LoC unrest: India's Anna Hazare calls for waging war against Pakistan

Published: January 11, 2013
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'It’s high time that we teach Pakistan a good lesson,' says Hazare. PHOTO: REUTERS / FILE

'It’s high time that we teach Pakistan a good lesson,' says Hazare. PHOTO: REUTERS / FILE

PUNE, INDIA: While both countries struggle to uphold the ceasefire agreement after the recent incidents of cross-border firing at the LoC, Indian social activist Anna Hazare has called for a “tit-for-tat” reply and to wage a war against Pakistan, the Indian Express reported on Friday.

“The way in which these jawans have been killed is unacceptable. It’s high time that we teach Pakistan a good lesson,” said Hazare.

“We should give them a tit-for-tat answer. Let’s have a decisive war and solve the problem for once and all. I am 75 now but if there need be I would go to the borders and fight against Pakistan,” he added.

Four soldiers from both sides have been killed in the recent spike in hostilities across the LoC – the heavily militarised de-facto border between Pakistan and India at Kashmir.

Tensions flared on Sunday when Pakistan accused Indian forces of conducting a cross-border raid, killing one Pakistani soldier and injuring another. Hostilities escalated on Tuesday, when India accused Pakistan of killing and beheading two of its soldiers on their side of the LoC.

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  • Z.Khan
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:06PM

    Bit surprising with reference to this old man. He was in high steam for his social up lift efforts. What happened to him now?

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  • Zalim singh
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:06PM

    i support him.

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  • Shanzay Khan
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:10PM

    I thought this dude was sane after his hunger strikes for a good cause. If he thinks waging war between the two nuclear states (in a region where 25% of the world’s population resides) is a good idea, then I think he’s not right.Recommend

  • Saad
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:11PM

    Disappointing. Coming from a person like him who used to stand for peace.

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  • Queen
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:12PM

    He was the only one left…. Now he too, has jumped on the band wagon.

    Shame on so called Aman ka Tamasha!!

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  • Jan 11, 2013 - 5:15PM

    Hey old man! you were supposed to peace activist?

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  • Skept
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:19PM

    Haha there’s your new Gandhi, India

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  • G. Din
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:23PM

    @Sajid Iqbal:
    “Hey old man! you were supposed to peace activist?”
    No peace is worth anything if it comes at the price of self-respect and self-dignity. He is no ManMohana who does not mind parleying his self-respect. That “old man” is a Maratha. Patriots do not come any better than them.

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  • truth
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:25PM

    finest example of a man striving for peace:)

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  • waqas
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:26PM

    Another bal thakray in the making? lol.. a so called peace promoter social activist jumps in to fill the gap left by extremist Bal Thakray…
    shame on you Anna Hazare. for once i thought you were real..

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  • Saad
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:28PM

    I have a very strong feeling the whole LOC tension has got something to do with Pakistan winning the ODI series. I just know it!

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  • Behari Kebab
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:29PM

    So this is what a peace activist from India is. Another war monger. Thank you for exposing the true face of India.

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  • Enlightened
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:31PM

    Such a call coming from the social activist indicate how angry India is and what can happen in future.

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  • stranger
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:32PM

    He is growing senile. Please forgive him.

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  • Rohit
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:37PM

    OK, so who are saying that he is peaceloving person and should not sat this, then what do you want him to stay calm and look though the killing of Indians. Bro even I am peace loving but it does not mean I am not ready to fight. Our country is facing an attack and on the name of Peace we cannot sit quiet.

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  • Fk
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:42PM

    calm down old man!!

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  • Positive Pakistani
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:47PM

    is ka dimagh theek hai? ….(Is he in his senses?)Recommend

  • Hashmi
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:51PM

    And yet another slap on the face of SAFMA people, they should wake up from their dream and realise the bitterness of reality..

    May God bless our soldiers..

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  • Ahmed
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:58PM

    Let them come…. these Indian need a lesson too… let them come

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  • here we go
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:04PM

    don’t you think armies on both sides don’t want peace?
    same kind of situation was observed in Nawaz sharif days

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  • Truth detector
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:06PM

    This guy started off with a noble cause but fame has gotten to his head & he is trying to become a cheap populist now. His real face is exposed now.

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  • GrimmJow
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:09PM

    I Guess Pakistanis need to understand the difference here. Like G. Din has mentioned “No peace is worth anything if it comes at the price of self-respect and self-dignity”

    What peace are you guys talking about when the men defending their country are beheaded? Should all Indians just sit quietly & recite a “peace-mantra” ?

    Probably the Pakistanis have become so numb to all the drone/militant attacks & bomb blast like the one in Quetta, that they think no action should be taken for the so called “Peace”!!!

    Is this the peace you guys want? Where is peace here? Sorry, I see none!

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  • salaar
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:10PM

    True picture of India and Indians. Even there peace activists are threatening now.
    One should keep in mind that Indian elections are also coming up.

    But why bother when we have AMAN ke ASSHA – the one way love affair :)

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  • Syed
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:13PM

    Shut up old man. Recommend

  • Abid P. Khan
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:26PM

    @Zalim singh:
    “i support him.”

    .
    Every country has it’s own share.

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  • Pakistani Soldier
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:36PM

    I think we are all for peace..but when it comes to the situation………we should be ready to teach bitter lessons to our enemy………….dont let guards down……..like we did in siachin, LoC etc.

    Laton ke Anna baaton say nahin mantey

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  • A - No.1
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:41PM

    Somebody should tell Anna Hazare the consequences of a nuclear war. This is not politics or politicians that will get scared by his rabble rousing.

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  • Analyzer
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:43PM

    @Queen: Don’t blame him, that’s how peace activists are when they’re made in India.

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  • Amiruddin
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:47PM

    Someone give him a piece of… Bread.

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  • Suheil Siddiqi
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:51PM

    The Destabilization of Pakistan. Excellent analysis:
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-destabilization-of-pakistan/7705.

    “Wiping Countries Off the Map” : Who’s Failing the “Failed States” : http://www.globalresearch.ca/destroying-countries-transforming-syria-into-a-failed-state/5317160

    Imperial Eye on Pakistan.
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/imperial-eye-on-pakistan/25009

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  • WoW
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:58PM

    what an attention seeker…

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  • AA
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:01PM

    Look who is talking. People thought he is like a Gandhi for them.Recommend

  • uk muslim
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:02PM

    only humans and civilized people understand and talk about ahimsa and shanti. barbarians who can’t see innocent people, girls, infants, children, aged people, charity workers, medics, para-medics all sort of vulnerable and keep on blasting and shooting these helpless people. they understand different language. i am not against pakistan nation or its civilized people. but time has come to make realise these so called pakistani non-state actors, that if you keep on doing like this, we will fix you permanently.

    in this situation, expecting ahimsa and shanti, is not only naive but also very foolish.

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  • Yaida M
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:22PM

    For once, I agree with the warmongers. There needs to be a decisive war between the two nations instead of this Chinese water torture. This state of affairs could go on for the next 100 years if this is not settled once and for all.

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  • Behari Kebab
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:25PM

    @GrimmJow: “No peace is worth anything if it comes at the price of self-respect and self-dignity”
    What you and other Indians need to understand is that this formula works for Pakistan too, and your army should have kept this mind before deciding to kill a Pakistani soldier. So don’t complain when Pakistan retaliates.

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  • i like it
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:41PM

    i think everyone needs to take a minute to cool down. he’s only voicing his opinions,which he is entitled to do. its unfortunate that a man on his calibre is supporting war. wars are easy to start, difficult to end, where they are only losers and no winners. when will both countries realize that the only true way is to engage with each other, open up boarder for cultural, intellectual and economic exchange. no matter what the situation, the only true way forward is through dialogue and peace…no matter what the situation is in both countries, they will always be people on both sides of the border that realize the true potential on this region requires our countries to work together. the only “war” i support is on economic, moral and intellectual poverty.

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  • Silas
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:56PM

    All the indians here are talking like no pakistani soldier died. soldiers from both sides have died. No one is the hero. No one is the villain. Both countries can’t afford a war. We don’t know what happened. 4 soldiers died does not mean we should go to war and kill millions from both sides. What purpose will that serve? People from both sides should learn to keep this dangerous patriotism to themselves. Serves no purpose.

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  • ihtisham khan
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:57PM

    that’s true..lets have this war and settle it once and for all..after alll we have spend billions of defence for years..when will we use it…lets do it..

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  • Atif
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:58PM

    “I am 75 now but if there need be I would go to the borders and fight against Pakistan”

    haaaan!!!! :(
    Come on Indians yar, pleaseeeee…..
    ab ham kia kahen chachcha mian ko??

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  • Falcon
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:01PM

    At least our IK is better than India’s Anna Hazare…both are against corruption but IK is not giving our war mongering statements.

