Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna is so out of touch with reality that he has urged Pakistan to vacate Azad Kashmir before negotiating on Indian occupied Kashmir. He then supported his nonsensical assumption with the atoot ang mantra. There is absolutely no doubt that the Indian leaders are part of the hypocrisy that is destroying the fabric of Indian democracy and hence not one of them could be expected to call a spade a spade. Most important of all, these Indian political classes are neglecting the fact that at this point in time the Kashmiri intifada, for all intents and purposes, has entered what appears to be the final stage; and if not taken to its logical conclusion would prove to be deadly for India. If the Indian security forces are committing atrocities on a daily basis including extra-judicial killings as part of state terrorism and indeed directly in line with the wishes of the government, the Kashmiris have a right to retaliate. And, indeed, they cannot be blamed for paying the Indians back in a befitting manner. The Indian political circles as well as the general public have failed to realise that they are getting increasingly paranoid owing to their collective misdeeds in Kashmir. Unfortunately the Indians are also not realising that they are only signing their own death warrant by denying the Kashmiris their right to decide their fate. There is reason to believe that the Mumbai attacks would not have happened in the first place had New Delhi given up its brutal occupation of the valley. Of course there is a divine system of reward and punishment and India is simply suffering the consequences for its wrongdoing. On the other side of the spectrum, our Parliaments resolution on the Kashmir situation reiterating the stance that the issue was international and calling for the implementation of the UNSC Resolutions is to be welcomed. But whereas this stance by the Parliament is no doubt quite solid, it is a matter of great concern that the Foreign Office and the government itself are not talking about the issue as they should have under the circumstances. There was Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who would talk of a thousand years war with India over the conflict and most importantly, the founder of the nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who referred to Kashmir as Pakistans jugular vein. One wonders what has happened to the prevailing leadership? Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi remarked on Thursday that the Kashmir issue has come alive but everyone knows that. It is about time he and the PPP-led set-up got tough with New Delhi.