The Council for the Unification of the Subcontinent (CUS) 2050
The Indo-Pak Feminist Action Group (IPFAG) is an anarchist political party operating through the breadth of what was once the Indian Subcontinent but now the sovereign states of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. In the 2049 Indian elections, IPFAG won a majority of the parliamentary seats and elected a leftist, feminist president with the momentous goal of rewriting the Indian constitution and entirely transforming its legal code. What has drawn intense criticism, protest, and security threat to the new government is IPFAG’s eventual hope to begin negotiations for the economic unification of the Indo-Pak subcontinent, with soft province borders between the three nations. Iran has expressed utmost support for IPFAG’s geopolitical model while remaining mostly quiet about the government’s progressive social policies. IPFAG enjoys utmost political support in both Pakistan and Bangladesh, and media reports suggest that the Pakistani parliament – where IPFAG (Pakistan faction) candidates are the majority within the opposition — might vehemently advocate for collaborative work with India’s faction of IPFAG.
Before any major moves could be made on the global stage, India’s delegation to the UN announced the funded proposal for the creation of an ad-hoc committee, The Council for the Unification of the Subcontinent (CUS), to come up with a mandate and framework for a possible subcontinental reunification. It has requested the committee include representation from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, all other SAARC countries, the relevant global superpowers, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, China, and political groups from the Subcontinent that will be major stakeholders if a process of unification is started, such as the Indian Nationalist Organization, the Muslim Federation of the Subcontinent, etc.
Does the subcontinent, and its people, have any hope for a post-nationalist future – getting rid finally of the colonial legacy left behind on it? Can cultural unity once again depoliticise religion in the Subcontinent? Will the Subcontinent ever find itself stronger together? Will the militaries of these two nuclear powers let it?