Despite Hindustan’s repeated endeavours to extend the hand of friendship and offer a joint fight against poverty in the region, Terroristan has been persistent with its anti-India mindset
Brig (Retd) Anil Gupta
While the border guarding forces of the two hostile neighbours were busy in mortar firing duels across the line of control (LoC) and the international border (IB), the diplomats and political leadership of the two countries were engaged in verbal duels miles away in the 79th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at New York, USA. True to its notorious reputation of being Terroristan (perpetual liar nation), the Prime Minister of Terroristan (Pakistan) used the altar of UNGA to launch a direct verbal assault on its neighbour Hindustan (India). Shedding crocodile tears for the Kashmiris, he repeated the old canard of Hindustan committing gross human right violations in Kashmir, blaming India as an occupier in Jammu & Kashmir and terming it as “most intense example of foreign occupation”. Continuing with his bundle of lies he blamed India for having deployed nearly 7,00,000 troops in Kashmir. He also referred to the UN Security Council resolutions and blamed India for not
Sponsoring Global Jihad
Turning a blind eye to Terroristan sponsored global jihadi terrorism he, as usual, played the victim card. He conveniently forgot to mention about its overt moral, financial and logistics support to global jihadi terror organisations like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)/Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), Haqqani Network, Taliban and scores of other terrorist outfits being trained, equipped and financed by its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). While he favoured the elimination of Daesh and Al-Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan he wanted negotiations to be held with Haqanni network and the Taliban, unmindful of the fact that US has warned Pakistan to put an end to the terrorist activities inside Afghanistan by these two groups. He wants military operations to continue against its own unarmed tribals of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and North Waziristan in the garb of Operation Zarb-e-Azb unleashed against Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) while he makes no mention of India centric terrorist organisations like LeT, JuD, JeM and HM which are being tutored and mentored by ISI. He also conveniently forgot terrorist outfits which enjoy sanctuaries in the bad lands of Terroristan like East Turkestan Islamic Movement-Uyghur Muslim terrorists operating in Xinkiang province of China; Islamic Party of Uzbekistan and Islamic Jihad
Union- Uzbek and other Central Asian Terrorists; Quds Brigade-Quds Sunni terrorists operating in Afghanistan; Jaish-ul-Adl-a Sunni terrorist group operating against Iran; ISI sponsored terrorist groups in Bangladesh and finally Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and Harkat-ul-jihadi-Islami-Arakan (HUJIA)-terrorist organisations of Rohingyas active in Rakhine state of Myanmar; just to name a few of them. It is therefore not surprising that the representative of Hindustan in her right to reply rechristened its rogue neighbour as “Terroristan”. “The quest for a land of purity has actually produced ‘the land of pure terror.’ Pakistan is now Terroristan, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global
terrorism,” said Eenam Gambhir.
Pak Premier is either unaware of history or he deliberately tried to mislead the international body by telling a lie when he blamed India for occupying Kashmir and failing to implement the UNSC resolutions. The Prime Minister of Terroristan needs to turn the pages of history to know the truth, if he is really ignorant. The Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmir legally acceded his State with Hindustan on October 26, 1947 by signing the Instrument of Accession (IOA) which was duly countersigned by then Governor General of India in consonance with Indian Independence Act 1947. Maharaja enjoyed the sole authority of deciding the future of his State, despite being a Muslim majority State, he exercised his option in favour of India. Pakistan cried foul and said it is against the spirit of two-nation theory, the basis of partition. But the beginning had been made by none other than Pakistan itself when it accepted the accession of Junagadh, a Hindu majority state ruled by a Muslim and by luring Maharaja of Jodhpur, a Hindu majority state with a Hindu ruler, to join Pakistan. The accession of J&K to India was important for her to negate the narrative that partition was based on religious lines. Muslims today constitute nearly 15 per cent of India’s population and form the second largest religious group. While Muslims have occupied the highest positions in India, Hindus are being regularly persecuted in Pakistan where their population from being 15 per cent in 1947 has dwindled to less than 2 per cent, exposing another lie of Terroristan.
