Asghar Ali Shad
FOREIGN Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India is planning a surgical strike against Pakistan to divert attention from its serious internal issues. Commenting on this, observers have said that It is well known that Indian rulers are not only involved in heinous crimes against Kashmiris but also carry out armed interventions in neighbouring countries in violation of all international norms and traditions. The most serious examples of this was self-styled attack on Indian Parliament on 13 December 2001 and spread of fabricated news based on anti-Pakistan propaganda. On 16 December 2014, more than 150 innocent souls’ fells prey to ruthless terrorists in Peshawar. Observers say it is noteworthy that India’s long-running conspiracies against Pakistan have intensified in recent days. This is evident by the fact that Indian Prime Minister Modi openly admitted this during his visit to Bangladesh on June 6 – 7, 2015 that the Indian Army helped separation of East Pakistan.
Experts say that everyone was well aware of the open secret that the Indian Army had played a key role in breaking up Pakistan. But the Prime Minister of India, in his confessional statement in Dhaka, openly mocked international law and tried to take credit for it. In addition, the EU DisinfoLab has also exposed Indian conspiracies at the intersection. According to the report of DisinfoLab, 10 fake NGOs and 550 fake websites working with the UN Human Rights Council have been exposed in a fake network by India. It is to be noted that India formed fake parliamentary groups as a continuation of its negative attitude and has set up networks like “Friends of Gilgit-Baltistan” and “Friends of Balochistan” and has also published fake magazines like EPtoday.com.
Fake NGOs, think tanks and fake companies were also linked to such magazines. EPtoday.com was removed from the scene after the initial investigation, but now India is continuing its nefarious conspiracy under names like EUchronicle.com. The report also revealed that India broadcasts false information through these fake web sciences which are widely disseminated by the Indian news agency ANI. India also invited some European MPs to visit occupied Jammu and Kashmir through private funds to promote anti-Pakistan rhetoric. Humanitarian groups have demanded that in this situation, the effective forces of the international community, including the United Nations, must step forward and play their part, otherwise interfering in the internal affairs of other countries and the division of geographical boundaries by force will become a daily occurrence in the days to come and world peace will be severely affected.
The whole world and the moderate and neutral circles of India itself agree on the incident of December 16, 1971, that there is no greater example of terrorism in the last century. It should be kept in mind in particular that India has skillfully disguised itself as secularism and democracy and to some extent; this claim has been honoured by a large section of the international community. In this context, the opinion of the impartial circles is that as far as the claims of Indian secularism are concerned, it is a different matter. What is the real direction of democracy and secularism in Indian elections and how credible should it be? Because it is no secret that in India there is actually a tug of war between the saffron madness of the RSS and the “soft Hindutva policies” of the Congress. This situation is not new, because its seeds were sown then when Kashmiris were not given the right to vote despite UN resolutions And Delhi has maintained its aggressive dominance over it. Thus, while remembering commemorating the anniversary of 16 December 1971, and December 16, 2014 tragedies, this whole situation should be kept in mind and in every possible way we should focus on improving our internal and external policies.
—The writer is contributing columnist based in Lahore.