Thursday, 18 December 2008

Blaming Pakistan

After the Mumbai attacks which were shocking and heinous in which innocent people got killed, India has unfortunately traditionally chosen to put blame on Pakistan in jiffy when even encounter was still going on at many places in Mumbai without any proper investigation and Indian media without wasting any opportunity added fuel to fire by their senseless reporting. Many questions have been raised from different quarters about this attack ranging from how the attackers easily managed to cross sea barrier to enter into such high profile areas with such heavy arms and ammunition and about the killing of Hemant karkare (ATS chief) who died due to the bullets which hitted his chest when he was wearing a bullet proof jacket.

The investigation of Late ATS chief and his colleagues who were also killed in this attack had unveiled the brutal truth of India’s home grown saffron terror activities, which embarrassed many high ups and big wigs but still India blamed Pakistan and its agencies for carrying this deadly attacks and manoeurved US support in mounting pressure on Pakistan by flexing diplomatic muscles quite efficiently. Government of Pakistan offered India help in investigation even though Indian stance was hawkish and according to Pakistan India is not sharing concrete evidence which she claims it has about the attackers.

According to USA report Indian intelligence agency RAW is creating trouble in Afghanistan by funding and supporting terrorists to keep the pot boiling there so that Pakistan remains busy in bloody conflicts along its Afghan border. India termed Mumbai attacks as part of Global terrorism concerning international community while calling Pakistan as “epicenter of terrorism”. Even though number of attacks in which civilians, army personnel and foreigners got killed took place on its soil and recently famous Marriott hotel was blasted killing many including some foreigners but still Pakistan has refrained from such blame games as it serves no purpose other than making things worse. Pakistan is not any banana republican and this has been correctly stated by Arundati Roy that this attack is not India’s 9/11 because neither Pakistan is Afghanistan nor India is America.

Indian request for banning JUD was accepted by security council even though it had done a commendable job in rehabilitation works in the wake of oct, 2005 earth quake in Azad Kashmir. But groups like VHP, RSS and others are left Scott free who are responsible for bomb blasts, massacre of minorities in India like witnessed in Gujarat and Orissa. Overbuyed by this L.K.Advani called upon U.S to accept P.A.K as integral part of India but it is a bitter truth and needs no explanation that Kashmir is not integral part of any country rather internationally recognized disputed territory having about 18 resolutions pending before U.N Security Council favoring Kashmiris birth and inalienable right of self determination to which India and Pakistan are signatories and world witness to them. Obviously the conspirators of Mumbai attacks are those who never want that India and Pakistan should come close to each other rather be at logger heads so that disputes which serve their vested interests can never be resolved. The best outcome of Mumbai attack as Abdullah Hussain Haroon (Pakistan’s U.N permanent representative) putted would be the resolution of Kashmir dispute and a befitting reply to these conspirators. But it would be possible only if better sense prevails over Indian leadership.

Leadership People and Strategy

This refers to the interview of many senior pro-freedom leaders. One thing was common in them after reading their viewpoint that is they all believed that we don’t have a sound and workable strategy which is necessary for any success.But they are senior most leaders and part and parcel of any decisions taken. If they think we don’t have any strategy why don’t they apply mind and formulate any workable strategy. Why can’t coordination committee have a think tank behind them which can formulate plans and action needed and our leadership will implement that accordingly.

No body can deny the role of meaningful talks in the context of resolution of dispute it is understood that ultimately this dispute has to be solved through tripartite talks but on the negotiation table neither India can take away whole Kashmir nor Pakistan. And Kashmiris won’t accept any solution reached at only between these two, which negates their national aspirations. So the only way out is complete independent Kashmir having good relations with all of its neighbors.

Though in the first three phases of elections there was good voter turn out although mixed with ant-election protests but people didn’t voted against their basic right of freedom. Just few months ago our leadership was so pessimistic that they were almost thinking of retreat. And over-buyed with this thinking of no repercussion “mainstream” leaders putted our land on sale. Then what followed was totally unexpected for “mainstream” leadership. People in millions came on streets and showed what was brewing in their heart and mind and totally rejected this set of leadership because they have sold their consciousness and honour of nation before their masters sitting at New Delhi and regarding future of Kashmir neither they have any role nor do people trust them in this regard. Our pro-freedom leadership should rethink on this as how long it would be wise to push people to these opportunists, they should come up with new strategy.

During polls it was reported that at many places “mainstream” parties took advantage of economic condition of people by distributing blankets and other things in lieu of votes. We should develop a mechanism were this sort of exploitation should be checked. During land transfer and economic blockade about 70 people gave their blood and our leaders paid only lip service rather than doing something needy to their families. An old woman hajira, who sacrificed her 4 sons to the ongoing movement and whose husband died of multiple organ failure is left unattended in city hospital here. We have no mechanism here to reach to the victims and kith and kin of our martyrs, which otherwise is our moral and national duty.