I'm in India and well, to be honest - the hyperbole of that little girl
took me by surprise.
So much hatred in someone so young.. It saddens me. It doesn't matter if its hindu/muslim/jewish/christian or whatever.
Nor is Palestine Israel or N.Korea S.Korea or any other area of conflict.
Innocence has no religion and manipulating/abusing it to further ones agenda is disgusting. But hey - we live in a disgusting and yet beautiful
As regards to this India Pakistan brouhaha - Yes, it is a historic enemity.
But one needs to go a little deeper to understand why this is as it is.
NO, it doesn't go back (Just) to the partition of India and Pakistan.
One needs to look at it from a geo-political-religious angle too.
If one examines the whole Islamic belt which stretches from (in Asia)
Turkey to Afghanistan (Pre-Partition of India) one observes it is largely a desert area with a lack of water greenery and thus food. Extreme climatic
conditions and warring tribes created a society of again, extremes, in this case the majority being Islamic.
Please note here - I'm not a Muslim basher or any religious fanatic. I respect all religions and believe that every human has a right to his/her
concept and belief of God.
Now picture the timeframe around 130-1400s. Then, and this policy continues to date ! - a people who had to live in such extreme and harsh conditions
would naturally look towards, pardon the pun, greener pastures. Simple - Look eastward.
India, especially North India was an area of fertile lands - bountiful water supplies and wildlife and a thriving society which was, and still is,
in nature - simply because there was plenty to go around. It was a ripe and attractive pick (The Brits subsequent stand as a guilty witness to it.)
and thus it was invaded.
Again and again and yet again.
The Khyber pass was the easiest route and it was through here that the Islamic area invaders - i.e. the mongols and then the mughals came and
plundered. Yes, though to be fair they did bring a lot of their cultural richness - they entered by invasion nevertheless. Keep in mind that
'Pakistan' didn't even exist then.
The mughals conquered and subsequently ruled this area for a good 200-300 years till the British took over.
In the 1940s when they finally came to accept that they could not possibly maintain control anymore, they - in good faith - before leaving decided
that the divide between Muslims and Indians would be better of if both had a separate an dedicated state.
Yes, at the time there was no other solution.The hysteria of religion coupled with a growing sense of approaching freedom and the interests of the
wealthy in a separate carved statehood and the goodies it entailed, got the better of the sensibilities of the Indian people. The Mantra at he time
became ; " Hey ! Muslims -Over Here (Pakistan)" and "Oi ! Hindus - Here! (India)"
Thus the divide became a chasm.
Of thought. Of propaganda.
Millions were butchered and rendered homeless.
THIS is the real issue !
We have still not forgiven our past.
Nor apparently learned from it.
The basic situation still is the same - the populace of both the countries is generally peace loving but those in power will no longer retain it if
there is no 'issue' to be resolved.
THIS IS WHY TERRORISM WAS BORN. THIS is why it still thrives and increasingly so.
Until the majority of the people stand up to it and demand "NO More of this bs !", it will continue. The war/hatred is not between India and
Pakistan. It is between the have's and have nots. Between those in power and aspiring for it..and sadly we are the ones caught bang in the middle of
This is not just limited to India & Pakistan. This is why the world in general
is in the state it currently finds itself in.
Think about it.
Just my $ 0.02 - of course.