Kashmir Sovereignty: Pakistan-India Distorted Peace Talk

Kashmir Sovereignty: Pakistan-India Distorted Peace Talk -BY Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

Kashmir Sovereignty: Pakistan-India Distorted Peace Talk

-BY Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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[Over years, rather decades since 1947 event, so-called patriotic Indians indoors and abroad servicing the foreigners directly, have been enjoying all sort of anti- Muslim and anti-Islamic trash churned out by the Hindus and their allies world wide; they enjoyed the way the so-called patriotic journalists protected Indian terror interests and praised great India and Hindus; they have relished all insulting anti-Muslim stuff in the name of free hit democracy. Muslims have thus been left unprotected; they are insulted and injured and now killed and tortured, but, worse, they are also branded as terrorists. Now one can see the dichotomy between pro-India and anti-Islamic approach by the “decent” Hindus of the innocent India. The idea behind the conspiracy is also great: Muslims would never open their mouth in the near future for any justice. Today as a logical outcome, some Muslims do protest and make humble comments on spoiled Indian democracy and fake secular credentials. And, clearly, the patriotic Hindus enjoying foreign life are unable to digest or taste the criticisms; the Hindu guys approach the media editors with a pleasant threat not to air pro-Muslim views even by Muslims. Pakistani media, projecting Muslims indoors as terrorists, have been coerced by anti-Islamic outfits (operating around) to be one of the most affected opinion makers now. Poor guys, indeed!]

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Bilateral relationship in this globalising world is not an option but a preference, a necessity, a choice available for the global nations to pursue fruitful ties in a comprehensive manner to the benefit of the both nations and the region at large. Countries could ignore this international norm only to their own perils; without bilateral ties the chances of increasing expenditures on deadly weapons for escalating tensions between nations as well as the region at large are graver. Since Pakistan became independent from the Indian subcontinent, India has always tried to bully and threaten it pointing an accusing finger to Pakistan and never showed a real desire to make real friendship with Pakistan. Like USA and Israel, India also successfully employed the false threat perceptions to subdue the Islamic neighbour. Instead of bridging the gap between them, Indian leaders, both civilian and military, tried to bully- rather terrorize first with Soviet assistance and now with UK-US strategic help- insult and injure plus kill Muslims in order to showcase its military power to the region. Indian illogical stance n Pakistan has in large measure petrified the fanatic Hindu mindset towards Muslims over decades.

Jammu Kashmir is the core issue in Indo-Pak tensions. Kashmiris have been longing or sovereignty peace and prosperity. Pakistan has been pushing for the resumption of five-year-long peace talks broken off by India after the attacks. New Delhi blames the attacks on Pakistan-based militants and wants Islamabad to act against them. USA sees the resolution of Kashmir freedom issue only the bilateral negotiations between the nuclear adversaries. Washington sees better India-Pakistan relations as crucial so that an Islamabad free of worry about its eastern borders can focus on fighting and killing Muslims and the Taliban on its western frontier, on the border with Afghanistan. India would gladly aid Islamabad in pursuing US goals in the region and killing Muslims with their own weapons.

Since India insists on retaining Jammu Kashmir as a stolen gift, the Indo-Pakistan ties have not made any progress for decades. On the contrary, India deliberately made the ties stain and collapse so that Kashmir issue remains unresolved. The peace talks meant to easy tensions and make Kashmir a reality do not succeed owing to the Indian obstructions to Pakistan’s existence as an Islamic nation and Kashmir trying to become re-independent. India has been keen to punish Pakistan for quitting Hindustan for Islamabad. The more Pakistan tries to bridge the gap, the less interest India shows in mutual trust, thinking it is not worthy for secular India to have ties with a new small nation which had refused to tolerate Hindu domination and arrogance for centuries. After 1947, Indian Muslims have been thus subdued by Hindus as far as possible. Terrorism has become a cute ploy to bully and coerce Pakistan.

Like USA, UK and Israel, India also promotes terrorism so as to hold to JK illegally and justifies the genocides in of Muslims there for decades. Indian position on JK has been petrified by the terrorism era and ever since USA-UK came out with their terrorism cum energy resources agenda and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Pakistan has pointed out to India that terrorism is a common threat which both countries should face together but India has not been forthcoming. India continues to say Pakistan made the Mumbai terrorism possible by sending people by the sea route who nicely evaded all powerful Indian radars screening the movements on the sea and reached Gate Way of Bombay (India) by specially made magic boats and did the terrorism at Taj, but that means India created only the special effects of high sky smoke scenario appease the Americans.

