I couldn't help laughing at the Times View in today's edition of the TOI. The preacher of "Aman Ki Asha" now tells us that there cannot be peace with Pakistan when the 26/11 masterminds are "..preaching murderous hate against India. There can't be any closure of 26/11 until there is justice" Bravo !
Here are questions to the TOI. Were they not preaching hate when the AKA campaign was launched? Were they not dodging actions on 26/11 when the AKA campaign was being run? And you wanted our children to send them "Love-Kerchiefs" ?? Pakistan is a country desperately in need of toilet paper like TOI, not our love-kerchiefs.
It does not take great intelligence to imagine what kind of brains the TOI employs to have run the scam called "Aman Ki Asha". One can only conclude that there must be ulterior motives and profits at stake, apart from the desire for some silly awards for such a campaign.
Yours truly has written over and over again that we need not desire war with Pakistan but there simply cannot be peace with them, unless they initiate it and deeply desire it. India should not be making any moves at all. It is impossible to make peace with a failed state like Pakistan simply because it exists only on a map and has no political foundation. It is hard to imagine that with all the experienced journalists that the TOI may be employing they could first come up with the stupid campaign of "Aman Ki..." and then now this same journal sermonizes us on what should be the basis for peace talks. Obviously, the "AKA" nonsense wouldn't be the idea of journalists, I have to presume that would be the marketing geniuses in the TOI.
This reality of no-peace-possible with Pakistan is evident to anyone with a decent common sense. Unfortunately, it is the Indian media that consistently displays an acute lack of any common sense. One can easily fathom why politicians behave stupidly..it is in their genes. Why else would India still send a Krishna to Pakistan? Maybe they aren't done with appeasing our muslims yet. Krishna should have retired long ago. And anyone who has watched Qureshi even once would know that the man with the perennial ugly scowl on his face, is matched only by his own foul-mouthed tongue.
India doesn't need Pakistan. It is time we put this nonsense called peace-talks in cold storage for a long long time and get on with our business of running our nation. We must deal with terrorism with the specific understanding and knowledge that Pak will continue to sponsor it forever. Anything else will only be as foolish as the Times of India.