Pakistan is a peace loving country and believes in peaceful living with all countries, particularly its neighbours. It has good relations with all except with India and that too because of the unresolved Kashmir issue that continues to threaten peace in the region. Sustainable peace in South Asia is quite obviously contingent upon the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, which has been on the agenda of the United Nations for last 73 years.

Pakistan expressed the desire to achieve cordial relations with India when Prime Minister Imran Khan virtually addressed the 76th session of the UN General Assembly last month. Quite obviously, the onus to create a conducive environment for meaningful and result-oriented engagement with Pakistan rests on India now. It must reverse its unilateral and illegal measures instituted since August 5, 2019, and put an end to the human rights violations against the Kashmiris. Even its attempts to reverse the demographics of the region have to stop.

The RSS-BJP regime follows the Hindutwa philosophy under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is hailed as the Gujarat killer and is responsible for taking illegal and unilateral measures in IIOJK. It has unleashed a reign of terror on the Kashmiris and has squashed their unarmed struggle for freedom through its 900,000 strong occupying security forces equipped with vast powers. It has jailed senior Kashmiri leaders, imposed a clampdown on the media as well as the internet. It has violently suppressed peaceful protests and has abducted and tortured more than 13,000 young Kashmiris. It has also imposed collective punishments by destroying entire villages.

Recently, Pakistan had also unveiled a detailed dossier on the gross and systematic violations of human rights carried out by the Indian security forces in IIOJK. It is also a bitterly known fact that the repression in the occupied territory is accompanied by illegal efforts to change its demographic structure and transform it into a Muslim minority region.

What was Indian leadership’s response to latest offer of peace from Pakistan? Instead of showing any positive inclinations, fascist Narendra Modi had sent the Indian Navy’s submarines into Pakistani waters of Arabia Sea. Our ever-vigilant, alert and quick to respond Navy not only spotted the enemy submarines but also foiled its attempt to indulge in any evil or dangerous activity.

This was a kind of reproduction of Indian Air Force aircrafts venturing into Pakistani territory on February 27, 2019, and being squarely beaten by the sky hawks of Pakistan who had shot down two invading aircrafts and arrested the pilot, Abhinandan, who was handed over to India later as a gesture of goodwill.

India is indulging in hostile, terrorist and subversive activities not only against Pakistan but also against China as it frequently engages in border skirmishes in Ladakh. While Pakistan was acting as a facilitator for durable peace and stability in Afghanistan by bringing the Taliban and the US on the negotiations table, fascist Modi’s India was persisting with its negative and hostile activities as a spoiler.

Indian actions in IIOJK continue to violate the UN Security Council’s resolutions according to which the final disposition of the internationally recognised disputed territory ought to be decided by its own people through a free and impartial plebiscite held under the surveillance of the United Nation. Needless to mention here that the India’s actions violate International Human Rights and Humanitarian Laws, including the 4th Geneva Convention, and as such, amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity to say the least.

It is clear from Narendra Modi’s persistent oppressive policies that India has no time for peace with its close neighbour Pakistan, despite repeated offers. It is now for the UN Security Council to act and get its resolutions implemented by letting the Kashmiris exercise their birth right of self-determination which New Dehli has been delaying for the last seven decades.

It was rather quite shameful and deplorable that the international community values its economic and trade relations with India over condemning persistent human rights violations its security forces in IIOJK. While the UN Security Council has been failing miserably in getting its own resolutions implemented by India all these years, the international community too only shows ‘deep concern’ over the ongoing brutalities and atrocities every now and then.

It is unfortunate that the world’s approach to human rights violations is selective and lacks fervor. Geopolitical considerations and corporate interest compel major powers to overlook the transgressions of their affiliated countries.

The civil and political leadership of Pakistan has been fully and openly supporting the just struggle of the Kashmiris in securing their right of self-determination and has been extending all political, legal and moral support in this regard for all these years.

Kashmir is a lifeline for Pakistan. The hearts of the people of IIOJK and Pakistan beat in unison. Kashmiris’ struggle is an inseparable part of Pakistan. The lingering and unresolved dispute is a continuous threat to peace in the region. The USA, as a world power, had suffered a defeated in Vietnam and withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 long years only last month. Both were fought without achieving even an iota of the desired objectives. How can India beat the Kashmiris who are continuing their fight, unarmed, for the last seven decades? As a last resort, Narendra Modi had put the entire population of occupied Jammu and Kashmir under a complete military siege since August 5, 2010, but even that has not dampened the fighting and freedom spirit of the Kashmiris who are bound to secure victory now much sooner with the blessings of Almighty Allah, Inshallah.