Pakistan is a Peace Loving Country

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Naeem Kandwal

India’s face of so called democracy has been globally exposed.In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Tral area of Pulwama district on Friday. According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Mandoora area of Tral. Meanwhile, Indian troops continued their cordon and search operations in Shopian, Pulwama, Baramulla, Rajouri and other areas of the territory, subjecting the local residents to huge inconvenience. Indian police arrested a innocent youth from a check-post in Patushahi area of Bandipora. The atrocities of the Indian Army in occupied kashmir have been going on for 74 years.Thousands of innocent kashmiris have been killed by the indian Army. On the other hand India’s internal situation is very bad. The farmer’s protest is intensifying day by day. At least one protester was killed and 300 police officers were injured after tens of thousands of farmers, many driving tractors, took to the streets of New Delhi on Tuesday to call for the repeal of contentious new agriculture laws. Police detained 200 protesters following Tuesday’s deadly violence in India’s capital Delhi during a massive protest against agricultural reforms. Thousands of farmers clashed with police as protesters on the outskirts of the city forced their way in. One protester died, and more than 300 police officers were injured. Farmers’ leaders said they would not call off their protests. Thousands of protesting farmers poured into New Delhi on Tuesday in what had been expected to be a peaceful protest during holiday celebrations and a military parade overseen by the prime minister. Some farmers broke with the main march and used tractors to dismantle police barricades. Many farmers carried long swords, tridents, sharp daggers and battle axes — functional if largely ceremonial weapons. Police commanders deployed officers carrying assault rifles. They stood in the middle of main roads, tear gas swirling around them with their rifles aimed at the crowds. In some areas, video footage showed, the police beat protesters with their batons to push them back. This is contrary to democratic traditions. The protesters are challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his efforts to reshape farming in India. The demonstrators are demanding that Modi repeal recent farming laws that would minimize the government’s role in agriculture and open more space for private investors. The government says the new laws would unshackle farmers and private investment, bringing growth. But farmers are skeptical, fearing that the removal of state protections that they already consider insufficient would leave them at the mercy of greedy corporations. Farmers, however, contend that they are struggling even with the existing protections. They say that market-friendly laws will eventually eliminate regulatory support and leave them bereft, with the weakened economy offering little chance of a different livelihood. Main Indian opposition parties boycotted the opening day of Parliament’s budget session in solidarity with farmers engaged in a two-month standoff over new agricultural laws the government refuses to repeal. A statement by the Congress party on Friday said 16 opposition parties boycotted the president’s address to Parliament “in full solidarity with the agitating farmers, whom the Modi government is trying to defame”. We can say  that the Modi administration has been failed to give basic rights to its own citizens. A similar situation exists in occupied Kashmir. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged India and Pakistan to “come together” and solve their problems as any military confrontation would be a disaster. “Our good offices are always available [for mediation] and we will insist within it… finding peaceful solutions for problems that have no military solution,” he said at a news conference at UN headquarters in New York that was aired live late Thursday. The UN chief encouraged the resolution of the Kashmir dispute according to UN resolutions and its charter. “It is clear when seeing Pakistan and India, any military confrontation between the two would be a disaster of unmitigated proportions for both countries and for the whole world,” said Guterres. The statement of UN Secretary General is welcome but the fact is that India has never been sincere in resolving the Kashmir Issue. India has always ignored UN resolutions on Kashmir. Pakistan is a peace loving country. Since its independence Pakistan has been promoting peace and stability around the world. Pakistan is a responsible country and always exploring the opportunities of peace. Pakistan has always initiated the peace process with India and sincerely tried best to resolve all issues with India, including Jammu and Kashmir, by a peaceful dialogue. Pakistan respects UN, Respect UN mandate, Respect UN Charter, and wants others to do the same. It believes in diplomacy, and there is precedence that some of the more complicated issues around the world, has been resolved by diplomacy, then why not Pakistan-India issues be resolved by dialogue too. We support the supremacy of UN and all nations must respect the UN. Whether it is the farmer’s protest or the atrocities in Kashmir, Modi’s anti-peace policies have come to the fore. India has become a threat not only to the region but also to world peace. The Modi administration is promoting terrorism in the region. The Modi administration has broken all records of human rights violations inside India and in occupied Kashmir. Modi’s anti-peace policies need to be curbed.