Peace lover or killer
BJP government foreign policy being conducted in this region under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gimmickry synonymous with the proverb, “A wolf in sheep clothing.” India arrested two low rank officials of Pakistani High Commission on Sunday for being allegedly involved in espionage, declared them persona non grata and expelled them. The officials according to the Indian media were trying to obtain sensitive documents about Indian security establishment from a local person, who was not named. A statement of Indian External affairs Ministry stated that these officials of Pakistan’s High Commission were apprehended by law enforcement authorities for indulging in espionage activities. Pakistan has condemned the decision of expulsion of two staff members of its High Commission and rejected the allegations leveled against them as fabricated.
Over the past seven years, the ruling BJP leadership has demonstrated a belligerent attitude towards Pakistan, throwing into the ocean the famous “Gujral Doctrine” of former outstanding intellectual Indian Prime Minister Dr. Inder Kumar Gujral (late), which envisages amicable resolution of territorial disputes by India with its small neighbour countries. Ceasefire violations of line of control are made on daily basis in addition to a number of false flag operations, blaming them on Pakistan with cliché narrative of its involvement in cross-border terrorism.
India has developed tension with China by constructing a strategic link road from Dharchalu in Uttarkand state to the Lipu Lekh Pass near the actual Line of Control with China, besides building an airstrip there. In response, Chines troops entered into Pangong,Tso Galwam valley areas of eastern Ladakh region early last month, pushing out the deployed Indian forces. Since then both countries have moved heavy guns and other weapon systems to the line of actual control. India claims that China is escalating tension.
The unprovoked firing by the Indian forces along the line of control, anti-Pakistan rhetoric and decision to declare two officials of Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi persona non grata and their subsequent expulsion are part and parcel of Indian foreign policy to divert the attention from the atrocities being perpetrated on Kashmiris, and changing their demography with new domicile law in the occupied Kashmir and BJP government internal policy of imposing Hindu Supremacist and fascist ideology of Hindutva on 200 million Muslims of India.
After assuming power for the second tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has adopted two pronged anti-Muslim policy. The policy comprises ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims in occupied Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, granting special status to Kashmir; Article 35-A of the Constitution of the State of Kashmir and marginalizing Indian Muslims across India by enforcing Citizensip Amendment Act 2019 and Citizens Registration Register.
Indian forces are using brute force and martyrs the Kashmiri youth, The provisions of new domicile law entitles non-Kashmiris for getting bonafide citizenship certificate by virtue of his or hers stay for few years in the Indian held Kashmir or has passed Matric examination from a school there. The law shall be used to change the demography of Kashmir by converting it into a Hindu majority state. Kashmiri leadership had rejected the new domicile law and is fully aware of ethnic cleansing of Muslim Population in Kashmir.
Central government of India has attributed the spread of coronavirus pandemic across the country to Tableeghi Ijtima held last month in Nizamuddin area of capital New Delhi, in which few participants from Indonesia had tested virus positive. The virus has spread across the country despite complete lockdown. Since then Muslims are being stigmatized. The hands of Muslims alone are stamped with purple ink by health workers, who have remained in Quarantine. They genuinely complain that health workers are being used to collect data on the community under the guise of containing Covid-19 pandemic and reduce them to second class citizens. Now Indian Muslims are deprived of getting ration of eatables during lockdown.
In an exclusive interview with a private TV Channel, United Nations Secretary General Anonio Guterres had expressed deep concern over the enforcement of largely anti-Muslim Citizen Amendment Act ( CAA) of 2019 in India. The law is certainly impinging on the constitutional rights and social status of largest Muslim minority living there. The draconian law was passed by the Indian Parliament in November last year, which grants citizenship rights to Hindus who have been migrated to India till 2015 from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh but the same right is denied to the migrants of other minorities such as Buddhist, and Parsees.
UN Secretary General said that (CAA) creates a “risk of statelessness” for 200 million people of Muslim origin. He categorically said that he is personally concerned against the rising discrimination the Muslims will face in India, arguing that whenever nationality laws are changed efforts are taken to avoid statelessness and to ensure that every citizen of the world is also a citizen of a country. It is time that US with other world powers and the UN take notice of hegemonic designs of India that will certainly endanger the peace and stability in the region.