Anti-India sentiments of Pakistanis vs Anti-Pakistan sentiments of Indians

Recently, Pakistan expressed her desire to mend relations with India by requesting a meeting between Pakistani FM and Indian FM in the sidelines of the UNGA summit.

India, after confirming the meeting took back the confirmation, citing Pakistan’s “unclean intentions” as the cause. Governments have a facade to maintain, so this was pretty much expected from both sides.

The two major players, Imran Khan and Narender Modi, are currently standing on opposing sides of the nearest elections, and as a result, both cannot afford to take radical policy measures that go against the opinions of the majority of the population.

Could the events that have just transpired (Pakistan interested in peace, India giving a cold shoulder) be a reflection of the sentiments of the general masses in both countries? We decided to take a peek at the comments sections of Dawn and Times Of India for the same news item to find out.

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Before going through these comments, let us make some things abundantly clear: if you are a Pakistani and think Pakistan has never done anything wrong, and India is solely responsible for the deteriorating relations between the two countries, please leave.

Conversely, if you are an Indian and think India has never done anything wrong, and Pakistan is solely responsible for the deteriorating relations between the two countries, please leave.

Dawn

I don’t understand why India doesn’t sit down – there is no other option and it doesn’t do any harm to the indian image internationallly – just sit down and talk

If WE (Pakistan/India) sit & talk, THEY (Russia/America) will loose Billions of dollars on defense contact. Rest you figure out.

Very sad to hear this news. When we listen that both FM are meeting with each other that was happiest day because India and Pakistan can not prosperous without good relation with each other.

I hope peace loving Indians take a notice and vote carefully in the next election. How can Pakistan make peace when the other side clearly do not want it?

All talks are meaningless between both the countries. Let both work for the welfare of the people instead of expecting any good relations with each other.

Times Of India

What”s the use of meeting between India and when Pakistan is always supporting terrorism?as if calling off a meeting was a great thing..declare war n wipe off pak army..,There is a saying”Without war u can”t get peace”..

Pappu 420, and Congress, CPM who openly support Naxalites, maoists, and Kashmir terrorists as well as Pakistan, are more dangerous than Pakistan and all terrorists combined

Trillions Of Trillions Congrtaulations Slap,On Devil Deceit Liar Ashes Of Evil Un-Holy Triple Na Pak Faces Pigstan Hand Picked Selected KAT PUTLI Taliban IMAM Khan,Un-Civic TANDAV Goventment Stringed,Hand Gloves Of ISI Under STINKY SKIRTED Pant Of Cross Border Terror General Bajwa,India Calls Of Meeting With Pakistan At,UNGA Says Foreign Ministry Of 1.35 Crores Citizen Of India Jai Hind-Jai Jawan Jai Kisan,Bharat Mata Ki Jai

What do you expect of Swines who took all the money from US and shoved the barrel of the gun up their back in the form of Osama?,They will do it with China too.Why India will be an exception?India should also shove up the pakis back Lock Stock and Barrel.Ever heard of dialogue with swines

A weak or a small country runs its election campaign on a rhetoric against a powerful or large country. Why our political parties in India run election with a rhetoric against Pakistan, i do not see that happens across the border in Pakistan. They never talk about India during their election. Are we scared of Pakistan? or we do not have any substantial topics to lure voters except hatred. We should talk to Pakistan, people talk to each other only when they have issues. This mentality of Indian minority is not good for India, it is making us low and coward in the eyes of the world. We cry like an old woman does when people annoy her. Think as an Indian not as a Hindu.

Some really thoughtful comments from both sides, and there are signs that people in both countries want peace.

However, it is unfortunate to conclude that people in India harbor so much hate against Pakistan that they would feel no shame in nuking Pakistan off the map if given the chance.

On the other hand, Pakistanis are generally amiable toward their Indian counterparts and would latch onto the first opportunity to improve relations between the two countries.

2 thoughts on “Anti-India sentiments of Pakistanis vs Anti-Pakistan sentiments of Indians”

  1. >I don’t understand why India doesn’t sit down – there is no other option and it doesn’t do any harm to the indian image internationallly – just sit down and talk. If WE (Pakistan/India) sit & talk, THEY (Russia/America) will loose Billions of dollars on defense contact. Rest you figure out.

