Sir, due with all respect. I am agreed on many points but disagree on a few.The COAS, in the same speech, also very specifically pointed to how the Kashmir dispute remained the core issue preventing peace between India & Pakistan, and that India had to take the first steps to create an enabling environment for things to progress.
The problem is that some people, on both sides, have chosen to only look at the 'bury the past' comment out of context and ignore the part the COAS said about Kashmir being a core issue and India taking the first steps to create a conducive environment, in order to promote a particular narrative of Pakistan selling out Kashmir.
That said, Pakistan & India both realized a long time ago that neither side could take over the parts of J&K controlled by the other through military force. If anything, it is the Indian political leadership that has been issuing war-mongering statements of taking over Pakistan Administered Kashmir, whereas the Pakistani civilian and military leadership has talked of dialog and peaceful resolution of the dispute going back before Musharraf. And, as I pointed out earlier in this thread, Pakistani State material support for anti-Indian occupation militancy & freedom fighters was ended by Musharraf almost 2 decades ago.
India harping on so-called 'Pakistani support for terrorism' is just a blame-game copied out of the Israeli playbook - keep demonizing the Palestinians, keep them divided & weak, and use even minor local incidents to argue against a final resolution whilst continuing to expand settlements and taking over more and more Palestinian land that will never be returned when a peace agreement is finally reached.
1. Arm supply in Kashmir - if Pakistan ended the anti-Indian military them from where are they getting AK 47, RDX, grenades, and bulletproof jackects etc?
Is there any manufacturing happening in Kashmir, Ans - NO..... Then, from where?
2. What about giving false hope to the youth of Kashmir- This is the biggest crime in my eyes. If anyone gives false hope to young Kashmiri that they will able to succeed by doing arm struggle then actually at the present situation " He is the biggest enemy of him and his family.
Who is dying?
Ans - A common Kashmiri.
Who is Suffering?
Ans - Family of a Kashmiri who has died.
Who is responsible?
Ans - Pakistan, and India. Pakistan giving false hope and India is killing false hope.
Do you really think that they will get freedom by doing arm struggle? Ans is simply - "NO"
But, it suits Pakistan that the situation will remain the same in Kashmir and the status quote will never be changed. If Kashmiri will live peacefully then " What will happen to - Kashmir Banega Pakistan"?
To be honest, If I was living in Kashmir and life was getting disturbed because of amry around to me then most properly I was also talking against the army and India.
No one wants disturbed life and wants only peaceful life with our family.
Final words - I strongly believe that it is all about hopes. Khalichistan movement started when there was false hope. once false hope ended in the 1990s then everything back to normal. It is just not about India but applies in Pakistan and any other country.
If Punjabi, Christians, and Muslims in Hyderabad and other many areas (state/city) can live peacefully then why not in kashmir?
To me - if anyone says from Pakistan that time to bury the past and move forward then " it is about forgetting Kashmir and if not then " Sentence does not make any sense".