Comments on: Is Lashkar-e-Taiba behind Kashmir protests? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/comment-page-1/#comment-14596 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:08:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3419#comment-14596 Kashmir today is very different from Kashmir in 1947. A lot of water had flowed under the bridge. Today, it is an extremely geo-strategic location for India. Not an inch can be yielded there. India has been fighting Pakistan over the Siachien glacier for more than 25 years now. It is a barren landscape and the two militaries are engaged in a stalemate there. If that is the case, India has no reason to leave Kashmir. By siding with Pakistan because of religion, Kashmiris have made their condition worse. The first thing they need to do is to distance themselves from Pakistan and its support. That is the only thing that will reassure mainstream Indians that Kashmir’s needs should be addressed. We all know that Kashmir will never have its freedom. If India leaves, Kashmir will fall under the control of Pakistan immediately. It will be indirect first and Pakistan and Kashmir will live off their hatred for India for sometime. Then fissures will erupt turning Kashmiris against Pakistan as well. And Pakistan will not deal with Kashmir like India does. It will be brutal. Look at how they handled East Pakistan or Afghanistan or Balochistan. Or even ask Azad Kashmiris.

Kashmir, in today’s situation, will not be able to remain free. If it is not India, it will be Pakistan. Islamic unity will not work. It has already been proven in the case of Afghanistan and East Pakistan. Islamic unity only works against non-Muslims. And countries cannot live off of that for too long. So Kashmiris have only one path. Reconcile with India and move on. If they did that, India might not be this tight in its grip. For peace to return that, Kashmiris have to push back on Pakistan. They must realize that Pakistan is supporting them mostly for its hatred for India and nothing else. They have no special love for Kashmiris. Pakistan has already converted Azad Kashmir into a road for China. And China is famous for its invasion of Tibet and occupation. Pakistan will not say a word about that of course. They are friends. Chinese can slaughter Uighur Muslims and Pakistanis are fine with that. Only Kashmir matters because India can be irritated. Unfortunately India is growing stronger by the day. Not much is going to move there.

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By: RajeevK http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/comment-page-1/#comment-14504 Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:52:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3419#comment-14504 Haleema11

@sanammatoo…this is neither an employment problem nor financial. this is anger against india.these childen grew in twenty years of trouble and they want thier problem to be solved for ever.”

—Who r the parties in this and what would it take in your opinion for the peace to prevail in the region? There got to be mote than just saying Indian Army should leave. Kashmiris need to look at the larger picture for their own good.

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By: Imititaz http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/comment-page-1/#comment-14282 Thu, 08 Jul 2010 11:49:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3419#comment-14282 It is unfortunate that government of India is thinking on these lines that Lashkar Tioba is behind protests. This reflects new delhi’s biased policy against Kashmir. The protests are spontanous and if Lashkar is behind it then what is government of india doing in Kashmir. New Delhi seriously needs to thin about the problem and adress it politically…

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By: haleema11 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/comment-page-1/#comment-14245 Tue, 06 Jul 2010 18:19:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3419#comment-14245 @sanammatoo…this is neither an employment problem nor financial. this is anger against india.these childen grew in twenty years of trouble and they want thier problem to be solved for ever.

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By: haleema11 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/comment-page-1/#comment-14244 Tue, 06 Jul 2010 18:17:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3419#comment-14244 If lashkar is behind protests then what are Indian forces doing in Kashmir. Why does not New Delhi blames its own gunmen who are commiting a geonacide in the valley and provoking unarmed people. The statement by home minister is rediculous and rightly Mufti Syed has said that such kind of reaction from central governmemnt is like adding salt to the injury.

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By: Seth09 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/comment-page-1/#comment-14242 Tue, 06 Jul 2010 17:36:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3419#comment-14242 Just a thought:

Using the phrase stone-pelting gives the impression that it cannot and does not cause much damage to the victims. Please look at the pictures, its usually NOT stone-pelting its brick-pelting. One hit at the right place can cause great damage. The point is, just because its not being fired through a gun, it does not make it less lethal.

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By: Seth09 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/comment-page-1/#comment-14241 Tue, 06 Jul 2010 17:35:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3419#comment-14241 Just a thought:

Using the phrase stone-pelting gives the impression that it cannot and does not cause much damage to the victims. Please look at the pictures, its usually NOT stone-pelting its brick-pelting. One hit at the right place can cause great damage. The point is, just because its not being fired through a gun, it does not make it less lethal.

Peace.

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By: opsudrania http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/comment-page-1/#comment-14239 Tue, 06 Jul 2010 07:11:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3419#comment-14239 There are always two sides of the point and one sees the side one wants to see. That depends on one’s attitude, which again depends on one’s affiliation. Those who wants to point to the knowledge of history should first know the true history themselves. History is written by some intelligent fools wanting to project their own impressions once again in the same way as their attitudes. Hence one will need to consult a lot of of sources for a real truth.
God bless
Dr. O. P. Sudrania

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By: waleekamil http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/comment-page-1/#comment-14236 Mon, 05 Jul 2010 17:04:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3419#comment-14236 problem here is people in subcontinent do not know about history of kashmir & peoples psychology;
even they have been subjugated for last four centuries but one way or other they have kept their identity alive…so it is in the interst of everyone in this region to understand the problem in this context and try to hammer out a just and lasting solution without outside interference…sorry to state indian home affairs manager(not a political minister)paints peoples aspiration as handiwork of LeT who have no existence in kashmir

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By: Omder http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/07/02/is-lashkar-e-taiba-behind-kashmir-protests/comment-page-1/#comment-14231 Mon, 05 Jul 2010 09:00:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3419#comment-14231 We fail to understand what the government of India wants by labeling the massive pro-freedom protests as LeT-sponsored protests. The statements of the Indian politicians are contardictory. J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah first blamed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and then separatists for these protests. His master in New Delhi accused LeT of sponsoring the protests. Omar then called it battle of ideologies. This is the time that India should acknowledege that people of India don’t want to be with it. For a minute, if Omar and Chidambaram are write that these are speratist-sponsored protests then they have no right to deny freedom to people of Kahsmir because the entire population of Kashmir is on roads and with them…

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