Iron is hot & PAK is weak - Time for NDA-II to Prove Dr. Farooq wrong by getting POJK vacated
The only dispute / differences that India has with Pakistan is the illegally occupied areas of Indian state of J&K in 1947/48 and all other socio- economic issues that are often listed in the parleys / agreements / meetings between two countries are in comparison only ancillaries of very very minor significances.
It has been over 70 years since 1st January 1948 when India had approached United Nations Organisation with a complaint (under Article 35 of the Charter of the United Nations) against Pakistan (for having attacked the Indian territories in the State of J&K that acceded to India Dominion on 26th October 1947). And as far as UNSC resolutions were concerned they appeared just a drag on process like was even the UNSC Resolution 307 of 21 Dec 1971 that instead of asking Pakistan to vacate the territories of India including that in Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir in a routine manner occupied demanded that a durable cease-fire be observed until withdrawals could take place to respect the cease-fire line in Jammu and Kashmir contrary to Indian claims worth treating Pakistan as an aggressor.
India and Pakistan have fought three more wars after 1947/48 ( 4th April1965- 23 Sept 1965; 3 December to 16 December 1971; 26 May 1999 to 26 July 1999). Not only that as also disclosed in written reply to Q-32 in Lok Sabha on 12th Dec 2018 by GOI , under the so-called ‘Boundary Agreement’ signed between China and Pakistan on 2 March 1963, Pakistan has even illegally ceded 5,180 sq. kms of Indian territory in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to China. After 1965 war India had even returned captured Haji Peer to Pakistan. Not only that even after 1971 India has ceded some more area to Pakistan ( Chamb Niabat of Jammu District to Pakistan ).
In the written reply to LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 32 of Dr. Kirit Somaiya MP (a) whether the Government has asked Pakistan at diplomatic level to vacate all illegally occupied areas of Kashmir;(b) if so, the details thereof;(c) the details of the areas in Kashmir under illegal occupation of Pakistan till date;(d) whether Pakistan has reverted and taken initiative to vacate the illegally occupied areas of Kashmir; and (e) if so, the details thereof ? as was answered on 12.12.2018 Government of India had answered through THE MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS that < “India’s consistent and principled position, as also enunciated in the 1994 Parliament Resolution adopted unanimously, is that the entire State of Jammu and Kashmir has been, is, and shall be an integral part of India.
Pakistan has been in illegal occupation of approximately 78,000 sq. km of Indianterritory in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. Under the so-called ‘Boundary Agreement’ signed between China and Pakistan on 2 March 1963, Pakistan illegally ceded 5,180 sq. km of Indian territory in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to China. We have repeatedly and consistently called upon Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation, most recently on 30 November 2018.Pakistan continues to be in illegal and forcible occupation of a part of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir.
No doubt the Minister for External Affairs did say that India have on 30th November 2018 also called upon Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation but the Government of India did not pointedly elaborate where and at what level India has asked Pakistan on 30th November 2018 to vacate the areas of Indian State of J&K occupied in 1947/48 by Pakistan.
More so as regards the 22nd February 1994 Parliament resolution that had in a way in the style of some thing like facts & reasons reiterated that the State of Jammu & Kashmir has been, is and shall be an integral part of India and any attempts to separate it from the rest of the country will be resisted by all necessary means ( of course otherwise also required in terms of Art-1 of Constitution of India and Section-3 of Jammu & Kashmir Constitution ) , it had been demanded ( from Pakistan) that Pakistan must vacate the areas of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, which they have occupied through aggression. So, Government of India had to get the operative part of the resolution (“Pakistan must vacate the areas of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, which they have occupied through aggression”) executed and that part of the resolution has so far remained unsaid & un executed at the level of GOI. I do not find any where even after 22nd Feb 1994 where GOI at any level (PM or FM level) have pointedly asked Pakistan with force to vacate occupied areas. And now it has been also on 12 December 2018 that GOI was pointedly asked to reply on the floor of Lok Sabha by Dr. Kirit Somaiya MP (a) whether the Government has asked Pakistan at diplomatic level to vacate all illegally occupied areas of Kashmir;(b) if so, the details thereof but the reply as could be read from the contents the reply given by GOI has not been that speaking as was demanded.
