Dec 22, 2013

Why Pakistan always seems prone (at knee level) before United States of America (US) despite their errors whereas India gets US prostrated before them in case of non-adherence of standing rules and regulation, a general perception among the masses.

It refers the recent arrest of Indian deputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade in New York on Dec 17th 2013 over visa fraud allegations.

As soon as the news busted in media or known to the Indian ministry of foreign affairs, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid immediately retaliated & took revenge without spoiling even a single minute, he ordered the concerned departments;
  • To remove the barricades planted around US Embassy in New Delhi that’s meant to protect and secure the US personnel and its staff.
ü  Straight away caterpillar rushed to the US embassy in New Delhi for removing the barriers on the street and road approaching to the embassy.

ü  Issued instruction to Ministry of External affairs to impose ban on liquor import, notifying concerned departments at airport & shipping ports to suspend liquor supply for US embassy in New Delhi with immediate effect.

ü  Immediately withdrawal of internal and external security forces from the embassy deployed there.

ü  Collecting back ID cards issued to US employees working in the embassy in New Delhi enabling them to travel & visit at airports in the country & at other places, a special treatment for personnel of US embassy.

ü  And lodged a serious anger with US embassy in New Delhi to apologize for the humiliation that’s US did with their Indian deputy counselor deputed in New York.
"We have put in motion what we believe would be effective way of addressing the issue that need to be taken to protect her dignity,” the disgusted Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid told reporters in New Delhi.

If it had been happened in Pakistan, our Govt. would never have prompted such reprisal as India has taken, showing their strong anger over the arrest of her deputy Consul-general in New York over visa fraud allegations said by a senior citizen of Pakistan.

Why we are so weak and helpless – where is our self-esteemed- Don’t we have courage and strength to say ‘NO’ as India says – why always are humble, imploring & reluctant – Of course it’s a matter of an independent state and its sovereignty to show our anger and retaliation as our neighbor has been doing - why don’t we?

However US Secretary of State John Kerry apologized to India over the arrest of deputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade in New York.
In Rawin Davis case who killed (in open day light) four Pakistanis but what we did? We received a call from US to release him during Pakistan people party (PPP) govt. & how he was emancipated.

The strategy was evolved to forward the case in sharia court instead to move through normal civil court trial, where proceeding started and ended in reconciliation with deceased family paying prescribed amount determined in Islamic principal and Rawin Devis was sent back, the killer moved US with safe and sound and the people of the country were aghast looking the mechanism govt. of Pakistan arranged.  

Utmost we consider to keep Washington lords happy instead to ask them to honor country’s policy and procedure & as a nation we should be firm and uncompromised while dealing at diplomatic level giving preference to maintain political & territorial integrity and the law associated with it, said by academician.

And what we have done to Aafia Siddiqui - she has been awarded by US court to jail her eighty six years - why don’t we initiate request with US Foreign office to release her if we are really serious and intend to bring Aafia back in (her home town) Pakistan, asked by one of the correspondent with premier Nawaz Shareef during his visit in Karachi who assured & convinced to handle it very soon.
The other action of Indian govt. refers the report appeared on Oct 18th 2013 in a foreign newspaper that India arrested US ship crew carrying weapons who failed to produce documents authorizing them to carry arms & ammunition on the ship, police in a southern Indian port city arrested the crew on Oct 12th 2013.

On board there were 8 crew and 25 security guards they had been booked for illegal possession of weapons and ammunition entering India’s territorial waters without permission, the police said.

The ship’s captain told investigators that the company provides armed escorts to merchant vessels travelling in pirate-infested waters in the Indian Ocean.

Police seized 35 automatic weapons and nearly 5,700 rounds of ammunition from the security guards on the ship, the police said.

The ship is owned by Virginia-based Security Company AdvanFort & has been registered in Sierra Leone, the ship was detained on October 12, report said.

The US Embassy in New Delhi said it had no comment on the matter.

In one of the case, Italian mariner equipped with arms that’s was a merchant ship, they shoot two Indian fishermen getting impression of pirates. The two Italians are facing trial in India for the deaths of Indian fishermen.

