Trading accusations

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Pakistan and India are fighting over Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva.

Pakistan’s UN deputy permanent representative in Geneva Tahir Andrabi said at the heart of the Kashmir problem is the right to self-determination which was conceded by “the first Prime Minister of India, one of the founding fathers of India” and by the UN Security Council through a plebiscite.

Responding to Andrabi’s statement, Mini Devi Kumam, a Second Secretary at the India’s UN Mission in Geneva, said Pakistan is a “failed state where terrorists thrive and Osama Bin Laden received protection.”

Both the countries are busy in leveling serious allegations against each other and leave no opportunity to take a dig at each other’s policies.

In absence of a dialogue at a political level relations between both the countries have touched a new low. Armies of both the countries exchanging heavy fire on the Line of Control and the International border have made the situation worse.

It’s high time for both the countries to show some flexibility and restart the dialogue process without wasting any more time.

No one can deny the fact that since the day India and Pakistan have stopped talking to each other violence levels have increased and ceasefire violations have increased manifolds. The border dwellers putting on both the sides of the LoC have been the worst sufferers.

Kashmir based politicians, including the Chief Minister, have made repeated appeals for peace but till date neither India nor Pakistan has paid any heed towards these appeals. A few people within both the countries have already sounded the war bugle. May people believe that skirmishes at the LoC and the borders could take an ugly turn and could trigger a full-fledged war.

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