After the latest face-off during the Union Home minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Pakistan to attend a meeting of home ministers of the SAARC countries India appears to be projecting itself in a new avatar pertaining to Kashmir with Pakistan. The country has always been defensive on border issues with his neighboring country however this time round India is offensive not only on Pakistan occupied Kashmir but also by raking up the issue of Baluchistan. PM Narendra Modi sending out a strong warning to Pakistan and addressing the world leaders and united nations to look at the human genocide conducted by Pakistan on POK and Baluchistan has now caught the eye of International media which otherwise shy away from the human right violation that was happening in these regions. Post PM Modi raked up this issue Pakistan seems to be found itself in a very uncomfortable position since many international media now seems to be highlighting the dark secret of Pakistan which was hidden from rest of the world all these decades.
The issue escalated when India army encountered notorious Pakistan sponsored terrorist Burhan Muzaffar Wani commander of the Kashmir-based Hizbul Mujahideen which was condemned by Pakistan and in return National Assembly of Pakistan decided to observe July 19 as the black day and Burhan Bani was termed as the martyr. Pakistani PM wrote a letter to the UN on the matter of J&K. India already made its stand clear on the issue of Pakistani PM writing a letter to the UN. The official Spokesperson of the external affairs ministry responded by saying, “Pakistan does not have any locus standi in addressing any aspect of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is an internal matter of India, except to put an end to all cross-border terrorism, infiltration and support and instigation to terrorism and violence against India. We are in touch with important interlocutors bilaterally as well as multilaterally to put the correct picture. Let me also say it does not matter how many letters are written, it will still not whitewash cross-border terrorism.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi apparently took up the issue of PoK and Baluchistan in All Party meeting in New Delhi and said Any talk with Pakistan will start from the issue of PoK. PM also spoke about Human Right violations and killing of Baluchs by Pakistani Army which was unanimously supported.
India appears to be offensive this time round when the External Affairs Ministry was recently asked about cross-border terrorism, it responded by saying, “The capture of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Bahadur Ali is yet another proof of Pakistan’s continued involvement in cross-border terrorism and infiltration into India, despite several assurances that it will not allow its territory to be used for terrorism against any other country.” The MEA spokesperson further said that the interrogation of Bahadur Ali and his confession clearly revealed the details of the kind of training that was provided to such young men, the camps in which they were kept, the weapons that they were provided and most importantly the indoctrination that they undergo prior to infiltration into India.
He said that Bahadur Ali also revealed how his Pakistani handlers gave him instructions to mix with the local people, create disturbances and attack police and security forces. His confession proves that the Lashkar-e-Taiba was sending its cadre in connivance with Pakistani security forces, to fuel large-scale agitation in Kashmir. Pakistan now stands completely exposed. “We have already taken up the matter bilaterally with Pakistan, including our offer to provide consular access to this Pakistani terrorist,” added Swaroop.
India’s move to counter Pakistan seems to be right. With people of Balochistan demanding freedom from Pakistan and requesting India to step in for the diplomatic and military help only puts Pakistan in a bigger trouble. In the quest to occupy Kashmir Pakistan seems to be losing a big chunk of their land. Strategically speaking Pakistan might not be a nation at all with every state in Pakistan demanding separate country. Defense analyst says if the world has to stop Pakistan from breeding terrorism then the best way is to break it apart and this has to start with Balochistan and Gilgit Balochistan. The extent to which human right violation is under way in these regions is unimaginable and it is high time the world steps in for the liberation of Balochistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir.