Dec 08, 2023
Dec 08, 2023
This is sound advice. But what precisely is the Kashmir issue? To recognize that recall some facts.“We urge the Centre to initiate political dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir. Avoiding the issue will not resolve the issue. What is required is initiating a sustained political dialogue with all sections… to eventually reach a political settlement.”
More by : Dr. Rajinder Puri
|Seadog, you've got it all wrong! Read carefully between the lines and you will understand. Who says anything about giving away Kashmir? On the contrary we must reclaim Pakistan -- even if in the new avatar of a South Asian Confederation.. Nostalgia? No way! Resolve? Definitely! Look at China and Tibet, Taiwan or Xingjian. Recall the two Germanies who have become one. It is only Indians who ignore history and the cultural ethos of a people to tamely surrender legitimate claims. All the madrassas and all the foreign inspired Islamist terrorists in Pakistan will not obliterate the teachings of Bulleh Shah, Farid and other Sufi saints etched on the soul of rural Punjab. The same holds good for Kashmir. Half a century is just a comma in the annals of history. Stick around, pal! See what happens in your very own lifetime!|
|Summarizing your facts:|
1)"The Kashmir dispute is not the real issue. It is the symptom of the real issue. The real issue is the Partition of the subcontinent"
But Jinnah and his followers demanded it and have it now.Long ranging discussions could not break the impasse. The sops offered by Gandhi to retain one nation are too deadly to even contemplate today.The Q-e-A is a hero in Pak today.
2)"The Partition was avoidable. This was implicitly confirmed by both Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Nehru".
But it happened because,as usual,because those defending something are always in an inferior position vis-a-vis aggressive nay-sayers.They wanted a separate state and got it.
3)"The princely state of Jammu and Kashmir was an artificially contrived entity " and "had Kashmir become independent there would have been no permanent Kashmir dispute".
Okay fine, give away Kashmir but remember:the problem was and is Islam: It does not believe in peace and is incapable of peace.Nostalgia has precious little value here.
Also, the shadow of the US looms large in the area, and they are certainly the 4th party, and most important party, to the "dispute".
there is nothing that can be disputed to what u hv written. as time goes by political solution seems to be getting elusive. so much of pain, slaughter and blood has been shed over kashmir but both parties and of course kashmirs hawks and our rss and others will never let any concurrance and resolution.
kashmir is a sore thumb sticking out staring right in our faces. politicians yesterday and today do not hv the courage to seek a peacful alternative.niether india nor pakistan can be said to be free unless this sore is removed.
on a personal note i hv the pleasure of knowing you since time when after partition i was at ramjas no. 4 on baird road. hope u r well and enjoying life. with fon regards and my best wishes-virinder oberoi