Since February 14, neither India nor Pakistan have taken a breath of peace and warmth. The air strike by India on the Jaish-e-Mohammed camp, as an answer to the attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, and Pakistan Air Force crossing into Indian airspace on February 27 has caused tensions on both sides. What’s worse is the capturing of Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by the Pakistan Army.
Social media is now flooded with vengeful posts and civilians in both countries are mocking each other. People are demanding war, and hatred is the prevailing emotion. Amidst these conditions, peace is missing.
‘Peace’ means to be calm even if you are facing trouble. Demanding war is not the solution.
To that section of the population of both countries claiming that only war will make situations better, have you ever wondered how much courage it requires to stand at the border? A war isn’t simply fought between the military of two or more countries. It puts thousands of lives and the administration of a country at stake. The economy of a country is badly affected by war too.
History has evinced how World War II had a horrendous impact on the world economy. Many countries are still trying to rebuild theirs.
Coming to the more specific and important question, how did it all start? The Pulwama attack is the answer and yet it is not a satisfying one. What else is missing?
It is a conspicuous fact that more than 2,000 CRPF personnel were allowed to travel collectively. Knowing the risk of terrorist attacks, why wasn’t a proper strategy made to ensure their safety?
Another big question is this: how was the travel route CRPF convoys leaked, when it was supposed to be extremely classified information? Are those who protect the country not safe either? Such questions are being put forward and, sadly, no one seems to have an answer.
People are simply interested in war and no one is actually tracing the roots of the Pulwama Attack. Many are politicising the current scenario of the two countries and trying to fill their vote-banks. Is it really necessary to combine the attacks and politics at a time of crisis?
There is a huge difference between Nationalism and Hypernationalism.
We need to stop warmongering and rather behave like nationalists.