In the best fingerwagging style, as if addressing the guilty party and without bearing any responsibility, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told newspaper editors in New Delhi that Pakistan had not done enough on Kashmir. In his interaction with them, he said that while Pakistan had not done enough on terror, there was still a need for India to engage it. Is it a coincidence that Dr Singh is merely mirroring the sort of language that the USA is using to Pakistan, though his claim of Pakistan supporting terrorism is more to do with the Kashmir freedom struggle, which India has chosen to label terrorism? The Indian PM has chosen to ignore the efforts of the Indian establishment to get off the hook such persons as Colonel Purohit and Swami Aseemanand who have been guilty of terrorism. More importantly, Dr Singh has not taken into account that his own party, when in office under Pandit Nehru, had agreed to a solution of the Kashmir issue which involved the world community, by leaving it to a UN-supervised plebiscite to determine the opinion of the Kashmiris, whether they wish to join India or Pakistan. He might have realised that the Kashmir issue is central to the bilateral relationship, and that only when it is solved can the people of South Asia, of whom a billion are in India, move to a prosperous future. However, one hurdle in the way of peace is the reluctance of the present Pakistani government to stand up for the just rights of the Kashmiri people, as it desires to curry favour with the USA, which is busy giving India tacit support to develop an ability to guard its interests in the region against China. This it is doing with the support of Pakistan, because its government is anxious, too anxious, to do whatever the USA wishes, including solving Indias disputes with its neighbours on Indias terms. Another example of how India is behaving is how it has rejected Pakistans objections under the Indus Waters Treaty to its construction of hydroelectric projects on Chenab River. Dr Singh should have kept this in mind when saying what he did. India, through these projects, will gain the ability to turn Pakistan into a desert. It is because of this that the Quaid-e-Azam called Kashmir Pakistans jugular. The government should note that the Indian PM made these remarks in a domestic political context, and must convey to India that it will not continue talks until it is assured of result-oriented discussions, and convey to its international interlocutors that the world must exert pressure on India to fulfill its solemn commitments, not on Pakistan to hold talks without meaning.