A chapter from Pakistan Studies book in the year 2021
India and the US getting close in the lead up to the withdrawal of American troops in 2014 meant that as soon as the US left Afghanistan, India filled the vacuum. By letting Indian influence increase in Afghanistan, the US proved that it had always been our enemy, and despite Pakistan being a loyal ally, the Americans let Hindu imperialism – that Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had warned us against – spread in the region. The cunning Hindus now flanked us from both the eastern and western wings. It was like 1965 war all over again, and the brave mujahideen, again, were ready to fight till the last breath.
Meanwhile in Balochistan the India-funded Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), Baloch Republican Army and Lashkar-e-Balochistan who were busy terrorising innocent Pakistanis got more support as RAW supplied intelligence, militants and weapons through Afghanistan. Hyrbyair Marri, a RAW agent in disguise, along with Mossad’s Khair Bakhsh Marri, left no stone unturned in spreading anti-Pakistan hatred in Balochistan.
After getting geographically close to Balochistan, India used the same tactics that it had used in East Pakistan to further disintegrate Pakistan. Balochistan’s Hindus from their centres in Hinglaj Shrine and Kali Devi, in Lasbela and Kalat respectively, started preparing ‘Baloch’ agents – Hindus posing as Baloch Muslims – to fight for the terrorist organisations against Pakistan army. These agents also spread venom as teachers in all the districts of Balochistan, brainwashing the Balochi children into hating Pakistan.
Hindu teachers and brainwashing
Indian plotting and planning meant that political tensions regularly sprung up as years 1948, 1958, 1962-69 and 1974-77 revealed. Indian agents from the Khan of Kalat to Akbar Bugti all played their part in destabilising Pakistan. Issues as trivial as Sui gas royalty and gas extraction payments were depicted as being big enough to dent Pakistani patriotism and the Hindu teachers in Balochistan started spreading the poison of ethno-linguistic nationalism that defined the Baloch people as a separate nation. Baloch children were taught that Muslims are not a nation and that Pakistan’s Islamic ideology and the Two Nation Theory had drowned in the Bay of Bengal in 1971. The Hindu teachers and the Hindu militants collaborated to make sure that the Balochis turned against Pakistan.
Bugti and Marri’s 15 points
In the year 2005 Akbar Bugti and Mir Baluch Marri presented a 15-point agenda to President Pervez Musharraf. The 15 points clearly reflected the Indian agenda as Balochistan demanded more provincial autonomy and more rights over resources. These Indian agents had forgotten that patriotic Musharraf, a man famous for chanting ‘Pakistan First’, would never have succumbed to such selfish demands. Traitor Bugti was killed in 2006 but the Indian militants had ensured that they now had a strong stranglehold over Balochistan.
The Indian army had been lifting young Balochi men since 2000, as thousands were kidnapped and kept in custody. These men who were registered as missing persons in Pakistan were used by the Hindus to monitor the Balochi way of living closely so that they can copy it and pretend to be Balochi Muslims. The Balochi children were taught that Pakistan army had been abducting their relatives, and this generated more hatred in the hearts of the Balochis against Pakistan.
President Raheel takes action
President Raheel Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Washington, in February 2015, with Modi continuing to reject Indian role in Baloch insurgency. President Raheel, now realised that there was no other option for Pakistan army – that had always been the country’s saviour – but to fight against the Hindu terrorists of BLA and its allies. He then announced war against the ‘Baloch’ uprising and ordered the army to lift and dump anyone that showed any resistance.
Jews join in
India already had a sizeable army that penetrated inside Balochistan through the Afghan border, but since Balochistan was a gateway to the Middle East, the Israeli Jews joined the Indian Hindus in fighting against the valiant Pakistan Army. Israelis and Indians posing as BLA members wreaked havoc in the province that became a warzone for months. Brutal rapes and mass murders were witnessed as the RAW and Mossad agents showed the monstrous side only to blame the mujahideen for the atrocious crimes that they could never ever have imagined. Eventually, it was American intervention that tilted 2015’s war in the enemies’ favour.
The US had always wanted to create an independent state of Balochistan after it left the region so that it could turn it into its colony and control the energy corridors and counter the influence of China in the region. With a clear path now to Central Asian resources established and President Obama’s ‘pivot towards east Asia’ failing, the US capitalised on Israeli and Indian manoeuvres to strike the decisive blow in Balochistan, as it outnumbered and overpowered the brave mujahideen of the Pakistan Army.
Surrender and aftermath
On June 6, 2015, Balochistan became an independent country. Pakistan Army’s loss in the war was owing to the collective effort of India, Israel and the US. It took three countries to counter the mighty Pakistani Army, who despite the result of the war continues to be a shining example for the rest of the world, sustaining a territory that was chopped by half in 2015 as a fortress of Islam. Global conspiracies in 1971 and 2015 might have reduced Pakistan’s territory but thanks to Pakistan Army, the country’s Islamic and patriotic fervour remains as strong as ever.
More on the aftermath of Balochistan’s independence in the following chapter, “How Sindh went the same way.”
Kunwar Khuldune Shahid is a financial journalist and a cultural critic. Email: [email protected], Twitter: @khuldune.