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New Delhi has all along insisted on its own agenda for talks and also calibrated their pace at its own convenience. It has been India’s tactics to avoid taking up the main dispute of Kashmir and stress discussion of peripheral issues first. By contrast Pakistan has adopted a flexible attitude and several times gone out of its way to make concessions to keep the ball rolling. India has for long advocated the adoption of confidence building measures as a way to move towards tackling bigger issues. Accommodating the Indian point of view, Pakistan agreed to this approach leading to the start of what is known as the composite dialogue between the two countries in 2004. These talks went on successfully resulting in several initiatives to lower the tensions in the region. The Kashmir bus service was started and restrictions were lifted to ease travel between the two parts of Kashmir. But suddenly following the Mumbai attacks India unilaterally called a halt to the composite dialogue. There was no justification for such a rash decision as Pakistan itself has been a victim of terror and has suffered much on this account. But India did not listen to the voice of reason and refused to budge from its intransigent stand. Intervention by friendly countries also proved of no avail in this regard.

After insisting till the other evening that all the mastermind of the Mumbai attack should be tried and executed, New Delhi has suddenly woken up to the need for a dialogue with Pakistan. Now India says it desires to restart the peace talks with Pakistan and the later seems ready for that as well. When the Headmaster rings the bell the pupils hurriedly run to stand in queues. USA rang the bell and the Indians are getting panicky and are now ready to talk to Pakistanis -, now without singing the usual national anthem of "not doing enough". For any talk some energy booster is required and Washington is boosting the energy to India.

Maybe, there are no revealable reasons for the sudden change of Indian “mindset”. Indian terror premier Manmohan might have received a “note” from some very important quarter which he would have passed on to the foreign ministry with an endorsement to “do the needful urgently” and the result is Pakistan is taken by shock and surprise. When a nation’s premier does not know the cause, none else should in fact do unnecessary research on the issue. Pakistan has accepted the Indian offer for foreign secretary-level talks with the caveat that it should be a step towards a full engagement on important issues, including Kashmir.

In a welcome development India has proposed secretaries-level talks between India and Pakistan breaking the deadlock it has itself applied to bilateral negotiations following the Mumbai high sky-smoke incident. As no agenda has been suggested Islamabad has sought clarifications from New Delhi about the contents and other details of the talks it has proposed. A Foreign Office spokesman has appreciated the Indian gesture and expressed the hope that India would agree to resume full-scale dialogue on all outstanding issues. Although observers have described the Indian offer as a sign of thaw in relations between the two countries, much will depend upon the approach Delhi brings to these talks. The history of bilateral negotiations shows that India’s hardline attitude has been the main hindrance to any meaningful progress on the various issues that have bedevilled relations between the two countries over the years.

India has decided to rekickstart the “talks” but for what? New Delhi does not say it. Great nuclear India says it decides the bilateral matters with both Pakistan and Bangladesh just like other neighbours in South Asia. It should not bother much Pakistan as to what has made India to change its mind. Is it on American prodding or India has realized that the way to reach Afghanistan and Central Asian republics is through Pakistan? Or in view of forthcoming Commonwealth Games, it wanted to create an atmosphere so that other countries should not feel security concern. Pakistan insists that the secretary-level meeting should set the dates for resumption of composite dialogue, and that India should stop building dams on Pakistani rivers – Chenab and Jhelum, because it would make Pakistan a wasteland. And it could lead to war between the two nuclear states. There could more issues- but minor ones.

Pakistan meanwhile tries to make the region tension free. Islamabad has offered to mediate with Taliban in return for a friendly Afghanistan and ways to stem the growing Indian presence there. India reportedly employs paid agents from Afghanistan to be engaged in destabilization activities of Islamabad so that Pakistan becomes too weak to sustain the manipulation of India and finally collapses. The Americans have been pushing General Kayani to launch an offensive against the Haqqanis’ base in North Waziristan. But General Kayani, who pleased the Americans with an operation against the Pakistani Taliban in South Waziristan last autumn, is not prepared to do so. The reluctance to take on the Haqqanis preserves them as both a prize to be delivered at the negotiating table and a potential asset for Pakistan in postwar Afghanistan. India has been pressing the Obama administration to leave Afghanistan to Indian terror military leaders.

Pressure from global state terrorist USA apart, India’s greater willingness for dialogue with Pakistan now could be aimed at boosting the credibility of the civilian government in Islamabad in the face of military hawks in the Indian and Pakistani army and its military terror intelligence. Though India managed to force President Barack Obama to procrastinate his vision on South Asia, leaving the Kashmir issue to India, Obama’s military advisors want to link anything and everything in the region to Afghanistan issue.