On 16th November 2017 Union Minister Hansraj Ahir had said on the sidelines of function in Delhi that Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir is a part of India, due to the mistakes of the previous governments it has been with Pakistan and If we try to get “PoK” ( POJK) back, no one can stop us because it is our right.
So, the question that needs to be answered now is why has not Government of India tried to get back ‘POK’ ( POJK) that could prove those wrong who suggest that for peace & stability in J&K possible solution could be converting LOC into a regular international border ?
Dr. Farooq Abdullah , 3 times J&K Chief Minister , has dragged his self into controversies that have sounded even ‘anti national to many’ when he has during his public addresses & media interviews at occasions since 2016 suggested that in his opinion the only possible solution as regards the areas of Indian State of J&K that have been occupied illegitimately by Pakistan would be converting the LOC into Indian borders arguing that otherwise he does not see any end to the 7 decades old turmoil/ unrest in which people of J&K are living. Dr. Farooq Abdullah has at occasions also made reference of suggestions that transpired between him and the then Indian PM in 1999.
But even if some solution of the type is considered by the Government of the day still unless the Parliament is involved no any territory of indian state of J&K can be given to some other country and that should not be done.
Right through 1989 till 14 February 2019 militant attack on the CRPF convoy near Pulwama ( J&K) where in more than 40 Indian jawans were martyred it has been the considered opinion of Government of India that Pakistan has been and is acting against Indian interests by diplomatically and materially supporting the militant & separatists for inflicting material as well as ideologically damages in the Indian state of J&K including conduct of atrocities also on the people of J&K living in the areas occupied by Pakistan since 1947/48.
After the 14th February 2019 attack on CRPF convoy the emotions in India have run very high and even the Government has initiated a surgical strike involving Indian Airforce destroying huge militant installations / camps across LOC in Balakot Pakistan. Indian people and all the parties in opposition too have put their weight behind Government of India for any course that the government may deem fit for action against Pakistan/ militants and as regards the areas of Indian state of J&K as occupied by Pakistan by aggressions.
Going by the claims / indicators that have come from the government now after Pulwama attack Pakistan Government has been more pushed to the wall by the policies of the present government as well as by the response / support that India has received from international community except China ( who have its own compulsions).
The assessments and information that is being shared in media with the reference of government of India sources / or as claimed to be assessed by GOI about the political/economic/military status of Pakistan is that the Pakistan economy is shattered, Pakistan is no way equipped to bear the burnt of attack if India ventures into this day ( not even for 3 to 4 days ) and the ‘democratic’ Imran Khan Government is a puppet of Pak. Earlier also even two years back (16th November 2017 ) Union Minister Hansraj Ahir had said on the sidelines of function in Delhi that Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir is a part of India and if we try to get PoK back, no one can stop us because it is our right. In case Mr. Ahir is to be believed, one would surely ask then why India is not getting ‘indian’ lands vacated by Pakistan?
So, going by all that and claims of government functionaries it appears to be the appropriate time for Government of India to :
(i) Issue a final call on Pakistan to immediately withdraw her forces/ people from the areas of Indian state of J&K that have been illegally occupied after 1947/48 otherwise no option will be left with India than to get vacation by any other possible means including militarily
(ii) Inform UN Security Council that it has been now more than 7 decades since India requested UNSC to prevail upon Pakistan to vacate the illegally occupied areas of Indian state of J&K but still no result has come and hence India is asking Pakistan to withdraw her forces since India can not afford to wait for more time as the POJK areas are being also used by some forces under the patronage of Pakistan to disturb peace / stability including indian state of J&K through militant / terrorist/ separatist activities
(iii) Use open force in case Pakistan does not respond favorably in the given immediate time.