Journey into Mediation

Sneha Mohanty posted 2 weeks ago, 0 Responses
In common parlance, when one learns anything about mediation, it is very important to unlearn what has been learnt before. Mediation, however can be academically explained but it is a subject that is much beyond just literature and academics. Mediation is more about one\'s individual growth and professional growth. One has to have experiences and instances of grave learning in order to understand mediation. 
The course first began by the explanation of mindfulness. I understand Mindfulness by being blisfully aware of our surroundings. I was then given the opportunity to do many case students, I mainly worked on Indo Pak conflicts, The south african crisis and and the north korean crisis. 
The Indo Pak conflict was born way before the two countries decided to part ways. Recently it came to forefront when India decided to revoke the special status given to Kashmir and took control of the state in the entirety. This led to the Pakistan favoring Kashmiris rising up and fighting against the Indian Army and thus AFSPA was forced to be implemented in order to reduce the loss of casualties in the state.
Many people were harmed and injured in the Kashmir violence and thus the people rose strictly against the Indian Government taking control of the same, hence sending shockwaves even into Pakistan. This was a necessary step due to the Pakistan terrorist groups constantly infiltrating into India and using Kashmir a leeway into avoiding checking and immigration. 
The biggest concern as of now is whether Pakistan is still a threat to India\\\'s terriotory or not and whether pakistan will still infiltrate Indian territory and call for more terrorist attacks or not. This has always been the situation and this has constantly affected India\\\'s peace and tranquility.The worst attack that happened in India was the 26/11 Taj Hotel attack which led to many people losing their lives. 
The enmity between India and Pakistan has had a perpetual existence ever since partition of the duo, and thus it threatens each and every day.
It is significant to understand that North Korea has enmity with South Korea since time immemorial. South Korea is a very important and significant U.S ally. North Korea has been in constant violation of UN mandates and still went ahead to carry out nuclear tests and missile developments. In September 2017, North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear weapons test, its most powerful test to date. As with previous tests in 2016, it again claimed to have developed a hydrogen, or thermonuclear, bomb, which would represent further advancements in the nuclear program and the ability to build more powerful, higher-yield nuclear weapons. Since February 2017, North Korea has conducted sixteen missile tests with a total of twenty-three missiles, including a missile that it says can carry a nuclear warhead. Four of the missiles failed. In early July 2017, the country conducted its first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Three weeks later, it tested another ICBM that experts believe could reach the continental United States. In August 2017, U.S. intelligence agencies determined that North Korea can miniaturize its nuclear weapons to fit inside a missile, which North Korea had already claimed it could do in March 2016. In November 2017, North Korea conducted the first test of a previously unseen missile, reportedly its largest ICBM yet, the Hwasong-15. However, North Korea has not yet demonstrated that its nuclear warheads can withstand reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.
The worst of this situation is that these unforeseen missiles could reach the world at any point. This would put the entire world in danger. North Korea is in a very complicated relationship with even a country like China. Since north korea is already in a habit of defying groundrules laid down by the United Nations, it poses a large amount of threat to the outside world. North Korea can and may act autonomously to burn the whole world down with the amount of missiles its been developing and testing each passing year. 
Here one may believe that the aspect of mediation is the role of international organisations in bringing North Korea to the track. The worst case scenario in this case is what might happen if North Korea continues to act autonomously and how might the world react if North Korea tries to act beyond its boundaries and what might happen if the motive for developing such fatal destructive instruments, if disclosed is powerful and abrasive than what one might think. 
These studies allowed me to practice and propagate what I learnt throughout my course here.