x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Politicians who bagged just 10 percent vote share to become rulers stand exposed | 'Staff without salary for last 6 months' | Where is Disneyland' project inaugurated by PDP-BJP government? | Major projects linger for years in JK | Past regimens preferred deadwood over educated jobless youth plundered exchequer with impunity | Aggrieved LoC dwellers want UNMOG out | Won't hesitate to enter & destroy terror camps in Pak if it doesn't behave: Malik | Released leaders agree not to comment or hold rallies on Art 370 for a year | Kashmiris look forward to peace in their life at Jammu | 23 proposals of public importance cleared | Ensure availability of basic minimum facilities in schools: Div Com to DCs | Expedite disposal of pending SRO-43 cases: Advisor Khan | Farooq Abdullah has a quiet birthday | JKFFA pays tributes to martyr Hav Saroop Singh | Lotus will clean-sweep BDC elections : Jugal, Vibodh | Health department observes Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day | BDC Polls: DPEO reviews election preparedness at Udhampur | BBIA delegation calls on Addl Com, State Tax Deptt | DC chairs PNC meeting for 132KV Draba Chandak transmission line | MPEJ castigates BJP for not implementing 73rd amendment | Thakur Randhir Singh lauds Army's action against terror camps | Drug Peddler convicted under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 | 77 land cases sent for approval under Compulsory Acquisition mode | Two day Jammu District Bench Press Power Lifting concludes | Anila conferred with Bhartiya kala Rattan Samman | INTACH organizes Heritage Quiz - 2019 | RMPS organizes Inter School Kabaddi Match | Inter School Sahodaya Basketball Tournament organised | Dr Rohit conducts advance pain procedure | Football team of GDC Kathua felicitated | Man found hanged | Romana Hit and Run Case: Srinagar Court sentences accused to life imprisonment | Ananyaa, Ananta mesmerize audience in "odyssey at dusk' | NGO Jiyo aur Jeene do organises an awareness camp | Inter-school literary competition held | MLZS presents Nukad Natak on " Say No to Plastic" | YUVTARANG 2019 enters fifth day of Kalanjali | DDC celebrates birth anniversary of Maharaja Gulab Singh | Udhampur Police observes commemoration day | Cleanliness drive organized at Patnitop | YP celebrates Maharaja Gulab Singh's birth anniversary | JKLSA, Social Welfare Deptt organize meeting of senior citizens | Vigilance awareness campaign organized | Inter DPS Skating Competition organized at Hisar | JSS Kathua participates at Erudite Young Minds Conclave 2019 | Jammu and Kashmir Little Known Facts | A tribute to the martyrs of 1947' tribal raid on J&K | School education suffers a jolt in J&K | FC discusses budget proposals for J&K, Ladakh with Administrative Secretaries | CRPF Dogs to be equipped with special 'Police Dog Cameras' | Film Gulab Gatha screened at college | Rotary Club Jammu observes Handwashing Day | 5-day Civil Defence basic training course concludes | Block Development Councils to play vital role in area based development: Kavinder | Back Issues  
 
news details
Mufti Sayeed had tried unsuccessfully promote people to people contact
2/11/2019 10:58:44 PM

Former ambassadors and former diplo
mats supported people to people contact between India and Pakistan. This is not feasible because of the anti-India policies being followed by Pakistan. In fact former Chief Minister, Mufti Mohd. Sayeed, had mooted people to people contact between the two sides and in this connection two routes were reopened first via Uri and Muzaffarabad and later Poonch side. And these two routes were converted into trade between the two sides. Initially couple of buses were meant to ferry people from both the sides. However, the number of buses was reduced when there was no cooperation from people. To begin with relations who were separated by the partition crossed the LoC to meet their estranged relations. The people to people contact was established in 2005 but later it ended with hardly any relation coming from across the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and not many from Kashmir visited the PoK. Now after the experiment ended in a fiasco now the prominent diplomats and national security experts of the country have favoured more "people-to-people" contact to ease the strained relations between India and Pakistan, saying "it will sort out a lot of misgivings and misconceptions among the people on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC)".
The experts had gathered to deliberate on the theme, 'Transboundary Issues in South Asia-Indus Water Treaty (IWT) and Indo-Pak Relations', during a day-long seminar organised by the department of national security studies, Central University of Jammu in his address, former Ambassador G Parthasarthy advocated for youth-exchange programmes to clear the "misgivings and misunderstandings" on both sides of the LoC. When Pakistan and its Army are engaged in resorting to ceasefire violations for the purpose of pushing groups of militants into the Kashmir valley for raising the level of violence. What guarantee has these experts against Pakistan not sending youth for indulging in violence. Parthasarthy firmly believes that at some stage when things calm down, the best way for the youth on both sides of the LoC would be to meet. Having been on the other side of the LoC, I think a lot of misgivings and misunderstandings about India will be sorted out when we have youth-exchange programmes," Parthasarthy said. Parthasarthy is right when he says let the first calm envelopes the border then only the situation become feasible for arranging exchange programme?
The former Ambassador said the "aam aadmi" (common man) on the other side of the LoC (Pakistan) wanted to live a peaceful life. "We should be very clear as how we are going to deal with Pakistan. Don't treat every Pakistani as a bad guy," he said, adding that "we (India) need to be upfront while dealing with Pakistan". Former Ambassador TCA Raghavan, who is also the director general of the Indian Council for World Affairs, said a "holistic policy" would help both nations to prosper. "The inconsistencies in the bilateral ties will remain but there is an enormous potential for encouraging people-to-people contact and having a restricted visa policy is not a holistic approach to deal with Pakistan," he said. Raghavan said the encouraging contact between academicians, political class, scholars and journalists of the two sides had to be an "intrinsic part" of India's policy. Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir, spoke on the military perspectives on the Indo-Pak relations, saying "Pakistan's aim is to prevent India from achieving its aspirations besides keeping India militarily and diplomatically imbalanced". Yes, Lt Gen Hasnain is right when he talks about some misgivings between the two sides. And he is right when he says that Pakistan will not allow India to grow militarily and promote friendly relations with super powers.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU