An open letter on Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK)

An Open Letter to People and Governments of US, UK, France and Germany

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I am a retired Army officer, war veteran, post-retirement PhD, post-PhD visiting teaching faculty of universities, and a keen student of history, behaviour pattern of people, and current affairs. I am aware of the history of your nations.

I have visited your countries during the decades of 1980-1990, keenly re-evaluating my book knowledge while inter-acting with your officialdom and public.

I am writing to you because your nations, including your governments, claim to take pride in upholding the human values. Let me inform you that in the decades of 1950-1960 people in my country respected your nations for that. However, since many years now you are allowing your governments, elected by you, to openly sell human values for economic, strategic and financial benefits.

The extremely inhuman war mongering and military aggression of US in different parts of the world, submissively supported by European governments, spreading widespread human calamities in target countries, surely presents a very negative picture of the national character.

And worst is happening now. Your governments are acting spineless to act against India’s RSS/BJP Modi government’s actions  of contemptuously refusing to abide by the existing United Nation Security Council’s Resolution giving the right of self-determination to people of Kashmir to decide their affiliation through plebiscite;

and then, for over 50 days by now completely locking down Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) under curfew, blocking all means of communication;

as also the extremely inhuman treatment meted out to the Muslim majority citizen of IOK including night raids to torture and kidnap/arrest thousands of boys and men, raping women, and denying them access to medical and food facilities, etc  all these are being reported by world media. But what the governments elected by you are doing  just meekly showing concern’, even by the government of US which is otherwise too quick on clamping stringent sanctions on the non-pliant countries.

Reasons for such dismaying response of your governments to Indian government’s grave violations of human rights are now well-known  US’ president has even gone to the extent of joining hands with Modi in his public meeting in Houston to earn the goodwill of Indian-American vote bank for his 2020 election; Mr. Macron’s French government is to earn in billions by selling Rafale jet fighters to India; UK and German governments also have their interests with India.

Don’t you know that the target of Dharm Jagran Samiti (DJS) movement of Indian militant party RSS, as declared by its leader Rajeshwar Singh in 2014, is to compel the Muslims and Christians in India either to convert to Hindu religion or otherwise be finished by 31 December 2021.

You may read it in UK’s Daily Mail of 19 December 2014—-https://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/article-2879597/We-free-India-Muslims-Christians-2021-DJS-leader-wows-continue-ghar-wapsi-plans-restore-Hindu-glory.htm,—– or watch RSS leader Rajeshwar Singh announcing that target in youtube ——- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTGZ0MdWbxI——  

 

Don’t you know that Modi is an old member of RSS?

Knowing all these facts, if you as a nation and your chosen governments are still not prepared to compel India’s RSS/BJP Modi government to revoke such grave oppression of IOK Muslims, and are rather trying to earn Modi government’s friendship for your own interests, then I leave you to ponder upon the following verses of Holy Bible:-

“Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4.

Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” (Context: This is one of Jesus’ various teaching in the Sermon on the Mount. This same quote also appears in Luke 16:13.)

Written by: Brigadier (Retired) Dr. Ahsan ur Rahman Khan)

The writer is a retired Army officer and a war veteran. He can be reached at ahsankhan1944@gmail.com

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