Comments on: Kashmir marks 20 years of conflict, peace still distant Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: udayagnihotri Sat, 14 Aug 2010 07:45:50 +0000 The trouble is with the Indian Government being too soft and never strong enough to take on the terrorists. We need to go across the line of control and blast the hell out of the terrorist camps in Pakistan Occupied kashmir. Kashmir issue is not Muslim-Hindu issue. In a secular society we do not divide the land based on religion, caste or creed. US government has never been an honest broker. It is still carrying on the Cold War mind set and pouring economic and military help to Pakestan. These funds help Pak to keep sprouting newer and more deadly terrorist outfits. Just like Talibal and Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, Pakistan is going to bite USA too. One of these days US will wake up when it will be too late. US should get together with India ans annihilate the menace of Pakistan once and for all. Withour exterminating Pak world terrorism will grow leaps and bounds.

By: RajeevK Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:44:17 +0000 @GW:

@It is time perhaps to bring the U.S. military, heavily into Kashmir and let them Drone all terrorist camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, which has been used for a politically motivated false jihad to grab Indian land and terrorism against Indians and the world.
Posted by G-W

GW: U.S. military is not a solution. It is trouble. I doubt their sincerity if you remember how insincere these guys have been to their own soldiers, allies soldiers and WOT in general. period. If they are not sincere to their own cause, they can never be sincere for India’s.

What US could not do on the Western border of Pakistan, it cannot do on the Eastern border. Also, would that not join all the terrorists in the region against India. If Pakistan is getting suicide bombed, imagine what they will do to India. So far India has escaped suicide bombings.

recent example of US failure in Afghanistan (reasons not withstanding) tells that brute force alone is no solution. If US negotiates with Taliban now, it had much better chance after 9/11 when Pakistan was also worried for its survival and Taliban had lot at stake. Now both Taliban and Pakistan has gotten away. Drones killing TTP chiefs is not worth the investment. Another leader has filled the position.

Solution is arm twisting of Pakistan via economic sanctions and put the life of PA generals at stake so that they worry their life than saving terrorists. Pakistan today is susceptible and if US cannot handle it now it can never do that.

By: G-W Sun, 07 Feb 2010 17:03:16 +0000 @Keithz,

As I said before, if India, foolishly ever gave away Kashmir to Pakistan, Pakistani Army will move in, setup shop and begin systematic liquidation of all non-muslims and begin the next chapter in their dreams of ethnic cleansing genocide and holocaust against non-muslims.

Once the terrorism in Pakistan and all extremism is gone, one day that will happen, perhaps 50 years into the future, it would be time to start dismantling the Pakistani Army and get those useless troublemakers farming and growing food.

By: G-W Sun, 07 Feb 2010 16:58:22 +0000 Pakistani Army and civilian governments are insincere about terrorism and peace. The PA and Civilian governments just do not grasp the basic concept of two opposing forces, on one hand they encourage rooting out of terrorism on the wester side of Pakistan and within, but in Kashmir, they encourage it, against India. rix/archives/2010/02/hafiz_saeed_preache s_jihad_in.php

The Indians need to build forward U.S. military bases in Kashmir, if the U.S. chooses that to house their drones. I do think that the Pak establishment will think twice of fomenting Kashmiri militants to attack American interests.

It is time perhaps to bring the U.S. military, heavily into Kashmir and let them Drone all terrorist camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, which has been used for a politically motivated false jihad to grab Indian land and terrorism against Indians and the world.

By: Umer.Asim Sat, 06 Feb 2010 05:53:40 +0000 Any and every conflict or dispute irrespective of its magnitude needs sincerity from all parties concerned to solve it . Unfortunately for kashmir there is no trace of it anywhere . Malik’s and geelani’s need to learn soon that unless we incalculate discipline and sincerity into our struggle it remains to be political frustration which is leading us into self destruction and certainly not towards realisation of our dream “AZADI”.

By: sgm Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:11:24 +0000 Situation in kashmir is very tense .youth are ready to pick the arms ,it is secondary question does they win or loose? ,but blood would be all around .world leaders should interfere for the just solution of kashmir conflict.

By: kEiThZ Tue, 02 Feb 2010 23:00:51 +0000 The independence of Jammu and Kashmir from India is not going to happen, no matter what level of insurgency there is. That’s reality.

And if they did end up leaving, the most the Kashmiris will get is the valley, and that’s it. The rest of the state which is far quieter will remain in Indian hands.

Kashmiris who talk of independence should keep this in mind. The choice is between a J&K that’s united now or a tiny independent country (due to be absorbed into Pakistan) centred around the valley.

On the Pakistani side, they won’t even allow the topic of independence to come up. The ISI will take care of Pakistani Kashmiris that dream of a united Kashmir not under Pakistan’s thumb.

And that’s what makes for a bleak future. The only way out for Kashmiris to stop the violence in India and push the Indian government for open borders with Pakistan that will facilitate interactions in their community, across the border.

By: adeelshafi Sat, 30 Jan 2010 14:03:25 +0000 The recent attacks have made people to think,people like yasin malik have either warned or welcome a similar situation like it began but participation of locals is important and the way they participate in it, lure for money weak analysis of the situation, yasin malik would have himself taken up the gun but he is presuming a situation,so i think there is nothing real huge to bother about, the political approach has just begun with new delhi talking on issues like autonomy and talks with people like yasin malik.On the internatinal level pakistan is itself facing great trouble with militancy or terrorism the aspect it wants to choose for they are being accused in assisting such attacks,i believe kashmiris believe in peace while demonstration is there right whether under the indian constitution or they believe its is a stronger form of bringing there issue in eyes of those who are denying them the right to live by there choices.

By: walee Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:57:54 +0000 it seems peace is adistant dream due to the present geopolitical reality i.e central asia with burning afgan land..strategicaly located and demographically diverse erstwhile princely state of J&K seems again at forefront of larger issue of stability and security of whole central and south would be prudent for india & pak to solve kashmir issue,new ideas at earliest without being trapped in history or great games .mr. sheikh the leader you qoted is product of circumstance and uncertainty created in J&K by both indian and pakistani and etc. agencies…mr.sheikh recent china’s incursions & deliberate visa row complicates kasmir situation…but i am optimistic ,sometimes what happens when a single knot opens whole mess gets cleared; so will happen with kashmir problem as a just solution will emerge???

By: RajeevK Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:50:53 +0000 The biggest problem is there is no leader in kashmir. Has a leader ever push India and Pak for talks on the issue? Talks happen when India and Pak want.