India in­sults Pak HC in Delhi

Pakistan Observer - - EDITORIAL & COMMENTS -

Ithe N what could be called a de­spi­ca­ble act con­trary to the diplo­matic norms,

In­dian au­thor­i­ties on Wed­nes­day barred Pak­istan’s High Com­mis­sioner Ab­dul Ba­sit to at­tend a diplo­matic gath­er­ing ar­ranged by the United Na­tions in Nag­pur. The un­ac­cept­able ex­cuse given by the au­thor­i­ties was that the Hindu ex­trem­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion RSS had threat­ened against al­low­ing the Pak­istani High Com­mis­sioner into the gath­er­ing - a man­i­fes­ta­tion of grow­ing ex­trem­ism in a coun­try which claims to be the largest democ­racy of the world but is fail­ing to pro­vide pro­tec­tion to the diplo­matic corps.

In fact it is not the first time that the Pak­istani High Com­mis­sioner has been stopped from at­tend­ing an event; rather in the past also he, on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions, was not al­lowed to at­tend par­tic­u­lar events due to the threats hurled by the ex­trem­ist out­fit RSS. More so, in­ci­dences have also sur­faced in the past where threat­en­ing let­ters were also is­sued to the Pak­istani High Com­mis­sioner. All this smacks of foul play and de­lib­er­ate at­tempts which amount to in­sult­ing the Pak­istani High Com­mis­sioner - the sym­bol of the state of Pak­istan. While tak­ing strict no­tice of these in­ci­dents, Islamabad should lodge a strong protest with the In­dian High Com­mis­sioner who in fact has all the lib­erty to move and at­tend func­tions ev­ery­where in Pak­istan. Since the in­stal­la­tion of Naren­dra Modi, the RSS has been given a sort of free hand to es­pe­cially tar­get Mus­lims and or­ches­trate plans to de­fame Pak­istan. Sim­i­larly, other mi­nori­ties in­clud­ing Chris­tians are also not safe from the cruel and beastly hands of the RSS, which in fact has turned into a mon­ster due to the con­sis­tent pa­tron­age of po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship. Given the dread­ful crimes com­mit­ted by the RSS, it will not be an ex­ag­ger­a­tion to say that the out­fit has be­come more dan­ger­ous than the Afghan Tal­iban and even the ISIS, pos­ing threat to the very unity of India. It is time for India to stop point­ing ac­cusatory fin­gers on Pak­istan and take steps to­wards rein­ing in ex­trem­ist and ter­ror­ist el­e­ments within its own fold. Fused ORMER Afghan Pres­i­dent, the con­tro­ver­sial Hamid Karzai

to de­scribe Pak­istan and Afghanistan as con­joined twins. Pak­istan very rightly con­sid­ers that peace in Afghanistan is a guar­an­tee of peace in Pak­istan; there­fore it has been striv­ing for the same with full sin­cer­ity. En­e­mies of Afghanistan and Pak­istan don’t want to see peace and pros­per­ity in the re­gion. They would see the area steeped in chaos and tur­moil so that they may fish in the trou­bled wa­ters.

Sadly, the dom­i­nant role of Pak­istan in Afghanistan re­lated Quadri­lat­eral Co­or­di­na­tion Group (QCG) has been sab­o­taged by our ill-wish­ers. Killing of Mul­lah Akhtar Mansur has badly derailed di­a­logue process and vi­o­lence is likely to surge in Afghanistan. It seems that a dual game is on to pres­sur­ize Pak­istan to bring Afghan Tal­iban ei­ther for the di­a­logue or to take ac­tion against them. On the other hand, through killing of Mul­lah Mansur, prac­ti­cally all av­enues for peace have been blocked. Hos­tile nexus is be­ing built and a new great game has again been ini­ti­ated to limit choices for Pak­istan.

The sit­u­a­tion is rife for calamity. The same forces, which be­lie Pak­istan’s valiant fight against terror and negate its huge sac­ri­fice, would rather see Pak­istan squirm un­der the im­pact of more terror at­tacks. With suc­cess in Shawwal val­ley, Pak­istan’s Armed Forces have suc­cess­fully rooted out mil­i­tants from its soil. These great suc­cesses have been achieved through sac­ri­fice, sup­port


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