Thursday, 29 September 2016

The army's surgical strike
People have been repeatedly asking me of my views on the recent Indian army's 'surgical' strike on alleged terror camps. Madhu Trehan who interviewed me just now asked the same question ( see the interview on her website newslaundry.com tomorrow morning ).
I replied that in my opinion it is only a stunt. She asked why I say so. I asked for a few minutes time to explain my view, and she said go ahead.
I explained that we must first understand certain basic things. The Partition of India in 1947 was done on the basis of the bogus two nation theory, that Hindus and Muslims are two separate nations. Pakistan, which is in my opinion a fake, artificial entity ( I refuse to call it a country ), was created as an Islamic state. But can religion be the basis of nationality ? If so, then USA, U.K. France, Germany, etc will all have to be partitioned, as they have people of many religions living there e.g. Roman Catholics, many varieties of Protestants, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists etc . Hardly any nation can survive on this basis.
Pakistan was part of India since Mughal times, and Partition of 1947 was a historical swindle and fraud by the Britishers. In fact there is no such thing as Pakistan. It is Punjab, Sind, Balochistan and NWFP.
When I meet Pakistanis I feel no different from them. We speak the same language Hindustani, look like each other, share the same culture, etc. Indians and Pakistanis living in foreign countries socialize with each other as if Partition had never taken place. We were befooled by the Britishers into thinking we are different and enemies, but how much longer must we remain befooled ? How much longer must blood flow between us ?
Pakistan was created for two reasons (1) people in this sub continent keep fighting each other, thereby keeping us weak so that we do not emerge as a powerful industrial nation, and thus become a big rival to Western industry, and (2) we keep buying arms from Western arms manufacurers who make super profits, money which we could have spent on the welfare of our own people ( India is the biggest arms purchaser in the world, annually buying billions of dollars worth foreign arms ).
So as long as Pakistan exists there will never be peace on our sub continent, since Pakistan was created for this purpose. We must reunite under a strong secular Govt. which does not tolerate religious extremism of any kind, whether Hindu or Muslim, and rapidly indutrializes the country.
Some people say that Partition took place in 1947 and since then much water has flown and so we cannot reunite. My reply is : Germany was partitioned in 1945, but it was reunited in 1990. China has not yet recognized Taiwan. So time is immaterial when we are really one country, and we must reunite under a secular Govt.
To achieve this 3 things must be done :
1. The Indian Govt. must immediately derognize Pakistan, issuing a statement that it is a fake artificial entity, recall our envoys in Pakistan, and throw out the Pakistani envoys
2. The Indian Govt. must ask the United Nations to immediately kick out Pakistan from the U.N. failing which India will withdraw from the U.N. China refused to sit in the U.N. until Taiwan was kicked out, and we should act similarly.
3. We must dismember Pakistan by sending a huge amount of arms to the Balochi and Sindh freedom fighters so that they get independence. At present they are oppressed by the Punjabis. What will then remain of Pakistan will be a rump state of Punjab. All these independent states will then be invited to join India under a secular Govt., and thus we will be reunited.
All these surgical strikes are only a drama ( though projected by our TRP driven media as great feats) and will achieve nothing

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