I partially agree :)
If it was only up to the government or some elements of establishment, Kashmir would be gradually and imperceptibly erased from Pakistani minds...
But there are a few things that needs to be considered :
• People/leaders sometimes become ‘prisoners to their own rhetoric’ , and Pakistani rhetoric is too loud to be easily forgotten. The DGISPR have almost committed himself on the Kashmir issue. It will not be easy for them to step back now...
• Kashmiris themselves have shown great resilience for their cause, have sacrificed too many lives, many more injured or in jails, they have been dishonoured and disrespected by the Indian forces and RSS elements. They will neither forget nor forgive. May that be an independent state of Kashmir or joining Pakistan , they will keep struggling for their cause.
• As I said earlier, the RSS ideology will not stop at IOK, they will have their eyes on the remaining part of Kashmir and northern areas, and if possible on the rest of Pakistan too, to re-establish ‘Akhand Bharat’.
Indeed, it is hard even to think of a war between two nuclear armed states, but short of total surrender for Pakistan , I can’t see how a war can be avoided, and even a ‘total surrender’ may not guarantee ‘peace’ , as policy of appeasement has never been successful to avoid wars in the past, and it will never be successful in the future.