posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 09:48 AM
I always believed partition of India on the basis of religion was a very big mistake. The Congress party should have never accepted this basis. This
party now harps on its 'secular' credentials, the same party that accepted partition of India on the basis of religion. Then how can it be secular?
The partition has created significant problems and issues in South Asia, which simply are proving insurmountable.
The first problem is creation of artificial boundaries which prove too difficult to patrol and monitor.
The second problem is interference of outside powers that fan the insecurity of the smaller States.
Third problem is interdependence of people in South Asia. The way natural resources are distributed in South Asia, both Pakistan and Bangladesh find
it hard to stand on their feet.
If you look at the map of South Asia without the political boundaries, you will find that Punjab is the bread basket, and Bengal is the textiles
center for whole of South Asia. Now Punjab lies mostly in Pakistan and has lost its traditional markets for grain. Bengal lies mostly in Bangladesh
and lost its traditional markets for textiles. Both are forced to export their products. India being a much larger land area has created an economy
insulated from these smaller States. So India does fine, but not Pakistan and Bangladesh.
New Delhi must take responsibility of economic development of whole South Asia, by integrating the whole region without any tariff barriers and
ensuring free flow of goods. New Delhi understands the issue, but is unable to act due to security problems created by extremism and terrorism.
edit on 23-10-2013 by GargIndia because: (no reason given)