Tens of thousands of Sunni Muslim extremists came to the streets of Karachi on Saturday to protest against the Shia minority in Pakistan with slogans like Kafir Kafir Shia Kafir. Pakistan administration and leadership often tend to convey to not divide them into sectarian lines we all as Muslims stand united. What they fail to accept and admit that no minority group in Pakistan can ask for their rights. Many researchers have produced work including the mention by an ex-Pakistan military leadership that Pakistan’s army has a strong influence on its administration. They claim to be democratic but every other day you hear a human rights violation or disappearance of journalists, and we thought human rights and free media is the foundation of democracy.
Indian army has killed so many terrorists especially after the abrogation of article 370 and 35A, many of them were Pakistan nationals. This obsession goes back to the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan. Days after partition Pakistan army with Afghan Kabaili marched on to capture Kashmir illegally and with force. Indian army has managed to push them back at large but the UN security council was involved until then and both Pakistan and India managed to agree to draw a line of control and today some parts of former state Jammu and Kasmir are still under Pakistan occupation. After that action of force, the Pakistan army has fought three more wars with India, and which they don’t accept that they lost those wars. One of those wars even cost them which in today’s day and age called a separate country Bangladesh. Bangladesh which was known as West Pakistan before was suffering for the same brutality and supremacy of the Pakistan army which the communities other than Pakistani Punjabi Sunni Muslims face today in the current state of Pakistan.
Pakistan state failed to accept their failures and their obsession with India and specifically with the union territory of India Kashmir grows more and more as the days go on. They are completely ignoring what’s going on in their own country. There have been several movements of separation within Pakistan from the oppression they are facing in the state of Pakistan which includes states like Balochistan, Sindhudesh, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit- Baltistan and Jinnahpur and Muahajir Sooba. With all these separation movements millions of common citizens of Pakistan are suffering through poverty and hunger.
Pakistan needs to admit its failures and move forward. They must leave their obsession with India(Kashmir) and handle their own yard otherwise that day won’t be far when you see several states just like Bangladesh forming from Pakistan.
“Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer.” – Norman Mailer