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  • Yoghurt lover
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:06PM

    Waging war has its problems.

    But Anna is right, Pakistan should be taught a lesson. It’s about time that some sense is infused into Pakistan’s brain.

    Everyday hundreds are dying from terrorism in Pakistan, yet this country has not learned one single lesson. It still nurtures terrorists like Hafiz Saeed.

    India should wage a definitive war, by letting this situation escalate.

    Pakistanis talk about nuclear war. But I don’t think they understand a nuclear war and the consequences of a nuclear war. Pakistan will be reduced to rubble. Pakistan will practically be wiped off the map of the world. Pakistan cause some damage to India. That’s it. Some damage, which, given our economy, we can rebuild.

    But what will Pakistan do?

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  • U-Turn
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:09PM

    Today is a very important day. Today, two massive U-Turns have taken place.

    1) MQM is no longer supporting the long march to Islamabad
    2) A peace activist wants to wage war against a nuclear state

    I think let us call January 11 the ‘U-Turn Day‘!

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  • Indian
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:31PM

    He was an ex-army person .Moreover it’s good to be nationalist. Everybody on both sides know that incursion is the main reason of cease fire violations from decades.

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  • Zalmai
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:38PM

    If Anna Hazare had any wisdom he would have said we need to tell our little lost/gumraah brother that we need not fire a single shot because Pakistan is at war with itself and its crumbling form within.

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  • Mohsin
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:41PM

    This exposes the hypocratic nature of this old man, on one hand he is talking of non violence and at the same time he is talking of waging a war against a nuclear power which would result in more and more bloodshed.

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  • Khalid
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:46PM

    I have gone through many comments written above from different people, almost everyone has talked about Anna Hazzara himself. But as usual I have not seem anybody talking about what the 75years old man has dared to say i.e. teaching Pakistan a lesson. Mind you that he is not the 1st person having said so. Yesterday I was listening to a talk show of Star TV done by Barkha Dutt and in that programme too, the guest were talking about teaching Pakistan a lesson.

    The question is that are we Pakistani coward who do not react to things like this, every time we are hiding behind excuses, sometime Aman Key Asha, sometime economy etc etc. We are definitely not initiating comments liking expressing a desire of going to war, but cant we even react to a belligerent statements and restore our national pride. Here it should not go without saying that in Indian side it not the Govt but the civil society which is making such demands and in the contrary our civil society is fast asleep and the politicians are busy fighting with each other. Long live Pakistan and live with and pride.

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  • ihtisham
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:47PM

    i think the old man has had enough.by his remarks,now he should rest.both the countries had hardly patched up,and it should continue despite all odds.Recommend

  • sabi
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:48PM

    Anna hazare vs hafiz saeed-T twenty and match fixed!Recommend

  • Sharjeel Ali
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:53PM

    @GrimmJow and G.Din: dont get carried away. two Indian newspapers The Hindu and DNA have contradicted the army line, saying that the sudden spike in violence may instead have been provoked by India. how about you answer to that? and if Pakistan started the violence, why doesn’t India agree to get it investigated by U.N? Recommend

  • Singh
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:01PM

    @Pakistani Soldier: Wake up r u dreaming bro.

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  • Taha
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:02PM

    What bothers me isn’t that a man like him is calling for war between two nuclear states, but rather the fact that there isn’t proper eveidence yet over who started this.
    Until a UN investigation is allowed and completed we will never know for sure who’s really responsible for this.

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  • umair ali
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:17PM

    @ all Indians here,

    You have to admit that this unrest started after India lost the cricket series. This means that the frustration was at Indian side.

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  • Yoghurt lover
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:24PM

    @Silas “Both countries can’t afford a war.”

    Frankly India can afford a war. But war is not preferred by India. It is not preferred by any sane country. That’s why the history of India-Pakistan will tell you that it’s always Pakistan which started wars (and lost them, but that’s another story).

    Does India want war? I highly doubt it. But Pakistan is definitely needed to be taught a lesson.

    How to do that? Pakistan is one country which has repeated its mistakes several times and never learned a mistake. I cannot say that about India. But Pakistan has committed blunders after blunders of same nature.

    Given how isolated Pakistan is in this world, how fragile is its economy, how weak is its army (having battled the terrorist), the ideal thing for Pakistan to do is seek peace and punish its terrorist leaders and dismantle terrorist infrastructure.

    I doubt it ever learns these things.

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  • Raj - USA
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:43PM

    @Zalmai:
    You say: If Anna Hazare had any wisdom he would have said we need to tell our little lost/gumraah brother that we need not fire a single shot because Pakistan is at war with itself and its crumbling form within.

    Probably, this is what he is doing. Just accelerating the impending.

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  • Zzzz
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:46PM

    @Yoghurt lover:
    200 nuclear bombs will be enough to finish the whole sub continent. What “some damage” are you talking about?

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  • SMPk
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:54PM

    After waging ‘successful’ was against corruption in India – Hazare aspired to wage a war against Pakistan!
    I’m disappointed – I really respect this guy due to his righteous stance against corruption in India – but his current bizarre stance …… Unbelievably insane! Pity

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  • kabir
    Jan 11, 2013 - 10:18PM

    This is getting crazy. Anna Hazare has made a completely irresponsible statement. The Indian media needs to calm down. Going to war with Pakistan is not the answer.

    Luckily the Indian government has better sense. You do not want to escalate the situation. Pakistan wants peace with India, but if you attack us we are quite prepared to fight you.

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  • Polwala
    Jan 11, 2013 - 10:22PM

    @Pakistani soldier,
    Calm down governor. Take a walk up to Siachin and LOC. it is quite cold there. It will help you cool down.

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  • roadkashehzada
    Jan 11, 2013 - 10:24PM

    indian liberal.
    Mr. Shashi Throor r u listening?

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  • parag
    Jan 11, 2013 - 10:51PM

    Anna Hazare is ex serviceman. He has served military. He is not warmonger. He is a patriot.

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  • Sami
    Jan 11, 2013 - 11:14PM

    just when the first shot is fired in his proposed indo-pak war…this 75 old will run like 17 year old

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  • Yoghurt lover
    Jan 11, 2013 - 11:15PM

    @Zzzz who writes “200 nuclear bombs will be enough to finish the whole sub continent. What “some damage” are you talking about?”

    True. But you think launching 200 nukes is like firing a machine gun with 200 rounds of bullets? think 10000 times.

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  • Sudheer
    Jan 11, 2013 - 11:18PM

    I support what Anna Hazare said. Of course his statement is crude, but, I wholeheartedly admire his sentiment which reflects his anger at the pusillanimous attitude of Indian government in dealing with Pakistan. He was an ordinary soldier in the Indian Army with no formal education, but, he is a brave and honest person. Pakistanis look surprised at the reaction of Indian people at the beheadings of our soldiers on the border, by the increasingly Talibanised Pak army men who represent the Pak society. But, I am not surprised at the comments posted by the Pak bloggers above containing ridicule and contempt for Anna’s statement. If killing of hundreds of Shias cannot stir your conscience a bit, then, how can I expect you to understand the outrage, we Indians are feeling at the brutal acts of Pak soldiers?
    Pakistan is fast loosing its credentials as a civilized country.

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  • khanuuuu
    Jan 11, 2013 - 11:18PM

    thix old man want an adventure, with nukex on both xide,
    thix makex me laugh, Pakixtan is a reality now, if india or any other state thinks that they can end it using force, they are insane, thix old guy is crazy for sure.. no doubt..

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  • numbersnumbers
    Jan 11, 2013 - 11:44PM

    India should give this guy a rifle and let him attack Pakistani forces across the Loc all by himself! Lets see how BRAVE he is, wanting to send others to die!

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  • Bilal
    Jan 12, 2013 - 12:18AM

    @Zalim singh:
    then what is the difference between him and Hafiz Saeed?

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  • patriot
    Jan 12, 2013 - 12:41AM

    i lold!

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  • Atif
    Jan 12, 2013 - 12:41AM

    I am 100% sure that now chachcha mian is on the payroll of Indian Media… :) .. btw he did a lot of service to them…

    @Zzzzz
    btw I am waiting for the rest of the nuclear power plants to be completed quickly in Pakistan. Some loud mouths need to be shut. I mean we need electricity :)

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  • Gaurav
    Jan 12, 2013 - 12:50AM

    He is old exserviceman and beheading of indian soldiers, so its bound to happen to him. Hope peace prevails

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  • Moiz
    Jan 12, 2013 - 12:56AM

    @Yoghurt lover:
    Not quite. The fact that you think war is only about the costs of weapons and munitions displays a certain ignorance of the realities of the situation. When you’re talking about war, you’re talking about the stock markets nosediving. Compromising domestic security. Loss of businesses, livelihoods, infrastructure (believe you me, Pakistan can do you very significant infrastructural damage) which basically means you will have less money coming in just when you need more. In the theoretical possibility of a nuclear war, say Pakistan manages to take out just a city like Mumbai, that in itself would be enough to significantly slow down India’s economic progress. I do not even want to discuss how much a war would cost when considering the loss of human (and non-human) life.
    I get that you are angry, and you are justified to be so, having lost 4 brave young men of your own nationality, Try to understand that we too have lost 4 young men, young men who weren’t terrorists, young men miles away from home, young men with mothers and wives and children just like your soldiers. Jumping the gun is not going to help you.

