The adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz has expressed serious concern over the statement made by the Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries.
The statement only confirms Islamabad’s apprehensions about India’s involvement in terrorism in Pakistan. The statement has stamped confirmation on any doubt against the involvement of India in terrorism activities in other countries, particularly in Pakistan.
It is not the first time that Indian officials in high posts have talked against Pakistan on the pretext of defending their country from terrorism. Pakistan has rendered great sacrifices in fight against terror and over sixty thousand people have become victim by monster of terror.
Pakistan has very often urged to maintain peaceful relations with all the neighbouring countries. But such statements full with hatred would not do any good for smoothing the tension between the two countries.
Parrikar said that many terrorists are drawn into terrorism because of financial allurements … they are paid money for it. If such people are there, why not use them? What is the harm in using terrorists against terrorists?
Perhaps the greater problem is that Mr Parrikar’s comments betray an ugly and utter misunderstanding of India’s Kashmir problem. The problem in India-held Kashmir is not militancy, it is the denial of rights to the Kashmiris by Indian security and the political establishment.
Despite using all sort of force on innocent Kashmiris Indian authorities have failed to suppress the dreams of freedom of Kashmiris. People are very often found raising pro-Pakistan and anti-Indian slogans carrying flags of Pakistan. In fact freedom movement of Kashmir is getting more momentum with every passing day, and Indian Defence Minister could not digest the reality and started uttering horrible statements.