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[Abstracts] Pakistan has been preoccupied in its own problems in Balochistan, in Gilgit, Baltistan, in PoK.’


Mr Arun Shourie, the hardline BJP minister in the Vajpayee government, made comments in parliament. [as qouted by Javid Naqvi in Dawn]

INDIA-POLITICS/OPPOSITION

Mr Arun Shourie, BJP minister

‘The time when large armies could be sent across the borders, that time has gone. The time when large bodies of armies could be sent across the borders has gone. There are no training camps to bomb. But Pakistan gives us the clue what we should be doing to make them register a cause, that is, look at the violence in Kashmir in the last year-and-a-half that has gone down because Pakistan has been preoccupied in its own problems. So, keep it preoccupied in its own problems in Balochistan, in Gilgit, Baltistan, in PoK.’ Complete Text Source

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  1. August 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    What Pakistan needs to understand is that it is perhaps more weaker and susceptible to secessionis agendas compared to India.
    hence forget kasmeer and look at your very own baluchistan.
    I dont see any reason why baluchistan should be a poor region!

  2. Noor
    August 7, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Akshar

    I also don’t see any reason why the Nexalites should be brutalized in Northern states of India, or why the Muslims of India (save for the Bollywood Khans) be living in such miserabel poverty. I hope that you have read the India Judge’s report about the stae of Muslims in India, or the Human Rights Commission Reports on Indian nakedness in Occupied Kashmir!! If not, please do. The world knows it so you look awkward, not knowing or pretending to be ignorant.

    The Baluchistan issue is being resolved, deftly: using love, carrot and stick, as required. Don’t worry. Take care of Maharashtra (the Hindutva State within state) and Chattisgarh (the smoking gun in India’s hands).

    My sincere advise, “Don’t bang the doors, the skeletons in your closet would come out” :-p

  3. Abbas Ali
    August 7, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    India and Pakistan would be loved only when they will value democratic norms all across the board. It is in fact not the love for a piece of land rather it is intended towards the values of human dignity without any discrimination in diverse and multi ethnic societies which promotes democracy. India is proud to be having the claim of world’s largest democracy, in a democracy; the ideology of a political party must reflect the aspiration of multitudes of the sections of the society and focus on socio-economic issues that concern the masses. It is not happening in India because although BJP being the second largest party undermines the democratic values and plays politics of sectarianism, leave alone Pakistan because for more than half of history dictators have ruled her.
    In case of BJP Hindutva flag pretending to represent a majority community in its desperation to capture power on the ruins of minority communities, such as Muslims, Sheikhs and Christians. As a principle in democratic politics a process which is divisive or exclusionary in character on the basis of oppression of minorities and masses neglects the cohesion and unity that may be disastrous. Unfortunately in the sub-continent, one of the world’s poorest regions India, Bangladesh or Pakistan fails to value the true democratic norms and principles. As it has been indicated by both Noor and Ashkar we do have many accounts of state oppression and violence in both India and Pakistan.
    Mr Arun Shourie’s remarks on Gilgit-Baltistan, Kahsmir and Baluchistan as problems of Pakistan and keeping Pakistan engaged in them shows again insensitive nature of BJP towards people of these areas. Why should BJP intend to make the people of these areas escape goats as it had done with the people of Gujrat in India and with the Babari Mosque. Not the people in the political echelons of Pakistan neither in India have the right to play with the basic human rights and democratic status of people which they have been doing for last seven decades. Mr. Arun Shourie needs to re-orient himself to claim to be a democratic leader otherwise he seems to be an advocator of violence in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and Baluchistan.

    Abbas Ali

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