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  • Indian
    Jan 12, 2013 - 12:58AM

    NO OLD MAN, In this day and age they have nuclear weapons. They dont fight wars like in the olden days.
    One button, and Mumbai/Islamabad goes off the map! Vapourized.
    You silly old fool

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  • G. Din
    Jan 12, 2013 - 1:00AM

    @Zalmai:
    “If Anna Hazare had any wisdom he would have said we need to tell our little lost/gumraah brother that we need not fire a single shot because Pakistan is at war with itself and its crumbling form within. “
    Former COAS Pakistan Mirza Aslam Beig said:”You Indians think that you will leave us behind? We will not let you. “Hum to doobenge hee sanam, tum ko bee ley doobenge hum!” (We are going to sink anyways, we will drag you down with us!)”
    You don’t fully understand Pakistanis, Mr. Zalmai. Pakistanis are full of unadulterated hatred for India. Otherwise, why else would they have attacked India four times only to lick their chops every time. Rest assured, we won’t let anyone, least of all Pakistan, to determine our Destiny. More than likely, we may have been selected to be the ones to determine its destiny.

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  • Indian
    Jan 12, 2013 - 1:03AM

    @Yoghurt lover

    “Do Some Damage to India”…You really do hold your bharat in an extremely high estimation dont you.

    Bharat is not the US

    You’re talking about a country with over 1 billion people. Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkatta will be vaporized.

    Go and learn about second strike capability.

    We have nukes too. Probably even more than you do.

    Indias “developing” status will be put well and truly back into the stone ages.
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  • Insaan
    Jan 12, 2013 - 1:59AM

    Pakistan may be preparing to play another kargil in Kashmir. using LeT terrorists as non-state actors.

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  • Atif
    Jan 12, 2013 - 2:00AM

    @sudheer..

    Although I usually refrain myself from directly addressing any particular Indian (because it doesn’t work!) but I respect your (or any Indian) sentiments. It is not that many Pakistanis support the killing and beheading of ordinary Indians (or soldiers) but it is the rhetoric and hate towards Pakistan+Pakistanis (and this is what got us surprised when everything seems to be going ok, slowly but surely) and this is what we find difficult to tolerate. Do you have any doubt? visit TOI and HT newspapers and their comments, you will find the answer. Watch your news channels and you will find the answers. offcourse there are exceptions. At the same time watch the Pakistani media here and decide yourself. Both Dawn and ET are moderated btw and no Indian comment can get through unless it is approved (personally I believe it shouldn’t but this is another thing). We have idiots among our ranks who have killed dozens (if not hundreds) of Chinese peoples in our country. China not a single time asked for an apology which is due. I am 100% sure there must be a mechanism to sort out these things. This country is not just our home which, if destroyed, can be bought again. We will have to defend it till the last Bullet or Nuke. there is no choice. Many Pakistanis either have heard bomb blasts or have seen a bomb blast site by themselves ( i have too ) and it is horrible. In other words they are already in a war and prepared for another war if waged which I am 200% sure will not happen because both India and Pakistan have covered some distance in their relations.

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  • Concerned Indian
    Jan 12, 2013 - 2:26AM

    As an India it is quite disappointing Anna speaking such words. Clearly these is what the people who do not want peace between India and Pakistan wants. No matter who is at fault, it is for greater good to play down the issue and not let this stop or derail the peace process. Peace amongst Indian and Pakistanis have fallen victim to such incidents all through last six decades. Do we really want to be victim again or should we get over such things and keep marching for the ever lasting peace.

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  • Bilal
    Jan 12, 2013 - 2:56AM

    @Sudheer:
    what do u think of minorities killings in India? So called Mr. Civilized.

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  • grain of truth
    Jan 12, 2013 - 4:50AM

    This patriotism. Simple. Pakistanis have forgotten this word..Recommend

  • gp65.
    Jan 12, 2013 - 5:49AM

    @numbersnumbers: “India should give this guy a rifle and let him attack Pakistani forces across the Loc all by himself! Lets see how BRAVE he is, wanting to send others to die!”

