India blatantly destabilizing Pakistan!
-Dr. Abdul Ruff
It is fact that containing and destabilizing Pakistan has been Indian official policy toward Pakistan ever since Pakistan came into existence as a sovereign nation to protect the interests of Muslims who while in India had faced only problems, including insults, from fellow Hindus whose superiority complex was too much for Muslims to bear.
Perhaps, Hindu leaders of British India did not expect Muslims to demand a separate nation for themselves as Hindu intolerance levels reached the peak level, disallowing Muslims to live in India peacefully. In fact, Hindutva intolerance level has once again raised its ugly head taking full advantage of the BJP government ever since it won a national election with a big majority in the parliament. RSS-BJP thinks now the situation is different from what existed during the British rule and Hindus now ruled the country and can push for Hindutvazation of Indian politics.
With Indian state maintaining a Hindutva mindset and intelligence and judges seemingly promoting Hindutva agenda in a subtle manner, India media targeting Islam and Muslims, Muslims feel threatened as they are insulted and even injured, murdered. India takes “sweet revenge” on Indian Muslims over 1947 partition and the way historic Babri Mosque has been razed to the ground by the Hindu fanatic criminals in 1992 backed by both central and UP state government clearly show the Indian mindset.
That Indian government, Indian state, intelligence and judges try to shield the Hindu criminals who pulled down the Mosque and delay the final judgment clearly vindicate the global suspicion about Indian state conspiracy against the Mosque and Muslims.
Kashmir issue and bilateral water sharing problem, among other issues, have petrified India’s anti-Pakistan mindset so much Indian media also view Pakistan as enemy number one. Growing ties between Pakistan and China, on the one hand, and strong Pakistan-Lanka as well as Pak-Nepal relations, on the other, could not let Indian strategic community to view Pakistan as an important neighbor, also with nuclear as arsenals. However, Pakistan seems to have no problem with India over its close relations with Bhutan or any other nation.
Regular cross boarder fires do not help promote cross border trade which is useful to Kashmir, sandwiched between the South Asia’s nuclear powers, continue to create tensions in the region.
The problem is military, generally speaking, decides most of the foreign policy matters both in Pakistan and India and their missiles target each other. However, Pakistan is the worst affected nation between the two in their undeclared cold war. India got nukes from Russia in order only to threaten its neighbors, especially Pakistan that in turn forced Pakistan also to have the nuclear facility at a very high cost, affecting normal life of Pakistan as scarce resources were diverted from social sectors to create a nuclear regime to take on India, to defend itself from any mischievous attacks.
It is not uncommon for both to accuse one another on issues and for new problems cropping up in the bilateral relations.
It is not surprising that Pakistan’s army chief on April 12 accused longtime regional rival India, ill-focused on Pakistan, of seeking to undermine his country’s $46 billion project to build an economic corridor to transport goods from China’s western regions through the Pakistani deepwater port of Gwadar.
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, speaking at a development conference in Gwadar on the impact of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), said the significance of a Pakistan-China economic alliance had “raised eyebrows” in the region. “In this context, I must highlight that India, our immediate neighbour, has openly challenged this development initiative,” Sharif told the participants of the conference in Gwadar.
General Raheel Sharif made a special reference to Indian intelligence agency RAW that is blatantly involved in destabilising operations against Pakistan. ‘Let me make it clear that we will not allow anyone to create impediments and turbulence in any part of Pakistan’. Therefore,” it is important for all to leave behind confrontation and focus on cooperation.” Pakistan knows too well India opposes a peaceful region in South Asia if it were to surrender Jammu Kashmir back to Kashmiris and withdraw all forces from neighboring JK.
Indian officials could not be reached for comment immediately. RAW is India’s Research and Analysis Wing, its main external intelligence agency.
Last month, Pakistan said it had detained a suspected Indian spy for RAW in Baluchistan, the southwestern Pakistani province where most of the CPEC is taking shape.
India has confirmed that the man is a former Indian navy official but denied that he is a spy. Pakistan believes India is supporting a separatist insurgency in resource-rich Baluchistan. It also accuses India of fuelling strife in the city of Karachi. India denies any such meddling.
India has long accused Pakistan of backing militants fighting Indian security forces in its occupied part of the divided Kashmir region, of helping militants launch attacks elsewhere in India and backing the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Having amassed huge arsenals of terror goods from all possible global markets including another fanatic nation Israel, India, however, does not want to resolve the Kashmir issue and make the region tension free. India possesses more nukes than its military ally Israel.
Pakistan says it only offers diplomatic support to the Muslim people of Kashmir living under what Pakistan says is heavy-handed Indian rule. It denies backing militant attacks in India and the anti-Pakistan statements by India directly and through USA are essentially the rhetoric meant for domestic purposes.
Indian media makes money by churning out anti-Pakistan stuff as a major part of Indian policy.
India needs to know that it cannot continue to be engaged in destabilizing efforts to force Pakistan to automatically support Indian case for Kashmir.
However, New Delhi can make South Asia tension free by granting Kashmiris sovereignty and allowing them to decide their own future.
For this, first India and Pakistan should create soft borders connecting India, Pakistan and Kashmir.
Kashmiris are the real terror victims. India’s occupation forces in Kashmir have murdered over 100, 000 Kashmiri Muslims and yet have no sympathy for them but continue to target them by stage managed fake encounters.