Unable to digest losing Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan unleashed a tribal invasion duly supported by its Army, which was valiantly contested by Indian troops and Kashmiris. Following the outbreak of the war, India's Governor General Mountbatten flew to Lahore on November 1, 1947 for a conference with his Pakistani counterpart Muhammad Ali Jinnah, proposing that, in all the princely States where the ruler did not accede to a Dominion corresponding to the majority population, the accession should be decided by an ‘impartial reference to the will of the people’. Jinnah rejected the offer but continued to harp on Kashmir being Pakistan’s jugular vein. What
In any case, Pakistan lost the moral right of being a well-wisher of Kashmiris when it launched the tribal invasion during which the invaders resorted to loot, arson, rape and blood-bath. India approached the UN Security Council against the blatant aggression into Indian Territory by Pakistan. UN Security Council resolution 47 was passed under Chapter 6 of the UN Charter. UN Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) was set-up. A two-part process was proposed for the withdrawal of forces. In the first part, Pakistan was to withdraw its forces as well as other Pakistani nationals from the state. In the second part, “when the Commission shall have notified the Government of India” that Pakistani withdrawal has been completed, India was to withdraw the bulk of its forces. After both the withdrawals were
completed, a plebiscite would be held. The resolution was accepted by India but effectively rejected by Pakistan. Pakistan till date has not fulfilled the first condition and in a false propaganda blames India for not implementing the UN resolution. Mr Abbassi, I am sure you know all this but yet you insist on telling lies because it is in the DNA of Pakistan. In quest for its national identity Terroristan has even distorted history and falsified the glorious past of the sub-continent to build a narrative of Hindu-Muslim rivalry portraying both as enemies. It fought and lost four wars with India but kept lying to its people about the invincibility of
Terrorism as Instrument
Terroristan in quest for equivalence with Hindustan became a nuclear nation as well. Nuclear weapons provide deterrence and hence should have given enough confidence to Terroristan to shed its rivalry with Hindustan extending a hand of friendship. But it did not happen so and on the contrary it adopted terrorism as an instrument of state policy backed by the ideology of Jihad. Gradually, it became the fountainhead of global jihadi terror and today it is labelled as the largest sponser of cross-border terrorism. Terroristan batantly lied to the whole world about the whereabouts of two most dreaded jihadi terrorists Osama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar till its lie was exposed when they were found hiding in no other place but Terroristan. With this track record, Mahela Lodhi, Terroristan’s permanent representative at UN had the audacity to refer to Hindustan as “the mother of terrorism in South Asia”. The fact is that leaders of two other South Asian nations namely Bangladesh and Afghanistan while addressing the UNGA blamed Terroristan as perpetrator of terror in South Asia. Unfortunately, apart from being perpetual liars the Pakistanis also have a very short lived memory. South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Summit 2016 which was to be hosted by Terroristan was called off because all other member nations refused to attend due to Pakistan’s involvement in terrorism. The height of impudence!
The climax of Terroristan’s falsehood and bankruptcy of evidence against Hindustan was seen at the UNGA when Mahela Lodhi brandished the photo of a Palestinian girl–her face having multiple bruises and marks allegedly due to pellets, as an example of “Indian brutalities in Kashmir”. Actually,the photo was clicked in Gaza in 2014 and the girl was injured due to Israeli airstrike and not pellets as claimed by the rep of Terroristan. She further went on to lie when she said that “Kashmir is not part of India” and in the same breath blamed the Indian Foreign minister for deliberately “ignoring the core issue of Kashmir.” Despite whatever canard Terroristan may spread Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of Hindustan and the only unsettled
dispute is the vacation of the territory of the state under illegal occupation of Pakistan and the portion it has ceded to China. If Terroristan accepts it as a core issue, Hindustan will also accept it gladly. Another lie which Terroristan tried to spread and failed miserably is about Kulbhushan Jadhav being an Indian spy and involved in spreading terrorism in Baluchistan. Terroristan’s lies were nailed at the International Court of Justice where it had to eat a humble pie and make a fool of itself globally.
Despite Hindustan’s repeated endeavours to extend the hand of friendship and offer for a joint fight against poverty in the region, Terroristan has been persistent with its anti-India mind-set and pre-empted any hopes of friendship through mindless acts of terror. As long as theocratic jihadi Terroristan continues to treat secular Hindustan as an existential threat and harps on Kashmir being the core issue, the chances of rapprochement between the two nuclear neighbours are bleak.
(The writer is a Jammu based political commentator, columnist, security and strategic analyst)