The incidents of fresh unprovoked firing along the Line of Control by the Indian are a sinister attempt on part of India to escalate situation on the border.
According to Inter Services Public Relations of Pakistan Army, one Indian soldier was killed and many others were injured in retaliatory actions by Pakistan against Indian aggression.
India’s provocative actions on the Line of Control cannot be viewed separately from India’s internal situation and embarrassing defeat of Narendra Modi’s party in Delhi state elections. It is obvious that Narendra Modi has utterly failed in selling the extremist policies of the BJP. It will not be wrong to call Delhi State elections a referendum against Narendra Modi’s ideology, which is based on ethnic and religious discrimination, because according to the confirmed reports, in order to get votes, the BJP had conveyed a message to the citizens only one day before the election that if they want an end to the sit-in against the Citizenship Amendment Act, they should vote for BJP.
However, the utter defeat to Modi in these elections has proved as to what the people of India want. It is an interesting development in view of India’s internal situation as a sizable portion of the population is gaining strength against the fascist ideology of the BJP and the RSS.
In the meantime, provocation against Pakistan may be top agenda of Modi party to hide its internal failures and increasing unpopularity. It is inevitable to counter India militarily at the Line of Control and also at the UN and other credible global forums. The world should be informed as to how India is involved in war crimes against the Kashmiri people on both sides of the Line of Control. An attempt should be made to draw the attention of the world towards human rights violations in Indian Administered Kashmir and that a delegation of the United Nations should personally visit to examine the human rights violations in the Indian Administered Kashmir.
The officials of the Military Observer Group, appointed by the United Nations, for both parts of Jammu and Kashmir, are fully facilitated by Pakistan, but they usually face numerous problems and hurdles from New Delhi. As a result, the Group has been practically rendered ineffective in Indian Administered Kashmir. Failure in inviting the UN attention towards this phenomenon and not laying stress on that India should fulfill its obligations will be a big mistake with regard to the Kashmir dispute. It is the responsibility of the Government of Pakistan to make effective and active diplomatic efforts in this regard.
This is a tested fact that peace in this part of South Asia is linked to the durable solution to the Kashmir dispute. Had the world realized its responsibilities and prevented the worst human rights violations, perpetrated by India in Kashmir for the past, more or less, seven decades, it would have prevented the extremist government in India from inhumanly treating the Muslims and other ethnic and religious populations in the country in the name of new citizenship law. Not only this, but an exemplary liaison would have been developed in the South Asian region, which is a fundamental requirement for the economic development.
It is the responsibility of Pakistan to provide the world with detailed information regarding the Indian atrocities and worst human rights violations in Indian Administered Kashmir. We are adhered to the principle of political and diplomatic support to the oppressed Kashmiri people. However, we need to further enhance our role in keeping the world aware of the situation faced by the Kashmiri people. Violations at Line of Control and loss of life and property of the citizens are also a form of Indian atrocities, and the world should be informed about details of these incidents.