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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Against state terrorism- against Kashmir & governments of India and Pakistan

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From Network Blogs Communists (RBC)/ Communist Party of India (Maoist):

The attack occurred on the night of September 18 against a base of the Indian Army in Uri, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, resulted in 17 dead soldiers and at least 20 wounded, two of whom died later. This has been the biggest blow suffered by the Indian Army in Kashmir in recent years. After the attack, the parties of the ruling class, led by the Hindu fascist BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People's Party), Hindi] and the Hindu nationalist bloc, all in chorus began to sing relentlessly jingoistic ditty antipakistaní, expression of Indian expansionist aggression. The opposition parties competed with each other to see who was more "nationalist" by making statements and check anti require "strong measures". The accusations of the opposition and corporate media against Modi government for its alleged inability to act "vigorously" and "give a lesson to Pakistan" They did not wait. Needless to say that the government of Modi and the RSS [Rashtriya Svayamsēvaka Sangha (Patriotic National Organization), Hindi ] did not need anyone to spur them to unleash a barrage of invective against Pakistan after the attack of Uri, calling "sponsor of terrorism", "terrorist state", "epicenter of global terrorism", etc.

Amid growing clamor of nationalist chauvinism, sung by the Indian ruling classes, and chauvinism of the same ilk, the government of Pakistan, a spokesman for the Indian Army (Director General of Military Operations in Jammu and Kashmir) told a press conference held in New Delhi that the army had carried out successfully on September 28 a "surgical strike" across the Line of Control. He said that had been destroyed various "terrorist infrastructures", among which he mentioned several "launch pads" and that had been killed several "terrorists". Just days before, the army had reported the alleged death of ten "terrorists" while trying to cross the LoC was said. The army, however, did not provide any evidence to confirm such an extent. Similarly, from various national and international levels it has questioned the veracity of the rated "surgical strike". Some journalists who visited the LoC on the side of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and talked to locals could not find any evidence of "surgical strikes" Indian Army. The pressure on the Indian government to supply certain evidence has not stopped increasing, although so far it has stubbornly refused to show them.

Actually, the way the government made the announcement of the "surgical strike" and that later refused to give concrete evidence when they were requested, is sufficient to suspect the truth of the matter motive. This "surgical strike" keeps great similarity with the modus operandiof the Modi government after last year, the Indian Army suffered a number of casualties in an attack carried out by the NSCN attack [National Socialist Council of Nagaland / Nagalim , its acronym in English], directed by SS Khaplang in Manipur. In hindsight, the Modi government publicly stated that the army had carried out an attack in the territory of Myanmar during a "hot pursuit" of guerrillas Nagaland and had killed several of its members, statement that follows unproven and was flatly denied both by that organization and by the Myanmar government. The recent announcement of the "surgical strike" appears to be motivated, too, more for political reasons than for military needs. Its main aim is to placate the electorate of the BJP Hindu / Hindu nationalist Bloc and put the opposition parties on the defensive. But the fact of making such claims it amply demonstrates that very likely to be in regard to the "unity and integrity" of "Bharat Mata" [ " Mother India" in Hindi], the Modi government has no qualms about violating sovereignty and territorial integrity of other countries and nations, including our neighbors, if it is in the interests of the ruling classes and their imperialist masters, especially of American imperialism. In fact, aggression and military intervention against our neighbors has always been the policy of the Indian expansionist rulers and remains an integral part of the Hindu-Brahmin, fascist agenda that involves establishing the great "Hindu Rashtra" [ "Indian State "Hindi] throughout south Asia. In the past, some BJP spokespersons made public their commitment to establish the "Akhand Bharat" [ "The big united India" in Hindi] by peaceful means. The responsibility of putting the country on the brink of the current crisis lies with the expansionist policy of the Indian ruling classes.

But, although the question of whether the "surgical strike" is really or not produced is circumvented, it can be said with some certainty that the Modi government took the decision to go public this claim to try to rebuild his painful image nationally and international after the utter failure and manifest its policy on Kashmir. Unable to respond otherwise than by military force was up to date, it has claimed the lives of nearly a hundred Kashmiris and more than 20,000 have been wounded to the current uprising, historical and unprecedented masses Kashmir, the Modi government needed a pretext to divert world attention from the atrocities committed by the Indian occupation forces in Kashmir. The government wanted to exchange his image of state terrorist in Kashmir by the victim of "cross-border terrorism sponsored by another State". And he found such pretext in the attack of Uri.

