Hyderabad:¬†In the backdrop of Andhra Pradesh going through the division process, biographer, researcher and writer Rajmohan Gandhi obser≠ved that the public representatives of both Seemandhra and Telan≠gana regions have failed to make the ‚Äúwise move‚ÄĚ of resolving the all issues by talking amongst themselves. Instead, the representatives are making rounds of Delhi.
‚ÄúDelhi cannot know the ideal solution for Andhra Pradesh. The real solution lies in the soil rather than committees that have been set up to study the conditions here,‚ÄĚ said Gandhi at the Hyderabad Literary Festival 2014.
Gandhi, who is Mahatma Gandhi and India‚Äôs first Governor General Rajagopalachari‚Äôs grandson, referred to the Border Commission that was constituted for marking the India and Pakistan border.
‚ÄúThough the Border Commission of five members included four Indian judges ‚Äď two Muslim judges, a Hindu, and a Sikh ‚Äď they could not give a resolution due to differences and political biases. As a result, the British judge had to take the call.‚ÄĚ
A book authored by Gandhi, Punjab: A history from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten, narrates the story of what old-timers know as undivided Punjab, beginning with the 1707 death of Emperor Aurangzeb and ending with the 1947 division into West Punjab and East Punjab.
Talking about what the Pakistanis think about the the Partition, he said, ‚ÄúA majority still feels that the division should not have taken place. The Taliban terrorism, which has become a scourge for Pakistan, would not have survived in undivided India,‚ÄĚ he said adding, ‚ÄúBut, they, however, do not call for union anymore.‚ÄĚ...