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April 05, 2018

April 05, 2018 @ 06:03 PM

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Is dialogue a better option than aggression with Pakistan?

Post MBA exam results, Group Discussion will be crucial for MBA admission so it is advised to read and practice with variety of topics. In following GD topic you will be getting some points with divergent views which you can pick up and develop.  Today, you will read GD topic:  
 
"Do we still feel that dialogue is a better option than aggression with Pakistan?"
 
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”. It is true that battles and wars only lead to more bloodshed and hatred. To gain independence, a number of freedom fighters, including Bhagat Singh, fought with the British using weapons. What was the outcome of this? 
 
It simply led to more bloodshed. India did not become independent through the path of violence. Instead, we gained independence after following Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of non-violence.
 
This is a lesson to all of us that dialogues and peace talks are better options than aggression. And the same concept should be applied to India-Pakistan relations.
 
Recently, the Prime Minister of Pakistan made a comment that Pakistan has taken a great leap forward to enhance the relations between Pakistan and India. This includes softening of borders and organizing talks to settle outstanding issues. 
 
Although we are not aware of the outcome of the meetings, the possibility of having a peaceful discussion as opposed to violence is comforting to many. In addition, Pakistan is one step closer to holding fair and impartial elections, which is a sign of a democratic country. 
 
Since there is a possibility that India and Pakistan will have similar ideologies in the future, India should embrace peace and come up with a win-win situation.
 
For the past few decades, India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads. When one country commits an act of aggression, the other country does the same few days later. 
 
In January 2013, Pakistani soldiers killed two Indian soldiers, and India decided to react aggressively to the situation. On the other hand, Pakistan claimed that it had not killed any Indian soldier and that two Pakistani soldiers were killed in January along the Line of Control, where ceasefire deal had taken place in 2003. This is the game India and Pakistan have been playing for the past few decades – the blame game, which results in no solution. 
 
Hence, dialogue is definitely a better option than aggression, provided that both the parties abide by the rules of an agreement. 
 
If parties break the rules of a peaceful agreement, then there won’t be a fruitful outcome of a dialogue session. Aggression has never benefited any nation. Innocent lives get taken away and this simply leads to more bloodshed.
 
This is evident in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. So, let us tread the path of non-violence and hope that India once again reaches its goal by embracing “satyagraha”.  

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