article lists the terror attacks in India that originated from or were
supported by Pakistan, along with the casualties from each attack. It asks, ‘Pakistan
ko gussa kyo aatha hai’. Lastly, it examines the Law of Karma with respect
use of violence to achieve its goals is covered in two periods, namely, 1946 to
1971-72, and thereafter.
Direct Action to achieve Pakistan: “The ‘Direct Action’ announced by the Muslim
League Council to achieve the Muslim League’s demand for the creation of
Pakistan (a separate country for Indian Muslims) resulted in the worst communal
riots that British India had seen.” http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/threads/the-great-calcutta-killings.64805/
Partition: Partition, the killing of half a million people and displacement of
Invasion of Jammu & Kashmir: Kabayalis (Pakistani tribesmen) action was
followed by an Army-backed occupation of large parts of the undivided state of
Jammu and Kashmir that had acceded to India.
War: The war started with the Kutch episode that extended to J&K and
War: Started over East Pakistan, later extended to J&K and Punjab.
Hijack: Pakistanis facilitated the burning of the plane on the tarmac in
Khalistan Movement: 21,660 Indians died between 1981 and 18 September, 2016. http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/punjab/data_sheets/annual_casualties.htm
Hijack: In July and August, a pistol used by the hijacker, who was eventually
handed over to India by the UAE authorities after landing, was traced back to a
consignment provided by Germany to Pakistan.
Proxy War in Kashmir: 44,067 lives lost between 1987 and 18 September, 2016. http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/jandk/data_sheets/annual_casualties.htm
10)Note that the Kashmir
insurgency began only after Pakistan acquired nuclear weapons capability. Read
about CHINA-PAK NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION by G Parthasarathy, former High
Commissioner to Pakistan
Riots and Blasts: 257 dead and over 700 injured.
12)1999 Kargil War:
Pakistan’s intrusions into Indian territory cleared.
Hijack: External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh accompanied criminals to
Kandahar in exchange for release of Indian hostages, a humiliation no Indian
Security Forces in J&K: According to a PTI report of September 18, 2016,
there have been eighteen attacks since 1999.
15)Not to forget:
Charar-e-Sharif was burnt to the ground by Mast Gul; the 1990 killing of an IAF
squadron leader and 13 personnel by the JKLF cadres, and the Chittisinghpura massacre
House: Attack on temple of Indian democracy; seven dead.
17)2002 Godhra: 59
women and children burnt alive. Col. Anil Athale makes a strong argument why
Pakistan may have orchestrated Godhra
Temple, Gandhinagar: 37 dead.
Mandir, Jammu: 12 dead.
Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar: Bomb blasts left 52 dead and 149 injured.
Serial blasts left 59 dead and 200 injured.
Train Blasts: 209 dead and around 1,400 injured. According to a Hindustan
Times report of September 12, 2015, the following Pakistanis involved in
the blasts are still absconding: Azam Chima of Bahawalpur, Aslam, Hafizullah, Sabir,
Abu Kakr, Kasam Ali, Ammu Jaan, Ehsanullah, Abu Hasan and Abdul Rehman.
Mumbai attacks: 186 dead.
Eight bomb blasts in six different areas; 80 dead and 150 injured.
17 blasts in 10 different areas; 55 dead and 145 injured.
26)2008 Delhi: Five
blasts in three different areas; 24 dead and 151 injured.
blasts: Twin blasts resulting in 17 deaths and 117 injured.
blasts: 7 dead.
Attack: 7 dead.
above is by no means an exhaustive list of terror attacks perpetuated by
Pakistan. At least 65,000 people have been killed in India alone. If one adds
Afghanistan, the number might well cross 80,000.
Joint Director War History Division, Ministry of Defence, Col Anil Athale put
it very aptly in a recent article, “Pakistan is in the doghouse as virtually
every single terrorist act anywhere in the world has a Pakistani footprint.” G
Parthasarathy, former high commissioner to Pakistan, recently wrote, “After
9/11 and the terrorist attack in California involving Pakistani nationals,
there is resentment in the US against Pakistan.”
there any other country in the world that has made export of terror an
instrument of State policy like Pakistan has? No wonder First Secretary Eenam
Gambhir said Pakistan is host to the ‘Ivy League of Terrorism’ at the UN
General Assembly Debate on 21 September 2016.
asking the world to declare Pakistan a ‘terrorist state,’ is the scale of
deaths not good enough for India to do so first? The effect of sanctions would
not have the same impact as if the U.S. did so, but being the most affected
country India must take the first step.
this the nation Jinnah fought for? Are Jinnah’s words of being a moth-eaten
nation coming true? Former foreign secretary J N Dixit wrote, “Not getting the
whole of Bengal and Punjab, Jinnah talked about having got a “moth-eaten and
is there so much anger and negativity? J N Dixit said, “The genesis itself is
permeated in bitterness. The seeds of frustration sprouting into hostility were
sown at the inception itself”. A nation born out of hatred for others has to
keep the hatred alive to bind itself as a nation.
military intelligence officer RSN Singh shares an interesting insight, “A
respected Pakistani journalist, Khalid Ahmed, earlier in the Pakistan foreign
service observes: ‘Pakistan is falling, because it is a warrior state and is
not supposed to last. It is wedded to the ideal of war in which ideological
rulers accept the possibility of annihilation (shahadat) as a
consequence of righteous war.”
stands on three legs; China, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Are China and Saudi
Arabia waiting for the U.S. equivalent of September 11 before they, like the
U.S., learn the hard way and stop supporting a rogue nation? They must
understand the Law of Karma, a key belief of the followers of Dharma.
principle of karma (literally chosen action) is the long chain of
choices, causation and consequences. Just as the laws of physics immutably
govern the material universe, so also, the principle of karma governs
the realm of sentient beings. Choices exercised by sentient beings inexorably
produce consequences. The immediate ones are easily recognised, but the delayed
effects are mostly not.
law has worked in Pakistan because it now claims to be a victim of terror from
being an exporter. If and how the law will pan out for China and Saudi Arabia
is something only time will tell.
who is to blame? India alone. We are timid and incapable of taking tough
action. If India expects the U.S. to declare Pakistan a terrorist state she is
have to fight our own battles for which India must reclaim the Kshatriya
mindset from Maharana Pratap, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Guru Govind Singh, Bajirao
Peshwa, Dewan Mokam Chand, Rani of Jhansi, General Zorawar Singh, amongst
author is an independent columnist
is a Kshatriya Mindset http://www.esamskriti.com/essay-chapters/The-Need-for-a-Kshatriya-Mindset-3.aspx#
2008-2013©copyright, All Rights Reserved. Vijayvaani Publishers.
Back to Top