The residents of Kashmir have been suffering for a Long time under the smouldering conflict between India and Pakistan. Some were even willing to give it a war arrive.
Nobody wants to be here, even if it should come to war between India and Pakistan. The village Jerda is located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, only a few hundred meters from the Pakistani border. World politics is interested here hardly anyone. Even if just two nuclear powers violently with the muscles twitching: The farmers and families in Jerda just want the constant battles, the flare-up over the decades, finally come to an end.
Hilly fields with bright yellow mustard flowers. The border between Pakistan and India, looks at first glance, idyllic. But among the grassy hills Bunker in the distance, fences with barbed wire. At noon, the Sounds of the muezzin over heard on the Indian side. They come from Pakistan. India's arch-enemy calls for the noon prayer.army in the alert
This is one of the most dangerous Items in India, says a young border officer. Officially, he is allowed to give an Interview. Quieter, the soldier is told that he and his colleagues, since the days of hiding. The Pakistani enemy would you observe on a mirror. Here, in the southern part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, be surrounded directly from Pakistan. For the past two weeks, the highest state of alert.
In the border villages, the soldiers ride in armored vehicles. Just beyond the village boys don't follow you on your Moped, you even wear a helmet. Mohan Singh Bhatti looks after the young men lost in thought. He stands in his doorway, wearing a blue Turban and a pair of sunglasses. "War is always bad. The bring only more problems," says the 65-Year-old. "For every human being, no matter whether they are Indians or Pakistanis, war is very dangerous.""Permanent war" on the border
Bhatti know what he is talking about. He has become in the border village Jerda large and has already witnessed three major wars between India and Pakistan. For many years, grenades hit all around him. A has claimed his nephew's life. This permanent war is the real Evil, says Bhatti. The "great noise" at the moment - he referred to the battles in the air between the two countries - would attract worldwide attention. But Bhatti believes that he must now witness his fourth-of-war here: "it is only the election campaign tactics. If these attacks are over, no longer should be our Prime in retaliation. This has to stop now. For his re-election that should be enough now."
In just a few weeks in India's parliamentary elections. The acting Prime Minister Narendra modi to run again. That he collects, of all things, on the verge of a hard Hand against the arch-enemy of Pakistan, is good. "Not me," said Bhatti. He won't fall for that.
India's Prime Minister modi is in election campaign mode.claims on Kashmir
as many of the men in his village a Turban. They belong to the religious community of the Sikhs. Here in the South of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Sikhs, and Hindus live mostly in contrast to the North, where mainly Muslims live. Both India and Pakistan claim the entire state. Pakistan is ruled today, in about one-third, India for around two-thirds.
On the borders of the people are suffering under the constant enmity. Everywhere in his village Bhatti shows us bullet holes in the walls or holes from shells in the walls. In the yard of his neighbor Harbhan Kaur, a Bunker will be built. Is paid by the government of the modes. It is for a war against Pakistan, whether it comes now or later, either she doesn't care. "Modes is strong and he has the right stuff," she says. "We are tired of it. Constantly we are under attack here, a let us once and for all with a war to finish. We can't live here forever in a state of constant fear." His strength, the Prime Minister had proved.terrorism or election tactics?
a few days Ago, the Indian air force invaded Pakistan and dropped there bombs - allegedly on a headquarters of terrorists that had planned in India attacks. Many terrorists were also killed, quote, the Indian media alleged sources from the Ministry of defence. Evidence is not yet available. After that, no one asks but here in the border area. Kaurs daughter attended the tenth class and also tells you, you have to constantly be afraid. Thus, the stop, there would be only one thing: "war," says the 15-Year-old is convinced. To be worse than this constant Terror, not could it be.