According to media reports, India had announced on 20th September 2017 it would conduct an investigation into potential links between Pakistan and North Korea’s nuclear program. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar at a news conference in New York stated: “External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj deplored North Korea’s recent actions and stated that its proliferation linkages must be explored and those involved must be held accountable.” Raveesh Kumar did not mention Pakistan directly but said that he was “giving you enough material to try to figure out what we are talking about.” Earlier, a meeting between the Foreign Ministers of US, Japan and India was held at Palace Hotel, New York on 18 Sep 2017 on the sidelines of 72nd session of UNGA. After the meeting, Indian Foreign Minister subsequently issued a statement maligning Pakistan by stating that the North Korean proliferation may be linked with Pakistan.
On 11th September 2017, Deutsche Welle published on-line article titled ‘Muslim Hypocrisy over the Rohingya’ which stated that Jihadi forces attacking Myanmar’s security forces on August 25 had links with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Afghanistan and were being funded from Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was a part of propaganda campaign by Indian diplomats who use their influence to link Pakistan with Myanmar’s so-called militants. First, let us mention some facts about North Korea, which remained under clouds of nuclear threat from US throughout the Korean War in early 1950s. It tried to convince its wartime ally China to share its nuclear weapons technology; its Supreme Leader Kim II-Sung twice requested Chinese ruler Mao Zedong for help, which was declined. Having been denied an easy path to a nuclear bomb, North Korea had started an indigenous nuclear weapons program immediately after the war.
Pakistan’s nuclear program was initiated much later, and in 70’s was not even in its embryonic stage when North Korea had already networked with the west to achieve the capability. In the 70’s and 80’s, North Korea set about acquiring sensitive nuclear technologies from Europe, taking advantage of the lack of adequate nuclear information safeguards at that time. Reportedly they had made headway in their nuclear program based on Plutonium-based technology. Logically speaking, Pakistan could not contribute to the nuclear program of North Korea, which is based on the extraction of Plutonium rather than the Pakistan nuclear program, which is based on Uranium Centrifugation and enrichment process. It is too well known that the Soviets helped North Korea set up its first nuclear reactor in 1964. Despite these facts, India especially during its present regime has made it a routine to label Pakistan for any wrong doings happening in and around.
So far as Rohingya Crises are concerned, these date back to Myanmar’s 1948 citizenship law, which had stripped Rohingya of Myanmar citizenship. Until recently, Rohingya Muslims were registered as temporary residents with identification cards, known as white cards. Buddhist Myanmar government had concerns over speedy population rise among Rohingya Muslims as compared to slow population growth among the Buddhists that may turn into Rohingya majority in the country. In 2014, after holding UN-backed national census, first in thirty years, Rohingya could only be registered as Bengalis. Constitutional referendum in 2015 canceled even the temporary identity cards issued to this community. The Myanmar government put restrictions on their marriages, family planning (only allowed to have two children), employment, education, religious choice and freedom of movement. As if Indian atrocities on hapless Muslims of Indian Occupied Kashmir and other minorities elsewhere were not enough, India decided to support the repressive regime of Myanmar.
The Modi regime’s plan to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims is underway on the plea that it had evidence of terror links between India-based Rohingya Muslims and extremist groups allegedly from Pakistan and other Muslim states. The sad plight of the Rohingya has provided the tool in Indian hands to propagate that the Pakistanis are training jihadists in Myanmar and terrorizing the “peace loving Buddhists” of Myanmar. Taking the advantage of the situation, the well beaten rhetoric of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba’s involvement is being propagated across the world. India leaves no stone unturned in associating Pakistan with all international crises like North Korea’s Nuclear programme and Myanmar’s Rohingya’s killings in a bid to tarnish Pakistan’s image and negatively influencing international public opinion on Pakistan. The German public broadcaster – Deutsche Welle seems to have conceded to Indian propaganda as its reporting has been reduced to only negative news about Pakistan.
In Myanmar, atrocities against Rohingya Muslims are being committed; many children have been beheaded and people burnt alive after inflammatory government statements. UK ambassador to the UN had urged Aung San suu Kyi, the de facto head of Myanmar’s government to address the situation, but to no avail. The brazen-faced Nobel peace laureate has drawn international condemnation for failing to address ongoing rights’ abuses of the Muslim minority. The assaults were widely condemned by the UK and the international community. In 2012, hundreds of Muslims had been beaten, raped and killed in Burma, but there has neither been a word of censure from the UN nor has it taken any action to stop mass killing of Muslim minority in Burma. At the most, the UN has only taken note of the atrocities committed on Muslim Rohingyas and had sent an envoy to Myanmar, but practically it did nothing to stop the massacre.