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Go 'Tibet way' with Kashmir

india Updated: Sep 27, 2006 17:25 IST
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Indo-Pak feud is many decades old now. It is also well-known that Pakistan is monetarily, militarily and physiologically supported by many countries, who are against India, to continue with the feud indefinitely and America is one of them. Therefore, American appeal to Pakistan for jointly working against terrorism is not more than a mere eyewash.

India is now strong enough economically, militarily and technologically and she shouldn’t heed to such fake American appeals to Pakistan. What India should do is to strengthen its part of Jammu and Kashmir both militarily and develop it like China did in Tibet. China has virtually done “Chinisation” of Tibet and the Tibetans have also willingly embraced the Chinese way of life. It became possible because China made people happy by providing them basic good education, subsequent good job opportunities, affordable homes, good roads, ample food, potable water, etc.

Most importantly, China connected Tibet with its rail network, an upheaval task, which brought the Tibetans heartily closer to China. Once India is able, I am sure she is doing so, to accomplish such a task, the terrorism in Kashmir will end on its own because the trust of people living there in Indian security system has to be reposed.

The power of people is undisputedly invincible. Besides, India should create good job opportunities within the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Perhaps, it is doable by involving private sectors. Private sectors may be encouraged to establish their manufacturing units, though small.

Apart from what has been going on for many decades between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, I am unable to digest the very fact that when India has world’s second largest Muslim population, on what basis Pakistan wants it to be a separate country or part of its own territory.