Identify the parameters and solve the dispute
The profound ambition for a peace perspective is to encourage dignity, harmony and equality of mankind. Since conflict lies at the root of human condition, it should be regarded as a phenomenon which is inherent and cannot be eliminated altogether. However, with the help of greater understanding and appropriate strategy, conflicts can only be controlled and peace as a reward attained with incentives. Most conflicts in the world over the past three decades have resulted from ethnic variance, minority insecurity, domestic violence, hegemony, civilizational ascendancy, ideological mind-set, demand for democratisation, arms race, environmental problems, nuclear weapons and nationalism. In contemporary era the conflicts both at domestic and international level have attracted the philosophical debate, partly as a consequence of rather spectacular and troubling nationalistic clashes like those of Rwanda, Yugoslavia former Soviet Republics, Sri Lanka, East Timor, Nepal, Kosovo, Cambodia, Haiti, Somalia, Pakistan, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan Yemen etc.
The problems endangering peace and security of societies can be controlled of course, by earnestly integrated human efforts. All types of conflicts necessitate a peace oriented response and demand resolutions to foster prosperity and promotion of human values. In the present century mankind has entered into an era of knowledge based societies where peace strategies are crafted and implemented through a process of dialogue. To this end, propagation of non-violent social change demands a non- violent social action and effective social systematization. It in the ultimate end is a secret to economic prosperity and vibrant social and political order..
The effort herein is to draw attention towards multiple and complex contestations among India, Kashmiris and Pakistan. The nationalistic approach in South Asia has pushed aside ideological or legitimate differences in view of a common commitment to the contention that communities with a sense of their individual linguistic or cultural identity have natural right to form a state.
The state structure both in India and Pakistan after 1945 as a political unit is presently conceived by different identities as centrally belonging to one ethno-cultural group. Most of the other cultural identities of course provided with constitutional guarantees of autonomy and security still raise question regarding the necessary contours of contemporary nationalism in Asia. Firstly how real is the ethno-.cultural nation?. Secondly, is major Ethno-Cultural Group in both countries of Asia morally upright to the extent that under its umbrella minor ethno-cultural groups with great confidence find shelter for its culture-language-tradition, and politico-economic activity? The resolution of the Kashmir dispute is to be found within these parameters.
Dr Aftab Ahmad Khan
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