Sun Tzu in his book ‘The Art of War’ says thatthe supreme art
of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.Recently, the painful story of
Kashmir again started after revocation Of Article 370 and 35A Of Indian
Constitution which was also the part of the manifesto of Indian Ruling BJP.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed joint session of his parliament
and later parliament of Azad Kashmir to warn Indian Prime Minister NarenderModi
against implementation of Hitler’s Nazi Mentality in Indian Occupied Jammu and
Kashmir. In IOJ&K, more than twelve days of curfew, presence of extra troops in
an already heavily militarised occupied territory. Additionally, sending in of
RSS goons, complete communication blackout; with the example of Modi's earlier
ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Gujarat. Will world silently witness another
Srebrenica-type massacre and ethnic cleansing of Muslims in IOJ&K? Pakistan
wanted to warn that it will have severe repercussions and reactions in all over
the world setting off radicalisation and cycles of violence.
International media especially BBC, CNN and New York Times presented the true
picture of sufferings of people of Kashmir. AmnestyInternational said that
actions of Indian Govt. in Kashmir have thrown ordinary people's lives into
turmoil, subjecting them to unnecessary pain and distress. Pakistan’s Ambassador
in America, Asad Majeed Khan performed very well as he visited New York Times
office and rightly put Pakistan’s stance before editorial board of the
Protestors on the streets of Pakistan, France, UK, Germany, and Other countries
all gathered to mark 15th August as Black Day and spoke for humanity and IOJ&Kfreedom.
Meanwhile The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) held a session in New York
on 16th August to discuss Jammu and Kashmir dispute. According to diplomatic
sources, the UN Security Council discussed the Kashmir dispute under agenda item
This is a success for Kashmir and Pakistan. The debate is happening after five
decades though last time it was discussed in the midof 1960s. It is first time
since 1965 that a meeting exclusively on IOJ&Ktook place. This likely won’t lead
to much. But the fact it’s taking place underscores how Pakistan is not
“isolated” globally. It is a diplomatic upset for India at U.N Security Council
meeting on Kashmir.
During UNSC session, China quotedat UNSCthat there should be solution for
Kashmir through UN resolutions. Beijing opposed any unilateral action, urged all
sides to exercise restraint. India's actions have also violated China's
sovereignty and violated bilateral agreements. Kashmir is an internationally
recognized dispute that must be peacefully resolved in accordance with the UN
Charter, UNSC resolution and bilateral agreements, said Chinese representative
at UNSC strengthening Pakistan’s stance.
Last time when Jammu and Kashmir found a reference in UNSC resolutions was in
1998 in resolution 1172, after Pakistan conducted nuclear tests. However, the
mention under India Pakistan question is after decades.
According to Micheal Kugelman- deputy director for South Asia at Woodrow Wilson
Center,Pakistan and India can both claim victory on UNSC consultation. Pakistan
has the view that she is internationalising Kashmir while India said that It’s
just a consultation.
However, in efforts to divert attention from precarious situation in IOJ&K,Indian
Army increases firing along Line Of Control(LOC).Indian and Pakistani soldiers
embraced martyrdom on both sides of the LOC with otherhavocs too. Intermittent
exchange of fire continues. But, the main culprit of all these tensions is
merely war hysteric Indian PM Modi, who in jingoistic and RSS hysteric approach
is harming humanity at large.
Twelve days later, restoration of landlines in IOJ&K is kafkaesque version of
relief from Indian government when the clampdown remains. Why are Kashmiri
leaders, who swore by the constitution and took personal risk to counter
terrorists still in jail? What is the government scared they will do?
Pakistan has always stood by Kashmiris against India’s hegemonic ambitions.World
and specifically Pakistan must and has stood in the face of tyranny, regardless
of the cost. Use of cluster bombs by Indian Army violating international
conventions is highly condemnable. No weapon can suppress determination of
Kashmiris to get their right of self determination.
At UNSC meeting on Kashmir, voice of Kashmir has taken a new historic turn. It
is a good step towards peace by Pakistan and now, India must realise that
detaining suppressed Kashmiris is not good for democratic norms but only
represents Hitler’s Nazi mentality towards minorities.
Though there is a good news for Kashmiris and Pakistan as both China and Russia
wanted an open session in UN on Kashmir while White House said, “Trump asked
India and Pakistan to start dialogue on Kashmir and UNSC consultations ended
without a statement.Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has hinted that
NewDelhi may be rethinking its doctrine of “No First Use” for nuclear weapons
which is highly dangerous and condemnable.China circulated a draft statement
(critical of India).They were supported by India's strategic partner, UK. But,
By his action Modi has brought Kashmir dispute back at the UN.UNSC meeting
proved that Kashmir is not an internal matter for India. It’s a world recognised
dispute at the UN and must be resolved with wishes of Kashmiri people.
There is no sign of International pressure to force Modi to undo annexation.
Kashmiris continue to bleed. Pakistan will continue fight India’s ‘illegal’
Kashmir move at every forum. Unimplemented resolutions on Kashmir raise
questions on UN’s credibility. UN lip service against human rights violations in
IOJ&K will not be sufficient. At last, solution of Kashmiris required and it
might be now ended onconventional war or proxy war because modi will not
retreat. But, can our economy bear the burnt? Pakistan has to strengthen herself
economically first. Moreover, peace and Modi both can never exist together in
Kashmir.Kashmir still awaits that moment, which comes but rarely in history,
when it will step from the old to the new, when an age ends, when the soul of a
people 72 years suppressed, finds utterance.