Mar 27, 2023
Mar 27, 2023
The trouble with India is that most of its rulers, from antiquity, have been corrupt, greedy and incompetent. The maharaja of Kashmir was no different. He wanted to perpetuate his absolute power and treated Sheikh Abdullah unjustly and tried to remain an independent country, until threatened by the invasion of the Razakars from the northwest province of Pakistan. He negotiated a deal including Article 370, due to Nehru’s incompetence.
Nehru and Indira played games in Kashmir by crooked dealing with Abdullah and Indira screwed up at the Simla Treaty after the 1971 Bangladesh War by not dictating terms to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, despite her victory and holding nearly 100,000 Pakistani prisoners of war. Her desire to hold power led to insurgencies in Kashmir and Punjab, with Pakistani mischief and US encouragement and conniving at Pakistan’s nuclear ambitions to teach the Soviets a lesson in Afghanistan.
Now India is suffering the consequences of the follies of the incompetent Nehru, Indira and Manmohan Singh., just as the US is suffering from the idiocy of Nixon-Kissinger (China), Carter-Brzezinski (Afghanistan-Pakistan mujaheedin), Reagan (Lebanon), Clinton (Somalia, Kosovo), Bush Jr. (Iraq-Afghanistan) and Obama-Clinton (Afghanistan-Pakistan-Yemen).
There is a historical problem that neither India or other Asian countries like Myanmar, Thailand and Philippines, nor western countries like UK, USA, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany etc. are willing to publicly acknowledge.
Whenever and wherever followers of Islam become a sizable minority in any country, they tend to become a problem and disruptive influence, leading to insurgencies and terrorism.
This is not to exonerate the western racism and lack of economic opportunity which trap Muslim minorities in relative penury, or the western exploitation of Muslim countries, and the greater allegiance of Muslims to religion than nationality and their tendency to shun education, reform and modernity.
India’s central government has given more financial aid per capita to Jammu and Kashmir state than to most other states. Mismanagement and interference by the central government, incompetence and corruption by the Kashmir state government and incitement by Pakistan and Kashmir’s Muslim clerics led to the insurgency. As happens with all insurgencies, it led to overreaction by the federal agencies responsible for law and order and the military. This is happening in Iraq and Afghanistan. The conflict led to a sinking economy for the state and now even though the Pakistani infiltration may be vanquished, the unemployed youth of Kashmir has begun its own intifada like the Palestinians of the West Bank.
What are India’s options?
More by : Gaurang Bhatt, MD
|Lov this analysis...it is so true that Indians are ready to lick american foot at any time at any cost...politicians are politicians even the general public is ready to do this...there are celebration when a indian gets green card...a citizenship of country that the world's biggest terrorist country. It is so obvious that US wants India to break down esp at Kashmir...so that they can get another small country to manipulate...Manmohan S is good for nothing and should be thrown out of country with whole so called Gandhi parivar...they are nuisance to our country...and Indians please wake up...|