With one eye on peace, Manmohan terms Pakistan an 'epicentre of terrorism'

Published: September 28, 2013
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at UNSC meeting. PHOTO: AFP

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at UNSC meeting. PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that he reciprocated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s sentiments on forging a new beginning but reiterated that the epicentre of terrorism was located in Pakistan.

Addressing the audience during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations, Singh said that state sponsored cross border terrorism was of particular concern to India.

“It is important that the terrorist machinery that draws its sustenance from Pakistan be shut down,” he said.

Asserting that he wanted all issues with Pakistan to be resolved, he claimed that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India and that the country will never compromise on its territorial integrity.

“For progress to be made, it is imperative that the territory of Pakistan and the areas under its control are not utilised for aiding and abetting terrorism directed against India,” Singh said, adding that he was looking forward to meeting with Sharif on Sunday.

Syria

Speaking about the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Singh said that there was no military solution to the predicament.

He said that a political settlement should be sought.

“It is essential that the Geneva-2 conference be convened at the earliest,” he said.

United Nations

Amidst light applause, Singh said that the UN Security Council must be reformed and restructured to reflect current political realities.

He said that more developing nations should join as permanent and non-permanent members.

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Reader Comments (84)

  • AverageMoe
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:00PM

    He plans to make peace with us by insulting us, I guess he doesn’t know what diplomacy is.

    Many people on the other side of the wagah love to call Pakistan the ‘epicentre of terrorism”, yet how many terrorists have Pakistan trained abroad?They might say the Mumbai attacks,the time square plot but that’s about it, India has probably produced more terrorists than Pakistan but the mainstream media doesn’t talk about it.

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  • Malik
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:07PM

    With what is happening in Pakistan when it comes to daily killings by terrorists, I wonder if he is wrong?

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  • Suraj
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:10PM

    Is it not???

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  • Nabeel
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:21PM

    Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India and that the country will never compromise on its territorial integrity.
    Subcontinent can’t look forward…!

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  • M. Emad
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:21PM

    Talk with ‘epicentre of terrorism’ can not bring any peace.

    To save the world, UN should take control of Pakistan’s nuclear crackers and nuclear materials, otherwise these will be handed over to terrorist.

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  • Viktor
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:24PM

    @AverageMoe:
    Aliens, because of these conspiracy theories, don’t talk to us.

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  • AD
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:26PM

    Manmohan said the obvious.

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  • not insulting
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:36PM

    Is an insult an insult when its true? Especially when its something that is murderous and criminal like terrorism?

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  • Kaleem
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:45PM

    This old man’s general said yesterday, we bribe politicians of Kashmir. for what? Sharam tum ko magar nahi aati

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  • Dj
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:47PM

    We are an epicentre of everything.

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  • Z
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:51PM

    “Aman ki asha” is a joke!!! India has a clear policy and Pakistan’s policy is a mere response to others.

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  • Baloch Insafian
    Sep 28, 2013 - 9:59PM

    Yeah! Just like the one Ajmal Kasab pleading to “Bhagwan”

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  • Muhammad Saim
    Sep 28, 2013 - 10:02PM

    What ever he says is true, but he could have been polite and if he is sincere should have focused on one-on-one dialogue than crying in crowd.

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  • Raj
    Sep 28, 2013 - 10:03PM

    Trying to divert attention of public towards Pakistan and gain support by making such stupid statements, no Mr. PM we are not going to fall for it this time. You better get your own acts right!

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  • Rohit Sen
    Sep 28, 2013 - 10:13PM

    For whatever reasons, whether Pakistanis consider it legitimate or not, it is common consensus that Pakistan has tried to use the proxy war to destabilize India and used other means to keep Afghanistan under its influence. It is also common consensus that some of the non-state actors have now become anti-state actors. Again there are people who think that the terror groups that have sprung up are justified for drones and all kinds of reason. The key question is whether Pakistan is still at the crossroads where it can join the rest of world.. Where ones struggles are for improving ones social, financial etc status than live amongst the indiscriminate killing that one constantly reads about

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  • nononsense
    Sep 28, 2013 - 10:15PM

    ohhoho..is it our prime minister? @averagemore do u knw wat u r saying

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Sep 28, 2013 - 10:15PM

    India can break Pakistan and create Bangladesh on the world map but Pakistan is not allowed to even talk about occupied Kashmir and the atrocities that are committed by Indian Army on Kashmiris.

