- Jun 2014
- New Delhi, India
Why should you say that India has an advantage in the Indus water treaty, and where from it gets its so-called advantage. It is arrived after international arbitration and Pakistan signed it. Why should Pakistan have any problem with that? India would never renegade on its commitments, and India is totally correct to exploit the treaty while remaining within the provisions of the treaty. If Pakistan ever wants more than its share, then India would surely take corrective steps. However, I generally agree to the rest of your post.Indeed, the Indus Waters Treaty. The overall point though is that its a situation where India has the advantage and the leverage due to the Partition. No wars over the control and (improper) usage of these waters have been fought and disputes have largely been settled legally, but I cannot say if that will remain the case under India's current administration or future nationalistic ones.
Muslims in India are not hostages, India has never viewed them in that way. They are completely the citizens of this country and we have the instruments of law to protect their welfare. Many have fought and died for India. There have been Muslim Presidents, Chief Justices of the Supreme court and Chief Ministers of many states. Most Muslims in India did not ever want to migrate. They were happy where they were. That is why we have 170 million Muslims today, perhaps the second largest population of Muslims anywhere in the world. All the hullabaloo was created by a few League Muslims of Uttar Pradesh.Yes, the "hostage theory". Even before the 1971 war though, few non-Muslims remained in Pakistan after Partition and those that did remained in the distant East. This was hardly a consolation to those Muslims in India who supported the Muslim League and resided in regions not destined to become a part of future Pakistan. In any case, they simply preferred to migrate.
Going to Pakistan was an experiment with them. 'Let us go to Pakistan and see what happens'. That is why many have part of their families still in India.
@Futurist, Hindus still make 79% of the Indian population (You said 60%). It is not that bad as yet.
India would never do that. We know there will be costs involved and hardly any advantage. We are not ready to pay the cost. We are not even trying to take back Pakistan occupied Kashmir, unless it falls in our bag by itself.EternalWay said:India annexing/keeping lands outside of its sphere of influence in the subcontinent has no interest for me.