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Indian minorities suffering at the hands of extremist RSS: Analysts
January 24, 2021

Lt Gen (Retd) Raza Muhammad Khan (Defense Analyst)

What is happening in India at this point of time could be in favor of BJP government but if we talk about Indian national interests, the incumbent Indian government has badly damaged the infrastructure of the country. Religious issue is among the many issues in India, as Hindutva ideology is being promoted in the country by RSS and BJP. Another issue is increased hatred for the minorities particularly the Muslims and Pakistan. Such Indian policies are not only harmful for India itself but also for the peace and stability of the entire region. The India armed forces have been politicized and used in the past for electoral interests. The most dangerous thing for the entire world is that the Indian nuclear assets are now in the hands of extremist organization RSS. India's default mode is to blame Pakistan if anything happens in India. Basically, through allegation strategy, Indian government wants to divert the attention of its people from domestic issues and the world from its human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Instead of alleging other countries, India must have to review the security apparatus of its own forces. The newly elected US President must review US policies towards South Asian region rather than continuing supporting India in order to counter China. Special focus must also be paid on prevailing Afghan situation and the solution to Kashmir dispute.

Brig (Retd) Harris Nawaz (Defense Analyst)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has rightly stated that RSS is well known terrorist organization being led by extremists including Narendra Modi. Pakistan needs to adopt a pro-active approach in order to declare RSS as an extremist organization at international level. RSS extremists are also the part of Indian armed forces as well. The agenda of present Indian government and RSS is to promote Hindutva ideology in the country and forcing the minorities to adopt Hinduism otherwise leave India. We have observed increase in ceasefire violations from India whenever there are elections in India or when Indian government tries to divert the attention of Indian people from the failure of its policies. India, in the state of frustration, may also stage a false flag operation just to malign Pakistan.

Rahimullah Yousafzai (Expert on Afghan Affairs)

We all know that there are many peace spoilers and non-stake actors that are creating hurdles in ongoing Afghan peace process. There are many peace facilitators as well. In my opinion, at this point of time the peace facilitators have the upper hand as the peace negotiations are going on smoothly. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is in contact with 20 government's negotiators engaged in dialogue with Taliban in Doha. I am hopeful that the newly elected US president will have close eye on present situation in Afghanistan and the way the peace dialogues are underway. I am also hopeful that Taliban may be convinced for ceasefire if the dialogues continue to move forward in positive directions. Joe Biden is a mature politician and he will definitely deal with the peace spoilers in Afghan peace process.

Dr. Zahid Anwar Khan (IR Expert)

It is a positive development that Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is determined for the positive outcome of underway peace dialogue for peaceful and stable Afghanistan. All the stakeholders will have to develop a consensus for restoration of peace in the war-torn country. So far, serious efforts from the major stakeholders towards fruitful outcome of intra-Afghan dialogue are being observed. Pakistan has always a narrative of Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process that has been acknowledged across the globe. The long war in Afghanistan has badly affected the economy of United States and now US is willing to end this war by all means. I am hopeful that new US administration will definitely took all possible measures for the respectful withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan.