What was the Pakistan's High Commissioner trying to attain during his meeting with the separatist leader, Shabbir Shah? For the past 11 days, the Pakistani troops have violated the cease-fire for more than ten times, wherein attacks have also been targeted at places occupied by civilians. Are the key leaders of Pakistan blind to notice that such attacks have left no other option for such civilians than to vacate their homes?
The war of 1947, 1965 and 1971 verified the courage and competence of Indian troops. What at all were the men, who backed the 2001 Indian Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attack, trying to fetch? The insurgent attack on J & K state assembly in 2001, wherein a link between the separatist leaders and Pakistan has been established by the investigation teams, proves what the neighboring nation wants Kashmir to be.
The Shimla Summit, the Agra Summit, and the Lahore Summit were a few measures to pull through the milieu; however the Pakistan, which is ruled by multiple administrative divisions, never endeavored to pave way for a healthier tomorrow.
India, a nation known for its patience and brotherhood, has kept calm since decades. No longer, however, the picture seems to continue. The PM has warned the neighbor of engaging in proxy wars against India. Having tried to sort out issues by inviting the Pakistani PM in the swearing-in, if Pakistan has yet not parted with its habit of betrayal, they must now be ready for a strong answer.
For the sake of humanity, however, and also for the betterment of the residents of the two nations, the Indian PM can try resolving concerns calmly until the conditions warrant strict actions. Remember, to aptly handle the Pakistan dispute, one needs wisdom and robustness too.
The question is 'what do the current circumstances demand from India?' The J & K assembly elections are due in November this year. The meeting of the Pakistan High Commissioner and All-Party Hurriyat Conference can also be viewed in the same context. Likewise, the conditions prevailing in Pakistan, with public demonstration led by supporters of Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri, do not seem to favor any attention towards relations with India.
Neither the neighbour is interested nor is there any firm agenda for the meeting of the two foreign secretaries. It would thus be better for the Indian PM to concentrate on the upcoming elections of J & K, which can be a platform to establish the BJP in this province. Free and fair poll in the state is too the bull's eye.