LoC violations

LoC violations

Rashtriya Sahara in its editorial on January 10 writes: "As far as Pakistan's denial is concerned, it cannot be treated as believable. People have not yet forgotten that when Ajmal Kasab was caught during the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai, Pakistani ministers had refused to accept that he was a Pakistani national... However, it cannot be denied that there is no dearth of people in Pakistan who consider friendship with India to be inevitable... So, should it be taken that in reality, there are two Pakistans: one that wants friendship, and the other that keeps looking for pretexts for confrontation? It is difficult and trying for India as to which Pakistan it should deal with."

The daily Aag, in its editorial on January 9, writes: "Pakistan knows too well that it cannot defeat India in a war. Therefore, it always takes recourse to other means [of confrontation]". Shakeel Shamsi, editor of the daily Inquilab in his column on January 13, says: "It is useful for the Pakistani government to create tension on the border to divert its people's attention from its internal upheavals. Political parties like the BJP and some news channels are irresponsibly putting pressure on India to attack Pakistan... But nowhere has war solved any problem and, in fact, wars have created many problems." Jadeed Khabar, on January 14, writes: "Pakistan should understand the reality that relations between the two countries cannot be improved through the efforts of only one party. The other country also has to respond create hurdles."

Owaisi's campaign

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's (MIM) official daily Etemaad in its editorial on January 7 emphasises that MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi's elder brother, Asaduddin Owaisi has advised him to face charges in court. It adds, "Akbaruddin's speech is concerned with ethical parliamentary democracy and it has nothing to do with a war against the state."

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