Pakistan's permanent representative to UN, Dr Maliha Lodhi, handed over three dossiers containing proof of Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Balochistan, Karachi and Fata to the United Nations. Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told media representatives in New York that India had been violating the ceasefire agreement with Pakistan at the Line of Control (LoC) and that foreign ministers of 15 countries had been informed of the Indian aggression in Pakistan.

This move comes after the much-discussed speeches made by both countries at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). After PM Nawaz’s statement calling for demilitarizing Kashmir, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj retorted at the General Assembly that “We don’t need four points, we need just one: Give up terrorism and let us sit down and talk.” As far as the Indian government goes, Pakistan is the primary sponsor of terrorism and they will stick by this claim no matter what those dossiers state. Even if the audio and video evidence present in these files prove beyond doubt that India is indeed sponsoring state terrorism in Pakistan, nothing will change. India has committed over 400 ceasefire violations within last nine months, and will continue to do so if it wants, regardless of international involvement.

If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, being a war criminal, can stand in front of the UNGA and glare at them for 44 seconds in absolute silence over “Iranian threats” to Israel, one can see how toothless the UN really is. The submission of physical proof was necessary to suggest to the international community that India was the first offender, but even then we are on a weaker footing. One can only hope that Pakistan will stick to its guns and root out terrorism internally once and for all. The words ‘terrorism’ and ‘Pakistan’ need to stop being synonymous in the international media.

For now, India is at an international high, and Modi is a superstar. This will fade. And though a resolution on Kashmir may not come to pass, we do not have much to fear from India. We have been in survival mode since 1947, and we pose a bigger threat to India that it will openly admit. These are trying times, and Pakistan just has to power through. There is no conciliation forthcoming from the BJP government. The BJP might hopefully lose its power soon, and maybe we can start again with a more levelheaded government.