Pakistan’s paranoia regarding India is unfounded: Ashok Bhan

Srinagar, July 09 9 (KNS): Speaking at an important civil society meeting organised by Asian peace Forum which was attended by members of strategic community,former diplomats and members of legal fraternity in Delhi today : Chairman Kashmir (Policy & Strategy)Group Ashok Bhan said ;
Recent spurt of terrorists attacks on civilians, the army and other Security forces in Jammu region and south Kashmir is part of and continuity of big design by Pakistan and its agencies of using terrorists groups as part of its political,security and foreign policy.
Kashmiris having rejected Pakistan’s terror policies and embraced democracy as the only legitimate instrument to settle economic-political societal issues.The peace,development and thriving democracy in Kashmir has frustrated the Terrorists and their masters.People’s huge participation in recent Parliamentary elections have boldly opted for peace and democracy.In current ground situation the Pakistan is describes “PAKISTAN AS VILLAIN OF THE PEACE IN SOUTH ASIA.”

Bhan said: Pakistan using terrorist groups as part of its security and foreign policy shows its obsession with India which it perceives as an existential threat. The ideology of Pakistan is built on twin pillars of Religion and antagonism towards India. Pakistan never realised that as a nation state,it should create its own history and move forward but lived with historical appropriation and distortions of the past.

Bhan said :Pakistan is better advised to acknowledge its Indian heritage as well as the Muslim-ness of a majority of its population.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp ChannelInstead successive Pakistani leaderships and the intelligentsia preferred to build the idea of Pakistan on pillars of Islam and antagonism towards India. “

“Pakistan’s paranoia regarding India is unfounded.”

Bhan said :The relations with Pakistan have been defined by the Partition in 1947, the Kashmir conundrum and the military conflicts fought between the two South Asian neighbours. The relations have always been plagued by conflicts, hostilities, suspicion and currently with proxy war,despite the fact that the people to people share a common linguistic, cultural, geographical and economic linkages.

Bhan said :India always offered OLIVE branch to sort out amicably some of the pressing issues and imbroglios.Indian Prime ministers from Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru to Narender Modi offered for discussing the bilateral issues.But instead Pakistan continues her political belligerence, terrorism activities on Indian soil and raking up Kashmir in international foras.

Bhan said :In today’s world when India is leading the globe narrative towards the peace and development.India propounds the doctrine of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" Pakistan has to change and in the interests of its people has to shun terrorism as a state policy and participate with India as a good neighbour to be part of peace, development and philosophy that tries to foster an understanding that the whole of humanity is one family at least in South Asia.(KNS) 

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