Declamation: Entirely my thoughts, and a point of view. Many may not agree, kindly not take it personally.
But that was the story of the generation(s); now there is an UNENDING conflict between two adjacent nations. Unfortunately since independence, India and Pakistan rarely experience any happy phase. The story of both started with hatred, tension, mistrust and ultimately war. The hostile relationship cause lack of security as well as economic and social challenges. And severely affect the environment of the states which is churning between both countries.
They say Kashmir is the heaven on earth but it surrounds by the fear of death. The prosperous state is threatened and insecure. Numerous challenges weaken the chance for peace and stability. Fragile democratic transition, unsuccessful dialogue, and supporters of anti-India or anti-Pak groups make the condition more worst.
“Pakistan and India need to build on what they have achieved to reach sustainable peace”, says Samina Ahmed, Crisis Group’s South Asia Project Director. India’s concerns about jihadi groups are legitimate but given its neighbour’s fragile democratic transition, New Delhi should be more flexible and patient. India and Pakistan may not agree or be comfortable with each other on their regional or diplomatic issues, but when it comes to broader view which includes international affairs and diplomacy, India and Pakistan have similar theory.
The question is why we just count on insensitive statements made by the political leadership of both the nations and allow the situation to deteriorate further? This is where education needs to play a vital role. We make 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999 the four milestones hyphenated by incidents like 26/11 while understanding Indo-Pak relations but there is more to that. Why don't we speak about the cultural similarity between the two countries often than required? Why don't we talk about the goodwill gestures that both neighbours had shown in the past in times of natural calamities, in India in 2001 and Pakistan in 2005? There is a huge population comprising both Indians and Pakistanis across the world and the LoC firing and beheading of soldiers are not the only issues in their daily interaction.
Why media creates an uproar when a Sania Mirza marries a Shoaib Malik? Should human emotions also check the line of political convenience? Why bodies like Pakistan-India People's Forum for Peace and Democracy do not come to limelight apart from the academic and cultural circles? Shouldn't we give some more time and space to such bodies than the Lashkar-e-Taiba?
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