    Dude he was a soldier in the Indian army and that is why he is probably even more pained than you and I at this outrageous act by Pakistani army.

    Defionitely war is not an option – but the scope pace of what increasingly appears to be unilateral concessions sinc ePakistan does not honour its side – needs to be reviewed. All tools available short of war at its disposal should be used by India to make Pakistan realize that aggression does not pay.

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  • gp65.
    Jan 12, 2013 - 6:05AM

    @Atif: Indians are angry at 2 things: the horrendous act of beheading our soldier and mutilating another and at our own Indian government who is ineffective in protecting ordinary Indians – against Pakistani soldiers at LOC and against barbaric rapists in our own capital.

    It is sad that Pakistanis don’t get angry when their soldiers have been beheaded by Taliban or angry at their government when it fails to protect them against terror.

    Anna was a soldier, so his shock at the plight of fellow soldier is understandable. I do not believe any reasonable person in India wants war but yet negotiations with Pakistan who fails to honour any agreements it makes is not giving us peace either. So we definitely feel that the nature of engagement with Pakistan should be reviewed. 1999, 2008, 2013 – whenever peace seems near, Pakistan establishment will activate its state/ non-state actors – so there is also a great deal of frustration at the double dealing Pakistani civilians saying one thing and Pakistani army doing something quite different.

    Most Indians want peace with honour. Our PM wants peace at any cost and therein lies the disconnect. As a democracy, we have to make our politicians understand what we want. The duty does not stop at just voting once in 5 years.

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  • Arshad
    Jan 12, 2013 - 8:22AM

    Guys has anyone seen the pictures of mutilated body of an Indian soldier ? Show me one and I will be the first to condemn this act. But who will say sorry for first killing the Pakistani soldier ?

    Why Indian Govt.does not take this case to UN , when Pakistan is doing so? Pakistan has asked for a UN investigation , has Indian peace loving people and the Govt. did the same?

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  • Clear Black Bag
    Jan 12, 2013 - 9:58AM

    “PUNE, INDIA: While both countries struggle to uphold the ceasefire agreement after the recent incidents of cross-border firing at the LoC, Indian social activist Anna Hazare has called for a “tit-for-tat” reply and to wage a war against Pakistan”
    Anna Hazare old man you are most welcome and come on.What are you waiting for and who is stopping/restraining/refraining you from doing so?I shall face/see you first come before me…..

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  • sajida
    Jan 12, 2013 - 10:32AM

    i thought he was a civil rights activist,he turned out to bE A BAL THAKERY

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  • Jan 12, 2013 - 11:08AM

    Gandhi supported the 1948 war when Jinnah pushed his men to ‘take’ Kashmir, without an accession agreement.

    People think Gandhi was a hardcore Pacifist, even irrationally so, but Gandhi knew why he adopted the non-violent approach to fight the British. He wanted to create a Nation not out of bloodshed(like Jinnah did with Pakistan). He wanted Indians to not love the smell of blood. Fighting British with Arms was counter productive and he was very right.

    But, when war is imposed he supported retaliation(He even supported the Allies in the WW2. He was opposed to send Indian troops by force by the British, though).

    Anna is right too. Pakistanis talk of LoC firing, but what about the Militants to cross the LoC and kill our soldiers? Thats not a ceasefire violation? Everybody knows that the Pakistanis state supports these elements.

    This must not continue to be the nature of things. India is a stronger state than Pakistan in every possible way. It has most of the advantageous positions, winning them after defeating Pakistan in the many wars. If it doesn’t take a strong stand now, Pakistanis will continue to push militants and inflict mass casualties on the Indian side. This must end NOW!

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  • This old man goes insane after hunger strike
    Jan 12, 2013 - 11:35AM

    1.5 Billion people of this region will suffer from indo-pak conflicts.

    And western countries will make trillions of dollar by selling armament to both countries.

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  • Mrs azhar
    Jan 12, 2013 - 1:20PM

    Does this guy know that both r nuclear states and either side wouldn’t hesitate to use power against the other? Dumb dum! India just can’t stand Pakistan to be happy, live and let live u goons!

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  • MM
    Jan 12, 2013 - 2:16PM

    @saad i totally agree with u i think ODI series and MFN has caused india to use cheap tactics :p … Come on india grow up.. Even washingpost said that u r making up stories :p

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  • Abid P. Khan
    Jan 12, 2013 - 5:37PM

    @sajida:
    “i thought he was a civil rights activist,he turned out to bE A BAL THAKERY”.

