JK News Today Special
Jammu, November 15:
Pakistan has no right to talk about Kashmir. Not only that it is in illegal occupation of the territories of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir but also the way she is treating the people across there. It requires no documented evidence, though it exists in plenty, the voices coming from there are self-speaking about the atrocities to which the people there have been subjected to.
It is very important that Pakistan’s record in Baluchistan, too, should be looked at. People are pulled out of their homes and thereafter they go missing forever, as they never return to their homes. Tales of missing people are so horrifying that the dissidence has been shut by Pakistan army.
With the help of China, Pakistan has swallowed all the political and environmental space of the resource rich province. Now it has handed over the control of the region to China that has no respect for its people, their heritage, culture and ecosystem.
Some of the analysts have observed it rightly that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion-dollar project that Beijing has launched as its flagship programme of the Belt Road Initiative, is a replica of East India Company.
Chinese have grabbed the land for nothing, set up their colonies with settlers coming from the mainland China, taken over the waters of the Gwadar. The locals have been barred from all their economic activity. Worse still, they have denied access to clean water. A place rich with resources has been marginalized. China has been able to do it only because there were willing hands of Pakistani establishment to put Baluchistan on sale.
The CPEC that is regarded by Pakistan as a project that would transform the life of the people by bringing economic avenues to their doorstep, in reality is proving an unmitigated curse for them. They cannot raise voice against it, and even when they summon the courage to do so, Pakistani and Chinese troops that have been deployed all along the region crush them. They are jailed and thereafter nothing is heard of them.
All the voices in Kashmir that see a role for Pakistan in resolving Kashmir issue, should spare a thought for the people of Baluchistan and how they are being treated. Closer home, they should look at the plight of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan whose resources, too, have been forcibly taken away by Beijing with the full support of General headquarters or GHQ. the local voices have been stifled.
Did thy hear the voice of Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan who has criticized moves by Islamabad to split the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan is not part of solution. It is part of the problem. From Gilgit-Baltistan to Baluchistan, the landscape is littered with atrocities. Given this backdrop, Pakistan has no right to talk about Kashmir.