by Zuhayer Tahir
On, 14th February, the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the Indian assembly and said that he wanted to resolve all outstanding disputes with Pakistan and he hoped that Pakistan will grasp India’s hand of friendship[I]. Alas! If only this was not a predictable routine of the Indians. In the English language there is a saying ‘Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.’
Pakistan has been falling for this Indian deceptive routine since its creation in 1947 when at the time Pakistan was fighting a war over Jammu & Kashmir with India. India went into United Nations (UN) to beg for Cease fire in Jammu & Kashmir and assured a peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute. Pakistan honored the UN resolution and till date, even after 63 years and 27 more UN resolutions regarding Jammu & Kashmir dispute[II] [III], no hope for the people of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir can be seen.
This was not the first time that Indians had talked of peace with their forked tongue. Pakistan wants peace in the region but India only comes to talk of peace whenever it in an inferior position than Pakistan and needs time to regroup, otherwise it rejects any attempt for peace[IV]. Be it in 1997 with Indian Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda when India was facing a political crisis that threatened the government[V] or be it Lal Bahadur Shastri who died in Tashkent (USSR) in 1966, while negotiating peace talks with Pakistan [VI] after Pakistan has got the upper hand in the 1965 War. In 1998 when India had conducted its nuclear tests at Pokhran its attitude and language towards Pakistan had changed. L.K. Advani Deputy Prime Minister at that time issued a public threat to the effect that now that New Delhi possessed the bomb, its neighbor should watch its step in Kashmir[VII]. But later when Pakistan responded with its own nuclear blasts the tough talk of Indian leaders seems to have faded to a whisper[VIII].The reasons for this silence were reviled later on by K Santhanam, senior Indian nuclear scientist[XIII].
For most people the invitation for peace talks to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif[IX] and President Pervez Musharraf[X] by Ex-Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the leader of a party whose supporters are well known for destroying Mosques and massacring Muslims in random spasms of terrorism, was surprising given that Vajpayee was also a “Volunteer” with RSS, a Hindu terrorist organization prominent for its anti-Muslim rhetoric and slogan ‘Hindustan for the Hindus’[XI] [XII]. But the Indian mindset is the same; they opted for peace with Pakistan because Pakistan had more credible and advanced nuclear program. The Indians knew they had no credible nuclear program, which was later confessed by none other than K Santhanam, senior scientist and DRDO representative at Pokhran II[XIII]. The nuclear scientist admitted that the only thermonuclear device tested was a “fizzle”. In nuclear terms, when a test fails to meet the desired yield it is described as a fizzle.
In 2005 India and Pakistan both had termed the peace dialogue ‘irreversible’[XIV]. But few years later Indians postponed[XV] the peace talk in 2008 on the allegations that Pakistan was involved in supporting terror attacks in India. But, investigations have showed that India’s own spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), its army in cooperation with extremist parties like RSS and BJP were involved in the terrorist activities such as blasts in Samjhota express, Ajmeer Sharif, Makkah masjid and many more[XVI]. Pakistani defense analysts like Hamid Gul [XXIX], Zaid Hamid [XXX] have maintained till date that terror attacks in India are an inside job and Indian media has confirmed their analysis. This was also speculated by many Indians that the Mumbai drama[XVII] was staged to kill two birds with one stone i.e. killing the Indian chief of the Anti-Terrorist Squad Hemant Karkare, who had proved links for terror activities with India’s own spy agency and blaming all the terror activities on Pakistan[XVIII] without any proof[XIX] to damage Pakistans image in the world. Indian political leaders like Devendra Yadav[XX], Lalu Prasad[XX] and A R Antulay[XX] and reporters like Amaresh Misra[XXXI] within India have raised similar doubts regarding Mumbai drama.
Indian negative attitude towards peace is easily visible when we study the relations of Indians with regional countries. India has disputes with almost all their neighboring countries Nepal[XXI] [XXII], Sri Lanka[XXIII], Pakistan, China, Bangladesh[XXIV], not to mention the numerous ethnic, cultural, religious and border disputes within India[XXV]. Indians also admit to creating and sponsoring the terrorist group LTTE in Sri lanka which waged terror for more than 30 years[XXVI]. Pakistani Police, Armed Forces, Intelligence agencies have found concrete proofs of Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan[XXVII] and the proofs have been shared with the Indian government.
Indian Attitude is clear. Whenever Pakistan has the upper edge they want peace and ‘Aman Ki Asha’ but as soon as Pakistan starts to get its hopes up the saffron terrorists stab Pakistan in the back. India has only come to the table because the world found out that it is Hindu terrorists who are conducting terror attacks in India, Pakistan[XXVIII] and it has lost its grounds for the allegations in which it repeatedly blamed ISI and Pakistan for the attacks.
We advise the Pakistani Government, Pakistani Foreign Office and Pakistani Media to keep this deceitful past of Hindus in prospective, expose the Indians, for the terrorists they are, on international forums[XXVIII] and start to see through the lies, deceit of the Hindu Brahman.