Once again the anti-peace lobby in the sub continent is hard at work
writing one sided articles in an effort to ensure that dialogue between
Pakistan and India remains a fantasy.
Opinion pieces with a hawkish tone seem to have become the bread and
butter of western ‘experts’ which demand childish things out of Pakistan
and its military. Instead of writing from a point of bringing real
peace between the two nuclear armed nations they seem to be intent on
making sure that these two sides never sit together. The favorite theme
seems to be to try and demonize the Pakistan military and paint a
picture that it is in reality, one of the best kitted terrorist outfit
that the western world and its allies has ever seen. Such is the frenzy
of hatred within these scholars of ‘world peace’ for Pakistan that any
attempts at even sounding balanced seems to have gone out of the window.
The article in the Indian Express by Christophe Jafferlot, senior
research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS, Paris, and a non resident
scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Pakistan bashing, is
another innuendo filled piece of garbage. He frames his op-ed on the
question on whether Masood Azhars ‘protective custody’ reflects a new
policy at the top of the Pakistan army.
He starts his post solemnly mourning the loss of terrorist leader Manan Baluch, followed quickly by introducing the Baluchistan National Movement (BNM) to his readership. In it he describes the movement as ‘a political party that opposes Balochistan’s [what it bills as ‘forceful’] annexation with Pakistan and calls for a free homeland for the Baloch people.’ This is an interesting description as unexpectedly Mr. Akbar has shown his support for the Kashmiri and Palestinian people and their struggle for a separate homeland.