    When people of Kashmir have their own flag, how it can become an integral part of India?

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  • Ali Tahir
    Sep 28, 2013 - 10:17PM

    Sardar G came with very disappointing and as usual behavior in UN, it shows the seriousness from Indian side for Dialogues. I think Nawaz presented the case of Pakistan in a weak stance.

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  • sh(india)
    Sep 28, 2013 - 10:31PM

    Correct manmohan singh. All indians only know pakistan as epicentre of terrorism. Nothing else.

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  • Jibran
    Sep 28, 2013 - 10:51PM

    True story.

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  • Pakistani
    Sep 28, 2013 - 10:55PM

    Yes, Pakistan is epiccenter of terrorism but it also is the biggest victim of terrorism and Pakistan gone out of control because of India adamant behavior in every single issue with Pakiatan, and this typical behavior of India had made Pakistan to make wrong choices all the time in an effort to deal with the seven times bigger country. Had India showed a bit maturity in dealing various issues with Pakistan things would really be different. India cant just walk away by this because wave of extremism in Pakistan is mostly because of India. Otherwise Pakistan took a better start than India after Independence.

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  • Max
    Sep 28, 2013 - 10:57PM

    @AverageMoe: Dont talk what you cant prove. What Indian PM said, is known to entire world…so just keep cribbing…

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  • Last Word
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:02PM

    There,is nothing wrong in calling spade a spade, and it is not only India, but the entire world has the same opinion. It is the right time for Pakistan to abandon its decades old policy of breeding and exporting terrorism which has brought more destruction at home than its neighbours.

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  • Yasir Mehmood
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:09PM

    Contradiction in his speech terms Kashmir as integral part of India and then terms settling of all issues including j&k through bilateral dialogue. Unless this hypocricy is there will be no tangible solution

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  • Falcon
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:20PM

    A disappointing speech from a very capable person and representative of a respectable nation…Indian Foreign Office certainly needs better speech writers and most importantly, skilled diplomats

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:22PM

    @AverageMoe:

    Since the approach has worked for Taliban maybe Manmohan Singh thinks it will work for India too. After all 50,000 people were killed by terrorists but two biggest political parties alongwith entire middle class want dialogue so they can bend a knee to their killers.

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  • Insaan
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:24PM

    @Ali Tahir: It is the same Nawaz Sharif who stabbed Vajpayee in the back by playing Kargil while pretending to talk about peace.

    Nothing much has changed, Nawaz is pretending to be a peacemaker, at the same time Paki ISI is playing Kargil at LOC and in Kashmir.

    Main Sharif also supports Jihadis and terrorists.

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  • vijay
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:50PM

    @AverageMoe: Entire world is wrong ? Only you are correct?

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  • rex minor
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:51PM

    So now Nawaz Sharif has straight from the horses mouth!! Mr Nawaz Sharif is a very weak leader to talk of peace with the leader whose occupation army sits on the guts of Kashmiris. Kashmir is not even a part of Indian territory, according to Indian constitution?

    Rex Minor

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  • Shamima
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:53PM

    http://www.risingkashmir.com/jk-did-not-merge-with-india-omar-tells-eu-delegation/

    How can Jammu and Kashmir be an integral part of India when the Chief Minister
    of the area says otherwise! See above link.

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  • vijay
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:54PM

    @Muhammad Saim: What has your PM done. Why is called for UN intervention? Our PM had to take a hard stand. If PAK want UN intervention then why the are begging for bilateral talk. We will see how UN will intervene.

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  • Arifq
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:55PM

    When States describe Taiban as “stakeholders” party leaders openly calls Taliban and other Jihadist as hero’s, in certain cases misguided, opening of Taliban offices, hailing murderer of Punjab Governor, Malala flees the country and then we wonder why this country called “epicenter” of terrorism.

