Once Ralph Waldo Emerson-an
American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the
transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century said,”For every minute
you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”Truth they say
is the first casualty in war, in some cases in peace time too.But yelling
and screaming TV anchors painted a picture in India of such precise details
as though they were watching everything from the cockpits of Mirage planes.
Media is not always helpless or bereft of resources to independently verify
It was difficult to find a journalist on Tuesday on Indian TV who would be
asking questions and scrutinising the narrative from both sides instead of
giving lectures in patriotism from the pulpit their newsroom has become but
with the exception of certain liberal and literate voices.
It was the rightwing leader L.K. Advani who captured the state of India’s
mainstream media in his memoirs. He recalled how when Indira Gandhi asked
them to bend, the journalists preferred to crawl. The questioning spirit is
not absent, however.
Indian journalism is not dead but their professionalism is surely dead with
the spices of jingoism.
But, Indian portals go against tide and question govt’s take.
Pakistan’s official reaction to the Pulwama attack has been very
measured.Prime Minister Imran Khan repeated his core mission in the region,
one that he has repeated several times, of seeking détente and peace with
India. He also warned India of retaliation if Pakistan was provoked. The
official armed forces spokesperson also gave an impassioned presentation
about option 1 and option 1A for Pakistan: which is peace, and more peace.
But he also elaborated on Pakistan’s quest for peace, whilst being prepared
for war. Pakistani diplomats, and especially Pakistan’s two brilliant
daughters – Dr Maleeha Lodhi at the UN in New York and Tehmina Janjua at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad – engaged Pakistan’s bilateral
partners and friends and explained the position of the pro-peace government
If India wants Wing Commander Abhinandhan to be treated under the Geneva
Convention on Prisoners Of War, then it means India is admitting it has
declared a War on Pakistan.
And if they have declared a war then they have to present a proof of reason
for the war.
Otherwise it is terrorism.
Although Pakistan is land of hospitality and Pakistan Army has well behaved
with the arrested Indian soldier as he himself told in video released by
But BJP is using Pulwama Attack for political gains as said by Shiv Sena
from Opposition in India and latest press conference of 21 opposition
parties of India has Modi’s political gain the real reason for this war like
situation supported by Refale Deal Scandal,Defeat in five major Indian
states by Modi’s Party and Pakistan’s new alignment in the region with big
players like KSA,Russia etc.
Pakistan and India, two nuclear armed states, have fought many wars since
our partition in 1947. Our militaries have faced off in 1947, 1965, 1971 and
1999. Between those wars, there have been numerous skirmishes, cross-border
strikes and accusations of covert support for terrorism.
We have spent a lifetime at war.We do not want to see both sides soldiers
die.We cannot be a subcontinent of orphans.
Pakistanis have fought for the right to speak, and we are not afraid to lend
our voices to that most righteous cause of peace.
Was the Pulwama tragedy more compelling than the Kargil war for the
warplanes to cross the LOC for the first time since 1971?
Pakistan Air Force on Wednesday — a day after India violated the Line of
Control — undertook strikes across the LoC from Pakistani airspace.
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor,DGISPR, confirmed the action via a tweet, adding that
"in response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF [Indian
Air Force] crossed LoC."
Two Indian Air Force pilots were also arrested.Today's action was in self
defence; we don't want to claim any victory or war.
It is obvious that they have violated our airspace. We have defended our
borders.We don't want to escalate, but safeguarding one's borders is allowed
under the international law.We need to pace up our efforts on diplomatic
"Kashmir is the core issue and cause of tensions, and the issue should be
Time and again, global and regional powers have recognised the potential of
the Kashmir dispute to unravel into unthinkable conflict between India and
Pakistan. Now it is India itself that has deliberately and forcefully
dragged the region to the precipice of a historic conflict. The world must
not allow India to bring destruction to a region of one-and-a-half billion
Yet another reason behind Modi’s escalation is to divert the world’s
attention from the popular uprising against the Indian atrocities in
occupied Kashmir. Even the brutal use of force by the Indian military and
the gross human right violations have failed to crush the Kashmiris’
struggle for their right to self-determination.Confrontation with Pakistan
will only aggravate the situation.
Pakistan has shown prudence and restraint in the face of the Indian
threat.Indian violation of article 2(4) of UN Charter and 1974 UNGA
resolution has equipped Pakistan with the right of reprisal under
Moreover,UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres can voice for peace through
UN Security Council under Article 99 of the UN Charter.
Concluding, more important for Pakistan is to use diplomatic means to
mobilise international opinion against the Indian aggression especially the
P5 group and UN military observation group.But it is now time to set our own
our house in order. Even though India has failed in its effort to
internationally isolate Pakistan, we certainly need to do more to get our