Kashmiri Activist Sushil Pandit has reacted to the comments made by Pakistan’s Interior Minister Brig. Ijaz Ahmed Shah on Wednesday, after he admitted that Pakistan has failed to gain support from the international community for its stance on the Kashmir issue, according to ANI. Sushil Pandit has termed the statement as ‘writing on the wall’
Pandit said, “The whole world knows it, they themselves knew it all this while and we have known it whole through. Now, it is their compulsion to admit to it publicly because they are looking for face-saving in front of their own people who they have hoodwinked all this while.”
He further said, “They have threatened India to be dragged to the International Court of Justice, they have threatened India to be dragged to the UNHRC. All these forums that they have been going to begging for action have completely rejected their claim.”
Sushil Pandit said that Pakistan is hunting for alibis and explanations and in those efforts, they have to admit the truth. “This coming from the enemy himself, coming from the adversary himself, is the best testimony of the fact that our diplomacy, our political leadership has succeeded in isolating Pakistan and have convinced the world community that they are at fault and we are the victims of terror, used by Pakistan as it's state policy,” he added.
He went on to say that this is just the beginning and Indian diplomacy should not rest. He pointed out that today, several international media organisations have chosen to fall victim or echo the Pakistani propaganda and narrative. This is where we need to fight Pakistan harder and dent the credibility of the western media in the face of such resolute diplomatic victory and victory on ground in Kashmir.
"People do not believe us in the international community. We say they (India) impose curfew and are not giving medicines to people of Jammu and Kashmir. People do not believe us but they believe them. The ruling elite has destroyed the country. People think we are not a serious nation," Brig. Ijaz Ahmed Shah said, adding "Pakistan must have some soul searching."
A similarly embarrassing situation happened to Pakistan on Tuesday. This time it was on a global stage at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while speaking about Kashmir to the international media called the region, 'the Indian state of J&K'.