|UN Observers visiting the houses destroyed in Sialkot due to Indian shelling|
When USA expresses concerns over cancellation of Pak-India meeting scheduled to be held on 25th August 2014 and current tension between both countries she actually supports India; it is astonishing that a country having the biggest spy network of the world and having keen eye over situation in South Asia in order to protect her interests but she is unaware of the ground realities? It is no more a secret for the whole world that what is the purpose behind unprovoked firing and shelling by Indian forces over LoC since 01 October 2014? Pakistanis engulfed by the internal chaos may not be aware of all these developments over the border but the election campaign of BJP and its ally RSS solely depends upon the tension over Pak-India border and unprovoked firing over the Pak-India border is an attempt to get the attention of extremist Hindu voters to win the election going to be held in Maharashtra and Haryana and very soon in rest of India.
Western and American defense analysts are aware that Modi has adopted cheap way to secure support of Hindu extremists by creating a war like situation over borders with Pakistan just like he did few months ago in the Central elections. Promises were made to defeat Pakistan and capture Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. In the way Indian media reacted over the reciprocal firing by Pak army and discussions by ex-Indian Generals over talk-shows was all part of Modi and his party’s election campaign, as the voting day drew near the violations by Indian army over LoC increased and were gradually extended towards the unprovoked shelling over International border. While threatening to crush and break apart Pakistan in his speeches, Modi said that Indian army has been empowered to teach a lesson to Pakistan without seeking permission or decision of Central govt. so that Pakistan did not dare to fire across the LoC again. During current election campaign Hindu Extremists are being told that automatic firing system controlled by a computer is being installed over the border which will automatically target Pakistani check posts with 100% accuracy. Indian voters were told that in order to buy 769 controlling computers for automatic firing system a big amount in the budget has been allocated. Indian army soldiers especially those belonging to BSF (Border Security Forces) are being trained for this system.
What does this mean that whenever there will be Central or Provincial elections in India, Pakistani will be utilized as a punching bag? The alarming factor is the criminal silence of our rulers over the unprovoked firing by Hindus over LoC resulting in the loss of the civilians. Whether it is Congress claiming to be secular or BJP and RSS extremist Hindus in power in India; Indian attitude against Pakistan remains same. The stance of extremist Modi towards Pakistan had been openly published in the report of Reuters published on 13 October 2014 in which it has been unveiled that Indian Prime Minister has ordered Indian army to hurt and harm Pakistan to the maximum level. That is why after unprovoked shelling by Indian army, in a rally Modi said that see how enemy (Pakistan) is crying; enemy has been told that time has changed and old routine will not be tolerated anymore. According to Reuters this was one of the biggest skirmish or unprovoked firing by Indian army in Jammu and Kashmir Sector since last few decades. Moreover, report discloses that after Modi came into power the patrolling over LoC have been increased. Modi wants to realize this to Pakistan army that India is superior to Pakistan and before taking any reciprocal steps against India, Pakistan army should consider the results. An important question that rises here, “Is the Modi’s Foreign Policy based upon enmity against Pakistan in fact practicable”? Is not extremist Hindu Prime Minister of India pushing the whole world towards World War-III or the region to some big nuclear mishap?
This is the duty of our rulers and Foreign Ministry to think over these questions, whose (criminal) silence towards India is not coming to end. With the elections in Maharashtra and Haryana on 15 October, Indian guns over Pakistani borders will be silenced temporarily but Indian media will further its anti-Pakistan propaganda. In the way Indian media is furthering the propaganda against Pakistan, it seems that Pakistan’s wish for a peaceful environment between both countries would remain a dream. The sentence said by Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Nawaz Sharif in an interview to The Telegraph on 23 August 2014 in London, “If Pakistan is to prosper, we must stop bashing India” is on the record but now Pakistani PM should have learned that in reaction to his gesture of friendship India has only accuses, conspiracies, threats, unprovoked firing over LoC and International Border. India will continue her conspiracies and anti-Pakistan policies and we Pakistanis will perhaps keep our heads bowed, practicing silence as a policy in order to please India.
Whether it is Indian Foreign or Interior Minister, they give statements against Pakistan 3 times a day containing only threats and warnings. In his address at Srinagar, Indian Defense Minister accused Pakistan army for firing over LoC and claimed that working relations between India and Pakistan are conditioned with the good attitude across the border (i.e. silence of Pakistan army over unprovoked Indian shelling targeting innocent citizens in correct words). He further said that Pakistan army wants to continue tension over LoC; before this, firing over LoC had been done many times but situation became peaceful within few however, this time it has been prolonged. He said that Pakistan wants to keep situation over the LoC intense so that Pakistan can infiltrate armed personnel into Indian Held Kashmir.
Ground reality is that whether it is mortar shelling and firing over LoC or Working Boundary Indian army along with BSF is the first to violate the ceasefire; giving a befitting reply to unprovoked Indian firing over Pakistani areas is the duty of the defenders of the borders for which Punjab Rangers reacts over the Indian aggressive firing not the Pak Army. It does not matter for Indian extremists that whether soldiers of Pak Rangers or the civilians are affected by the Indian shelling. But while reacting to the Indian unprovoked shelling Pakistani troops have to practice care in order to protect the civilians residing across the LoC as they are the innocent Kashmiri Muslim fighting for their right of freedom since last three generations. Just like as the protection and care of civilians in Pakistan, it is also the duty of the Pakistani forces to take care and minimize the losses of civilians across the border which is properly observed by Pakistan Rangers. Indian media continues propaganda against Pakistan in accordance with Indian policy but Pakistani media shows a criminal silence. The loss of lives, internal displacement of residents of border areas, complete or partial destruction of houses, loss of cattle and crops can be compared only to the loss of civilians in 1965 or 1971 war. Why do not we take practical steps against unprovoked Indian firing besides just issuing oral statements condemning state terrorism of India? Why Pakistani embassies present in the whole world are not activated against state terrorism of India over LoC and Pakistani borders?
|Hindu extremists burning pictures of Mr Nawaz Sharif and Pakistani flag in front of Pakistani embassy in New Delhi|
Whether it is Indian Congress or extremist BJP; their election campaigns have been converted into a hatred movement against Pakistan which has become an integral part of Indian elections. Propaganda against Pakistan in India is evergreen but one year ahead of the elections, as the election campaign starts, the propaganda against Pakistan increases manifolds as well for which Pak army, ISI and freedom movements in Kashmir are important topics. If we look at the history, the unprovoked firing by Hindu extremist army started 4 months before every Indian election and continued till the date of election. But after Modi’s election Hindu extremist army is shelling civilian residents of Pakistan with mortar shells and heavy machineguns either for the elections or this foundation had been laid for the future. This state terrorism is not only a threat for Pakistanis living near the border but for the peace of the region as well. At this time more than 120 schools have been closed, 40000 persons have been forced to evacuate the area; in the wake of such undeclared war by India it is the duty of every Pakistani to protest against state terrorism of India besides celebrating the Noble Prize given to Malala…
Written by Khalid Baig,
Published in Daily Nawa-i-Waqt,
Date: 17th October 2014.