As a yearly ritual, the leaders of both India and Pakistan present their side of the story on the issue of Kashmir, in front of the United Nations. Each year, the leaders representing their country gets a lot of applauds, as well as, coverage in the media of their respective nation for putting forward their side of the case, strongly. Every single year, both the countries feel immense pride in exposing their weaknesses in front of the entire world. But did we ever analyse what is the end result of such a practice? Did it help in resolving the Indo-Pak differences by even a bit? Above all, the most important question that we need to ask ourselves is that, what did the common citizens of both the nations achieve from this annual custom of moaning?
I don’t know whether the political parties and leaders of both the nations, really want this issue to be resolved or not? After all, their political carriers are built on this issue and some of them specialize in the field of keeping this issue alive, as well as, seeding hatred in the hearts of innocent people, on both the sides. If at all the politics of both the countries have wished and cared to cure this problem, we would not have been stuck in this situation for almost 70 long years. Still, being an optimist, I do hope that there are political parties and leaders existing on both the sides, who really want this issue to be resolved peacefully, once for all.
But, every time a soldier or a civilian gets killed, the heart cries out and the desperate eyes search for a permanent solution to this chronic situation. Actually, the war is going on in instalments at India and Pakistan border, since inception, as every another day we hear the news of a soldier or a civilian being killed in an attack. So actually, if we end up fighting another war, it will be an extension of the scale of war. From boundaries, the war will extend to the entire nation.
However, before going into war, each one of us needs to introspect and give it a thought that what all we are going to lose and who is going to benefit from the war. It should not happen that we lose our closed ones, on both the sides and those who get benefitted from the war turns out to be an outsider. The same outsider who is enjoying the drama since long from behind the curtains and who is always more than eager to supply the necessary ingredients for keeping the flame of the war lightened up in both the countries. It is the right time we recognize the outsider, who is behind all this tension and realize their cruel intentions behind the same.
Now, for all those who believe that the Indo-Pak differences, which are as old as the geographical division of India, could be resolved by Third Party interference, I would just like to quote the following paragraph extracted from my other Blog “India – My Country, My Dream”, under the sub-heading One India – “I hope we realize that those who wanted to rule us, even after we acquired independence, created the differences in our hearts, in our geographies and we still keep on following their “Divide and Rule” policy. Can’t we take a lesson from the story being taught in the kindergarten; the moral of which states that “In the fight between the cats, it’s the monkey who takes the advantage”? Wars and divisions have never benefited anyone. Peace and unity are the energizing factors of Our Universe. We, humans, are born to stay together. We should work towards the boundary-less “One India” or else one day Nature will exhibit us that the Supreme Soul above, is and will always be, more powerful to swipe away any human-created boundaries”.
If the learned and intelligent souls think that going into war will help us achieve a permanent solution to Indo-Pak tension, then please do the needful, as soon as possible, because the common citizens are too tired of the “war in instalments” that is going on since India was divided. What we want is a permanent solution to this problem, so that, if not us, then at least our generations to come, can breathe freely and stay happily, without being worried about the intruding from the neighbouring countries. We can’t afford to lose our loved ones anymore merely on account of the unwillingness or cowardliness of a few of the persons governing us.
I believe that both India and Pakistan are matured nations. Although, I can’t say the same about the political parties and the leaders on both the sides, but the common masses are matured enough and can resolve the issues peacefully among themselves, but, if and only if, this matter is completely handed over to the common citizens and mind it no political interference is allowed from both the sides. I know, it theoretically sounds so soothing, but practically, it may be impossible, especially in the current scenario. Moreover, it is something too much to ask from the political parties of both the countries, which will never ever let this happen in reality. However, as per my views, this is the only peaceful solution left to resolve the Indo-Pak differences.
Since political parties on both the sides have drastically failed in resolving this issue, so it’s a high time for the masses to wake up, before it’s too late. I know it’s already too late, but still, as they say, “Better late than never”. So, sooner the better, the common citizens of both the nations unite to solve this problem. We can’t just leave it entirely on the politics. Honestly, we don’t have a choice left, if at all, we want to peacefully resolve this issue before we are dragged into another war like situation.
Now, it’s up to the common citizens of India and Pakistan to decide whether they want to carry on losing their brave soldiers and the closed ones in the “war in instalments” or they want a permanent solution to this problem. Do remember that “A sleeping citizen is a threat to the nation itself”. Awake, the nation needs us. Finally, I would like to end this blog with the strong belief and hope that we are able to find a peaceful solution to Indo-Pak differences. “Live peacefully and let others live too”.
I wish that may all of you have a peaceful life ahead.
God bless you all and may all of us get a good sense.