Pakistan Affronts India In July 15 Talks
By Dipin Damodharan
The July 15 peace talks are over. The outcome can be described in a simple way; once again, Pakistan affronted India before the world.
The foreign ministers’ talks were aimed at decreasing the trust deficit between the two nations. However, after the talks the trust deficit increases in a large mode. It was India, who initiated the peace talks, which had been stalled since the Mumbai terror attacks in Nov 2008. Despite this fact Pakistan blamed India unnecessarily for the failure of July 15 talks.
This time the Pakistan External Affairs Minister Shah Muhammad Qureshi had breached all kind of diplomatic measures. During the joint press conference, he made one of the nastiest comments ever heard in a bilateral talk. He equated Indian home secretary G K Pillai with Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Hafiz Saeed that too in the presence of Indian External Affairs Minister. Besides this, he also attacked S M Krishna for the negative effect of the talks.
Pakistan once again proved that their concern is regarding terrorists and not to make peace with India. Shah Mehmood Qureshi openly castigated G K Pillai for his remarks that the ISI had coordinated Mumbai terror attacks. Pakistan had proved that they are a nation of terrorists and a nation for the terrorists.
Pakistan stalwartly refused to take on in any significant manner with the critical areas of Mumbai attacks, cross-border terrorism and infiltration. In addition, they once again accused the baseless allegation of India’s involvement in Baluchistan riots.
Regarding anti-India jihad speeches of Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Qureshi defended Pakistan by equating home secretary G K Pillai's comments on Lashkar man David Headley's implication of ISI in Mumbai terror attack with Hafez Saeed.
G K Pillai was just announced a simple fact based on Headley’s revelations that ISI was behind the Mumbai terror attack on the eve of July 15 talks. Headley is under FBI custody, and he made so many stunning revelations on the involvement of ISI in global terror network. For this, Pakistan compared him with Hafiz Saeed, a terrorist and the boss of world’s dangerous Islamic terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. How immature is Pakistan’s foreign minister?
As India had given enough evidence on the involvement of Hafez Saeed in Mumbai attack, Pak did not assure any action. They want to protect Saeed, as terror becomes an official policy of Pak government. For those who consider this statement as immature should remember Shah Mohammed Qureshi’s response on Hafiz Saeed after his meeting with P Chidambaram, Indian Home Minister, on Hafiz Saeed. When Chidambaram demanded action on the anti-India speeches of Saeed, Qureshi said Pakistan would not bar him from making anti-India speeches.
Unreasonably, Pak yet again raised the Kashmir issue. As far as India take into account Kashmir as her integral part any talks on this issue is irrelevant. Pakistan should realize this fact. In addition, Qureshi personally attacked Indian foreign minister S M Krishna that he was not prepared for the talks, he was directed from Delhi during the talks….Even after Qureshi’s attack Krishna responded very carefully. After reaching Delhi, he said talks were fruitful and he was satisfied with the outcomes.
Indian Government has to realize that Pakistan never want to make peace as the failed state is ruling jointly by ISI and terrorists. They want to provoke India every time. Look the recent violence maneuvered by Pakistan terrorists in Kashmir valley.
India should show the courage to call off all kind of dialogues with Pakistan. Otherwise, the world will judge India a coward.
Dipin Damodharan is an Indian Journalist (Sub Editor with Jeevan TV) and a noted columnist for various media. He can be contacted at email@example.com
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