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How India over-engaged in making propaganda against Pakistan?

India must recognize that no amount of its false propaganda can deter Pakistan from exposing India’s brutalization of the Kashmiri people through an unabated military siege, indiscriminate use of force, extra-judicial killings, incarceration of Kashmiri leaders and youth, a crackdown on the media and human rights activists, and denial of access to international human rights and humanitarian organizations to IIOJK.

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Continuously, India is making propaganda against Pakistan, fabricating false stories, distorting incidents, and affairs to blame Pakistan and project a negative image of Pakistan. It has been misleading the international community against Pakistan. Pakistan firmly rejects the recent spate of false terrorism-related assertions made by India in which some detached alleged incidents are being distorted and presented as a so-called ‘terror’ plot against India.

In order to build on this orchestrated ‘terrorism‘ narrative against Pakistan, a section of the Indian media has reported that India had intercepted a message from a ‘Pakistani’ WhatsApp number as well as seized an ‘empty boat’ in Maharashtra along with some weapons. Segments of the Indian media have deceitfully sought to link these to the preposterous claims about a so-called ‘Mumbai style’ attack being planned. Separately, the Indian media have also reported that the Indian intelligence and border forces were on high alert for possible ‘cross-border infiltration’ attempts along Rajauri. All this is nothing but a continuation of the sinister Indian design to yet again raise the “terrorism” bogey to malign Pakistan.

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We reject these allegations and Indian machinations out rightly

This mischievous Indian propaganda campaign and baseless allegations against Pakistan reflect India’s utter desperation emanating from its complete failure to break the will of the Kashmiri people in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The possibility of a choreographed ‘false flag activity’ to target Pakistan and negatively affect its political and economic interests cannot be ruled out, as Indian propaganda is pointing in that direction.

India must recognize that no amount of its false propaganda can deter Pakistan from exposing India’s brutalization of the Kashmiri people through an unabated military siege, indiscriminate use of force, extra-judicial killings, incarceration of Kashmiri leaders and youth, a crackdown on the media and human rights activists, and denial of access to international human rights and humanitarian organizations to IIOJK.

While strongly denouncing the latest Indian insinuations and allegations, Pakistan calls upon India not to make any mistake again. Pakistan stands ready and resolute and is fully capable of effectively responding to any misadventure as was manifestly evident in response to India’s ill-advised and irresponsible action in February 2019.

Pakistan also urges the international community to take immediate cognizance of the fact that India is yet again resorting to classic ‘false flag’ methods to advance its sinister designs and that this could have serious implications for peace and security in the region.

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The international community must urge India to act responsibly

India should also be held accountable for its gross and systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in IIOJK. The realization of sustainable peace, stability, and prosperity in South Asia remains contingent upon the peaceful resolution of the long-standing Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

As a matter of fact, since its inception, India has not accepted the creation of Pakistan from the core of its heart. It has imposed four wars on Pakistan, and cut half of Pakistan away, now known as Bangladesh. It has been using all sorts of atrocities and brutalities against Pakistan and over-engaged in making false propaganda against Pakistan. It has established special cells and teams to harm Pakistan, spread fake news, fabricate stories, and distort Pakistan’s image. European InfoLab was one of the obvious and widely known examples.

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Prime Minister Modi, especially, has crossed all limits and set to harm Pakistan out rightly. He himself is an extremist and allegedly involved in the massacres of Muslims in 2002 when he was Chief Minister of state of Gujrat. He became into power with the support of extremist Hindu outfits like RSS and exercised all sorts of extreme measures, to malign Pakistan.

Unfortunately, some Pakistanis are also being used by Indians knowingly or unknowingly. There must be a few traitors in this country and some greedy individuals, but most of them are being exploited in innocence. Nations are required to awaken and unite against all sorts of aggressions and wars, including hybrid war and media perceptions.

 

Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Founding Chair GSRRA, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization). (E-mail: awanzamir@yahoo.com). The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.

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