It is impossible for one to be internationalist without being a nationalist. Internationalism is possible only when nationalism becomes a fact, i.e. when peoples belonging to different countries have organized themselves and are able to act as one man. It is not nationalism that is evil, it is the narrowness, selfishness, exclusiveness which is the bane of modern nations which is evil. Each wants to profit at the expense of, and rise on the ruin of, the other.

Indian nationalism has struck a different path. It wants to organize itself or to find full self-expression for the benefit and service of humanity at large … God having cast my lot in the midst of the people of India, I should be untrue to my Maker if I failed to serve them. If I do not know how to serve them I shall never know how to serve humanity. And I cannot possibly go wrong so long as I do not harm other nations in the act of serving my country.

Mahatma Gandhi (Young India, 18 June 1925, p211)

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Don't back terror groups in Kashmir: Pak panel to govt

 
Feb 03 2016
Islamabad:
PTI

A Pakistani parliamentary panel has asked the government to avoid “encouraging“ support to militant groups in Kashmir and take action against outfits involved in attacks there to dispel international concerns.

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs yesterday issued a four-page policy paper linked to Kashmir, the Express Tribune reported.

“Pakistan should not encourage calls for active support to armed, banned, militant groups in Kashmir,“ the paper, that has a series of policy recommendations on Indo-Pak ties, said.

India has been demanding that Pakistan act against militant groups operating from its soil.

The committee, headed by ruling Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Awais Ahmad Leghari, proposed the government to take action against “violent armed outfits“ to dispel international concerns that Pakistan was not doing enough against groups involved in attacks in Kashmir.

The panel suggested that Pakistan's policy towards India should be based on four key principles -reciprocity, reduction, resumption and result.

“Pakistan should continue seeking comprehensive engagement with India on all outstanding issues,“ it said.

In the absence of this scenario, however, the committee recommended that the government engage with India on four key issues -Kashmir, water, trade, and culture and communication. On Kashmir, the panel recommended that Pakistan continue calling for resolution of the dispute as the core issue between the two countries.

“A key component of Pakistan's proactive involvement on the Kashmir issue should be lending solid diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiris,“ it said.

On the water issue, the panel said the issues should be discussed holistically rather than focusing on particular projects.It called for highlighting issues related to the Indus Water Treaty in international forums.

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