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  • vijay
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:58PM

    @Syed A. Mateen: You worry about Pak army’s atrocities in Baluchistan first and don’t poke your nose in Kashmir. Already your economy is in mess.

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  • Omer
    Sep 29, 2013 - 12:08AM

    With one eye on peace and the other on funding extremism in Pakistan makes it very clear that India is a two faced enemy. The only way we can keep it on the back foot is by raising voice in the International community for indian occupation in Kashmir.

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  • Malik Hamza
    Sep 29, 2013 - 12:10AM

    Indians trolls are loving this site because they only support they are getting is from Indians commenting.

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  • Hafiz
    Sep 29, 2013 - 12:17AM

    any pakistanis has any doubt on this????

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  • Sudhanshu Swami
    Sep 29, 2013 - 12:18AM

    There should be no doubt that Pakistan is epicenter of Terrorism.
    Its different point that they too now started tasting how it feels when terrorism affects you.

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  • akram
    Sep 29, 2013 - 12:20AM

    Just ask those whose loved ones have died in the recent bombings! It only hurts when somebody from outside says it but we know it ourselves, when someone else states the obvious only than it becomes a matter of fake pride, otherwise we remain indifferent to our own problems that also affect others. Our strategic assets are coming to haunt us. And the sad truth is, it is not just Manmohan Singh or India’s opinion but a global opinion more or less.

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  • Bharat
    Sep 29, 2013 - 12:47AM

    Great speech by Manmohan Singh after Nawaz’s hateful speech in the UN General Assembly. Nawaz should have been more polite in his speech. India had to take a tough stand after what Nawaz said there.

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  • Silent Night
    Sep 29, 2013 - 1:01AM

    How can there be peace when the Indian prime minister stands in front of the body whose Security Council’s resolutions his country has failed to implement for more than half a century, and defies it so arrogantly. Besides, what right has he or any Indian for that matter, to complain about terorrism when India inflicted terrorism in East Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and continues to terrorize pakistanis by its illegal occupation of Kashmir and arming, funding and directing terrorists in Balochistan? The UN should impose economic and military sanctions on India for its failure to implement the Security Council’s resolution on Kashmir, and perpetrating terrorism against its neighbors.

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  • Yousuf
    Sep 29, 2013 - 1:11AM

    It is a bad luck or a good luck for India that they are beside Pakistan , I leave this to over them . The thing is they are beside Pakistan and they ‘have to’ live with it. Now if they are really smart people , they should start thinking of collaboration rather than fighting with Pakistan.

    I would suggest the Indian counterparts to do not insult the people beside you . Try to learn from Europe rather than acting on what they say.

    One major issue is Kashmir and unless it is not resolved , the relations will never get any better and damn sure that the west will not let this happen.

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  • Amjad
    Sep 29, 2013 - 1:20AM

    Manmohan stated the obvious. Truth is bitter and it hurts. We are the epicenter of terrorism. How can any one be blind to the fact that we have all these jihadi groups? No civilized society tolerates these things. Something is very wrong with our society. I travel the world and I am embarrassed with the news that comes out of our country….

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  • Eric Kumar
    Sep 29, 2013 - 1:24AM

    I don’t understand why India keep messing up with Pakistan’s affairs. There is already so much mayhem going in that country that only the god can help. No days passes one hear terrorists attacks. They don’t allow any other minority except of Muslim faith to live that also only of Sunni sect. Taliban, Jihadist etc. are enough to give Pakistan headache. Economy is shattered, Railways are not working ,airlines are not working, who would fly with them when their pilot fly drunk. I don’t why India is so paranoid with Pakistan, when that country is dying within. Muslims countries all over the world are in turmoil. In Egypt Muslim brotherhood and Muslims can not stand each others starting from Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and where ever Muslim are present there is unrest and terror. That is why Americans were against their intervention in Syria. Public opinion was let Muslims solve their problems and headache. Iran and Saudi Arabia are even though are called Muslim, are bitter enemies.
    I say to India don’t please do anything about Pakistan. Leave them alone. For God sake Taliban, Jihadist, etc. are their problem to take care off. Pakistan is nuclear nation. They can use for their protection and safety.