    There are two requirements for “talk”, otherwise it’s a waste of time:

    1. The party you talk to has to be sincere. India thinks Pakistan is not sincere, because while requesting “peace talks” they are simultaneously sabotaging the peace talks by murdering and mutilating Indian soldiers, while honoring a known terrorist on postage stamps.

    2. The party you talk to has to be capable of negotiation. India does not believe that Pakistan’s civilian government has the power to negotiate, because Pakistan is controlled by its military, which needs the threat of war with India to maintain its funding.

    There is a lot of prior history responsible for India’s current position. Just listing what happened during Modi’s tenure:

    Modi invited Nawaz Sharif to his inauguration when he became PM. He met Nawaz Sharif 3 times to talk about improving Indo-Pakistan relations. He even went to Pakistan on December 25, 2016 to attend a wedding in Nawaz Sharif’s family. A week later, terrorists attacked the Pathankot Air Force base in India, killing 8 people and injuring 20.

    India says that the attack was perpetrated by Jaish-e-Mohammed, a UN designated terrorist organization headquartered in Pakistan, and tolerated (and probably supported) by Pakistani military. No actions were taken by Pakistan against the terrorists.

    Nine months later, things had quieted down. India again offered to hold talks with Pakistan. The occasion was the 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad, in November 2016. India agreed to send a special delegation to discuss bilateral issues with Pakistan and promote peace.

    But three weeks before the summit, terrorists attacked an Indian Army base in Uri, setting fire to their tents during the night when they were asleep. 19 Indian soldiers died, another 30 were injured. Again, Jaish-e-Mohammed was the perpetrator, and again Pakistan refused to acknowledge it.

    These are not just Indian accusations. The United Nations, the EU, and the US have all designated Jaish-e-Mohammed (and its umbrella organization Lashkar-e-Taiba) as terrorist organizations. Any member of these organizations is considered a terrorist by the rest of the world and will be arrested if he ever sets foot outside Pakistan. But in Pakistan, they flourish because the civilian government tolerates them while the Pakistani military covertly support them.

    Given these circumstances, talking to Pakistan is not only a waste of time, it is actually counterproductive, because talks imply that you believe the sincerity of the other party’s intentions and you believe the other party to be capable of negotiation. Neither of these is true. This is why India canceled the talks.

    First, Pakistan needs to realize that terrorism is a useless tool. Killing a few Indian soldiers or civilians doesn’t damage India in any significant way, and it’s not going to change any Indian policy. Meanwhile, it gives Pakistan a bad name across the world. Pakistan is currently under sanctions by the US and EU for financing terrorism. There will be no change and no talks until Pakistan renounces cross border terrorism.

    1. Thank you Mr Talwar for your comments. Your comments portray Pakistan as the villain and India as the hero. Given below are counter-comments that do the exact opposite. The crux of the whole discussion is that if Indians and Pakistanis use media reports to blabber “you did this, you did that” and use it as an excuse for not promoting peace, then there is nothing more to say.

      1. “by murdering and mutilating Indian soldiers, while honoring a known terrorist on postage stamps.” Let us not be naive here. Do you think Indian soldiers send Pakistani soldiers home with sweets and selfies? As for Burhan Wani, the postage stamps were released before Imran Khan’s tenure, but Modi had to find an excuse to derail the whole process. In any case, one nation’s terrorist is another nation’s hero (e.g. Kulbhushan Jadhav)
      2. That is an unsubstantiated rhetoric that is widely believed across the border, which is funny and terrifying at the same time. Pakistan’s relations with India deteriorated during the Nawaz era, who is well-known for his anti-Army slogans.
      3. “But in Pakistan, they flourish because the civilian government tolerates them while the Pakistani military covertly support them.” Again claims based on media reports. People in Pakistan believe India supports TTP and ISIS, and the claim again is based on media reports which are often false.
      4. “First, Pakistan needs to realize that terrorism is a useless tool. Killing a few Indian soldiers or civilians doesn’t damage India in any significant way.” Thank God you talked some sense. This is exactly my point. Pakistan has long realized that terrorism is a useless tool. When Indians attacked and killed 150 school children on the same day Bangladesh was “liberated” by the Indian army, it was Pakistan that suffered. If media reports are to be believed, India has done 100X more damage to Pakistan in terrorist activities. But does that stop us from holding peace talks? No. Backtracking from talks a day after confirming also highlights Indian Army’s malicious intentions (that covertly controls Modi’s government).

      P.S. I have written these comments to counter your baseless accusations, and as a result these sound as ridiculous as yours do.

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