Pakistan and India have always been like the two siblings that are always quarreling over some petty and irrelevant issue. These both are referred as siblings as they both came into being in the same year-1947 by the split of British India. The India-Pakistan relationship, since their very creation has been a little rocky and bumpy, where the nations have been involved in wars against each other too!
The partition came as an aftermath of world war 2 when both Great Britain and British India were dealing with the fiscal stresses after the war. The partition according to the political leaders like MOHAMMAD ALI JINNAH and JAWAHRLAL NEHRU was to be a peaceful event but little did they know that it would start like a wild fire and the conflagration would burn the harmony between these two nations forever. There a number of reasons for the dispute between these nations but KASHMIR has been the bedrock issue and has been an unresolved boundary dispute ever since 1947. The Himalayan territory of Kashmir is the most disputed border between both, as both countries claim it as their own.
Despite of the efforts taken for positive initiatives, the India-Pakistan relationship in recent times has reached an all-time low and has hit rock bottom.
This February, the relation between these two nuclear-armed countries took a very sore turn as the tensions turned to crises as 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed in suicide bombing at Pulwama that is in Indian Administered Kashmir on February 14th, and India claims that it was by Pakistan whereas Pakistan refused and stood firm on its stance of having nothing to do with it and the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan sent out a message that he was willing to co-operate with Indian officials over the attack but all went in vain and on February 26, 12 days after the Pulwama attack, Indian fighter jets bombed inside Pakistani territory crossing the line of action, claiming to have hit a camp belonging to the armed group where on the other hand provoked Pakistan denied any casualties and as a caution launched its own incursion across the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.
As a result of this dispute an Indian air force pilot was captured by Pakistan and held in custody for some days before he was released as a gesture of “PEACE” by Pakistan to negate all the chances of a nuclear war that would result in a complete destruction and annihilation of both the countries and many other will also suffer as a collateral damage in this dogfight. We should all pray for the peace to prevail and put our bit in it by paying no heed to all the hate speech and working for the betterment of our country “Peace solves problems that war and hatred create”.
This Article is written by Urooba Akhtar.