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  • Shiva Langam
    Sep 29, 2013 - 1:31AM

    India at it again. Who took out the pacifier this time? Indian, even for a second cannot mind their own business. Too much paranoia about Pakistan. If there is any substance to your greatness why don’t just leave Pakistan on its own. This kind of non-serious talk from top brass of Indian politicians is nothing new, and also evidence of the fact that India will remain non-serious to foster any betterment of relationships with any of its neighbors. I applaud Nawaz Shareef for being a mature patron here and showing willingness towards having better future.

    @vijay: ‘entire world’ doesn’t end at Wahgah on the west and Calcutta on the east. Neither it resides in the headquarters of RAW and India news. You better serve yourself by having some geography lessons mate.

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  • Citizen Kane
    Sep 29, 2013 - 1:54AM

    @Malik
    @AverageMoe
    and others

    No one denies that terrorists kill Pakistanis everyday. But what also cannot be denied is that the brand of ‘Jihadis’ who carry out these attacks were created and nurtured by the Pakistani state to serve its foreign policy goals visavis Afghanistan, India and perhaps Central Asia.

    So just because Pakistan is the biggest victim of terrorism doesn’t absolve it of the fact that it is, factually speaking, the epicenter of global terrorism. 9/11, 7/7, the Madrid bombings, etc all have links to Pakistan in one way or another. But despite that, most Pakistanis believe in conspiracy theories and do not want to end this menace of terrorism once and for all. The conservatives even want to maintain these militants groups.

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  • Dexter
    Sep 29, 2013 - 1:54AM

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  • Mia
    Sep 29, 2013 - 2:14AM

    An utterly irresponsible choice of words. Not because there its entirely false but, by a head of state who wants to make peace ought to have chosen craftier vocabulary.

    My advice to the Pakistani’s would be to not focus on India or peace with India. At the moment Pakistan needs to concentrate all its resources on improving the lot of their house. Any peace or for that matter an agreement should be between two respecting and willing parties. When one party (namely) India seems hostile than why go begging! The adjective that comes to mind may not be suitable for a public forum!

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  • Jackie
    Sep 29, 2013 - 2:18AM

    One would have hoped that the congress-led coalition would have exited governance doing the right thing. Making educated statements and seeking peace. Apparently they want to go out swinging. What a pity.

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  • goggi (Lahore)
    Sep 29, 2013 - 2:21AM

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  • Maria
    Sep 29, 2013 - 2:27AM

    Very disappointing statements coming from an Indian leader who have terrorized the Kashmiri people for over 60 years and are responsible for most of the cross border violence in Pakistan. I hope Nawaz Sharif reciprocates this gesture by calling India the real epicentre of terrorism and rape!

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  • Iqbal
    Sep 29, 2013 - 3:01AM

    Mr Singh is merely confirming what the ex PM of UK, Mr Gordon Brown, said that over 90% of world’s terrorism is linked to Pakistan.
    That is also the belief among all the law enforcements in the West. Pakistan is a lawless country. It hardly brings anyone to justice if the crime is terrorism but manages to convict someone if it is blasphemy. How backward.

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  • Sep 29, 2013 - 3:22AM

    Thanks MMS, as a maharashtrian even now I smart from the humiliation that we suffered in 2008 in Mumbai. It has become a part of a nightmare that comes like an uninvited guest to visit us. If only the Indian intelligence had done something to prevent the attacks.

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  • Sep 29, 2013 - 3:30AM

    @Shamima:
    he is not the owner of Kashmir. He can leave Kashmir if he wants and settle in your country.

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  • Saad
    Sep 29, 2013 - 3:34AM

    @vijay:
    By entire world, You mean india?

    World doesn’t give two cents what india thinks

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 29, 2013 - 3:36AM

    People born on Pakistani soil are always truthful no matter what. MMS is no exception.

