Both India and Pakistan will have to be realistic in solving Kashmir dispute
KASHMIR BY AZAM INQILABI
Dr. Manmohan Singh and Asif Ali Zardari share the credit of holding a meeting on all bilateral issues including Kashmir. Hardliners in Pakistan thundered against the initiative of Mr. Zardari to proceed to New Delhi. The much hyped “informal” meeting of the two leaders turned out to be an interface between the two neighbouring Asian giants, India and Pakistan. The two leaders did succeed in creating an ambience of mutual trust and understanding. They have generated some hope in the hearts of millions of hopeless people of South Asia. The 40-minute talk concluded successfully. Both of them emphasized the need to solve the issue and end the bitterness.
We have a reason to feel excited when Asian leaders meet in Shanghai Conference, Bou Forum or BRICS summit to discuss the various aspects of coordination and co-operation aimed at the all-important objective of Asian security, peace and progress. Indian Premier Dr. Manmohan Singh, while interacting with the Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of BRICS summit on 29-March-2012, declared in unambiguous words that India would not be a partner of any (US) strategic maneuver to contain China. Moreover, India recognized Tibet as an integral part of China. Thus irritants were converted into an opportunity of mutual trust and confidence. BRICS leaders collectively conveyed a message to the western hawks that their brinkmanship and imperialistic policy of interventionism in the row over Syrian upheaval and Iran’s nuclear programme would render the situation in Gulf region topsy-turvy. They impressed upon them to work for the peaceful settlement of issues through dialogue.
Considering the change on the global front, there is a need to be pragmatic.
Pragmatism suggests that India and Pakistan should, without taxing Kashmiris, have a sound policy on Kashmir. We must not be seen as commodities. Our problem is to be properly understood and accordingly solved. Any effort to perpetuate status quo in Kashmir will prove fatal for the peace and security of South Asia. Kashmir is a nuclear flashpoint. Your Brahmose and Shaheen missiles cannot ward off the looming threat of unpredictability. The vulnerability is the question of concern for both India and Pakistan. So shun and abandon the path of prevarication and procrastination. Take Kashmiris into confidence if you really want the dispute to be settled for good.
(Azam Inqilabi is Patron JK Mahaz-e-Azadi)
Lastupdate on : Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM OPINION
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Apr 13: The Chairman of National Front Nayeem Ahmad Khan on Friday cautioned people about the ‘conspiracies being hatched’ in New Delhi against the ongoing Kashmir movement. Taking forward More
- Srinagar City
6 years on, bypass work incomplete, Govt satisfied
HAT TRICK OF FAILURES!
M HYDERINOTWITHSTANDING Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s satisfaction over the execution of developmental projects in Srinagar, six years on, construction of three bridges along the busy Hyderpora bypass More
Banihal, Apr 13: At least four persons, including three of a family, were feared dead when a Sumo skidded off the road and plunged into river Chenab near Ramban township on Srinagar-Jammu highway, Friday More
- South Asia
Attari/Wagah Border, Apr 13: Extending airport-like facilities for cross-border passengers and cargo movement, India today said it has approved a liberal visa regime for people of Pakistan, as New Delhi More