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Introduction. Contextual Introduction.
Body. How India should tackle Pakistan’s false narratives on Jammu and Kashmir?
Conclusion. Way forward.
Isolating a rogue regime requires assiduous lobbying so that no country buys Pakistan’s denials of complicity in terrorism or its narrative of a freedom struggle in Kashmir. But these steps are in themselves insufficient to deter a garrison state like Pakistan where the military controls policy making and is ideologically predisposed to harm India at any cost. Thus India need to tackle Pakistan more vigorously at international forums.
How India should tackle Pakistan’s false narratives on Jammu and Kashmir?
- India should expose Pakistan by presenting facts, figures and statistics about Pakistan’s history in keeping human rights intact.
- It is important for India that it should deal with Pakistan as a mature democracy and nation to secure its sovereign interests.
- A detailed Plan of Action (PoA) to counter Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir at the United Nations and other forums is needed.
- India should employ online propaganda techniques to reach out to ordinary Pakistanis and mould their opinions about the venality, corruption and brutality of their own military establishment, which has repeatedly caused ruin.
- Government should appoint permanent envoys to travel the globe and disseminate reams of proof of Pakistan’s complicity in terrorism to foreign leaders, intelligence agencies and news media.
- As victims of cross-border terrorism, Indians assume that everyone around the world is already fully familiar with how thuggish military-run and jihadi-infested Pakistan is and how righteous secular and democratic India is. But isolating a rogue regime requires assiduous lobbying and convincing so that no country buys Pakistan’s denials of complicity in terrorism or its narrative of a “freedom struggle” in Kashmir.
- More such strategic interventions are necessary. Government should keep leveraging India’s booming economy to get influential Islamic nations to invest and trade with India.
- Western countries in charge of IMF should be swayed to impose terrorism and democracy-related conditionalities on Pakistan for receiving economic bailouts.
- The government has spurred partner countries to grey-list Pakistan for terror financing under the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Such endeavours have to be significantly scaled up.
It is important for India to think and act systematically. It is time to leave no stone unturned to protect our sovereign interests. It is important to deface terrorist supporting nations at international forums in their own hands.