At Least, You Accepted, Mr. Zardari
This discusses the statement given by Mr. Zardari on the issue of terrorism in India.
It was again a new morning and the day’s newspaper in hand with the certainty of columns being full of the sufferers of terrorism eating away my heart. But I was wrong this time. The headline of the front page not only proved me wrong but also brought a big smile on my face. Yes it was “Militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir are terrorists, says Zardari.”
I don’t say that the statement made by him eradicated terrorism or reduced the sufferings of those who already suffered but still it should be a great moment of happiness not only for me but for each and every true Indian who was waiting for this initiative to be taken by any powerful leader. Till now, there was the lack of solution because there was none who could accept the truth and if ever accepted the expression lay far behind. Pakistan has been operating terrorists on the head of India (Jammu and Kashmir) for a long time in the name of militancy but none from Pakistan ever accepted this fact which made the roots of terrorism stronger.
But, for the first time in Indo-Pak history a top Pakistani leader agreed with India’s stand and revealed the truth which has cursed Indians for decades over decades. And the fact cannot be denied that a person who himself becomes the victim can better understand the pain of others. He reflected this when said “They (terrorists) killed the mother of my children so it’s very personal for me.” Not only this, he also denied the assumption of most of the population of the two nations as being enemies to each other when he said” India has never been a threat to Pakistan”. I, personally thank you, Mr. Zardari for at least taking the initiative and dare to utter the truth and I am sure that your powerful words will also be accompanied by truthful actions as well.