Repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir are an open invitation to war. India’s cautious response shows that it is a peace-loving nation. At the same time, it should realise that the main cause of conflict between the two countries is Kashmir. It should, therefore, try to resolve the issue.
Tariq Ahmad Lone,
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has declared that the Indian forces have been asked to give a “fitting” reply to unprovoked incidents of firing from across the border. Everyone knows what his statement implies. The “stern” action that is envisaged is a strongly worded protest. Even if matters escalate, our troops may be asked to offer resistance that is just necessary to keep the infiltrators off. One cannot expect any concrete action from the Indian side.
Rights activists cry hoarse over rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and demand repeal of AFSPA. But no human rights organisation seems to understand the plight of the army or local police. One policeman was brutally killed by a mob and no politician condemned the brutal act.