The ‘New India’ under PM Modi finally able to register an unprecedented, rare diplomatic feat i.e. building not just global consensus but global unanimity in both comprehensively defining as well as final solution in rooting out the scourge of global jihad
Sourabh Jyoti Sharma
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.”
— Field Marshall Roberts
Maulana Masood Azhar
The word ‘terroristan’ for Islamic State of Pakistan was first coined by India’s First Secretary to the United Nations (UN), Ms Eenam Gambhir, while replying to a debate at UN General Assembly on September 21, 2017. The term now has gained global recognition as the UN Security Council in its Resolution No-1267 designating Pak-based Jihadi terror outfit ‘Jaish-e-Mohammed’ (JeM) as well as its chief Maulana Masood Azhar in its list of global terror outfit or global terrorist for clamping international sanctions against it. With this move by UNSC which is an outcome of India’s renewed counter-terror diplomatic efforts under PM Modi, Pakistan now has the rare distinction of being home to 15 of the 21 globally-declared jihadi-terror outfits. Indeed, Pakistan as ‘Terroristan’ or ‘the Mecca of Global Jihad’ has the notorious distinction of being the ‘epicentre’ of global jihad and almost all terror acts across the globe, including the recent bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, connect its ‘umbilical cord’, quite literally, with tyrannical ‘Islamic Terroristan’. So much so that even its all-weather friend, Red China now compelled to finally accept this reality by dropping all its previous ‘red-herrings’ in shielding JeM mastermind Maulana Masood Azhar. Post-Pulwama and Balakot airstrike a brave ‘New India’ under the globally-acclaimed leadership of PM Modi has showed its firm resolve in eliminating terror by hitting at the breeding grounds which came like a whiff of fresh air in straitjacketed cum suffocating passivities of an ‘Old India’ under the UPA regime.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa
It is this bold determination of a ‘New India’ against the cancerous Jihadi-terror emanating from Islamic Pakistan that today the entire ‘who’s who’ of global community unanimously stand in support of India’s hitting hard the sponsors of jihadi terror right on its head. Time has now come for a final ‘surgical strike’ on ‘Terroristan’ by the ‘New India’!
It is this bold determination of a ‘New India’ against the cancerous Jihadi-terror emanating from Islamic Pakistan that today the entire ‘who’s who’ of global community unanimously stand in support of India Most citizens of India and even its highly read but ‘wannabe politically-correct’ intelligentsia are almost naive or gullible, either unconsciously or deliberately, about the actual character or nature of Jihadi-terrorism aimed total obliteration of a secular-democratic India by Pakistan which itself is an artificial ‘Acronymic’ State or an ‘Ideological Superstructure’. The very birth of Islamic Pakistan as ‘Dar-ul-Islam’ (Land of Islam) by MA Jinnah and his band of Islamic fundamentalists like Abu-ala Maududi, Allama Iqbal et al was a declaration of Jihad (Islamic Doctrine of War against Infidels) against ‘Hindu Majority India’ being ‘Dar-ul-Harb’ (Land of Warfare). Both Qurban Ali Khan of erstwhile Intelligence Bureau (IB) of undivided India who fled to Pakistan stealing almost all secret IB files as the founder of Pak’s IB as wells as Pak Army Brigadier S.K. Malik’s book ‘Quranic Concept of War’ (1979) unequivocally advocated a state-sponsored Jihad against secular Hindu majority Indian State, not as a declared war but as an undeclared ‘proxy-war’. The objective was loud and clear—let’s bleed India by inflicting a thousand cuts by unleashing a reign of terror, leading to the ‘Balkanisation’ of a Hindu Bharat, sooner than later. During anti-Soviet ‘Jihad’ by US-Saudi-Pak Axis and under the Islamic ‘puritanical’ regime then Pak Army Chief Zia-ul Haque, ‘Terroristan’ Pakistan came out with a new Bharat-centric Islamic Jihadi doctrine i.e. ‘Gazwa-e-Hind’ (Final Conquest of India under Islamic Rule) sourced from a particular reference in a Hadith (compilation of sayings/ actions of Prophet Muhammad as Sunnah/Sunnat) that guaranteed place in ‘Zannat’ (Heaven) are bestowed to all those ‘Mujahideens’ (Islamic Warriors/Jihadists) who would attain ‘Shahadat’ (Martyrdom) in waging jihad against the ‘Hind’ (India). This lesser known or less talked about Islamic Doctrine of War against India today serves as the proverbial pivot or very oxygen of all Jihadi outfits viz JeM, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen etc., of ‘Terroristan’ Pakistan’s proverbial ‘Terror-Industrial Complex’. ‘Gazwa-e-Hind’ or GeH is the main motivator propelling wannabe Jihadists not just in Pakistan but from across Islamic World viz Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria etc to launch Jihadi terror against ‘Infidel India’ as Islam’s biggest enemy. Confessions of captured Pak terrorists by Indian agencies only confirm it.
As a ‘New India’ under PM Modi sheds the ‘kid-glove’ anti-terror policies of an ‘Old India’ with redoubled multi-pronged actionable ‘iron-fist’ policies like highly successful ‘Operation All Out’ in weeding out Pak-backed jihadis in Kashmir as well as complementing it with anti-terror diplomatic feats like listing Pakistan in ‘Grey-list’ of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) or US sanctions against it etc, thus, shivers down the spine of ‘Terroristan’. Post-Pulwama, the ‘Most Favoured Nation’ (MFN) status given to ‘Terroristan’ Pakistan was withdrawn by the Modi-Government as a result of which it has been hit by hyper-inflation and a bankrupt Pakistan’s once flourishing ‘Fake Indian Currency’ industry by ISI has already been in tatters, thanks to PM Modi’s audacious ‘Demonetisation’ move. Finally, the huge successes of ‘surgical strikes’ in the aftermath of both Uri and Pulwama acted as the proverbial nails in the coffin of Pakistan, resulting in its complete global isolation. As the entire civilised democratic world came in united support of ‘New India’ in her astute resolve against global jihad as the main threat to global humanity with proven footprints of Pakistan that even its only ally i.e. the Communist China could no longer dare to (mis)use its Veto power in shielding global terrorist like Pak’s Masood Azhar or his JeM.
Thus, the ‘New India’ under PM Modi finally able to register an unprecedented, rare diplomatic feat i.e. building not just global consensus but global unanimity in both comprehensively defining as well as final solution in rooting out the scourge of global jihad. Designating JeM and Masood Azhar as global terrorist or terror outfit is the first clear sign of it which has, indeed, acted in terrorizing ‘Terroristan’ with a clear ‘reform or perish’ message i.e., stop funding jihad/jihadists or rot in hell !
(The writer is Assistant Professor, Political Science, Gauhati University, DK College)