Indian Sub-Continent – Commemorating Independence Day

August 14, 2012

By Padmini Arhant

The neighbors in Indian sub-continent commemorate independence from colonialism.

Pakistan on August 14 followed by India on August 15 sought freedom from British Raj with the sub-continent divided and scores of innocent lives lost on all sides prior to and during partition.

Since then, both nations have endured trials and tribulations with bilateral relations subjected to litmus tests delivering success and failures predominantly due to covert foreign intervention benefitting hegemonic subjugation militarily in Pakistan under the guise of war on terror and politically in India through proxy governance.

Nonetheless, the two nations are faced with alleviating poverty, economic and social disparity prevalent in vast majority, fighting corruption, tax evasion and local political impediments exploiting situations for personal advancement hindering national development.

India comparatively made economic progress post independence. However, the gap between haves and have-nots widened in the ever increasing income inequality with the rich, famous and upper echelons in the society representing political system depriving main stream fair opportunity to achieve desperately required change.

The recent reconciliation transcending barriers are mutually productive easing tensions essential in moving forward to normalize trade, travel and cultural exchange.

National security concerns through cooperation, intelligence sharing and commitment to deter terror networks operations could further enhance future prospects for Pakistan and India.

The significant youth population in two states could potentially shape the country on progressive trend in every aspect synthesizing dynamism and optimism reflecting a paradigm shift in the present and beyond.

Republic rule abstinent nepotism and feudalism is the path to strive for emancipation from burgeoning economic, political and social struggle.

Wishing people in India and Pakistan long lasting peace and formidability to challenge threats against national sovereignty.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant


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