The puppet plus corrupt regime in Kabul is being exploited by New Delhi to pursue its anti-Pakistan agenda. Pakistan has told the US it wants a central role in resolving the Afghan war and has offered to mediate with Taliban factions who use its territory and have long served as its allies. The Pakistani offer makes clear that any stable solution to the war will have to take into account Afghanistan’s neighbours, in a region where Pakistan, India, China, Iran and others all jostle for power.

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Jammu Kashmir is the key to peace and until this problem is put out of the way no amount of beating about the bush and talking about building confidence will do. It is a matter of shame that the Pakistan army has moved strongly against their own people calling them the militants in the tribal areas, killing them on prior agreement. Let Delhi come to the negotiating table with an open mind. It will find Pakistan ready to meet it more than half way.

India knows too well any real peace process would let Kashmiris have their sovereignty back from the Indian yoke and it, therefore, does not want that happen in the near future. India keeps harping on terrorism plank and delays the peace process. New Delhi without any sense of decency asks Pakistan to “permanently dismantle the infrastructure of terror” on its territory and a more fertile ground for bilateral progress results, while it never wants to do the same it is blaming Pakistan for.

However, better late than never, is the favourite saying- is not so? India’s decision to resume talks could be seen as a positive sign – a departure from its earlier stand not to hold talks until Pakistan brings those behind the Mumbai attacks to justice and cracks down on terrorist outfits operating on its soil. It may be added here that secretaries-level talks will not amount to a resumption of composite dialogue but these can be a step towards the desired goal. It is necessary for India to keep in mind that a piecemeal approach to peace in the subcontinent will not bear the desired results. Nor putting off the talks would benefit India in the longer run. India should not set pre-conditions or insist on an agenda of its choice, but the talk be an all-encompassing dialogue aimed at untangling the entire clutch of problems that have kept the region in a state of turmoil and confrontation for the last 60 years. Over 100,000 innocent Muslim lives have been taken away from the occupying Indian terrorists in JK authorized by New Delhi big bosses. It is going to resolve the issue just because India agreed to hold negotiations; this is not the first time that India does it.

India retains the exclusive right to delay or abandon the talks altogether with a view to resuming bilateral tensions for keeping Hindus in good humors with or without assigning any valid reason.. There is a strong arms lobby seeking to gain huge commissions from the weapons deals; they share the “income” with political, bureaucratic and other outfits for promoting the weapons trade. It seems both USA-UK and India are satisfied with Islamabad doing "enough" in terms of killing Muslims indoors and letting the US democratic terrorists to drone murder as many Muslims as it is possible every 24 hours. India is reconsidering the theme of "talks" by rekindling the dead peace mood. Possibly, India too considers Pakistan “doing enough” or India has condoned the terror workload assigned to Islamabad. Probably Gen Kiyani’s recent candid assertion to the NATO terrorist commanders that defence of Pakistan’s eastern borders against BIG India was his prime concern rather than fighting the war of terror on the western front and that possibly has prompted the UK-USA in pressurising India to resume talks with Pakistan.

The fact remains that after every peace talk, the Pak-India relationship remains the same, essentially broken. But the tensed situation is being exploited by big powers to advance their regional goals. India is keen to retain the conflict and confrontational strategies to pursue its own goals in the West now busy with terrorism plots and refuses to cooperate with Pakistan on "terrorism" issues and just blame Islamabad even for purely Indian terrorisms. Any peace talk should be for the cause of peace and peaceful existence should be the motto- and not otherwise. Hidden agendas in peace talks complicate the process of such talks and promote the eventual collapse of talks. That is happening in Indo-Pak peace talks.

Indians, Muslims and Hindus live jointly, though the former group is denied many other their legitimate rights by the later that govern the nation and states. Not even on state or Union territory in the largest democracy ahs been able to spot a Muslims for CM or Deputy CM. But in the neighbouring Jammu Kashmir, now under Indian terror brutal custody, the both the Hindus and Muslims could quickly detected a Hindu to be their Dy. CM- otherwise there won’t be a ministry approved by New Delhi yoke. That is India, its democracy, secular credentials- to be more precise.

It is stressed by one and all that to clap one needs both hands, but India continues to believe it can do anything on its own single handedly with support from terror partners like USA, UK and Israel. India has used both Pakistan and Kashmir as an excuse to target Indian Muslims denying their legitimate rights and kicking them, killing them. That Pakistan is doing exactly what Hindu India always sought indirectly in killing Muslims indoors should now bind the neighbours for a shared programme, at least now. Indeed Pakistan is doing enough for both USA and India!