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  • Aakashvaani
    Sep 29, 2013 - 3:41AM

    Resolution to Kashmir! Resolu to Kashm! Res to Kas! RESOLVED, Dont cross the LoC again, done! Ok?

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  • csmann
    Sep 29, 2013 - 5:22AM

    Can the whole world be wrong in the assertion?The first step in the road to recovery in a disease is Insight-realising that one has the disease.Unfortunately many in Pakistan has been and are in denial.And the disease in eating Pakistan bit by bit.May God put some sense into the brains of the politicians ,and save Pakistan and its people!!!

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  • Parvez Amin
    Sep 29, 2013 - 7:01AM

    We need a solution in which everyone wins. I propose that both India and Pakistan withdraw from Kashmir and create an independent Kashmir. Anything wrong with that?

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  • Shaukat Ullah
    Sep 29, 2013 - 7:19AM

    India, as usual, blamed pakitsan for use it territory for terrorism. India put pakistan on back foot successfully, each and every incident that were carried out in India, only pakistan is responsible for that. Is India not resposible for caos and anarchy in balochistan and FATA.

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  • Muhammad Saim
    Sep 29, 2013 - 8:07AM

    @Syed A. Mateen:

    Mateen you seem too baised against India to accept the reality that 1971 Bangladesh scene was a Bhutto-Yahya-Mujeeb consortium job. Were they Indian agents?

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  • Ahmed Ali Khan
    Sep 29, 2013 - 8:29AM

    @Mia:

    Pakistan is not doing on its own will but it is the American pressure on Pakistan to make friendship with India. I saw an interview of American ambassador opposing on Pakistani TV interview on Iran-Pakistan gas pipe line and convincing to buy energy from India as if India is self sufficient on power energy.

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  • Sandip
    Sep 29, 2013 - 9:09AM

    @Pakistani: This must be the most bizarre logic argument ever presented. Do you go and set your own house on fire because you neighbour refuses to acknowledge you as his equal and treats you as inferior?

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  • Adil Uddin
    Sep 29, 2013 - 9:52AM

    Asserting that he wanted all issues with Pakistan to be resolved, he claimed that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India and that the country will never compromise on its territorial integrity.

    I guess Mr. Manmohan Singh needs to check that over 90% of World Maps show Jammu and Kashmir as a Disputer Territory, not to forget how magazines of National Geographic Society got banned once during his regime simply due to not showing whole of J&K as a part of India in their maps.

    Indians even started to criticize Muammar Qaddafi and turned him into their national enemy after his speech in 2009 where the late ruler asked about solving the Kashmir Dispute, but many Indian channels dubbed it as an anti-India speech. And I bet many Indians who speak against Qaddafi or cheered on his brutal killing, haven’t heard or read his full speech on their own, and easily believed their media who misled them. Anyways, it’s not hard to realize the neo-fascism and bias behaviour of Indian media.

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  • Daddy
    Sep 29, 2013 - 10:38AM

    @Dexter: And whenever I see a Pakistani laugh, I literally go ROFLMAO..lol. Daily bombings, drones, sectarian killings are just funny little things.
    Tag line for Pakistan Tourism should be-
    “Welcome to Pakistan- We explode with laughter”…LOL

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Sep 29, 2013 - 10:51AM

    Nawaz Sharif has not to meet Manmohan Singh unless India declares Kashmir a disputed territory because MMS has clearly rejected to accept Kashmir a disputed territory and a resolvable issue on top most priority and still considering Kashmir the India’s integral part.This proves that India never wants to resolve Kashmir issue and Pakistan-India strong,stable and permanent friendship is based on only and only Kashmir……
    How long Pakistan shall see India’s dual-faced and double-standard Kashmir policy?????

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  • B
    Sep 29, 2013 - 11:10AM

    @Dexter:
    So you are also laughing at TTP.

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  • Vijay
    Sep 29, 2013 - 11:40AM

    @Shiva Langam: I am not fool like you. I have traveled all over world US ,Europe and other countries and I have seen how Pakistani’s call them self Indian. I also know what respect Pakistanis have in these countries. You move of Pakistan and see what respect you have.

