IT was not unusual to see Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh bring up the issue of terrorism with reference to Pakistan in his Independence Day speech on Friday. Casting himself in the role of the US leaders, he said that Pakistan needed to do more to curb the menace. Though he welcomed the strengthening of democratic forces here, the gesture fades into insignificance in the face of his allegations against Pakistan about the suicide blast at the Indian embassy at Kabul last month. India has already blamed Pakistan's spy agencies for the attack. Mr Singh perhaps implied that Islamabad was not sincere in the peace talks and was bent on provoking unrest in the region. As the speech suggests, New Delhi rarely misses a chance to badmouth its neighbour. Secondly, it is the country itself, which has been creating mischief for Pakistan. It plans to extend its sphere of influence deep into Afghanistan seem to be specifically aimed at Pakistan. Likewise, the possibility of New Delhi stirring trouble in Balochistan cannot be ruled out. Apart from this, the state sponsored terrorism has become commonplace in Held Kashmir, something that is now internationally established The Indian security forces are widely believed to be committing atrocities and human rights violations there on a daily basis. The whole game is to try to suppress the people's determination to seek freedom from New Delhi's yoke. Holding Pakistan accountable for its own failings would not work.