Isn’t India pressing too hard on the Pakistan government for taking action against the suspected militant jihadi fighters in Pakistan? India should not forget that putting a relatively moderate & democratically elected government of Pakistan in difficulty would only help either the military or the extremists increase their influence. Indian leaders seem to be diverting the public anger they’re facing after the Mumbai terror attacks toward Pakistan government. The India Government, media, & public better remember their own slogan which every Bollywood flick repeats these days, that “a terrorist belongs to no religion”. The fueling of Pakistan hatred by the India politicians & media which would ultimately boil down on the Isalm in general is bound to incur a heavy human cost for a multicultural society like India.
India & Pakistan have different government systems. While India is a secular democracy, Pakistan is officially a Muslim nation. This is a major fact that the Indians seem to overlook. If the rulers of a secular India can not take action against the Hindu atrocities against the Christians in Orissa & elsewhere, how can they expect a government in a Muslim nation crack down on the Muslim extremists the way India likes? Indian politicians are taking the same position that George Bush took after the 9/11 attack.
The Bush government fought its war keeping a safe distance from its ‘enemies’ – far away in the foreign lands – so it could ignore the immense human cost that the civilians in the war zone had to pay. The conflict between the born twins & close neighbors like India & Pakistan (whether you accept or not that you’re close neighbors) would not offer the same benefit. Why don’t India & Pakistan learn from the Kashmir mess they’ve created?
A proverb in Nepali goes like, ‘Burning your house to get rid of the mice’. One can merely wish that the India Government & its cunning politicians would refrain from proving the proverb.