Why Do Soldiers Still Keep Dying At India Pakistan Border?

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By Sandeep Pandey

In 1947 India was divided by the foreign rulers by playing a game of divide and rule to which the religious fundamentalists fell prey. India and Pakistan since then have a checkered history and uneasy relationship sometimes climaxing in wars and violent conflagrations.

While the governments prefer to maintain adversarial relationship, which now sustains certain vested interests on both sides, the common people and business interests on two sides want peace. They do not want conflicts in which people die. The soldiers dying on both sides, after all, come from mostly modest middle class rural backgrounds. While the leaders can meet when they choose to, the common people do not have control over their destiny.

Read the full article at:
https://countercurrents.org/2018/06/16/why-do-soldiers-still-keep-dying-at-india-pakistan-border/

 

JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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