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Posted by Kashmir Portal on June 16, 2009

Why does one go blind and refuse to see the writing on the wall? Perhaps it is the fear of losing face on being exposed of the crimes committed, lies told and promises broken. What ever it may be India seems to be sinking its head deeper and deeper in the sand.

That Kashmir is a dispute is now an open secret – the common Indian knows it, the lied to RSS knows it and the world knows it. Yet the Indian establishment insists on looking foolish. Read the news article in today’s newspaper (below) on the pressure USA has put on India, and also read what one Hindu girl has to say on TOI blog.

Its about time the RSS-KPs, Dr.Shabbirs, Dr.Bhims and other like minded people realized that an anti-Kashmir stance is counter productive and Jagmohan-like- conspiracies will not work. Settle the issue through a Kashmir-centric solution, or else someone else will do it for you.

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. (Malcolm X)

Preeti says:
June 14, 2009 at 04:57 PM IST

Point 1. India needs to accept the fact that however much we might rant and say mera bharat mahan the average Kashmiri will show us the middle finger.

Point 2. For the last many years large portions of the North East have also been showing us the middle finger. The point is that they dont get so much national or international coverage as they are nt much of interest to either Pakistan or to many other people in the world.

Point 3. We as a nation need to mature upto the fact that Indian nationalism is not limited to north India only. If we have to remain a federal entity it is critical that we ensure that the rest of the country is indoctrinated in the same ideals. And by that I dont mean force but diffusion of the ideals that make India a great nation.

Point 4. I am one of the ardent admirers of our Indian armed forces. But this doesnt mean that we blind ourselves to the fact that our army has committed crimes both in kashmir as well as the north east. i hope some of u remember the photos of manipuri women protesting against rape by the armed forces. And PLEASE can we move a bit beyond debates abt the terrorists doing similar activities. By saying that we are comparing the professionalism of the army to a bunch of thugs!

Point 5. Its time that the govt. showed political maturity by handling the kashmir issue politically than miliatrily. this is the right time as our friendly neighbour is currently trying to save its own territorial integrity. we need to realise that we might nt get another chance of peace in kashmir so we better act fast and with tenacity.

Point 6. Till the time the Kashmir issue is resolved you cannot solve the issue of Kashmiri Pandits. Whatever the reason for their exit…the kind of relationship that the KPs share with their Muslim brethren, the rest of the country can only see it in Hindi movies.

http://blogs. timesofindia. indiatimes. com/Hard- copy/entry/ it-s-a-war- keep
‘ Washington desperately wants India , Pak to settle Kashmir ’
Will Manmohan-Zardari Pick Up Musharraf Threads?

Srinagar, June 14: Would the prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s proposed meeting with the Pakistan president, Asif Ali Zardari, on the sidelines of Shanghai Co-operation Council in Moscow, mark the revival of the stalled composite dialogue between the two countries?

Although the Government of India is playing down the proposed Manmohan-Zardari meet as just a “chance encounter” devoid of any formal agenda, there are strong indications that the two countries would be getting back to the negotiating table very soon.

While Pakistani leadership is making repeated pleas for resumption of the dialogue with India – halted by 26/11 Mumbai attacks – there is, of late, a noticeable change in the Indian disposition vis-à-vis Pakistan . Recent statements by Indian leadership including those by Manmohan Singh, President Pratibha Patil and foreign minister, S M Krishna, are indicative of a shift in the Indian posture.

According to reports, the US is acting as a key backroom player in reviving the Indo-Pak peace process as the Obama Administration has launched renewed efforts for the resumption of the stalled peace process.

“Washington is desperately keen for India and Pakistan to settle their differences over Kashmir so that Zardari can turn his attention to his own internal problems in dealing with extremism,” British newspaper Sunday Herald wrote today.

The US under secretary of state, William Burns, without mincing words said in Delhi on Thursday that the US wanted the Kashmir issue resolved in keeping with the aspirations of its people. Burns asked New Delhi not to underestimate the seriousness of, and difficulties faced by, Islamabad in its effort to contain extremists.

“We find it encouraging if a country that is friend to both Pakistan and India is helping in the process,” Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said Tuesday.

Reports suggest that there is a growing realization in Delhi as to how long it could sustain the policy of not talking to Islamabad particularly in the backdrop of the fact that the desired objectives of the talks’ suspension have not achieved their objectives and were rather hurting India ’s own regional interests.

According to reports, the Indian officials privately admit that they were “deeply impressed by the actions taken by Islamabad against the elements accused of perpetrating the Mumbai attack,” notwithstanding the release of Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed by Lahore High Court, which raised eye-brows across the world.

According to political analysts, India is cognizant of growing US pressure for the resumption of the peace process, and wants its relations with Pakistan to start returning to normalcy soon, because it would not like the normalization process to be perceived as a Washington-driven initiative.

“ India is keen to put the Indo-Pak talks on track before the upcoming visit of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the sub-continent next month,” analysts opine and Manmohan-Zardari meeting in Moscow could prove the icebreaker for their revival.

According to reports, India and Pakistan had come very close to a major breakthrough on Kashmir in 2007 before Gen Musharraf ran into political problems, which eventually forced him to step down.

http://www.greaterk ashmir.com/ today/full_ story.asp? Date=15_6_ 2009&ItemID=60&cat=1

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Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:50 am (PDT)

NO PEACE WITHOUT KASHMIR SOLUTION: Peoples League Executive Member and Acting Chairman Jammu Kashmir Peoples League Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in a statement has warmly welcomed the comments passed by US Under Secretary State William Burns on Kashmir: in which he said that while seeking solution of Kashmir issue aspirations of Kashmiris must be taken into account; who is on a tour to India . Peace in South Asia will elude, if Kashmir tangle is kept in limbo: while seeking the durable solution to Kashmir as purposeful dialogue must start between India and Pakistan through the active arbitration of US, because in past all talks have failed due to the stance adopted by the two countries for just temporization, Waza said, it is the opportune time for India and Pakistan to address Kashmir issue and resolve it for ever and start work conjointly for the upcoming challenges like economic recession, which may engulf both of them. For the safety of South Asia, it is necessary for Indi
a and Pakistan to solve Kashmir problem because both countries are presently in the nuclear arms race, which has snatched the socio-economic right of poor people in the Sub-continent, Waza said. He maintained that it is only sincerity, which must prevail between India and Pakistan and both must go ahead with positive approach over Kashmir tangle and must come out from the phobia of sense of defeat.

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