Writer: Basit Ali
The Kashmir issue is seventy years old, but in the context of this dispute, the last one and a half years have seen massive changes. If we talk about the global political scenario, the Kashmir issue seems to be linked with several political affairs. The world’s two largest nuclear and economical powers are at the cold war with each. As the Trump administration took the office charge, he blamed China for its deteriorating economic situation in the United States. Chinese products and technological applications are banned in the United States. This has been justified by the fact that China has been embezzling sensitive US information. On the other hand, the Corona epidemic has also been labeled as a Chinese conspiracy.
The economic situation in the United States has been steadily declining over the years, largely due to various US military battle grounds around the world. The US articulates an artificial cause to strike on any country from which she wants to seek economic gain. She would land her troops in this country, overthrow his government, and then establish his own administration for her interest. Or she would use her influence and diplomatic power in the world to impose economic sanctions on this country. Syria, Libya, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan are common examples. She tried to maintain her military and economic superiority overtly and covertly. In addition, the ability to benefit from different countries fighting each other are also usual side-lines of US.
On the contrary, China would invest in any country for economic advantage. She would improve the infrastructure of this country and then expand her business there. Due to this mutual interest, several countries preferred China over the United States. As US economy was declining day by day, meanwhile the Chinese economy was growing rapidly. Tactics such as the riots in China and the uprising in Hong Kong were also used, directly or indirectly, to stop China’s race for her business growth.
The United States staged the 9/11 drama to gain access to South Asia and Central Asia. By overthrowing the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and establishing its own influential government. It took twenty years of hard work to achieve this goal, but the superpower America did not attain the expected results. China, on the other hand, had launched a project like the CPEC to achieve the same goal in the peaceful way. While CPEC was expanding China’s business market, it would also benefit other countries in the region, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and India. CPEC was of great importance to the Pakistani economy. Financial prosperity and stability in Pakistan were not the good news for India. India could not afford its biggest enemy being economically powerful. India spent billions of rupees annually in Balochistan to thwart the CPEC. By using spies like Kulbhushan Yadav and angry Balochs, she worsens the internal situation of Pakistan. When the United States and India could not prevent CPEC project there, then the situation took a new turn.
The fearless Afghan Taliban stood firm against NATO forces like a rock and did not allow American influence to flourish in their country. US President Donald Trump blamed Pakistan for his defeat in Afghanistan. While Pakistan, hostile to the neighbouring country, announced its support for the US 16 years ago, today it regrets its decision. Eventually, the US was forced to consider withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan and resorted to negotiations instead of fighting. On July 2019, the Pakistani Prime Minister met with US President Donald Trump in the United States. The Pakistani people and the media were describing this meeting as a remarkable diplomatic success. During the meeting, the US President requested his Pakistani counterpart to hold successful peace talks with the Taliban. While discussing issues of mutual interest, the US President also offered to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir issue. Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the offer. The United States, which is a very clever and cunning country, has always used small countries to its advantage. At one side US assuring full support to Pakistan, on the other hand, it was secretly supporting India to win her trade war with China.
The United States was withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan. At the same time, he was worried about China’s economic advancement. The United States needed a new friend in the region to stop this advancement. It is said that the enemy of the enemy is the friend. India had been hostile to China and Pakistan from the very beginning and the main reason for this was the Kashmir issue. India needed wanted the support of superpower America to remove the Kashmir issue on international forum. The US and India struck a secret deal through which India would create a war zone in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and seize the gateway to the economic corridor. The Hindu Baniya is not so brave and courageous, but India jumped into the battlefield with the assurance of American help.
First, the Modi government abolished the special status of Kashmir and gave it the status of constitutional and legal part of India. His next target was Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Which has been openly announced by Narendra Modi in his speeches. (continued)