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Re: indias pakistan troubles

Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
    One thing I have always failed to understand why there is a
question about ownership of Kashmir by India vs. Pakistan. To my mind
the question was completely settled when Kashmiri Maharaja signed
Accession to India with full support majority leadership in Kashmir. We
successfuly defended the Kashmir from Pakistani attack.
    What about the Kashmiri people whom we are treating like a Football
in the whole game? Best way would be to defend with full power of
Indian Military their right to life, property and liberty as we
promised when we accepted the Accession. Otherwise, nobody (other
states) will take India's promise of protection seriously.
     Also, we need to allow Kashmiri People to protect themselves. We
need to allow ownership of Arms by Kashmiri People to protect their
life and property. Years of Military presence in Kashmir has not
yielded any benefits. Kashmiri people themselves are the in the best
position to defend themselves. State of Kashmir should make sure that
Arms ownership by ordinary people do not cause any large scale violence
and no laws are broken by anybody (that is nobody should harm other
unless they need to defend themselves there and there itself).
--- Shekhar Rao <r.shekharrao@idbi.co.in> wrote:
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate
> it!
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> Ritu's views are very practical on personal and smaller terms but not
> mature
> enough.  Today as rightly told, there we do not see any point in
> keeping
> Kashmir.  We give in Kashmir (India's crown) today the next demand
> would
> be
> for Punjab and Rajastan from Pakistan and Eastern states from China
> and
> we
> go on keeping to ourselves may-be a few states in the south and the
> west.
>         How about that.  So if we want Kashmir, fight and take under
> India's
> fold the entire kashmir (including PoK) and some Pak provinces and
> then
> let
> them fight the battle to get back their own provinces instead we
> doing
> the
>         Universal Law, you do not retaliate, others feel you are weak
> and
> cowards.
> Shekhar
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ritu Ko" <ritu_ko@hotmail.com>
> To: <debate@indiapolicy.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001 11:24 PM
> Subject: Re: indias pakistan troubles
> >
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> > Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate
> it!
> >
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> > "lexcon" <lex.con@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> >
> > >Do you think india will ever solve its problems in kashmir, or is
> it
> > >more
> > >likely that the problem is here to stay for the forseeable future?
> > >With the other "powers"  such as nepal, bangladesh and so on
> kicking
> > >india
> > >around what is the future for india?
> > >
> >
> > The future for India is what we make of it. Kashmir can be handled
> quite
> >
> > fast - that is once we decide what we wish to do. What I can't
> > understand is
> > why we so badly want to keep Kashmir... I mean most of us can't go
> and
> > settle there, most of the people who do live there hate the idea of
> > being
> > Indians, and then all those lives and all that money thrown away to
> keep
> >
> > them Indians. I guess I just don't see the point.
> >
> > Ritu

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