|Tahir ul Qadri leading a 'Million Man March'|
© Harish Jharia
Pakistan always used a shortcut to divert attention of Pakistani people by infiltrating terrorists in Indian Territory under the shadow of cross border firing by their troops. The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008, followed by 13/7 serial bomb blasts in 2011 were still fresh in our minds when Pakistan did another heinous international cowardice crime by letting loose their rangers for invading Indian territory and killing two Indian soldiers by attacking at them from back.
The Pakistani rangers could not dare attack at Indian warriors from front and instead, they backstabbed and beheaded one of them, mutilated his body and carried back his head to Pakistan.
Pakistan’s cowardice melodrama was obviously a dedicated act of provocation that was designed to infuriate the people of India, the Indian government and the Indian Armed Forces. Pakistan eventually succeeded in their evil plans in inflicting injuries to the self-respect of the Indian republic.
As a reaction to that, the Indian people ventured out on roads appealing to the Indian government and the Armed Forces for retaliating the cowardice and barbaric international crime committed by Pakistan.
Pakistan added fuel to the fire by continuing intermittent firing across the LOC and lobbing mortar shells at fixed intervals. Pakistan’s foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar, the only active and vocal office-bearer in their government kept issuing irrelevant and contradictory statements for shifting attention of the people from LOC to the UNO.
Hina Rabbani Khar advised the Indian government to knock at the doors of UNO rather than ordering her own armed forces to stop violating Indo-Pakistan ceasefire regime. Pakistan’s provocative tactics and plans of diverting attention of people were exposed when Pakistan Supreme Court ordered arrest of the Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf in a historic judgment.
Hina Rabbani Khar in her yet another contradictory statement proposed to have bilateral talks between the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan. She again avoided advising the Pakistan Army to stop cross border gunfire.
Nevertheless, the Directors General (Military Operations) DGMOs of India and Pakistan have talked on hotline for defusing the cross-border explosive situation on LOC. Hina Rabbani Khar’s proposal for foreign minister’s talks and the hotline talks between the DGMOS of both the countries clearly exposes the communication breakdown between the Pakistan Government and their Armed Forces.
Shortly, it was revealed to the world that Pakistan was, in fact, passing through diverse political turmoil, few examples of which are as follows:
- Pakistan Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf and 16 others, in connection with corruption cases linked to power projects and television channels. The Supreme Court’s judgment has plunged the country in a fresh political turmoil.
- A religious leader Tahir ul Qadri has lead a 'Million Man March' against terrorism and corruption prevailing in Pakistan, completely paralyzing the Pakistani capital. His bold pronouncement has projected Qadri in the global headlines. His emergence eventually led to an invitation for addressing the World Economic Forum and the United States Institute for Peace.
- On January 10, nearly 130 people were killed and as many others injured in a wave of bombings by terrorists targeting Shia Muslims, and Pakistani security guards. The outlawed terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who call ‘Shias’ non-Muslim, have claimed responsibility for these attacks.
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