World Report - Peace In South Asia
India and Pakistan have their destinies together and there is no way they can prosper without each other. There is a love-hate relationship due to half a century's mistrust.
That is a fact and both should must admit it. The progress doesn't mean here only the techno urban progress but even in spirit we have degraded ourselves. The living proof of this can be seen daily on the streets in Karachi, Lahore, Delhi, Bombay, Chittagong, Colombo or even Katmandu.
Yes, We South Asians have grown up and done some tremendous advancements in various fields; yet we have failed miserably on most basic fronts like education, economy, industry, technology for public welfare and even on Internet services.
South Asia's Misery
The poverty, social and economic in-equalities become just political slogans and there is no genuine mass oriented system participated by all sections of society. Just a democratic form of electing a public office executive doesn't mean that we are truly democratic. This is a very basic democracy not a full blown democracy of West European states sort. What is the use of this democracy? What does it matter if the votes are given to one or the other; they all end up in the same root and they all corrupt by a mere name and picture in the media. The politician's backgrounds are never checked nor there credentials. A simple bureaucrat has to pass exams, test and interviews and a long agonizing wait while their supreme boss may be the most illiterate and crooked criminal; we accept him as a deity - an addition to our database of leaders. Is this democracy?
Shall we accept this reality? Yes we need to the whole scenario simply ignores and leaves aside the masses of South Asia. The people are nothing but used as fodder as basic raw material to keep the elite fine tuned and in great shape from all angles. Is this REEDOM?
We are still enslaved as we have been in last 1200 years by invaders, by ignorance, realization that we are the greatest and the best and the rest of the world is simply new civilization.
What use an ancient civilization has if we keep repairing our ancient buildings while we have 40 percent of our population virtually homeless. We have some big-mouthed intellectuals who are pathetically lost in un-ending, outdated and useless issues' debates and rhetoric while thinking nothing for future. The future planning or a thought for future is never in our agenda.
Yes. There is some change. But what we need is not change but a fresh view to review our priorities and ourselves constantly and change ourselves with the fast changing world. We understand that comparisons are absurd yet viewing from the most optimistic lens one can see that: Today South Asia – is the most under-valued, the most misunderstood region of the world.
Let us not deny this fact. The way things are in the sub-continent, this scenario will perhaps never change. We will remain more or less where we are or probably going to be a bit worse as the resources are limited and Scarce.
Compiled By IPC Research Wing