JK NEWS TODAY COMMENTARY
Pakistan needs to ask a question to itself : why there are human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir . Obviously, it won’t answer this question without blaming the security forces for what it calls their “ oppression” on the Kashmiri masses . This is simply not true .
Islamabad can ask, why ? The true answer lies in the fact that the root cause of the human rights violations is Pakistan army- ISI’s support to the promotion of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir by suing the youth of Kashmir as cannon fodder . There is no going back from this fact and there are plenty of reasons for that .
Who introduced gun and violence in Kashmir . The answer to this question is the way the youth of Kashmir Valley were exploited in the 1980s – first they were made to believe that the Indians have cheated them of their democratic rights . Then, they were made to see darkness all around . First a situation of hopelessness was created and then they were indoctrinated to find an outlet through the barrel of gun . This was a systematic killing of the innocence of the youth of Kashmir . This is where Pakistan is responsible for everything that has gone wrong in J&K.
Now, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says that “ Pakistan will continue to lend political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris”. Fine enough ! But what is the definition of the political, moral and diplomatic support ? Is this the way Pakistan conducts its diplomacy by exporting guns and bullets to the peaceful area .
Let’s face the reality that Pakistan is denying all along . It seeks to employ the war machine of terrorism in pursuit of its large geo-strategic goals of bleeding India for it wants to avenge its loss of East Pakistan , now Bangladesh, without comprehending one particular aspect that it was West Pakistan’s oppression on the soil of the erstwhile East Pakistan to suppress the voices of democratic rights that resulted in the loss of East Pakistan from its western wing .
The policy of Pakistan to dial terrorism for its objectives is the real crime that it is committing on the people of Kashmir . Its lessons on human rights are not only vague but also replete with double standards .