Be the change you want to see – “Spread Humanity”
Victory cannot be built on the deathbeds. Celebrations at the cost of Human cannot last long. Is war the only solution? Be the change you want to see by spreading humanity
The rivalry between the two nations which once were united built a great gap not just geographically, but mentally. War is no more confined to the military. It spread its wings and attacks each other in many forms. Love on a nation is sowing a seed of terrorism towards the other country. How long this hatred continue? Do people really have such hatred on each other or is it just a build up created to safeguard one power? Armed forces of both the nations put lives at stake to safeguard their people.
The best lesson I learned in my life is to “Be the change I want to see“.
I will be the change I want to see:
In this article, we shall see all those situations which sprout the peace amongst two rival nations India and Pakistan.
Mansoor Ahmed is one of the best examples of humanity, who once said that “The war isn’t between the two countries (India & Pakistan), it’s between political parties.” Now, Let’s question ourselves before we extend our support to any party. This might be for their own selfishness. Let’s question ourselves “Who are the actual victims getting suffered”? It’s none other than the people from both the countries. Few snakes (Terrorists) brainwash the innocent kids and initiates to spread terror and drives these kids to reach their (preachers/brainwashers) selfish goals. They spill venom on such innocents. Due to lack of employment, the youth in many regions are being exploited by them easily. Let’s unite to chop off the heads of these snakes.
Do you know that more than 15% of the income from the taxpayers is going towards the defense? Just imagine had India and Pakistan been with no disputes, both these countries would have been the developed countries by now.
Politicians (not only from India) keep controlling its people playing with their emotions bringing disputes for their political mileage. We should realize by now who are the real sufferers?
An accident in a developed country is highlighted and focused as the prime issue of the day. But how many know the count of deaths that happen in a place like Syria! Many innocent people, especially women and kids (including just born) died as a result of the race between selfishness and greed.
I’m sure that media (not everyone) also plays a vital role in creating disputes between countries. Also, media is one of the reasons to create hatred amongst people towards other countries. They do this for their own TRP ratings and at the end, the innocent become the prey. The only request to all people from across Globe, please spread love and ditch hatred. Ignore the politicians, terror sponsorers, and the media.
Be the change you want to see – “Spread Humanity”
India holds Pakistan responsible for all terrorist incidents in mainland India and Indian-administered Kashmir. The major incidents enumerated by India include the terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament (December 2001), the attack in Mumbai (November 2008), the military camp Pathankot attack (January 2016), the military camp in Uri attack (September 2016), and an attack of Nagrota Army Camp near Jammu City (November 2016). India blames Lashkar-e-Tayyaba/Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Jaish-i-Muhammad for these terrorist incidents and wants that the chiefs of these organizations should be handed over to it. Further, it also wants the completion of the trial of Lashkar-i-Tayyaba activists in connection with the Mumbai attack that has been going on in Rawalpindi since their arrest in December 2008.
India refuses to hold any dialogue with Pakistan until the latter adopt punitive measures against the above-named groups and puts these out of action. This pre-condition for holding the talks is coupled with India’s persistent campaign for isolating Pakistan at the international and regional levels and getting it declared as a terrorist state by the United States and the UN.
It is not an advisable strategy on the part of India to reduce the dialogue process to a single issue, i.e., satisfy India on the terrorism-related issues before any talks can take place. Until the end of the 1980s, the government of Pakistan used to argue that increased trade and expanded societal relations with India could not be cultivated prior to the settlement of the Kashmir problem, i.e., settle the Kashmir problem first. Now, Pakistan talks of Kashmir and other problems. Similarly, India needs to adopt a more flexible approach to “Terrorism and other issues” if it is genuinely interested in resuming the dialogue for improvement of relations with Pakistan.
For India, terrorism means the above-named organizations and their leaders. As compared to India’s narrow focus, Pakistan takes a more comprehensive view of terrorism in the region. It views these organizations as a part of a bigger problem of extremism and terrorism.
Pakistan complains about India’s insensitivity towards the magnitude of terrorism issues and problems in Pakistan and the fact that Pakistan has suffered more human and material losses due to this menace. India is seen in Pakistan as an augmenter of terrorism in Pakistan by extending what Pakistan’s official circles claim material support to various terrorist groups, including Pakistan Tehrik-e-Taliban, and Balochistan based dissident groups through Afghanistan territory with whose government it shares the negative views on Pakistan.
India’s persistent anti-Pakistan propaganda aims at building diplomatic pressure on Pakistan for taking effective punitive actions against the groups identified by India. In reality, this propaganda is counter-productive to India’s goal of containing these groups. The Indian campaign is used by these organizations to entrench them in Pakistan, especially in Punjab, by arguing that India is opposed to them because they stand for the liberation of Kashmir. The more India talks against these groups, the stronger become these groups in Pakistan. This reduces the space for the Pakistan government to take any stern action against them.
India needs to abandon its policy of coercion and intimidation in Kashmir. As long as the internal situation in Indian-administered Kashmir stays unsettled by the popular protest of young Kashmiris and India continues with human rights violations, anti-India sentiments would remain strong in Pakistan. Similarly, there is a need of restoring peace and stability on the LOC and both need to include the alleged negative role of their intelligence agencies in each other’s territories in the agenda for the talks in the future.
India should develop a comprehensive agenda for talks that can have terrorism as the priority for India but it cannot dictate a single item agenda to Pakistan. There has to be a shared agenda for the talks that includes all issues of concerns for both countries. Both Kashmir (priority for Pakistan) and terrorism (priority for India) can be on agenda along with other issues and problems.
Pakistan and India need to resume unconditional talks on all contentious issues and they should tone-down anti-propaganda against each other. They need to explore the option of adopting a shared approach towards the on-going strife in Afghanistan.
Positive reciprocity rather than coercive diplomacy can defuse the current tensions between Pakistan and India.
Bilateral talks cannot produce any positive results until the power elite in both countries displays a categorical political determination to put an end to negative propaganda, restore peace on the LoC on the basis of the November 2003 ceasefire, and resume result-oriented talks. They should also restore the confidence-building measures already agreed to and add new CBMs in order to overcome the new biases that have cropped up in their relations since May 2014, when Modi became India’s Prime Minister. This will help to boost their economic relations and trade ties.
India needs to tone down ultra-nationalism and curtail the role of hardline Hindu groups in the BJP. This is going to be as challenging for the Indian government as it would be a formidable task for the Pakistan government to contain the influence of militant Islamic groups, especially the Kashmir focused groups, in Pakistani state and society.
To be continued …