I remember the wonderful saying by SunTzu that The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. This year Valentine’s day was a horror-filled day for India because they woke up with the news of losing 40 armed forces men in a deadly attack by terrorists.
Since independence, we, Indias, have fought 3 wars with our neighbor Pakistan. The bone of contention, as we all know it, being the claim for the state Kashmir by both the states. Despite all the rising tensions between these two neighbors, there are many citizens in both the countries who vouch for the opinion of ending the dispute and maintaining peace, harmony between these two countries.
I am also one among those who grew up listening to pseudo-enmity stories since childhood. If you are also one among those millions who are enraged by the recent Pulwama attack and the fact that Pakistan is a country that supports, breeds terrorism in their land, please read this. Don’t you people think that there is some truth hidden beyond the so-called pseudo enmity? How can two brothers, born out of the same mother wage deadly war against each other? Does Kashmiris really want Azadi?
Where did the feeling of hatred stem from?
Let us leave out politicians and talk about common men like you and me. Are we not of the opinion that both the countries should cease war from both the sides and live peacefully? Actually, the commoners from both countries want peace, terror-free life. Then, from where does the feeling of animosity stem from? Long back, the Britishers sow the seeds of hatred for governing our country easily. The feeling sown in our minds grew like a huge tree leading to casualties from both sides.
Let us talk about reality
Nowadays, the media make a drama out of the crisis to increase their TRP. Let us not fall prey to their revenue generation model they successfully carry on each time there is a discussion about this matter. The politicians play their part to get votes. The western major powers wish this situation to continue because they see a huge market for weaponry in both these countries.
Is there anything common between the two enemy brothers?
Don’t you think despite all these there are many things in common between Indians and Pakistanis? Both of us have cultural similarities, descendants of the same civilization, wear the same ethnic dresses. The Indians and Pakistanis look too similar to find any difference. The Muslims in both countries love to listen to Quwaali. The Indians and Pakistanis love to eat middle eastern cuisine Khabab.
Then, why such a widespread fake hatred when we have almost everything in common. But, however, the rivers and nature don’t differentiate between us. We share the Thar desert with our neighbor. We share many rivers with them.
In short, as Dr. Abdul Kalam has rightly put it, war is never an everlasting solution for any problem. Let the political leaders of both the countries sit together to wipe out the differences of opinion and enmity among us, like the commoners want it to happen. Let us strive for a war-free and peaceful nation in the future years to come!