Paradise lost

August 20, 2019


I HAVE always heard of Kashmir being referred to as paradise on earth. However, in the last 70 years, it has turned into hell.

Thousands of lives have been lost as a consequence.

The current Trump-led US government is doing what previous governments did. He has asked both — Pakistan and India — to resolve the issue but it does not look like he is serious about it. Being a superpower, the US could have brought both countries to the table for talks but it didn’t.

The UN has been unable to play a decisive role as well while Amnesty International has done no more than issue reports of deaths and injuries in the conflict.

Have these governments and organisations become weak? Can they not overcome the disastrous conflict in Kashmir? I think it is high time they took a pivotal stand and did something.

Khalid Rind

Published in Dawn, August 20th, 2019