India and Pakistan “? Beyond the Line of Control

India and Pakistan “? Beyond the Line of Control

A Political poison, an economic ruin, a religious cannibalism, a terrorising torture and an incarnation of Satan. May not be the best way to start an essay, but perhaps the best way to describe WAR. In spite of its harrowing effects, war has always been a very fascinating adventure for everyone right from the ancient kings to the present day five-year-old who plays space age wars on his computer. In the past, any alteration of power has been the fall out of a war. In addition, any development – political, economical or industrial – has usually resulted in war. War in a way can be exhilarating, arousing in us a sense of national pride, which sometimes goes on to serve our patriotic ego. In its raw form, war can only be devastating. A cruelty that keeps knocking at every nation’s doors until they open it. Often confronted with internal indecisiveness, nations open the doors to war looking for answers. War walks in with uncertainty and walks out with the freedom and the security of its citizens. It is always on the prowl, looking for a foothold called uncertainty or just a crevice of doubt to spread its spell of devastation. In short, every war has resulted because of uncertainty and has resulted in uncertainty. War has painted ugly colours over the history of several countries and continues to do so. There is no better example for this than India and Pakistan. When India was partitioned in 1947, Kashmir was slated to be a part of the Indian mainland. However, the aggrieved Muslims of western Kashmir revolted to set up an Azad (free) Kashmir government in Muzzafarbad. Fighting soon erupted throughout the region. Kashmir was eventually divided and Line-of-Control came into existence in 1949. Since then India has claimed that Muslim dominated Kashmir is an integral part of the country, a cornerstone of its secular democracy. Pakistan sees Kashmir as its jugular vein and believes its merger with Pakistan is simply an unfinished task of p…


Comments are closed.