Encounter With Pakistan

Encounter with Pakistan is an old saga coming since before the partition. Md.Jinnah maintained that Muslims are a different nation supported by many Muslim clerics which lead to Pakistan on the basis of Two Nation theory.Muslims wanted to live separately from Hindu nation called Hindisthan and wanted creation of a Muslim Nation called Pakistan. Many Muslims from various parts of India moved to their own nation Pakistan. It is another thing that those Muslims were never assimilated into Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

If Muslims moved out of Hindusthan to create an Islamic country, Hindusthan and Hindusthan is alone remained in Hindusthan, still a country of, 82℅ Hindus is not being allowed to be called a land of Hindus. Leaders of India after partition still never declared India to be a Hindu Nation, it was declared as a Secular nation. Vande Mataram was denied the status of National Anthem at the objection raised by Muslim leaders. Since partition, Muslims became a favorite lot of Congress Leaders including Mahatma Gandhi who sat down on fast unto death on the payment of 52 crores to Pakistan. Sardar Patel never wanted to pay this amount but seeing the health of Mahatma conceded. Muslims became a vote bank of Congress and helped Congress to remain in powers. I shall not hesitate to add that Muslims are the poorest and most illiterate lot amongst minorities. Congress kept them so purposely.

In 1956, there was a good occasion to create an Uniform Civil Code but Pt.Nehru and Dr. Ambedkar endeavored to codify only Hindu Laws. There was stiff resistance in Parliament including that of President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad. The Hindu Code Bill was taken out of Board from the agenda of Look Sabha. Dr. Ambedkar had to resign as Law Minister.But no effort was made Pt.Nehru and his colleagues to chastise Muslim Law which overloaded against many vices particularly their women folks.

In spite of so much being done for Muslims, Pakistan hate India campaign started from the days of Partition. Maharaja Hari Singh acceded Jammu & Kashmir to Hindustan.Pakistan sent their armed forces in the guise of Kabalis to take over Kashmir. They occupied the area which is today known as PoK and around 100 Kms. from Srinagar. Those forces let loose barbarism, raped the women, looted their properties. Ultimately, Indian Armed forces intervened and drove away those Pak (Napak) forces. That is how rest of Kashmir is in India. Indian Constitution and Kashmir Constitution describe whole of Jammu & Kashmir as integral part of India. But Pakistan continues its hate campaign against India.

Pakistan had encounters with India in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999 when Kargil took place.In 1956,when Lal Bahadur Shasti was Prime Minister, India crossed the International borders and entered Lahore which India had to vacate under Tashkant Agreement. That was the most befitting moment Indian Forces would have entered PoK and retrieved it. The PoK has become a den of terrorists where from ISI operates its training Camps.India have mapped the areas and know that there are around 40 terrorists camps.

Pakistan have been unsuccessfully tried to internationalize the Kashmir issues. Nawaz Sharif again raised the issue in general assembly of UN and sought plebiscite in Kashmir.He knowingly forgets about the Shimla Agreement and Lahore Declaration. He also forgets that since the days of accession to India_Kashmiries have been participating in every elections and forming their popular governments.

Having failed miserably in UN and facing tough resistance at the home front at the hands of rebels, Pak forces have violated the cease fire more than hundred times and have been shelling heavily on civilian population killing around 9 people including a one year child whose first birthday was being celebrated. The border areas have been vacated by civilians to save their lives. Arun Jaitely, a couple of days met all the Service Chiefs and gave them instructions to retaliate in good measures. Our Indian Armed forces have started retaliating heavily and caused heavy casualties on Pakistan side.

Now the question is “Is it not an opportune moment to dismantle the training camps in PoK?” We have been missing the opportunities to dismantle the terrorists camps where terrorists are being trained to carry proxy war against Indian civilians. We have capabilities to strike the camps and the world community will not object to such acts. After all Israel is striking those areas in west Bank and Gaza Strip.Why can not we do it?

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The author Sh. A.K. Srivastava (@aksrivastava232) is Senior Advocate in Supreme Court of India, New Delhi where he is practicing since last 40 yrs. He had been Advocate General of Govt. of Sikkim & was Hon.Secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association for two years( 1991-92,1992-93).
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