In the name of religion, some people in Pakistan have misguided the whole nation using Kashmir as their agenda. The agenda has now
widened from misguiding Kashmiris to blackmailing USA in the name of Taliban and turmoil in Afghanistan from Kashmir to the US and the whole Muslim versus the west thing.
As a matter of fact, what we see today in Pakistan is not the reflection of Pakistani people. It is infact the
reflection of fundamentalists pursuing their agenda and Pakistan Army trying to perpetuate their control over Pakistani polity, judiciary and the society and chart a road for further of Kashmiri, uninfluenced by Pakistan.
The Kashmir issue cannot be resolved in isolation. Though Pakistan claims it wants unification and independence of Kashmir, what has it done for Pak? While one half of the PaK is directly under the control of Pakistan Army in the name of security, the other half has been altered by settling people from Punjab and Sind as well as the retired Army
personnel. Civil liberties are only
for publicity and militant camps and militants dominate the area. Is that the environment we want for our children? What is the future of our children without peace, comfort, modern education, science, and technology? Will they prosper or live a life much
worse than what we have lived?
A serious introspection is required to be undertaken to work out the modalities for achieving
what we can call ‘achievable nationhood’.
I think Pakistan has a lot of self-inflicted internal issues to resolve
than indulge in competing with India. In any case, it cannot ever wrest Kashmir from India. At best one can only aspire to see Kashmir valley as a free and independent nation, isn’t it?
Inshallah, if it becomes independent, then what? First of all Kashmir economy will be so weak that it cannot ever stand up on its feet. Who will ensure its sovereignty? How can it be
geared up to protect her from India, China and also of course Pakistan?
The self-proclaimed Soldiers of Islam, exported by
Pakistan, are creating trouble in Kashmir and consequently making Kashmir the highest militarized area in the world. To combat this, India had to deploy security forces in large members, thereby imposing restrictions imposed on the lives of people due to presence of security forces.
efforts in the past to project itself as the nation serving the interests of Muslims are a mere rhetoric because their own security forces and ISI backed militant
India, on the other hand, is a multi-religious and multicultural society with more Muslims in India than in
Pakistan. Indian Muslims are free to pursue their faith irrespective of being Shias or Sunnis, without any threat or pressure. The Indian security forces even have common religious places and their personnel celebrates all religious festivals irrespective
of religious following.
So why can’t we, Kashmiris, who have been moderating all through our history, follow our faith
and enjoy our life of freedom without Bandhs and strikes, under constant fear of militant strikes.
As we see from the above, over last 70 years, Pakistan has not only polluted the psyche of its own people but also sown the seeds of confusions in our minds. It is neither interested nor is it in a position to influence
the future of Kashmir. It is we Kashmiri’s and separatist leaders who have kept us in a state of flux, showing unrealistic, unrealizable and unwanted dreams. Let us recognise the true face of Pakistan!