Tuesday, August 17, 2010
India And Pakistan - Could we be Friends ?
Recently India and Pakistan Celebrated their 64th Independence day. Its been 63 years that we both are apart from each other and every year the hatred between both the countries is increasing. We accuses Pakistan for all the wrong doing and same ways they accuse us.
But as an Indian National i had always wanted peace between our Countries, fighting for so many years has not yield anything for both of us, lots of Soldiers had died from both side, both the countries where many people don't get meals two times a day are spending huge amount of money on Defense Equipments just to fight against each other, is this justified ?
What i see is that Media also plays a crucial role in defining the relations between the countries, they can make or break. As the Common man does not have any straight access to whats going on in between two nations, they rely on Media for that. Today we don't have a responsible Media apart from few dependable ones. Most of the news are cooked up and served to common man, which only helps in adding hatred in our hearts against each other.
What i think is that we common people and the young generation want better relations between us and this is evident from this tweet by @farhanmasood who is a Pakistani Citizen on Pakistan's Independence Day.
Same ways on a Singing show called " Chhote Ustad " which is being aired on Star Plus Channel have brought Indian and Pakistani Kids on one Platform where one Indian and one Pakistani Kid had been paired into a team. You could see the friendship between kids, you can't tell who is Indian and who is Pakistani amongst them. Some of the Parents of Pakistani Kids were having tears in their eyes when they were praised by legendry Singer Asha Bhonsle even the Judges Sonu Nigam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan have great comradery going between them.
Yes the people like Hafiz Saeed there and some of the hardliners here are not willing to come on terms of Peace and they never will, but if me and you are determined towards harmony and friendship between India and Pakistan nobody can stop us to do that.
It is true that Pakistan has more number of hardliners then ours and many there are Brain Washed on the name of Islam but if this Peace process is started and if each and every one of us will remove hatred against our Neighbouring country from their Heart then a time will come when these so called Hardliners will have no one to look after them.
In one of my earlier post i have stated Pakistan as one of the Countries where i intended to visit in future, i wanted to have a look at the country which was our part some years back, i wanted to know what people there think of us, how different is it from us i suppose we are very similar whether it is our Food,our language,terrain,our Colour, some extent our nature also. If we are so similar then we should not be fighting. If Peace prevails between us then My dream of visiting Pakistan will not be very distant from turning to reality.
Right now Millions of Pakistani People are affected by Floods there and same ways in our Leh many also have lost their lives and their homes because of Cloud Burst. India has shown a good gesture by providing some economic aid to Pakistan for flood victims. Both the countries should help each other in their grievances, If Pakistan acts against the culprits behind Mumbai Attacks it would be a huge step in gaining India's Confidence.