Friday, February 26, 2010
No headway in Indo-Pak talks
The way Pak Forign Secretary talked with his Indian counterpart and his subsequent Press Conference leaves no one in doubt that Pakistan is dicted by its military, especially, in regard to India. Though the talking began with Pakistan, its regidity on accepting Jammu and Kashmir as core issue with India has jeopardised the Foreign Secretary-level talk on Feb 25. The tone and tenor of Pak Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir clearly reflected that he had been briefed by Rawalpindi and not Islamabad. There was belligerence in his body language and he appeared to have come with pre-determined concept. While Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupma Rao’s language was sober and her presentation of Indian viewpoints was genuine. Because she had been briefed by duly elected democratic government. No headway has been achieved, and the gain is only that the deadlock was broken by this talk as it was stopped by India just after 26/11. Why Pakistan can not act against the Mumbai mastermind Hafiz Saeed is a great concern of India in particular and should be for the entire world community in general. Is it because he enjoys full support from the military establishment? If that is so, there is no sense in carrying forward the talks any more.Now India needs to lauch diplomatic offensive against Pakistan for its denial to handover the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Unless and untill Pakistan comes under the pressure of world powers, it can not act against JuD boss and prime accused of 26 Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed.Terror is the core issue with Pakistan, which it tries to keep on backburner and the issue of Jammu and Kashmir it wants to keep ahead of all issues. The matter of the fact is that Jammu and Kashmir is the integral part of India and it will remain so. It is Pakistan which promotes terrorism in the Muslim majority Indian state and elsewhere in the country to destabilise it. Pakistan should also know well that the population of Muslims in India is more than that of it. As far Muslim population living in India is concerned, it is only second to Indoneshia. Muslims enjoys equal right and freedom. There is no discrination in secular and democratic India. It is some misguided elements in Jammu and Kashmir cry for secession from India, whom Pakistan gives full support by exporting terrorism into Valley. There is also a democratically -elected government in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The UN has already described the issue of Jammu and Kashmir as outdated. The main issue is terrorism which Pakistan promotes in India. So no headway can be achieved unless and untill Pakistan comes to the point of reining in terrorism and dismantling terror outfits standing on its soil. The terror outfits from Pakistani soil act against India without any check from the government of Pakistan since its inception.