After the Uri attack India has once again brazenly initiated an unsubstantiated, fallacious and preposterous blame game and accused Pakistan of providing shield and shelter to anti-India elements. India is irrationally blaming Pakistan for involvement in cross-border terrorism whilst ignoring the fact that infiltration is unfeasible in such tight security. How can fully armed men cross the most secure and closely monitored border with such ease? Furthermore, what does Pakistan have to gain by staging an attack in Kashmir either directly or through non-state actors? 

Every one is aware of the inhuman brutality and atrocities of Indian forces on peaceful protesters in occupied Kashmir through the use of pellet guns. The heinous face of India is fully exposed. This is the age of information and technology and by imposing restrictions, imprisonments, and killing innocent Kashmiris; India can’t subjugate their will, voice, and struggle for self-determination and freedom. Indian police and army is capturing young Kashmiris from different regions and killing them near LOC in fake encounters. The new Kashmiri generation is fully determined, indefatigable, and committed to fight for their moral and legal right of independence and they would not retreat till they achieve their goal. It is crystal clear that after witnessing barbarity of India, Kashmiri freedom fighters will not remain silent and they will respond to Indian forces at every platform with bravery and courage. 

Embarrassed and paranoid India is now trying to divert the world’s attention from the systematic savagery and human rights violation in occupied Kashmir, and sabotaging the freedom movement in occupied Kashmir and CPEC in Pakistan. India has been opposing CPEC and putting barriers in the process since the announcement of the project. The project is not only a great breakthrough for Pakistan’s economic and energy sector but, India is also afraid as China’s regional power will increase through CPEC. The establishment of this trade route will also hinder India’s strategic plan to exploit Chinese weakness in the Indian Ocean by blocking Malacca Strait in case of any conflict in future. 

The recent stance and incongruous narrative of India is reflecting the deceptive mindset of the Indian government and its non seriousness regarding regional peace and normalcy. Meanwhile, Indian media is fully indulged in hatching conspiracies to defame, destabilise, and disintegrate our country. Now India is making flying castles by planning Cold Start doctrine and surgical strikes in Pakistan’s territory, while overlooking the reality that Pakistan is a nuclear power and our forces are fully vigilant and capable of securing and protecting our borders and soil. The entire nation is standing under one green umbrella and behind our armed forces to foil the designs of our arch enemy. 

It should also be noted that Pakistan has been fighting a war against terrorism for more than a decade by launching Operation Zarb-e-Azb and in spite of our social, political crisis and crippling economy, we  have explored all possible avenues to exterminate the roots of terrorism without any discrimination. Undoubtedly, the Pakistani Army has played an unprecedented and remarkable role and has been fighting with courage, passion, and commitment to confront all internal and external challenges and combat terrorism. In such scenario, Modi should categorically realise that we don’t want any confrontation as it will put the entire region into a quagmire of volatility and dismay but if any aggression or war is imposed then we are fully ready and equipped to give a “befitting response” to any “misadventure” either small or long scale war from the eastern border and their dreams will be crushed vehemently and relentlessly as were in 1965 war. 

IMRAN ALI PHULL, 

Karachi, September 23.