Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 21:15:19 EDT
I wish more Indian Muslims would speak out on the Kashmir
issue. I feel this is the only way the religious dimension can be taken out of
the equation. It would make it clear to Pakistan (and other Muslim countries)
that Kashmir is not a Hindu-Muslim war but a territorial dispute. Further it
does not help the national cause when the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid talks of
'our martyrs being killed in Kashmir' presumably the martyrs he speaks of are
not Indian soldiers but the militants. Would be grateful of your comments.
I appreciate your sentiments but we always wonder why more Hindus do not speak out on the Kashmir issue. Why do they not want to know more about Kashmir and its problems and why they dont tell the government to stop supporting people like Farooq Abdullah and make secret pacts with others. Also, Kashmir is not a territorial dispute. It is an ideological dispute. Unless Hindus and Muslims understand this, the conflict will persist.