On the other hand, the Modi government was looking for the chance to safely channel the growing discontent of the masses of the country to a foreign "enemy". Since the last legislative elections, the Hindu nationalist BJP Block and have not stopped working in a planned manner to win disadvantaged castes and dalits in order to consolidate its social base and minimize resistance to their reactionary and unpopular decisions. Using the state machinery, the BJP Modi presented with great fanfare several programs aimed at workers, peasants, Scheduled Castes, dalits, adivasis, women and the poorest of the poor. Yet Modi's economic policy has failed completely when mitigate the very acute social crisis and the resulting discontent. It has failed utterly in its alleged intention to bring "achhe din" [ "better days" in Hindi] the vast majority of the population. The "achhe din" remain only the privilege of the imperialists and a tiny minority of rabble: the big capitalists, large landowners, politicians from the ruling class, bureaucrats and senior government officials, etc. For more than two years of government, Modi has demonstrated its complete inability to solve any of the burning economic, political and social issues affecting the masses and to address their discontent. This dissatisfaction is expressed through various mass movements of workers, peasants, Scheduled Castes, dalits, adivasis, students, employees, religious minorities, oppressed nationalities, etc., among which, the current outbreak in Kashmir is the most active and comprehensive.

Another factor underlying the aggressiveness of the Modi government to Pakistan is the proximity of the elections to the National Assembly. Also of great importance for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh elections, followed by states such as Punjab and Gujarat, where the fate of their governments alone or in coalition is at stake. There is much that the BJP is played and after his absolute failure in the recent legislative elections in Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry (could reach a consolation victory only in Assam mainly due to 15 years of misrule of Congress party). That is why, before the next election and the exclusive service of their own interests, the Hindu nationalist BJP and the Bloc have been delivered to the pseudo-nationalist desperate rhetoric against Pakistan.

Thus, the Modi government has used mainly to attack Uri achieve those objectives. His response to the attack of Uri, along with their diplomats to "isolate" Pakistan at the international level, efforts are fully consistent with the policy of the Indian ruling classes: national oppression in Kashmir and expansionism at the expense of neighboring countries.Although this has been the policy followed by each and every one of the governments since 1947, he had never reflected such a brutal way, as ruthless and as cynical as with the current government of the National Democratic Alliance led by fascist and Brahmin-Hindu BJP. It is not surprising that all parliamentary parties, including the revisionists of the CPI (M) and PCI, are pronounced in similar terms to the BJP and support the fascist and xenophobic band of Modi-Amit Shah-Mohan Bhagavat-Rajnath-Parikkar , since they all represent the same interests of the Indian ruling class.

Not content with the story of "surgical strike", the Modi government has launched a virulent campaign of nationalist chauvinism and is trying to trigger war hysteria in the country. The Modi government is committed to creating an environment of war has deployed military forces and additional paramilitary border, has carried out bombings and shootings across the line, has ordered residents of the international border to leave their homes, said the "maximum alert" in neighboring states, has continued with his suspicious statements, as having "detected" "terrorists" in Mumbai, etc. He has put the kibosh on the Summit of the South-Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, pressing several countries in South Asia with the threat to cut economic exchanges and downgrade diplomatic relations and abrogate the treaty's long-standing sharing of water with Pakistan and other measures such aspect. At the same time, the Modi government has intensified its diplomats to seek international support for its occupation and repression in Kashmir efforts, its aggression against Pakistan on behalf of the "global war on terror" and international "isolation". To this end, it has sought support mainly from the US government.
The Pakistani government of Nawaz Sharif, meanwhile, has stepped up its anti-Indian and patriotic rhetoric in response mainly to the prevailing internal situation in his country.Pakistani ruling classes face a growing popular anger because of the deepening economic and political crisis and the worsening of social contradictions in the country. Strategic and pro-imperialist economic policies undertaken by the government of Nawaz Sharif, the ongoing military operations against national minorities and Islamic groups, their reluctance to support the Kashmiri liberation movement in the past, etc., are causing deep unease among the Pakistani masses. In this context, the major parties of the ruling class of the country, even unable to sit together to discuss any matter, have gotten together to give India an "adequate response" and are encouraging the masses to close ranks around government. Pakistan has also stepped up its military preparations and is using a nationalist and chauvinist language to create an atmosphere of war.

