The Story of two ceasefires

The Story of two ceasefires

Article:

  1. Happymon Jacob, Associate professor , Jawaharlal Nehru University, analyse the need for negotiations, political concessions and soft power vis-a vis J&K and Pakistan.

Important Analysis:

  1. India and Pakistan witnessing ceasefire violence on the border.
  2. Impacts of ceasefire violation:
  • Damage to civilians habitats
  • Military casualty rates going up.
  • Increasing number if Kashmiri youngsters’ joining the rank of military and terror attacks.
  1. Reasons for violation
  • Lack of political dialogue between India and Pakistan especially on Kashmir.
  • Fundamental structural flaws in the India-Pakistan ceasefire agreements.
  1. Recently, India has decided to make political consensus in the form of conciliatory moves with Pakistan because:
  • It would be risky to have violent border and troubled Kashmir
  • Displacement of large civilians from the border villages
  • India’s policy of disproportionate bombardment against Pakistani forces became problematic for the locals.
  • Infiltration into J&K
  • Rising militant attacks in the State.
  • Desire for rapprochement between India and Pakistan.
  1. Measures needed to sustain the ceasefire:
  • Formalising the ceasefire agreement between two nations.
  • India-Pakistan dialogue is needed.
  • Need to have negotiations, political concessions and soft power within J&K and Pakistan.
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