Target: India-Pakistan Visa On Arrival And
The Growing Bonhomie Between The Two Countries
By Feroze Mithiborwala & Kishore Jagtap
10 January, 2013
The killings of the 2 Indian & 1 Pakistani soldier at the LOC and the rising tensions & rhetoric need to be analysed. The killings of the 3 soldiers have an agenda to target India-Pakistan relations & that is obvious. On the 15th of January onwards India & Pakistan were going to start issuing "VISAS ON ARRIVAL" for Senior Citizens. This was the first major path-breaking step that would finally lead to ordinary Indians & Pakistani having an opportunity to meet each other & this would definitely lead to a process of normalization of relations on either side of the border. There are clearly right-wing religious fanatics on either side, both within the Military establishment & more importantly within the Intelligence establishment, (IB-RAW-India & ISI-Pakistan) both of which are closely intertwined with the CIA-Mossad.
There is also a pattern to these false-flag terror attacks targeting India-Pakistan peace talks. Thus the terror attacks in Jaipur (13th May 2008) & the Pune German Bakery Terror attack (11th February 2010), were both engineered 10-12 days before the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries were to undertake a process of dialogue, despite the prevailing unpopular sentiment. These terror attacks were obviously meant to ensure that the talks were sabotaged.
There are very strong vested interests to ensure that the tensions continue & both the nations continue to buy weapons & security equipment from the West. There is certainly no reason at all for the civilian government in Pakistan to engineer this incident & even the Pakistani military leadership wants to reduce tensions on their eastern border, so as to deal with the threat from the western border, as well as the rampant jihadist-militancy within that threatens to destroy Pakistan in a veritable implosion along sectarian & ethnic lines. This is again there for all to see. Similarly, the Indian political class in general is pursuing a serious peace process with Pakistan, as there are numerous benefits for India, which again are obvious by all strategic & economic counts.
Thus this ridiculous & brazen anti-Pakistan tirade being waged in our media, whilst mocking "Aman ki Asha" & worse calling for an American-Rambo style attack on Pakistan, is utterly stupid & is indicative of either the utter dishonesty, ignorance & worse - stupidity on the oart of the Indian political & media elite.
The Indian & Pakistani peace activists who have for now struggled for more than two decades, with admirable results against all odds, need to be supported & their sane words listened & more so right now.
Thus to the people of both countries - please analyse the reason for the current crisis, a veritable false-flag terror attack, with a clear agenda to destroy the growing India-Pakistan relationship.
So freinds, come out with your Indian & Pakistani flags & say that, we the people of South Asia are committed to peace & harmony between our two nations.
Jai Ho India & Chakde Pakistan!!
Feroze Mithiborwala is a peace activist in Mumbai. He led the Asia to Gaza peace flotilla.
Kishore Jagtap is a Mumbai-based human rights and social activists
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