While Pakistani rulers invoke the Kashmir issue with the promise to give full support and stress in international forums the oppressive role of India, the Indian rulers, in an attempt to beat his rival, they have begun to raise the issue of national liberation movement of Balochistan. The ruling classes of each of the two countries claim to support the national liberation movements of his opponent, while subjugate the oppressed nationalities and crush the just national liberation movements inside their own borders. This clearly demonstrates opportunism and complete failure of the ruling classes of both countries. They raise the question of national oppression and the right to self-determination of the oppressed nationalities only to serve their own class interests and the imperialist powers, and not by a genuine solidarity with nations and peoples in struggle. Consequently, the leaders of Pakistan and India classes are not, and never can be, genuine allies, trustworthy and credible Kashmiri people or Balochistan in their struggles for national liberation.

The origin of this struggle between the ruling classes of India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue is the conflict of their economic and strategic interests. As buyers of imperialism, they also represent the interests of the various imperialist powers that support them. There is much the United States, Britain and the EU are played economically and militarily in both countries of South Asia. India is an extremely important for US imperialism, and market at a time when, as today, is under the effects of a severe economic and financial crisis. Hence the US need the Indian economy more open to neocolonial plunder and exploitation without limits, strengthening its control over India. In turn, the US considers India as an important strategic center to contain the growing influence of its rivals in Asia (Russia and China) -from China specifically in the Asia- Pacific region, especially when the economic and diplomatically links Pakistan military with both countries are expanding.

In this context of growing inter-imperialist conflict between the United States and its allies on the one hand, and Russia, China and Iran, on the other (manifested especially in the struggle for Syria and Ukraine), United States wants India is firmly on their side. The close relations between Russia and some former Soviet republics of Central Asia and China's growing economic ties with them are another cause of concern for the United States. The Indian government is also an important US ally in its "global war on terror". In that sense, the US and its imperialist allies are encouraging and using the power of ambition of the Indian ruling classes, and satisfying it, to some extent, to ensure greater integration of the Indian economy in the world imperialist market.

At the same time, however, the United States also claims that Pakistan is in their power to defend their economic and strategic interests in southern, central and western Asia, in its war in Afghanistan and to counter Russia and China. Therefore, it is unlikely that US and its allies agree to the claim of the Indian government to isolate Pakistan internationally and to stop the "help / assistance" economic, diplomatic and military receives. Indian government's efforts to isolate Pakistan in the international arena, with the aim of forcing him to stop supporting the Kashmiri movement will not succeed. The strategic support of the imperialist powers to their Indian and Pakistani buyers continue relatively unchanged in the short term, although the scope and level of such support may experience some tactical variations according to changes in international politics and the balance of forces. Because behind the clash of interests between buyers governments of the two countries it is the confrontation between the imperialist powers, tension and mutual acrimony between the two countries will continue to exist and may even intensify with the worsening of the fundamental contradictions in the world.

In this context, it is clear that while the Indian ruling classes persist in its attempt to suppress the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people, continue their xenophobic and fascist toward Muslims policies and maintain their interference in the internal affairs of countries South Asia, especially Pakistan, they can not prevent attacks like Uri. As they nor the Pakistani ruling classes may prevent the oppressed peoples and nations practice armed resistance against the subjugation and oppression. While the comprador ruling classes of both countries to continue yielding to the strategic and economic interests of imperialism, they can never contain the unarmed popular rebellion, armed or.

The Central Committee of the CPI (Maoist) calls the people of India to become aware of the national-chauvinist machinations of the Indian ruling classes, concocted by the Modi government and parliamentary parties against Pakistan. The peoples of India and Pakistan have nothing to gain from a military escalation or a war between the two countries and a lot to lose.Will the people of both countries who will have to bear the enormous financial burden of a possible large-scale military mobilization on the border, depending on the intensity and scope of such a display. Therefore, we urge the people to oppose any kind of expansionist intervention of the Indian government against Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and against Pakistan, either through "surgical strikes" direct military aggression or economic or diplomatic sanctions.The Central Committee reiterates its unequivocal support for the right of the Kashmiri people to self-determination, including secession from India, and urges the Indian people to firmly defend this right of the Kashmiri people fighting. The Kashmiri people we say: "You are not alone!" Oppose the Indian occupation of Kashmir and terrorism continued rule of the Indian armed forces! Let's support the struggle of the nation cashmere for their freedom! We demand that the militaristic, chauvinistic and aggressive policy of the Indian government directing the Hindu fascists stops to promote expansionism! We demand an end to threats and intimidation against artists and Pakistani nationals in India! Do not outright any kind of war with Pakistan!

Central Committee
CPI (Maoist)

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