1. Our Kashmir policy has brought disaster: Pakistani academic

Our Kashmir policy has brought disaster: Pakistani academic

Pakistan's Kashmir policy "has brought nothing but misery all around", a Pakistani academic said in comments published on Saturday.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 20, 2017 7:30 PM
Hoodbhoy said the excesses committed by Pakistan-based mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir “eclipsed those of Indian security forces. (Reuters)

Pakistan’s Kashmir policy “has brought nothing but misery all around”, a Pakistani academic said in comments published on Saturday. And Pakistani diplomats who represent Islamabad’s position in the world’s capitals know the world doesn’t care about Kashmir, Pervez Hoodbhoy said in a commentary in Dawn.

“Thoughtful Pakistanis must realise that their country’s Kashmir-first policy has brought nothing but misery all around. Using proxies has proven disastrous,” Hoodbhoy said.

He said a partial realisation of this had led to the detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leaders “but Pakistan’s Army must crack down on all Kashmir-oriented militant groups” in Pakistan.

“Such groups are a menace to Pakistan’s society and armed forces,” he added.

Hoodbhoy, who teaches mathematics and physics in Lahore and Islamabad, said the excesses committed by Pakistan-based mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir “eclipsed those of Indian security forces.

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“The massacres of Kashmiri Pandits, targeting of civilians accused of collaborating with India, destruction of cinema houses and liquor shops, forcing women into the veil and revival of Shia-Sunni disputes, severely undermined the legitimacy of the Kashmiri freedom movement.

“Pakistan’s ‘bleed India with a thousand cuts’ policy is in a shambles today and jihad is an ugly word in the world’s political lexicon.”

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    abcd
    May 21, 2017 at 10:01 am
    stan govt pl calm down control urself.Kashmir is and shall remain integral part of india.Now stand up and build relatioships.Whatever stan is left may hold small is always beautiful and manageable.Improve your image. But alas u have a corrupted set up which may never help u to get releif.Even ur Allah is also fed up.
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      Rohit
      May 21, 2017 at 9:08 am
      It is clear that stan army' negative efforts for Kashmir is key hurdle for stan prosperity, stan army has to fight for Kashmir by destroying Pak economy, only one way for stan "to say that Kashmir is ours", & that is to merge their counrty in India, than they can say Kashmir is ours.
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        Ashim
        May 21, 2017 at 5:24 am
        You support terrorism and one day the same terrorist will rip you apart. That's the only thing that these terrorist are consistent about. It's high time stan understands this. In 7 decades stan has not been able to strike India hard 7 times via terrorist group. But 7 terrorist attacks in a week is common in stan. STAN HAS TO REALISE TERRORISM IS GOING TO FINISH THEM OFF ONE DAY, AND NOT INDIA. The side effects are already evident.
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          May Flower
          May 20, 2017 at 10:53 pm
          Poor guy. How long he will live now before ISI or ISI-I gets him is anybody's guess. But when one who teaches math and physics talks, it is good to hear.
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            ANIL GROVER
            May 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm
            It seems Bhutto's words come true that s will eat gr but never mend their ways. In pursuit of Kashmir they are going to disintegrate further.
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