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The Balochistan narrative of oppression has been going on for decades ever since Pakistan took over this province. It would gain credence in Kashmir only when Kashmiris would trust that India is protecting them on the border as well as in the hinterland. Balochistan should be seen beyond the tit-for-tat narrative.

 

The traditional narrative has given way to a strict stance — for the better

 

There is no separate Kashmir story as there is for Afghanistan or Nepal. It was always a part of the Indian main and except for a brief rule from Kabul. There is no cause or case for a separate Kashmir, like the Tibetans may have or the Palestinians have. The second point here is that the Kashmiri’s are a distinct ethnic group with little of no historical or social affinities, except Islam, with those of the other regions of the erstwhile princely state of J&K. This J&K, with or without PoK, is an artificial entity of recent origin. J&K is not the only princely state that acceded to India without some early hesitations and a bit of acrimony.

 

Freedom did not come to us on a platter nor was it a gift of some benevolent despot. It was won with the blood, sweat and suffering of bravehearts like Udham Singh and Bhagat Singh, who made it possible for the Mahatma to script a political victory.

 

The Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a terrorist organisation that has been officially banned but operates openly, trains around 360 militants annually to wage jihad against India and Afghanistan, according to Indian investigators who grilled captured LeT operative Bahadur Ali, writes Rajnish Singh.

 

Various leaders, including the Prime Minister, have spoken on the Kashmir issue,. However, what is required is not words, but action

 

The Quetta attack has shocked and angered Pakistan, and as usual, Islamabad has been quick to exploit it, accusing India of promoting anti-Pakistan terrorism

 

Years of self-destructive policies have created a witches’ brew of militant groups and proxies in Balochistan acting at the behest of various quarters, not all of whom are foreign.

Events in Quetta on Monday demonstrated that Pakistan remains vulnerable to meticulously planned urban terrorism of particularly grotesque dimensions. It began with the targeted killing in the morning of senior lawyer Bilal Anwar Kasi, gunned down while travelling in his car. That was the opening salvo for mayhem on a much wider scale.
 

A suicide blast outside a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan on August 8 has killed at least 70 and wounded more than 100 people. It took place after a number of lawyers and some journalists had assembled at the Quetta’s Civil Hospital to mourn the death of the president of the Balochistan Bar Association in a separate shooting incident the same morning, writes Sukrati Rastogi for South Asia Monitor.

 

The severity of the recent attack on the civilian population in Assam is a wake-up call. It requires effective leadership and teeth to day-to-day operations. The security apparatus will have to show utmost alacrity by recalibrating its strategy.

 


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