Pakistan says India is crushing the Kashmir voices. Its leaders shout over the top in telling the world community that India’s left, right and centre oppression in Kashmir is now spilling over on streets, shedding youngsters’ blood.
To add to it, people have visuals from Kashmir (the Jammu & Kashmir part that is with India) where people can be seen clashing with security forces on camera – and the lenses recording such scenes roam across the world to tell the stories of so-called atrocities.
The world can see thousands gathering in funeral processions of terrorists gunned down by Indian security forces.
The world can see J&K crowds running amok stone pelting the security forces who try to minimize casualties as much as possible. Yes, in the ongoing Kashmir unrest, 55 civilians have lost their lives so far and that is condemnable and equally condemnable is the development that a security personnel (CRPF commandant Pramod Kumar) had to sacrifice his life in an encounter with the terrorists. And he was not the first.
If civilians have lost their lives in the Kashmir unrest, the Pakistan driven and Hizbul Mujahideen terror phase that began in 1989, so have the security forces.
The world can see the Twitter, Facebook and YouTube feeds of separatist leaders like Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Ashiya Andrabi and many others.
The world can see wanted terrorists like Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin threatening India to launch full blown war.
The world can see the debate that ensues every time whenever such developments take place in J&K. The world can see the Indian Parliament discussing the issue intently for the whole day. The world can see the India’s political opposition charging the Indian government of mishandling the situation and the government defending it.
But can the world say same about Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir including Gilgit and Baltistan and Baluchistan?