India: A Victim Of Terrorism

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The conflict happening right now between India and Pakistan started last February 14 when a suicide-bomber attacked India in Jammu and Kashmir. According to reports, the target of the attack was a convoy of security personnel vehicles, that attacked had killed at least 42 officers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

The bombing was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-based Islamist group. The group is determined to attack India and take Kashmir from them to be able to unite it with Pakistan. They also want to make Pakistan rule under the Sharia Law and to clear all forces out of Afghanistan.

This attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammed group has alarmed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)to declare India as a ‘victim of terrorism’asking members to cooperate with New Delhi for justice.

Since the suicide-bombing attack, a war between Pakistan and Indian have fuelled to a more disastrous level. Based on the news, India launched airstrikes in Pakistani territory. Because of this, there has been a confrontation happening over Kashmir between Indian and Pakistani fighter jets. There has also been cross-border fires from India and have killed four Pakistani civilians.

The problem with the crisis is that Pakistan fights their “right” for self-defense, defending their home-grown terrorist group, JeM while India insists on fighting back for their loss attacking the said terrorist group solely. This inaction by the Pakistan government is a violation of the international law where they are ‘unwilling and unable’ to give justification for JeM’s attack on India. This is already resulting in a severe terrorist threat.

Another tension that had added up was when Pakistan took custody of an Indian pilot whose plane allegedly shot down on Wednesday in an aerial engagement with the Pakistani Military. Today, Wing Commander Abhinandan has been released as a ‘gesture for peace,’ said Prime Minister Khan. He also added in a national address on Wednesday that they are willing to assist India with the investigation on the Pulwama attack that happened last February 14, killing at 42 Indian soldiers.

Prime Minister Khan said that with the crisis that is going on right now, it should be dealt with appropriately and the best way to do it is to sit down with India and talk about it.

Meanwhile, the closure of Pakistan’s airspace has caused many flights to take a detour and change paths as of the moment. Some international flights to European destinations by Thai Airways have also been canceled along with other airlines.

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