The July 27 shootings in Gurdaspur, Indian Punjab, which resulted in 10 casualties, three of which were the assailants, has stirred up political tensions in India.
As it happens after every terrorist attack in India, Indian media prior to any investigation started beating the drums for alleged links of terrorist across the border. At first reports emerged that terrorists were Muslims and then they were being linked with banned terrorist outfits of Pakistan. And what next, immature Indian media started blaming Pakistan in a ridiculous manner.
The Gurdaspur tragedy happened in a crucial time when Prime Ministers of both the countries had conversation in Ufa, which gave hope that dialogue between the two countries could resume. Pakistan foreign office spokesperson termed Indian allegations regarding accusing Pakistan of Gurdaspur terror attack baseless. He said it is unfortunate that the Indian media started accusing Pakistan while the operation against attackers was still going on. Indeed, pointing fingers without investigation is not a healthy trend.
But it has become a dilemma that whatever unfortunate event takes place in India, the very first solution they came up with is to blame Pakistan for it. It seems that India is still applying the doctrine of its historic philosopher Chanakya, who believed that you should not have smooth relations with your neighbors, instead have friendly relations with the neighbors of your neighbors. If we put a glance on contemporary political situation, India is in good relations with Iran and Afghanistan but always remains in search of opportunities for hostilities with Pakistan.
There are concrete evidences of Indian involvement in destabilizing Balochistan by assisting anti-state elements. It is the time our government must reply back in the same manner to Indian counterparts in case of unjustified blames or threats. Media should also identify few self claimed scholars, usually planted by foreign funded NGO’s in media to analyze sensitive matters through lens of United States and India.