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  • Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan
    Sep 29, 2013 - 12:03PM

    ET pls publish.

    @Vijay: No Pakistani would refer to himself as an Indian. You know this is false. Since the end of the Iraq war and with US/NATO increasingly fighting in Afghanistan, Pakistan has come into a bad light. This is only a momentary thing. No matter what any country wishes against Pakistan, we are a nuclear state with a large and well-funded military capable of defending ourselves against any foreign invasion.

    As far as Kashmir is concerned, the UN recognizes it as a disputed region and Indian heavy-handedness against Kashmiris will be seen by all countries as an aggression. This issue has been unresolved since 1947, and the basis for UN resolutions which have been ignored. Time is running out for diplomacy and time and geopolitics are in favor of Pakistan, not India.

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  • Ankur Kumar
    Sep 29, 2013 - 12:24PM

    No United nations, No United States, No United kingdom, No China can or are willing to make Kashmir an International issue because according to Shimla agreement, You signed the pact that it’ll be resolved bilaterally. You broke the pact first by trying to make it an international issue, which it’s clearly not. Your all whether friend read: ‘China’ have an neutral stance on it. Obama on his last visit to india stated that he want the issue of kashmir to be solved bilaterally. Russia will bot go against India. European power will support india or remain neutral (Go and see the stats as how pakistani’s are seen negatively there). Ergo, whole world is against you. How on the earth you’ll take kashmir? Best of luck!

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  • aman ki paribasha
    Sep 29, 2013 - 1:01PM

    Pakistan is going deep in the “daldal”…..unless people come to their senses you will only finish yourselves..no one needs to anything from outside….your internal egos are killing you,,making easier for others to relax…

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 29, 2013 - 1:56PM

    @Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan: “No Pakistani would refer to himself as an Indian. ” Lets be honest, there was mass conversion of Pakistanis to Indian during 9/11 and OBL affair.

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  • Shamima
    Sep 29, 2013 - 3:27PM

    @ Vijay: Nawaz Sharif spoke of resolving the Kashmir issue at the United Nations
    because Kashmir is an international issue. Only last week the Chief Minister of
    Jammu and Kashmir met a delegation from the European Union and explained to
    them that the problems of Kashmir were not due to militancy in the 90s but went
    back to the Partition of the Sub- continent in 1947. Only the Majaraja of Kashmir
    aceceded to India…not the Kashmiri people who were promised a Plebiscite by
    the United Nations. Just because you ignore a problem it doesn’t mean it has gone
    away.

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  • Brookside
    Sep 29, 2013 - 4:24PM

    Yes, I understand its painful for Pakistanis when someone refer to Pakistan as epicentre of terrorism . But truth is always painful . The sooner Pakistan acknowledges this the better would be for its people . Not only India but the closet friend of Pakistan ,China too began to see Pakistan from this angle . If you don’t believe this then please see this from The Nation .
    China to close Pak border for 10 days. I hope E.T will publish this .

    September 27, 2013

    HUNZA: The Chinese government has decided to close the Sino-Pak border for ten days as part of extra-ordinary security measures being taken ahead of independence day celebrations. Hunza Nagar police said they received a notification from Chinese government that Khunjrab border will remain closed from September 28 to October 7. –AFP
    Trade and traffic between the two countries will remain closed during this period. They said that the Chinese government has been expressing concerns about the threat of terrorist infiltration through Khujerab border.
    Such measures are routinely taken to guard the country against the elements involved in subversive activities in the ‘Xinjiang’ autonomous region, where sections of the ‘Uighur Communities’ have been involved in a struggle against the government.

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  • unbelievable
    Sep 29, 2013 - 4:48PM

    Rest of the World uses term “nexus of terrorism” and India uses the term “epicenter of terrorism” – so what’s the big deal?

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  • Water Bottle
    Sep 29, 2013 - 5:31PM

    @Parvez Amin:

    “We need a solution in which everyone wins. I propose that both India and Pakistan withdraw from Kashmir and create an independent Kashmir. Anything wrong with that?”

    Everything is wrong with that.

    It’s like a beggar proposing to the owner of a house that you leave your portico and I won’t make noise.

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  • B
    Sep 29, 2013 - 8:23PM

    @unbelievable:
    India has raised the ante to show you that is ready to take you on at all fronts.

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  • Max
    Sep 29, 2013 - 8:25PM

    @Shamima, go to UN website and read UNSC resolution on Kashmir before speaking blah blah…Yes Kashmiri people were promised plebiscite but it was with preconditions, Pakistan was to withdraw its forces from Kashmir to its original position. Do you remember any time when Pakistan withdrew its forces from kashmir? Did UNSC authorized Pakistan to gift part of its Kashmir to gift it to China? Go and read some history.

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  • someonne
    Sep 29, 2013 - 9:53PM

    @Shamima:
    Dear Shamina, So when is Pakistan going out of Balochistan since i think only the tribal leaders agreed to join Pakistan and not the people of Balochistan? How about a plebiscite in Balochistan?

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  • true version
    Sep 29, 2013 - 11:16PM

    @daddy- u rocked…i laughed for 5 mins..

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  • Californian Desi
    Sep 30, 2013 - 5:27AM

    @Baloch Insafian:
    “Yeah! Just like the one Ajmal Kasab pleading to “Bhagwan””….exactly like I am Hindu and I plead to Allah.

    @ET: This reply is only to Mr. Baloch Insafian and fits exactly here.

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  • Candid1
    Sep 30, 2013 - 3:04PM

    @Max:
    You go and read history, and stop distorting it. Pakistan’s obligation was to withdraw the tribesmen only (Pakistan did not have its army in Kashmir), and India’s obligation was to remove its soldiers, leaving only the Kashmiri police. Pakistan arranged the removal of the tribesmen, but India did not remove its soldiers. So stop you lies, and get out of Kashmir.

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  • R. Subramanian
    Sep 30, 2013 - 6:50PM

    No body in India cares whether Pakistan wants be friend of India or not, its upto Pakistan to decide whether it wants friendly relationship with India or it wants permanent enmity with India… if Pakistan wants friendly relationship with India then it will be beneficial to Pakistan only… even though Pakistan can say they are having close relationship with China but how far Chinese relationship has helped Pakistan ….

    In reality nothing because Chinese does not have any kind of emotional bond with Pakistan, they want Pakistan because of India, based on that only they treat Pakistan, which means Pakistan will get weapon systems to fight India but for Pakistan’s economical growth Chinese relationship has not helped Pakistan much.

    Even though India and Pakistan love to hate each other but there is emotional bond which can’t be there in any other relationship. Example our Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan’s place of birth is Pakistan, our opposition leader Mr. Advani’s place of birth is Pakistan, in the similar manner Pakistan president’s place of birth is India.

    In reality these things should have created closure relationship between India and Pakistan but we are opposite, we hate each other…. whats the root cause of this hatred, average Indian or Pakistani does not have anything against each other, when Indian cricket team goes to Pakistan the love and affection shown by Pakistani people are great in the same manner when Pakistan cricket team comes to India same kind of affection shown to them.

    So where is the problem, its with Pakistan Government, ISI and its Army is the root cause of the problem, I am telling this because Indian political system does not spread hatred on Pakistan, no one in India is going to vote based on the hatred towards Pakistan… Even if you see Narendra Modi’s speech he used to talk mainly about economical growth, when he speaks of Pakistan its about terrorism, Congress also talks about economical growth only.

    No body is willing to accept this, several opinion makers and writers always used to make both the Governments are same but reality is different, Indian Government wants peace but Pakistan Government does not want peace… These opinion makers think when they criticize both India and Pakistan equally then only it will be considered as impartial writing or else it will be considered as partiality.

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  • Mc
    Sep 30, 2013 - 6:51PM

    @Candid1:
    Did your so called ‘tribesmen’ vacate?. And what about the gift to China which did not belong to you in the first place.

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  • Giri
    Sep 30, 2013 - 10:00PM

    I never understood how explosive bombs bring explosive laughs..Hmm something wrong with the very fabric of society.

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