The three- day official tour of Pakistan Home Minister Rahman Mallik to New Delhi and some agreements signed on important issues like open visa system, and monitoring on non-government activities with his Indian counterpart Sushil Kumar Sinde reflect the inner urges of the peoples of both countries for cordial relations.
Malik may be logical in his observation that Samjhauta explosion or incident like Babri Masjid should not be repeated. As far as India is concerned, any sort of communal riots ,counter attack or discrimination on the ground of caste, community, religion and place of birth,has always been treated as a deterrent factor for the national unity and integrity.
Also,they appeared to be antithesis to the very credential to secularism. This can easily be discerned in India’s out right rejection of Md. Ali Jinna’s “Two-nation Theory ‘’as the basis of the partition of our country on the 15th August 1947.
Every body knows that the expression of urge for cooperation between India and Pakistan is not very new .The Shimla Agreement signed between the two countries on the 2nd july 1972 has been the strongest guiding principles of confidence building measure in the future course of their relations.
The pertinent question haunting the minds of many young Indians is who has been the real violator of this agreement frequently? New proposal of “No-war pact’’ ,raising of the Kashmir issue in the U.N.O. and SAARC(South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation) General Zia-Ul Haq’s open statement like “peace with India with honor and dignity ‘’and harping on the mantra by the political elites of Pakistan “We shall eat grass but make the bomb’’ and so on are a few examples to prove that Pakistan had violated the Shimla agreement .
Understandably,in a highly vulnerable unstable political situation in Pakistan, it is difficult to predict whether a treaty signed will be followed suit by the de-facto government of Pakistan tomorrow.
Terrorism has been one the most important factors bedeviling the cordial relationship between the two countries since the cold war era .Pakistan’s ISI hands since then in training various terrorist groups on their soil, and sending them to Jammu& Kashmir ,and other parts of India to spread violence.Many took it as part of their game destabilization.
And so it is a matter of great concern that not only for India but for all those aspiring for a better relations with Pakistan, the denial of India’s demand to punish Hafiz Saeed, the main accused of the 26/11 Mumbai Bomb blast by Rahman Mallik on the ground of lack of concrete evidence against the former is funny.
This kind of response from him means that Pakistan is out to promt terrorist group like Taliban,, Hiqquani network, and Lasker-e-Taiba to perpetrate their agenda against democratic nation such as India. It is a different matter that in the long run it is bound to be counterproductive to the national interests of both India and Pakistan.
Sad thing is the volume of middle class in comparison to feudal and poor classes in Pakistan was small.So much so that democracy was always weak and fragile there.