Zarb-e-Azb crushing the menace of terrorism, situation of law and order getting better in Baluchistan and Karachi, ground is getting ready for CPEC, Pakistan seems to be conquering the odds, and India is definitely not happy with the entire situation, and particularly with our Army Chief General Raheel Shareef.
In an article published in India Today on August 24, 2016, the author states “by invoking Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, Modi has signaled to Islamabad that India is willing to take the fight beyond the Line of Control”. India should tackle the fight first inside the LoC, and then it can think of taking it beyond as well. The author seems oblivious to the fact that, it’s Kashmir who needs a mention not Baluchistan. Witnessing the present situation, it’s Kashmir that deserves a global attention and due coverage. India is definitely not in a mood to invite any foreign delegation to come and assess the turmoil and state of affairs in Kashmir. After the martyrdom of Burhan Wani, situation has worsened in Kashmir and Pakistan is putting efforts on international level through diplomatic fronts.
India has never been on a conciliation mode and her posture has always remained in an offensive defense mode towards Pakistan, which has hiked in recent times. India has been involved in supporting the anti-Pakistan elements ever since. India’s association in funding and fueling the separatist movement in Baluchistan is not something the world is naïve of. Recent crackdowns by Pakistan Army in Baluchistan against the terrorists and separatist elements have proved fruitful. Indian agenda and malicious designs against Pakistan have been exposed and destroyed.
Since the day when Gen Raheel Shareef took over the charge as the Chief of Army Staff, he has conveyed a very strong and unflinching message of ‘noncompliance and no surrender’ to any anti-Pakistan element. In doing so, he broke the backbone of the terrorists everywhere, including FATA and Baluchistan. Remarks about Gen Raheel Shareef show how severely India has been thrashed and her aspirations of a destabilized Pakistan have been brutally crushed by this man, whom Pakistan owes a lot. India particularly seems troubled by Gen Raheel Shreef, as he is not going to get submissive on Indian demands.
India failed miserably by raising the issue of Baluchistan as no one from the world agreed or gave any response after Modi’s statement. It was thought that by raising the issue of Baluchistan, India will malign Pakistan at the global level. But to their dismay, nobody gave attention to what Modi was babbling during his Independence Day speech; rather this act proved that they don’t want to talk about Kashmir. Soon after Modi’s slanderous statements on Baluchistan issue, rallies were held across Baluchistan in support of Pakistan and the Baloch people and leaders unconditionally stood with their country and strongly denounced India’s attitude and remarks. The United States distanced itself from jumping into any controversy over the restive province, after Modi’s irrelevant and pointless statements. So, diplomatically India failed to get any response from anyone in the world in their favor and PM Modi actually slapped his own self when he gave a mention to Baluchistan in his speech.
In recent times, whenever the Kashmir issue is raised, the Baluchistan issue is raised by the Indian leaders. It’s ironic when India tries to equate Baluchistan with Kashmir, as there is nothing in common except the love which exists for Pakistan on both lands and the green flag that flutters in the airs of Baluchistan and Kashmir.
For the last few decades, Kashmir has become a blind spot and the world has lost its sight when it came to the story of Kashmir valley. It’s the high time India needs to come out of her narcissistic self. The self-absorbed attitude of Indian leaders is not going to have any good impact in the recent situation, when Kashmir is burning in literal terms. Kashmir is and will remain the actual concern and Pakistan has highlighted the issue at every international forum including the United Nations, European Union and OIC.
India fails its own constitution in Kashmir and the plight of Kashmiri people is not unknown to the world. The worsening situation in Kashmir for the last two months has proved that Kashmiri people want freedom more than ever, and the present day state in Indian held Kashmir is a verdict of that. Pakistan has already committed to have a plebiscite in Azzad Jammu and Indian Occupied Kashmir, but it’s India who is not responsive. It has been time and again conveyed that Kashmir cause has to be resolved as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Kashmir has been ignored and given a blind eye for a decade, but now the fate seems to be in favor of the suffering masses of the burning Kashmir valley. International organizations acknowledged the fact that Kashmir is not the internal matter of India; rather it has to be resolved as per the wishes of Kashmiri people. In the wake of the recent incidents in Indian held Kashmir, Turkey supported Pakistan’s position on Jammu and Kashmir.
Over the years, Pakistan has become a battle hardened nation. From conventional to clandestine operations, Pakistan has gained strength at every mark. Pakistan is more than prepared for any ‘fight beyond the Line of Control’. The question rests, is India too remains ready?