In­dia for Trump’s vic­tory, why?

Pakistan Observer - - EDITORIAL & COMMENTS -

AC­TIVISTS of a right wing In­dian Group Hindu Sena per­formed rit­u­als in New Delhi on Wed­nes­day and prayed for the vic­tory of Repub­li­can can­di­date Don­ald Trump in the US Pres­i­den­tial elec­tions. It is not the iso­lated in­ci­dent of its kind as the In­dian Amer­i­cans have also been seen cam­paign­ing and rais­ing funds for the Trump who since the start of race for the White House has only made con­tro­ver­sial and un­hinged state­ments es­pe­cially against Is­lam and Pak­istan.

This is an open se­cret that the In­dian lobby is ac­tively work­ing in the United States to hurt the in­ter­ests of Pak­istan and it is also widely be­lieved that it was be­cause of their hec­tic ef­forts that the US Congress blocked the fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for Pak­istan to get F-16 fighter jets. As from day one, the Repub­li­can top run­ner is churn­ing out anti Pak­istan and anti-Is­lam venom es­pe­cially against our nu­clear pro­gramme, the In­di­ans are see­ing in him an ideal US Pres­i­dent to keep Pak­istan un­der con­stant pres­sure. The In­dian Amer­i­cans have also formed a po­lit­i­cal ac­tion com­mit­tee which is ac­tively work­ing in the US to garner com­mu­nity level sup­port for the Repub­li­can can­di­date. In the Face­book page, ‘The Hin­dus for Trump’, the In­di­ans have gone so far as to place the busi­ness ty­coon on the same pedestal as some of the Hindu gods. It is, how­ever, yet to be seen as to who will make it to the White House and what kind of poli­cies he or she will be pur­su­ing, the anti Pak­istan rhetoric on the part of In­dia at this point of time will not be help­ful in any man­ner to bring im­prove­ment in re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries. The neg­a­tive In­dian pos­ture also disappoints those seg­ments in Pak­istan which strongly favour de­vel­op­ment of cor­dial re­la­tions and pro­mo­tion of re­la­tions with New Delhi in dif­fer­ent fields. In­stead of pur­su­ing the dirty path of un­der­min­ing the in­ter­ests of Pak­istan ei­ther through RAW’s agents or its lob­by­ing in ma­jor cap­i­tals, New Delhi should bury deep the old an­i­mos­ity and anti Pak­istan mind­set, and pur­sue the com­pre­hen­sive dia­logue process with sin­cer­ity for res­o­lu­tion of all out­stand­ing dis­putes. Good neigh­bourly re­la­tions will help en­sure bright and pros­per­ous fu­ture for our fu­ture gen­er­a­tions while pass­ing on an­i­mos­ity to the next gen­er­a­tions will only keep us inse­cure, un­der­de­vel­oped and back­ward.

GUANGZHOU, also known as the City of Rams” and the “City of Flow­ers”, is the cap­i­tal city of Guang­dong Prov­ince, neigh­bour­ing the South China Sea, Hong Kong and Ma­cao. As the largest eco­nomic, sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal, ed­u­ca­tional and cul­tural cen­tre and the sea, land and air com­pre­hen­sive traf­fic hub of South China, Guangzhou is also known as the “South­ern Gate” of China and one of the five cen­tral cities of the na­tion.

The Asia-Europe Meet­ing (ASEM) held its me­dia dia­logue on con­nec­tiv­ity at Guangzhou from May 9 to 10, 2016. The site for the dia­logue was aptly se­lected since Guangzhou is the home of busi­ness, in­dus­try, trade, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and ed­u­ca­tion. This port city was once the start­ing point for the an­cient Ma­rine Silk Route. It is from here that Zheng He, the an­cient Chi­nese Mariner set out for his seven voy­ages dur­ing which he dis­pensed with Chi­nese mer­chan­dise but brought back great trea­sures, riches and won the hearts of the visit­ing ports and cap­i­tals through his skills of diplo­macy.

Six cen­turies ago, Zheng He em­barked upon his ad­ven­tures with a fleet of 317 ships hold­ing 28,000 crew­men and cre­ated his­tory, putting China and Guangzhou on map of the world. The famed trav­eller from Genoa, Marco Polo also set foot here, thus Guangzhou is now des­tined to re­state its po­si­tion in his­tory by be­com­ing launch­ing port of the 21st Cen­tury Mar­itime Silk Road, an in­te­gral part of Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi


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