Indian Military build up in Kashmir, Time right to accept Trump’s ‘Kashmir mediation’ offer


By Dr Shahid Qureshi – :

The offer of the US president Trump to ‘mediate on Kashmir’ seems genuine but his security establishment has its own plans? Pakistani establishment suffers from ‘battered wife syndrome’, in which the abused partner keep going back to the same abuser. I don’t believe that: ‘Indians have the balls to escalate tensions in Kashmir without the ‘nod from US’, whose number one agenda in the region is to sabotage CPEC and curtail China?

The Genocide of the Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces continues in the highest militarized areas in the world, and now reached at its peak. Kashmir issue is not a real estate or a land dispute, but it is a pending international case since 1947 at the United Nations while its people await justice.

Indian military buildup in the occupied Kashmir and high alert of the Indian air force raised alarm bells in neighboring Pakistan already, especially after the use of cluster bombs against civilians in Kashmir LOC. All assets out for action stage has arrived and Pakistani military and civilian leadership is on one page and focused. Pakistan and its allies must respond in kind and with full force to save the Kashmiri civilians under Indian occupation.

India’s Israeli advisors will in the end cause the full break up of India and that’s the plan. What Israeli Palestinian child killers don’t know that: ‘Pakistanis are very soft, targeted and sensitive in responding to Indian attacks on civilians because Kashmiri Pakistanis also live on the other side of the Line of control under Indian occupation.

‘Indian soli for freedom and separatist movements is ready to go in full bloom at any time as only matter of logistics, according to a military assessment.

Media reported that: ‘As tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir have the potential to blow up into a regional crisis and it is the right time for U.S. President Donald Trump to mediate, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday.

Khan’s comments come a day after Pakistan accused India of using illegal cluster bombs, killing two civilians and wounding 11 others, in the disputed Kashmir region. India denied it had used such weapons.

“President Trump offered to mediate on Kashmir. This is the time to do so as situation deteriorates there and along the LOC (line of control) with new aggressive actions being taken by Indian occupation forces,” Khan said on Twitter, referring to the heavily militarized de facto border that divides the two parts of Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Khan condemned the shelling by India and warned that the situation has the potential to “blow up into a regional crisis.” He reiterated that “the only road to peace and security in South Asia runs through a peaceful and just settlement of Kashmir.”

He also said that India’s attack “on innocent civilians and use of cluster munitions” is in violation of international humanitarian law as well as India’s own commitments under the 1983 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

Khan said the U.N. Security Council must take note of this “international threat to peace and security.”

Kashmir, claimed by both India and mostly Muslim Pakistan, has grabbed the spotlight in recent days, months after a deadly militant attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy sparked cross-border air attacks and brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war. The recent escalation has come amid offers by Trump to mediate to resolve the Kashmir issue. While Pakistan welcomed the offer, India rejected it, saying the dispute was between the two countries.

India accuses Pakistan of funding armed militants, as well as separatist groups in India’s portion of the region. Islamabad denies the Indian accusation, saying it provides only diplomatic and moral support to a separatist movement.

In July, Trump told reporters that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him during a meeting in Japan if he would like to be a mediator on Kashmir. India denied that Modi ever asked for any mediation.

(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post. He writes on security, terrorism and foreign policy. He also appears as analyst on Al-Jazeera, Press TV, MBC, Kazak TV (Kazakhstan), LBC Radio London. He was also international Presidential election observer for Kazakhstan, 2019, 2016 and 2015 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. He wrote his MA thesis on ‘Political Thought of Imam Khomeini’ and visited Tehran University. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ also studied Law at a British University. He also speaks at Cambridge University and visiting professor in Hebe University in China)