Friday, February 11, 2011

Talks must continue

There is no reservation in anyone's mind about continuing talks with Pakistan to resolve all outstanding issues. But if any lndependent observer asks what outcome a series of talks held so far held between the two countries achieved except the three wars. The answer will be nothing. Why these talks failed so far. It is because of the vital role played by the Pak military behind the scene that never wants good relation between the two countries to demean its own influence.
In the true sense of the term, democracy has never been established. Even the duly democratically rule regime in Pakistan has been controlled by the military establishment whenever issue with India to be talked arose. Present government is even weaker than the all democratically elected governments in Pakistan.
So talks would yield no result but they would only keep the two hostile neighbours engaged for a good cause. Pakistan notorious ISI and Army had allegedly hatched conspiracy to carry out Mumbai attacks. Pak based Lashker-e-Toiba was engaged to attack Mumbai, which has been proved by India and sent several doosiers to Pak as proof of their involvement but under pressure from the army, Pak regime has never accepted the truth.
To keep the issue of Jammu and Kashmir alive, Pak army-trained terror outfits infiltrate terrorists whenever they get opportunity into the state to create mayhem. Though the large number of people in Pakistan are in favour of friendly relations with India and they have no enimical view towards it, a section of hardliners there with the full backing of army never allows the ruling establishment to act judiciously and resolve all issues with India through talks.
Inspite of all these irritants on the side of Pakistan, India must continue talks. It is good that India and Pakistan have agreed to resume dialogue on all issues and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will visit New Delhi by July to review progress in the parleys. The decision to resume the dialogue, suspended by India in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai attacks carried out by Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba, was made during talks between the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries on the margins of a SAARC meet in Thimphu. Talking at regular interval is good for both sides.

No comments:

Post a Comment