Comments on: In Pakistan, Kashmir becomes a new rallying cry http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2013/07/24/in-pakistan-kashmir-becomes-a-new-rallying-cry/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: kEiThZ http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2013/07/24/in-pakistan-kashmir-becomes-a-new-rallying-cry/comment-page-1/#comment-53025 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:25:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9386#comment-53025 Good luck to Pakistan. They thought they could bleed India through a thousand cuts. That strategy has only succeeded in bleeding Pakistan through a thousand cuts. Yet, they seem committed to keep feeding the beast.

Today, all India has to do is work towards maintaining the status quo and watch as Pakistan destroys itself. I question whether Indian Kashmiris would even truly want to join the basketcase that is their Western neighbour.

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By: VJ20 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2013/07/24/in-pakistan-kashmir-becomes-a-new-rallying-cry/comment-page-1/#comment-52551 Tue, 13 Aug 2013 08:16:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9386#comment-52551 Very objective and nuanced perspective. Certainly deserving of wider audience (especially in corridors of power in either country) then an obscure Reuters blog.

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By: Anjan288 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2013/07/24/in-pakistan-kashmir-becomes-a-new-rallying-cry/comment-page-1/#comment-52534 Fri, 26 Jul 2013 03:51:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9386#comment-52534 1. Kashmir, and the history of conflict between India and Pakistan is well documented. The Shimla agreement signed by the two countries, following 1971 war for liberation of Bangladesh, clearly states that disputes would be addressed bilaterally, without any scope for mediation of any third party.

2. Pakistan was created in the name of Islam, for the Muslims of Indian sub-continent, and as an anti-thesis of everything India stands for. Pakistan’s very existence has been centered on being anti-India in every respect, totally disowning the historical reality. However, erosion of this very fundamental amongst the new generation of Pakistanis, is a nightmare for the ideologues like Hafiz Saeed, and also the Pakistani military establishment. Kashmir is an issue, that is dear to these people in Pakistan, that feel threatened by the very thought of Pakistan giving up its anti-India fundamentals. That is the reason it is so important for them to mobilize Pakistani popular sentiment around the issue of Kashmir.

4. The reality remains, Kashmir is not the malaise, but only the symptom of the malaise that afflicts Pakistan. Musharraf’s statement that “even if Kashmir issue is resolved, problems in Pakistan’s relations with India would still remain”, is a clear indicator of where Pakistan stands now.

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By: sushilpershad http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2013/07/24/in-pakistan-kashmir-becomes-a-new-rallying-cry/comment-page-1/#comment-52533 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:21:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9386#comment-52533 Any Any Incident In Kashmir The Religious Fundamentalists In Pakistan Use It As A Propaganda Against India To Further Their Hate Mongering In Pakistan.

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By: Jamaalghota http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2013/07/24/in-pakistan-kashmir-becomes-a-new-rallying-cry/comment-page-1/#comment-52530 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:17:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9386#comment-52530 Kashmir will always be on ‘high flame’ in pakistan given that 2/3s of its population is below 30 and is fed on a diet of falsified history of the ‘frauds’ committed by India and the glorious victories pakistan army has had over the ‘Hindu bania’. The youth who are in a majority and who believe in the invincible power of the pakistani army will never permit a peaceful solution. Moreover there are sundry ‘ideologues’ such as Hafiz Sayeed and Zaid Hamid who believe in fanning these ‘high flames’ at least once a week. We have seen in the past and even right now, the sane pakistani voices who speak of peace and trade are vilified in the media and otherwise, most of them fear for their lives having been attacked at some point of time or the other. So dusting off or even vaccum cleaning of any roadmap which does not include the total occupation of kashmir is likely to be met with contempt at best or carrying out of death threats at the worst, upon the proposer. The best is to let things trickle along till the populace realizes the importance of getting a job, a family, education for kids, freedom from fear of getting suicide bombed or shot, importance of GETTING A LIFE rather than kashmir, but then it will be too late.

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