Dear Malala didi,
I am so happy to read your opinion on the Kashmir conflict and peace between India and Pakistan.
You said that India and Pak must work together to set in peace in Kashmir. I too urge that.
You asked both the nations to respect and love each other. And we too ask for the same. Yes, this is a common request from the children of Pak and India who wish for nothing except a peaceful life.
“We will never forget we will never forgive”, said our Prime Minister, Modiji on this serious issue. But let me say, “We will never forget, but we will forgive”. Forgetting means we’re losing a lesson in our life. But when we forgive we grow stronger.
I believe all the peace-lovers of both India and Pakistan would definitely forgive each other so that harmony can be restored between the two nations.
Each time we try to prosper the relations between the nations, things grow wild. The same story has been repeated and it’s very much depressing.
I talked with many of my Pakistani friends and even though a minority, they hated Indians. They were yelling that India is their enemy. But why? Both in India and Pakistan, humans reside. Pakistani or Indian, both have red blood. We both are made of 206 bones. Once we die, we both are the same, which ever be the way we’re cremated. Then why do we fight? Why do we hate each other? Why cannot there be love and trust?
India and Pakistan are the children of the same mother – INDIA (before 1947). How can siblings kill each other? We’re supposed to be together. Don’t you think that if India and Pakistan work together, helping each other, we can improve our literacy rate, GDP on education, develop new technologies and play cricket, even!
We can do so much if we stay together but we can do nothing except fight if we stay away. Why do you want a war? It is an accepted fact that war, even for the sake of peace causes nothing but destruction and the best example is World War. The leaders began a war to set in peace but that was the end of all the existing peace in the world. Do not forget that it is this same war that pushed down Britain which was the mightiest power, to a second grade country.
In a war, victory could be with either of the countries. India or Pakistan may win but Indians and Pakistanis, both would be the losers. Remember, India, with your power you may be able to destroy Pakistan, but we will travel 30 years back! So there is no winner in a war, only losers.
I’m not talking to the leaders of the nations but turning my face to the common people of Pak and India. Our government says that Pakistan will be left alone, but never. When you’re in trouble we’ll be there to help you. But your reply shouldn’t be in the manner of ‘Pathankot’ and ‘Uri’. It shouldn’t be by producing Bin- Ladens but make us happy by producing thousands of Malala.
Another group of people say that India-Pak unity is impossible. How can it be so when the word ‘impossible’ itself says ‘I’m possible’? Peace between India and Pakistan had always been a dream close to my heart.
Let’s speak up for peace and not for war. Let’s write stories- not about how India and Pakistan got divided but about how we stood together to throw away the imperial rule in our First War of Independence (Revolt of 1857), so that our children never hear about wars but only about unity.
Didi, before I conclude – I wish you all the very best. Let you become the Prime Minister of Pakistan and I the Prime Minister of India. Then we’ll work together to be together.