Israeli Model Bound to Fail


Both India and Israel have a track record of persecuting the innocent people fighting for their legitimate right to self-determination. Now one oppressor has made its intentions clear to emulate the high-handed and tyrannical tactics of the other oppressor to achieve its ulterior motives.
Addressing a ceremony in New York, India’s Consul General to the United States Sandeep Chakravorty said that Modi-led Indian government will build settlements modelled after Israel to ensure the colonization of occupied Kashmir. This really once again exposes the fascist face of Modi regime and that it has no regard whatsoever of the human rights. Out of desperation it is using all tactics to annex the land of Kashmiris in total contravention of international laws and UN Security Council resolutions. As regards the Israeli settlements are concerned, they are illegal under the international law as they violate the fourth Geneva Convention which prohibits an occupying power from transferring its population to the area it occupies. Israelis, just like the Indians, have proved time and again that they are above any international law but the fact is that the world community has never recognized those illegal settlements. Therefore the Indian attempt to imitate Israeli model in occupied Kashmir also holds no basis and should be condemned far and wide. Just like Palestinians, the Kashmiris are also fighting against the oppressive regime for decades and they have never surrendered. Hence, the Modi government should not live in any fool’s paradise that the Kashmiris will accept its despotic tactics. Settlement building will amount to dispossessing Kashmiris of their land and change the demographic composition of the territory – something which the Kashmiri people will never accept. Hence, this evil plan is bound to fail. Any attempt to deprive the Kashmiris of their land will only further aggravate the situation which could have disastrous consequences for peace and security of the entire region. Sanity demands that the Indian side shun its negative course and rather sit with Pakistan and Kashmiris to find a durable settlement in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.