart."


"Watan ki mitti k sary gohar...Utha k dushman ko deny walo,Tumhari janon ko ro rahy hain, Watan ki mitti k sary zar,ry. FROM: JKNSF"


"NLY MSLM .VJAY YE K MSLMAN HI SHURU SE ALG KSHMR K LYE LRTAY A RHAY HN"


"Khudmuktar kashmir hi islami dunia k sath mahshe aur mahsharti talhqat ko farog dy skta ha"


"Chini muslm or hindustaani muslm k sath rahna chahiye"


"China ,hind, pak ,afghan nepal k drmyan aik khud mukhtar secular state hona chahiy. jis k in sb prosi mumalik se friendly relation ship hon."


"Mere heyal mein Kashmir aur PAKISTAN dono ku na sirf Islami balke ek esa moulk hona jayeh jahan Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western influence ho. Culture and its values should remain. I'm scared of enclosed places because room for manuver is limited."
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