Modi playing with fire

August 8, 2019

The abrogation of occupied Kashmir’s special status is going to have grave impact on the regional peace and consequently will affect world peace as well. India has now opened up a Pandora Box that has the potential to engulf the entire region in flames and it has also opened the door to a potential nuclear catastrophe, Modi is actually playing with fire. India has never been serious about talks and that feeling was strengthened in Bishkek when India gave Pakistan a cold shoulder. They took Pakistan’s overtures for peace as weakness. After the Pulwama incident, when Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down an Indian aircraft which violated its airspace, Pakistan returned the captured Indian pilot as a gesture of peace to tell the world that it was not interested in a war, but India’s response has been negative. The recent Indian actions to change the status of IHK only confirm this view. It was not a spontaneous decision, rather it was part of BJP election manifesto. The BJP follows an ideology which puts Hindus above all religious groups and seeks the establishment of a state where all minorities are repressed. They have a racist ideology and their actions in Kashmir are a manifestation of their beliefs. They violated laws to uphold their ideology. It is feared that India would increase crackdown on Kashmiris to suppress the resistance movement and it may try to initiate the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiris, which will only lead to more incidents like Pulwama. We can only predict that this will happen and India will once again try to put the blame on Pakistan and strike it but Pakistan will definitely strike back. Pakistan doesn’t want war but New Delhi shouldn’t bite off what it can’t chew. If the world does not act and does not uphold its own laws then Pakistan will not be responsible. Pakistan has made it clear that it will fight back at every forum. Pakistan would not allow Indian PM Narendra Modi turn India into Israel and Kashmir into Palestine. India’s racist policies towards Kashmir and the act of ethnic cleansing of Kashmiris at the hands of the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) must be noticed by the international community.  The USA must not entertain the Indian government’s position that the volte face on Kashmir is India’s internal affair. The Security Council’s permanent members must also question the Indian position and provide solace to Pakistan. Only Malaysia and Turkey so far have responded positively to Imran Khan’s telephone calls. The major powers taking India as largest trading partner with bustling and growing economic prospects shouldn’t prefer trade over peace because without peace doing trade would prove difficult for them. 

The USA must not entertain the Indian government’s position that the volte face on Kashmir is India’s internal affair. The Security Council’s permanent members must also question the Indian position and provide solace to Pakistan.