    .
    That’s what you thought, but appearances can be deceptive.

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  • Jan 12, 2013 - 6:40PM

    Oldman willing to send youngmen to their deaths – we have such people in both nations, may we learn to move away from such dangerous stupidity

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Jan 12, 2013 - 8:40PM

    This guy is a wacko and full of hot air, nobody in the right mind would want a nuke war where neither country could survive the fall out. Settling score with Pakistan “for once and all” will not be the same like 70s, it will be different this time in the 21st Century. Perhaps India is testing Pakistan’s resolve because of the elections coming soon in Pakistan or perhaps the Congress party is looking for some kind of points making with their electorate.

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  • T
    Jan 12, 2013 - 8:46PM

    How Gandhi-esque!! old man must be turning in his grave!!

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Jan 12, 2013 - 9:05PM

    @Yoghurt lover: I say that you act like stupidity is a virtue. Look around you the poverty and teeming population in India and what you people are doing in Kashmir and Assam, to them your countrymen in the garb of security are terrorists and terrorizing them day in and day out for what, just because they want free will to decide whether to stay in India or opt for what ever they want with their lives.Don’t ever under estimate your enemy Pakistan if you believe Pakistan is your enemy, take my words for it.

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  • Zalmai
    Jan 12, 2013 - 10:23PM

    @G Din

    Pakistanis hate themselves for being Indian and not succeeding in forging an identity that could justify the two state theory. They are perpetrating a fraud for 65 years and they are stuck perpetuating lies because of their Napolean Complex. Admiral Mcmullen said that Pakistan is a living lie.

    This colonial construct has outlived its utility, which served their masters during the cold war. A recalibration is in order because times have changed but Pakistan refuses to change its outdated ideology.

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  • Prabhat Pal
    Jan 12, 2013 - 10:55PM

    Something you would expect from fake gandhians

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  • Asad Khan
    Jan 12, 2013 - 11:01PM

    Whoever is Batting under name “Zalmai” is a Hindu Terrorists and coward who has no courage to come up with his real RSS Hindu Terrorist name. Let’s establish this fact in the beginning. Now the same person is Quoting General McMullen as He were “Aristotle”?Has General Mcmullen won the war in Afghanistan or Iraq or Vietnam or Korea? All those wars were lost to the natives by the most powerful army. Read History if you are still illiterate. As a matter of Fact Hindu Regime is a Fraud and artificial entity which over lived its life , and its time it should take its natural shape and disintegrate whether its Mizoram, Nagaland, Tiripura or assom . Or it is the Red corridor in the center of the Hindu Regime or in the North west as Kashmir , all are against the Hindu Regime and want to go their way. Hindu regime is still in its present shape because it is from head to toe still serving its foreign masters. But this is an artificial arrangement.

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  • now thats funny
    Jan 12, 2013 - 11:47PM

    a slap on the face of desi liberal extremists aka the traitors!

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  • Adnan Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 12:10AM

    Oh Indians! You mustn’t forget about Pakistanis history where you were taught lessons time & again by devoting their lives in the past for their motherland ( Pakistan ). Every citizen of Pakistan knows how to resist, fight & sacrifice his life. Pakistan is the land where nation lives but not the stupids & cowards. Don’t forget Anna Hazare, we’ve not worn bangles & neither we’re unaccustomed to deaths.

    We can resist against any enemy including you & can fight till the last drop of blood available in our body.

    Let me teach you a lesson, you’re a social activist maintain your same job rather than being terrorist.

    If you dare to challenge us than, ” Be ware for the fury of a patient man “.

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  • AJ Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:19AM

    There will be no Aman Ki Asha with these Chanakya following Hindu Brahmins! There will only be one solution which is Gazwa e Hind in which the Muslims have been promised victory

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  • malik
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:33AM

    He shouldn’t give these type of statements. Anyhow we are ready to face you. PAKISTAN zindabad

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  • abhi
    Jan 13, 2013 - 1:41AM

    The outrage in India is not over the violation of ceasefire on border. It is about the beheading of one of the Indian soldier(by pakistani army personnel’s, not mujahidin). in a war or any conflict if a soldier is killed, that is sad but a nature of incident and can be understood. But beheading of a soldier is inhumane and barbaric and the pakistani people should also have the courage to say that if it has happened (as they believe it has not happened), this is wrong.

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  • FJaveid
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:10AM

    Calm Down Brittany!

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  • MHK
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:36AM

    He lived his life, now he gonna die with war or without, now he want some wows for him in the last period of his life so thats why he z talking like this,

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  • M H Khan
    Jan 13, 2013 - 2:48AM

    Now days a war is not a big deal for pakistan, Pakistan is already surviving internal war so International war will not effect much Pakistan . Everyday Pakistani went through the war situation. so war is not new thing for pakistan, the War which Pakistan is already facing if u can handle it then just bring it on We All are wanting for “GAZWA E HIND”

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  • dj
    Jan 13, 2013 - 7:29AM

    3 day older news as leading report!!!!! funny

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  • Abrar R
    Jan 13, 2013 - 9:04AM

    Kumon Anna Hazare, it was just a cricket series. Ghussa kahee aur nikalo.

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  • Ammar
    Jan 13, 2013 - 10:03AM

    Pretty immature statement from a pretty reputed person. Peace is the only key to progress for both countries else there are enough nuts on both sides of border

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  • Zalmai
    Jan 13, 2013 - 11:55AM

    @Asad Khan
    I can explain it to you in Pashto but I know for a fact that you are a fake Khan who does not speak Pashto. Pashto zda ka ka ta Pashtun yeh/ learn Pashto if you are Pashtun.

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  • ahmed
    Jan 13, 2013 - 9:39PM

    @G. Din:
    lol………..self respect….why not focus on saving ur women in dehli………n we focus on our issues.,….remember the larger power if immature the smaller in the dispute will follow suit..since india is immature….Pakistan ll do pretty much the same
    in anycase talk is cheap , such morons only increase stakes!

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  • ahmed
    Jan 13, 2013 - 9:44PM

    @Ahmed:

    hmmmmm jani they came….;) more than once………lets not get ahead of ourselves…

    remember 65, 71, and kargil……….hosh not josh……..Pakistani mein josh he josh hay……lets start hosh………..

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  • ahmed
    Jan 13, 2013 - 9:48PM

    @GrimmJow:

    hmmm………so it cant be india’s fault? who is to say the firing dint start from Indian side of LOC.
    Pakistan is willing for a UN probe whats stopping India from it if their claim is infact true..???

    u can shout all u like but only an investigation will tell the real truth…….so tell then i suggest we all shut up….and u know what u r right we r immune to violence we ve seen so much in the past 10 years………..do u really wanna take on people like that …? whove seen violence like we have in past 10 years???? this time u ll have civilians shooting at u if u dare venture into …..Pakistan….

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  • Supariwala
    Jan 13, 2013 - 10:45PM

    If I WERE INDIAN (which I am not) I would advise Indian government to cut off diplomatic ties with Pakistan for a little while, and maintain a bitter but subtle relationship with Pakistan for the coming years. We know Pakistan has also been infiltrated by terrorism and hundreds die each year, there have been several 9/11’s in Pakistan, several 26/11’s in Pakistan and so on for the past 5 years. Going to war is not a good option, India should understand, I think they have a very smart government whose not hawkish, I think they should cut ties off for a few months or years or even a decade, and then maybe start a covo with Pakistan….We have to remember pak is also a victim.

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  • imran
    Jan 13, 2013 - 11:30PM

    Publicity stunt, another attemp to salvage failed movement.

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  • Noor
    Jan 14, 2013 - 11:26AM

    I hope that we will not go for war,no more bloodshed plz….we already hav many things to worry about….Condemn & Punish severely the wrong doers….. This was an act of few let us not blame the whole nation…..WOLRD PEACE..!!

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  • Reji
    Jan 14, 2013 - 1:34PM

    Social activist NOT EQUALS Peace activist

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  • Owais
    Jan 14, 2013 - 2:41PM

    @Skept: Gandhi would never have said so.

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  • Owais
    Jan 14, 2013 - 2:49PM

    @Rohit: I dare you put yourself in our shoes and face suicide blasts, drone attacks, target killings, ransom and strikes everyday. We are losing much more than you here and you think dude. This is not the way people of two nuclear powers should be talking and thinking. Why the do you think the situation gets tensed “always” when there’s any progress in peace between the two? You’ll say it’s us, and we’ll blame you in return. We’ve been playing this ping pong for 65 years, ignorant of the fact that our real enemy is who was defeated on this land and never forgot to avenge…

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  • Observer
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:17AM

    Real face of India. Be aware if them.

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