Some people agree on principle with my idea of reunified secular India , which includes India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, but ask how it is to be achieved in practice ? So I will reply
As Victor Hugo said " There is one thing more powerful than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come ".
The idea of reunified India is an idea whose time has come. Pakistan is a fake, artificial entity ( see my article ' The Truth about Pakistan ' online ), and Partition on the basis of the bogus two nation theory has created enormous problems. We have been fighting each other since 1947, and wasting enormous resources on these fights and tensions, instead of utilizing our resources in uplifting our people from poverty.
I have repeatedly said that 99% Pakistanis are good people, just as 99% Indians are good people. 99% Hindus are good people, and 99% Muslims are good people.
We are really one people, but the British befooled us by their wicked divide and rule policy and bogus two nation theory, which was systematically propagated since 1857 through their agents, into believing that Hindus and Muslims are enemies. But how much longer must we remain befooled ? How much longer must blood flow in our sub continent ?
The time has come to undo the historical fraud and swindle of Partition, and reunite under a secular modern minded government, which rapidly industrializes the country and raises the standard of living of our people. This govt. while guaranteeing freedom of religion to all, must crush religious extremism and bigotry with an iron hand.
So what must be done to reunify ? This will not be easy, because those who divided us will not allow us to easily reunify. An arduous long drawn struggle will be needed for this.
The first step in that direction will be to propagate and spread the idea that we must reunify if we are to progress. Here is where all patriotic intellectuals, like many of you, are needed. You have to be very patient, and coolly explain to people in India and Pakistan ( and Bangladesh ) why we must reunify. You may face tremendous hostility in the beginning ( as I have faced ).
You will be told that the idea of reunification is a pipe dream, as Partition took place in 1947, and since then much water has flown. You should reply that Germany was reunited in 1990 after its Partition in 1945. So time is immaterial when we are really one nation.
Others will say that there is too much hatred between the people of the two countries to reunite. You should reply that this hatred is artificial, and created by false propaganda. Merely because we are of different religions does not mean we are enemies. We share the same culture, and have the same massive problems of poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, lack of healthcare. We should reunite to jointly fight to give our people decent lives, instead of fighting each other.
Once this idea of reunification grips the masses in both countries some way of peacefully reuniting will emerge, though how exactly that will happen cannot be predicted