US role with Pakistan - NATO attacked in Pakistan on Nov 26th 2011 known as the Salala incident or Salala attack occurred when US led NATO forces engaged
Pakistani security forces at two Pakistani military check posts along the Afghanistan Pakistan border.

Two NATO Apache helicopters, AC 130 Gunship and two F-15E Eagle fighter jets entered in Pakistani border area of Salala in the Baizai subdivision of Mohmand
Agency, FATA at 2 a.m. and fired at two borders patrol check-posts, killing 24 Pakistani soldiers and wounded 13.

This attack impacted adversely, deteriorating relations between Pakistan and the US, people of the country reacted with protests all over the country and the government took measures effecting US exit strategy from Afghanistan including the evacuation of Shamshi air-field and closure of the NATO supply line. 

The incident sparked outrage and controversy in Pakistan termed the attack an "unprovoked and indiscriminate firing, an "irresponsible act," and a "stark violation" of its sovereignty.

The military establishment viewed NATO's attacks on the army check posts as intentional, pre-planned and premeditated slamming NATO's version of events as "lame excuses".

Pakistan rejected claims of any firing having emanated from its side as a prelude to the encounter, saying that the soldiers who were manning the post were asleep and resting when NATO launched the assault at night.

In late March 2012, US military official stated that they would have to use routes through the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) for supplies to Afghanistan if Pakistan refused to reopen its supply lines.

However, due to costlier transportation US intended to go back with the earlier routes being cheaper & convenient and agreed to have negotiation with Pakistan to restore its earlier supply line.

After reviewing United States-Pakistan relations and outlining what was needed to repair bilateral relations, Pakistani parliament turned the decision of reopening the NATO supply lines over to the government in April 2012.

The Pakistani government was reluctant to reopen the lines, and postponed its decision until the United States responded positively to Pakistani demands outlined in the parliamentary recommendations as a US apology for the November 2011 incident, the bringing of those involved in the strike to justice, and a stop to US drone airstrikes.

Talks between Pakistan and US failed in April 2012 after Pakistan could not get an unconditional apology from the US for the November 2011 incident. Pakistani officials said they cannot open the NATO supply routes in Afghanistan without a US apology.

United Nation & Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) - The Secretary General of OIC Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu condemned the NATO attacks and gave his condolences to the relatives of the dead soldiers. Ihsanoglu said the attacks were a "serious violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and are totally unacceptable" and expressed solidarity with Pakistan.
European Union - Catherine Ashton offered her condolences for the deaths and said: "We underline the EU's commitment to continue its engagement with Pakistan in pursuit of the shared goals of promoting peace, security and prosperity. Pakistan is a vital partner in the region and has an essential role to play in the resolution of the Afghan conflict.

The White House released a statement in which it said that senior American officials had expressed their condolences to Pakistan and that the officials expressed "our desire to work together to determine what took place, and our commitment to the US-Pakistan partnership which advances our shared interests, including fighting terrorism in the region".

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to their Pakistani counterparts to give their "deepest condolences" in a joint statement and also supported a NATO investigation. The commander of the International Security Assistance Force is "personally paying the highest attention" to the matter.

The Obama Administration pledged cooperation with Pakistan and ordered a full investigation and inquiry to be conducted into the attack.

President Obama personally phoned President Asif Ali Zardari to express his sorrow over the deaths of the soldiers and according to a press release, "made it clear that this regrettable incident was not a deliberate attack on Pakistan and reiterated the United States’ strong commitment to a full investigation." while stopping short of offering a formal apology.

So it is vivid and has been proved that US did not apologize formally with Pakistan govt. after attack at two check posts killing 24 soldiers 13 wounded.

As per Express Tribune, one scribe from India said the attack had elicited various reactions in India with some vocal sections who saw Islamabad in "the prism of prejudice and paranoia" expressing glee and delight at the discomfort and supposed humiliation of their arch-rival western neighbor. He opinionated that "such sick thought has many takers in this healthy democracy which prides itself as the voice of the third world countries".

As per Indian Muslim Observer titled “NATO terrorism in Pakistan" said that Pakistan's leadership was "interested mainly in promoting US imperialist goals and western capitalist interests" rather than protecting the interests of its people.
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