A recent militant suicide attack on a convoy of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) in Pulwama, Kashmir has jolted India. Total 44 CRPF soldiers died in this attack. This is one of the deadliest attacks on Indian armed forces in the history of Kashmir insurgency. Majority of the Indians, who are now very nationalistic, are very angry and demanding a total war with Pakistan. Social media is awash with such demands. They want government to take revenge. Modi government has decided to avoid calls for this war.
The violence and bloodshed is going on for decades in Kashmir. It is sad that people are losing their dear ones and loved ones. If Indians want to end this violence and bloodshed then they must objectively analyze this conflict.
As historically known, Kashmir conflict is a classic case of ‘property dispute’. In human society conflicts arise because of scarcity. When more than one people stake their claim on a given scarce resource, in this case the land of Kashmir, conflict is inevitable. There is only one Kashmir and three different parties are staking their claim on it. Kashmiris are saying that Kashmir is theirs and so it must become an independent nation. Pakistani government is saying that Kashmir is theirs, and Indian government is saying that it is theirs. This conflict will only get resolved when one of these parties will be unanimously declared a legitimate owner of Kashmir. There is no other solution. Without going into the discussion of who is the legitimate owner of Kashmir here, we discuss various ways open in front of Indians to end this conflict.
There are only two ways in which we humans can resolve our conflicts. First is the way of argumentation – defined as a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal and/or a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning – i.e., talks between conflicting parties. The second way is that of war. The first way is the way of peaceful resolution and the second of war and destruction. The first way is used by civilized, cultured and rational people who exhibit high level of maturity in their thoughts and actions. The second way is the way of uncivilized irrational brutes who exhibit animal instincts.
As discussed above, there are only these two ways open in front of Indians, and all other conflicting parties, to resolve the Kashmir conflict. If they will talk with other contesting parties and find out a peaceful solution then we will see no further bloodshed. No mother and father will then lose their child, no sister will lose her brother, no wife will lose her husband and no children will lose their father. But if Indians want war, like what most are demanding right now, then they must prepare themselves for the ultimate destruction of their beloved country. They must get ready to sacrifice not only their own lives, but the lives of their dear and loved ones too. They must get ready to lose everything that they hold dear today. This is because modern nation state wars are total wars. India and Pakistan both are nuclear armed countries. Any war between them will likely be a nuclear holocaust.
The final choice of which way to use to resolve the Kashmir conflict lies with the Indians. If they choose to talk then they will have peace and prosperity that comes with it. If they choose war then they will have a war and ultimate destruction that comes with it.
2 thoughts on “How to Resolve the Kashmir Conflict?”
Your analysis assumes it’s a property dispute.
1)It may also be a case of all are circumcised of none. Islam unlike Jewry is young and not wise like latter
Create an Israel in Kashmir, by arming with nuclear weapon PANDITSTHAN
India relative freedom, requires Panditsthan as much as West requires Israel.
Why? Spear head is different from spear. One cannot substitute for other
What about the Kashmir Genocide ?
The Ruling political dispensation of India (Hindoosthan) is a front of the RSS (a quasi wanna be Nazi party).The RSS in its documented history and intellectual posits has admired,co-opted and co-owned Hitler – not merely as a Role Model – but as a Kalki Avatar (re-incarnate) – or an Avatar of Vishnoo – the Hindoo God !
The “SS part” of the RSS is a lift from the Nazi SS and the “R” stands for “Rats”
The RSS is infested by the vermins of the Brahmin/Bania/Kayastha triad – which represent the priestly and trading classes of Hindoosthan who never fought a war for their nation – but incited the same and also carried out the largest unknown genocide in History – that of the Buddhists
The Bhagwad Gita (the REAL Constitution of the Hindoos) JUSTIFIES genocide, w/o remorse,guilt and WITH DIVINE SANCTION.The Indian Military and Para Military,is a race of criminal mercenaries called Kshatriyas – who were the offspring of rapes by the Huns,Mongols,Sakas, Scythians,Persians, Parthinians,Greeks 1500-2000 years ago.These illegitimate litter of rapes and incest, were discarded by their races and interbred interse and intra se, and were treated as outcastes for centuries – until the Brahmins co-opted them as criminal mass murderers (around 1080 years ago) – and who are now in Kashmir – for their FINAL SOLUTION !
These mercenaries were used 1800 years ago by the Brahmins to extetrminate the Buddhists as atheists and followers of a false prophet !
Nazis are on record JUSTIFYING their actions based on the “thesis” of the Bhagwad Gita, which is explained in this note.
History Records that the Nazis were “ALSO inspired” by the Gita, per se
Why the “Nazis and Hitler and Himmler”, love the Gita
“Dindoo Hindoo Bindoo Gandoos” consider “Hitler to be a Vishnoo Avatar”
The scene is played – when Krishna the Bhagvat (Hindoo God) was fed up trying to explain to “Arjuna the – why he “needed to exterminate his foes” – this was the “last attempt” in the 18th Chapter of the Gita – and the logic to justify mass murder and genocide, is as under (note the culminating crescendo in 18.1.7 below) :
Lumen Naturale 1 – There are “5 precedents to sense-perception and action”
शरीरवाङ्मनोभिर्यत्कर्म प्रारभते नरः।
न्याय्यं वा विपरीतं वा पञ्चैते तस्य हेतवः।।18.15।।
18.14 The locus as also the agent, the different kinds of organs, the many and distinct activities, and, the “divine is here the fifth”.
Lumen Naturale 2 – There “5 are causes of all action” and are “independent of the mind and body dualism” of Descartes and “also the Soul “!
यस्य नाहंकृतो भावो बुद्धिर्यस्य न लिप्यते।
हत्वापि स इमाँल्लोकान्न हन्ति न निबध्यते।।18.17।।
18.15 For whatever action a man undertakes by his body, speech and mind, whether right or wrong,i.e., enjoined or forbidden by the Sastras, “the following five”, are its causes:
Lumen Naturale 3 – Hence,you can “kill,murder and rape” – provided it is done with “no ego and no feelings “- for it is the “Act of the Divine” ! Just like the Nazis ! “Heil Krishna,the Bhagwat “!
अधिष्ठानं तथा कर्ता करणं च पृथग्विधम्।
विविधाश्च पृथक्चेष्टा दैवं चैवात्र पञ्चमम्।।18.14।।
18.17 He who has not the “feeling of egoism”, whose intellect is not tainted, he does not kill, nor does he become bound-“even by killing these creatures” !