Saturday, October 05, 2019
-- Nasir Khan, Oct. 5, 2019
In a searching and thoughtful comment, Maria Moorat gave her views on the issue of injustices. I reproduce her comment here, followed by my comment.
Maria Moorat: Some people rail against injustice, wherever it occurs. The trouble is we are frustrated by our tiny voices being ignored. Even large public demonstrations are ignored; they may hit the headlines, but the next day the status quo continues. The powers that be, and the armament companies, will not stop selling death dealing devices to India or Israel or Saudi, or wherever, the business is too lucrative and they care nothing for those who die. And, the media in the west has brainwashed people into believing untruths.
Nasir Khan: Maria, what you say is strikingly true. It is a fact that some people speak up against injustices, and occasionally also get much support for the causes they stand for. But in the long run, the political establishment prevails, and no substantial results are achieved in the fight against the main purveyors of violence and abusers of human rights.
For instance, when President George W. Bush was planning a war of aggression against Iraq to further the US imperial and Zionist interests in the Middle East, millions of people around the world protested against the coming war. There was much enthusiasm in the masses of people against the plans of the American ruling gangsters. But Bush went ahead. He invaded Iraq, and ravaged a large Arab country as much his administration wanted. Americans virtually, destroyed Iraq.
When all this was taking place in the most brutal way, the protesters and protests had died down. Only a small minority of writers, bloggers, journalists and anti-war organizations continued to voice their opposition to the policies of the US imperialists. I was also one of those people, writing continuously on my blogs and on different websites. But the militarists and warmongers did not stop. So, the voices of protesters and opponents of wars did not affect the policies of the aggressor.
The same thing has been going on in Palestine and Kashmir. Two most vicious and brutal colonial powers, Israel and India, feel free to kill, suppress and suffocate the colonized people. This is happening before our eyes. No powerful country intervenes to stop the savagery in Palestine and Kashmir.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
-- Nasir Khan, Oct. 1, 2019
Pakistani PM Imran Khan's words of warning in the UNGA were not a threat to anyone, but a warning against the great threat that India has unleashed in Kashmir by its military terror by encapsulating over 8 million Kashmiris into a big prison, by cutting them off from any contact with the outside world or with each other. Such savagery the world has not seen over such a large population.
As I have suggested a few times before about the present large-scale state terror and the incredible cruelty in Kashmir that India has started with fresh vigor is to advance the objectives of the Hindutva ideology of extremist fanaticism that targets and discriminates against the religious and marginalized minorities within the Indian state.
The course followed by India violates the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter, international law and international norms dealing with subjugated or colonized population.
There is only one sane way for the Indian government in the present inferno that India has created in Kashmir, and that is to reverse its toxic policy it imposed on the Kashmiris on 5 August 2019, restore the autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir, and then enter into serious negotiations with Kashmiris and Pakistan under the direction of the United Nation with a view to end the old conflict according to the wishes of the people of Kashmir.
There are three parties to the conflict, the people of Kashmir, India and Pakistan. The fate of Kashmir and Kashmiris cannot be decided by the Indian occupation army and its barbaric treatment of the people of Kashmir, but only by the people of Kashmir.