Everyday at work, or while travelling by tram/ bus, i do the following. I go to google news section, and type the following keywords. First India. I would read about the latest political developments in my country. Then it’s Pakistan. Followed by China. I am very curious as to what is happening in that part of the world. And lastly i read a bit about Trump. To check what crazy new plan he has cooked up again. Is he still the president?
I sincerely hate history. Don’t know who ruled what 100 years ago. I have no clue about when the first world war broke out, nor the second. I cant remember the name of kingdoms, or who attacked who, and when. It’s so boring. So i will try to make this post as less historic as possible for myself and for everyone else who might be reading this.
In 1947 the British decided to leave India. We officially gained independence, thanks to the non violence movement spearheaded by Mahatma Gandhi. After independence, Muslim majority in India, led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah demanded a separate land for Muslims. Thus was born the present day Pakistan and India.
The then prime minster of India Mr. Nehru, British admiral Lord Mountbatten and Mr Jinnah commonly agreed that the military assets should be divided between each other. Pakistan got 36 percent of tanks, military bases, weapons and ammunition, while India got 66 percent (because of India’s huge size).
Everything was beautiful, but there was a problem. One state called Kashmir was undecided as to which side it wanted to join. India decided to take full control of Kashmir, but Pakistan wasn’t willing to give it to us that easily(Kashmir has a Muslim majority, so naturally Pakistan fell entitled to Kashmir). India forcefully took 60 percent, while the rest 40 percent is still in Pakistan’s hand. A full on battle broke out, which extended up until 1965. A lot of Hindus and Muslims were murdered in that battle. People often say that lot of Hindus were murdered by Muslims. I really don’t know the exact truth, but I know that a lot of Indian people are very angry about the killings.
Why Pakistan is a problem for us?
Problem with Pakistan is that they got a huge lot of ammunition right from the beginning of their existence. So they somehow wanted to incorporate these arms into their foreign policy. Why their guns and tanks have to collect dust and lie somewhere? Pakistan started to give more attentions to its military, rather than developing their economy or investing in their own people. They started to spread lies that India is an enemy among its masses. In reality India has so much more Muslims than Pakistan. So their accusation is horse shit.
For us Indians, Pakistan is like a long lost brother or a cousin. If it was not for the politicians, we would have had more close contact with each other. After all, we were all living as one country 70 years back. No matter how many times terrorists attack India and kill its people, Indians and Pakistani’s always talk about brotherhood and friendship.
And here comes Uncle Sam
USA was looking for friends in the 1980- 90’s (mainly Pakistan, Turkey, and Iran) in that area of the world in order to counter the communist influence from Soviet union. (India didn’t want to join this alliance, because India has a good relationship with the soviets. They supply us with war planes and tanks) Pakistan said yes. So the US started giving lot of bombs and financial aid to the Pakistani’s for free. Pakistanis started training soldiers(called Mujahideen’s) to fight the soviet forces in Afghanistan. Mujahideen’s mean ‘soldiers fighting for Jihad’. The holy war. Sounds cool right? Actually it’s just a fancy term for a terrorist.
There is lot of other history in between which i think will be boring for many of You to read. We don’t have the space and time for that. Apparently a normal person has a 2 minute attention span. So let’s not make this any more boring. 😀
Pakistan conducts democratic elections just like in India. A few times Pakistan had military dictators ruling their country. Mostly they were coupes.
From the outside Pakistan looks like a democratic country. But in the inside, rules and governance policies are being dictated by the Pakistani secret services, and the Army. There is a puppet government, just for the whole world to see that Pakistan is a safe place.
I know that it looks like I am hating them. But You are welcome to read and make Your own assumptions on this topic.
Let me give a few example of their Mujahideen policies. where they use terrorists to achieve their foreign policy goals.
In 2001, terrorists attacked the Indian parliament. 14 civilians were killed. Pakistan said they have nothing to do with it. Terror organizations like LET(Lashkar-e-taiba) claimed responsibility for it.
In 2006, an Indian air force base was attacked in Pathankot. 7 Air force personnel, and one civilian were killed.
The same year, there was another attack on a village called URI, which is situated in the Indian administered Kashmir. 19 Soldiers were killed. Pakistan once again refused to accept responsibility for this attack. But what’s interesting, the group LET from Pakistan took full responsibility for masterminding the attack.
In 2019(not too long ago in February), there was another attack. The biggest terrorist attack to this date. 40 police officers were killed by a terror organization headquartered in Pakistan called Jaish e Mohammed or JEM
When You bite the hand that feeds You…
Pakistan is now between a rock and a hard place. The terrorist groups which they trained and used in their attacks against the Soviets and India, are now killing their own people. Very often bomb blasts and suicide attacks happen through out Pakistan. People get killed just like farm animals. It is highly likely that Pakistan as a country might not exist in the world map in the next 20-30 years. Their states and federal constituencies are fed up with the bad economic policies of the government(read Army), and the way in which their people are suppressed on a day to day basis.
Pakistan says that India is creating turmoil in their country. I think it is not true. We have so much problems in India of our own. Caste system, poverty, lack of equal rights etc. Where do we have time for Pakistan in between all of our problems?
There is a saying in South India. If You feed a snake milk, it would still produce venom.
Thanks for Your attention.