Reading too much into Obama’s statement on Kashmir

Dear EditorBarrack Obama's ideas on Kashmir issue, expressed in a conversation with Joe Klein of Time magazine, has unnecessarily been given undue hype by all the agencies here. Be it media, pro-...

Dear Editor
Barrack Obama's ideas on Kashmir issue, expressed in a conversation with Joe Klein of Time magazine, has unnecessarily been given undue hype by all the agencies here. Be it media, pro-freedom parties or pro-Indian parties, the statement hasn't been analyzed and interpreted in its right context and meaning. Fortunately, Syed Ali Shah Geelani has somewhat sensed the evil-strategy of Barrack Obama's South Asia vision. Though, seemingly, Obama wants to facilitate the resolution of Kashmir dispute; simultaneously he points towards Afghanistan as a threat to South Asia, thus justifying the massacre of innocent and unarmed Muslims of the region. Doesn't America's position in Afghanistan and adjoining areas resemble that of India in Kashmir, where people are killed, voices choked, dignity devalued and human rights abused. My point of view may seem to many loaded with extreme pessimism, particularly when every nook and corner reverberates with Obama's 'holy-words' on Kashmir. But when gimmickry tries to overpower the Truth, someone must speak-out the fact.
Who would accept that his feet are saved at the cost of his head! Definitely, only the men of benumbed conscience and diseased understanding would embrace and accept it. In real sense these men deserve it! When Obama sympathizes with Kashmir, why do Kashmiries celebrate? Would Kashmiris accept prosperity at the cost of other Muslim-brethren who are killed and harassed in other parts of the world? No doubt, Barrack Obama's seriousness regarding Kashmir issue and terming Kashmir as 'an interesting situation', could have a positive and favorable result for Kashmiris, but how carelessly and irrationally majority of politicians–separatists or so-called mainstream politicians — welcomed and celebrated the statement. I have no grievances for the so-called mainstream parties. What amazed and disappointed me was the ill-thought-out response of various pro-freedom leaders. Almost, all got carried way with the statement, neglecting the real meaning behind the statement.
Javaid Rashid
Student, Social Work
Kashmir University

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