This ws da Q in the survey on INDIA TODAY feb06 issue n da answer ws 43%says YES n 54% says NO n it ws written in da caption dat :   ;   ;   ; Youth in da metros were more skeptical.51% in small towns said no.They mayb optimistic bt they r also a realistic generation.
I agree wid 54% cuz politicians of both da countries wont solve this prob cuz of their own mean intentions.
Ya this is something so hard to say . I am guessing the same as you . India and Pakistan ever reaching an agreement is not going to be easy and probably not in my lifetime i feel . (i think i sound pessimistic)
Its like the politicians on both sides will be left with out much to fight for if this issue is resolved.
Some faulty decisions by the policy-makers is responsible for what we are facing now. It is really difficult to say if it(relation) will be solve at all.
A plebiscite may yield one of the three following results: accession to Pakistan, accession to India or complete independence. But one thing I strongly feel that we will never witness accession of Kashmir to Pakistan. It is India and J&K's bussiness. Pakistan should be a democracy with a good track record first before it can talk about a plebiscite and "respecting the wishes of the people of J&K" and removes from Indian territory all aggressors and unlawful entrants. Even today though J&K falls under article 370, it is an integral part of Indian union.
it is like two brothers fighting a bitter battle! blood is not always thicker than water. so it is difficult to see how this fued will end especially with politicians baking their bread [in the fire]. what can plebisite solve in a situation when people's minds and heart r so poisoned? it shd have taken place at the time of partition. we have weathered many a storm, we shall weather this one too. why aim at friendship, if we can become civil to each other and keep out of each other's hair it wd be a big achievement!