India’s continued aggression

INDIA is further fuelling tension by repeatedly resorting to unprovoked firing on the Line of Control (LoC) targeting innocent civilians. In their latest act of belligerence, the Indian troops martyred two children in Rawalkot and Chirikot sectors. Over the last twelve days, India has violated the ceasefire agreement five times killing over ten civilians.
Along with this, the Indian leadership also continues to emit venomous statements against Pakistan as its Chief of Army Staff recently threatened to carry out surgical strikes. Though we understand that the statement was nothing but rhetoric as the country’s previous claims of conducting surgical strikes inside Pakistan proved to be false and absurd which made India a laughing stock in the world. But at the same time we believe that such kind of statements is fraught with dangers and pose threat to regional peace. Despicable part is that the world community is resorting to complete silence both on the situation on the LoC as well as the diatribe of Indian military and civilian leadership. World must realise that incessant skirmishes on the LoC may lead to some bigger conflict between the two nuclear armed neighbours — the one that was witnessed in Kargil back in 1999. So the important capitals cannot afford sitting back and act as silent spectators. They need to come forward and push both the countries to enter into dialogue process to reduce the current tension which is badly affecting the life of people of Jammu & Kashmir on both sides of the border. As Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is in Washington, he needs to fully update the American officials about the situation in the disputed territory and the Indian belligerence. Apart from this, our Foreign Office also needs to brief the envoys of important countries about the hostile situation on the LoC and occupied Kashmir. While shunning double standard, the world will have to rein in the rising hostility and hegemonic designs of Modi Junta, if it is really interested to restore peace and stability in the South Asian region.

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