Pre-Independence, the Muslim League pushed for Partition, not the Congress. They engineered communal riots, became really alarmist and finally got their way. One estimate of the post-Independence riots puts the toll at a whopping one million, but Pakistan didn’t care. They increased the bloodshed and attacked Kashmir even though nobody gave it to them and both the titular head and popular leader decided to join India.
In 1960, desperate for peace, India signed a very magnanimous Indus Water Treaty. Pakistan rewarded us by trying to annex the Rann of Kutch in 1965. Again we made a magnanimous peace and the further reward was a full-blown war.
Not satisfied with the disastrous 1965 war, they committed genocide in East Pakistan forcing India to intervene. They poured oil on the flames on India’s Punjab problem and then eyed Siachen in 1984. For a change India pre-empted them.
So they started sending terrorists into Kashmir in 1989. They proceeded to destroy Afghanistan via the Taliban. Meanwhile India tried to contain the Pakistani terrorists instead of attacking Pakistan directly which they should have. So Pakistan responded with another war in 1999. India tried to contain it by not crossing the LoC, but do you think Pakistan gives a shit for such finer nuances?
Today Pakistan is in shambles. Terrorists have killed more than 60,000 civilians and many terror groups are in a state of conflict with the Pakistan government. There is a civil war raging in North Waziristan and an Independence movement in Balochistan. There are even Independence movements in Gilgit-Baltistan and a movement in PoK to come back to India. Curiously there was even a rally in Sindh asking for Independence.
Despite all this death and destruction and the disintegration of Pakistan, they still want Kashmir, war, terror and threaten India with a nuclear strike even though India is a much larger power and will just about survive a nuclear war while Pakistan will be totally wiped out.
Pakistan hates itself and you want it to love India?
Pakistan is destroying itself and you think it will care for India?
Pakistan’s Army and government are both butchering its own citizens and you think it will care for Indian citizens?
And you still want to talk peace with Pakistan?
© Sunil Rajguru