Biden should know after Geelani, Mishal in unique position to solve problems of Indo-AF-Pak region through plebiscites & dual-citizenship. By Hem Raj Jain
06 Sep 2021
Recently two developments have taken place in Indo-AF-Pak region. First the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. This has unsettled the USA & India immensely. The USA wanted to come out of Afghanistan after 20 years of remaining over their post 9/11 hence it made deal with Taliban but at the same time the USA didn’t ditch Afghanistan and Prez Biden rightly said that there were about 300,000 well trained and well equipped security forces of Afghanistan with intelligence and other support from the USA hence there was no chance of Taliban taking over Afghanistan. But Afghan security forces including its President Ghani fled in the face of Taliban at Kabul and Biden had no option than to watch it passively because the USA doesn’t want to commit tens of thousands of more troops in Afghanistan.
This has created a situation where a militant Jihadi outfit the Taliban is ruling Afghanistan and it is an explosive situation. Everybody knows that when a force brings someone in power then it derives its pound of flesh. Hence Islam (which installed Taliban in power in Afghanistan) is bound to derive its pound of flesh from Taliban as Hinduism is deriving which brought the Hindutva forces / BJP in power in India.
Islam will do it by exploiting Kashmir problem which has a potential (if not solved) to bring the nukes of Pakistan under the control of Jihadi elements of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir specific militant Jihadis- for the purpose of waging war for snatching Kashmir militarily from India [because this time the militant Jihadis will not repeat the mistake of sending terrorists inside Kashmir as they did after end of cold war especially in view of the fact that now Afghanistan has well equipped (by arms and ammunition provided by the USA) about four hundred thousand security forces which can join armed forces of Pakistan and which makes them equal to forces of India]. This is giving the USA & India sleepless nights.
Incidentally a second development has taken place which is the death of Kashmiri so-called separatist and very popular leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani as reported at
If the USA wants then it can still rectify the situation in Indo-AF-Pak region in view of this second development as explained below:-
(1)- After Geelani now there is only one Kashmiri leader who is popular and has credibility among Kashmiris namely Yasin Malik who has been kept in prison by Government of India (GoI) sine two and half years and is allegedly being persecuted as per his wife Mishal Malik as mentioned at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6tNgHFXPEo
(2)- Yasin Malik has been granted clemency / pardon by the GoI for his past violent acts and after that Yasin has not indulged in violence. Hence presently Yasin is accepted all over India as a genuine non-violent leader (India does not have any problem with such characters as is the case with Valmiki who was a dacoit but later on became an iconic religious figure who wrote the epic 'Ramayana').
(3)- Yasin’s health may not allow him to lead a nationwide campaign for plebiscite in J&K etc. Hence Mishal on his behalf can do it. Otherwise also, being a lady and the Kashmir problem full of human rights issues, Mishal will be able to mobilize people from all across India for the cause of human rights in the Indo-AF-Pak region.
(4)- Mishal can easily solve the problem of Indo-AF-Pak region if leads movement all across India including by getting petitions filed in J&K High Court and Supreme Court of India (SCI) for:-
(i)- Plebiscite is mandated by ‘Instrument of Accession’ the IoA of J&K to India which reads as -[Consistently with their (GoI) policy that, in the case of any State where the issue of Accession has been the subject of dispute, the question of Accession Should be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people of the State, it is my Government’s wish that, as soon as law and order have been restored in Kashmir, and her soil cleared of the invader, the question of the State’s Accession should be settled by a reference to the people. Yours Sincerely Sd/- Mountbatten of Burma]. Hence the J&K High Court and the SCI (in appeal if necessary) should be prayed to constrain the GoI for carrying out this plebiscite in united J&K after talking to Pakistan for getting J&K free from outsiders.
(ii)- The SCI should be prayed to ask the GoI to talk to Pakistan for simultaneously carrying out a Plebiscite in Balochistan (the IoA of which was taken by Pakistan through military pressure).
(iii)- (In order to eradicate the region from the poison of communalism which has caused many wars in the past and will cause more in future, if not rectified) the SCI should be prayed to constrain the GoI to work for ‘dual citizenship’ for about 160 million forcibly & illegally displaced during partition the Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims and their children (illegal because there was no provision of population transfer in ‘Indian Independence Act 1947’) .
(iv)- The J&K High Court & the SCI should be prayed to constrain the Governments of J&K, Ladakh and the GoI to release all the political prisoners (including Yasin Malik) from J&K & Ladakh (including on the charge of sedition for demanding separation of J&K from India) because the IoA of J&K to India provides legal right to the people of the J&K and Ladakh to decide (through plebiscite) whether the J&K will remain with India or not.
(5)- Mishal has one more advantage in leading such a mass movement from India. Mishal is said to be close to Pakistan-establishment too (especially ISI) and is from Punjab which is a predominant province of Pakistan. This will make Pakistan comfortable if Mishal leads said mass-movement all across India
(6)- Mishal will easily be persuaded by the people of J&K on both sides of LoC and Balochistan to lead this mass-movement in India. But the governments of India and Pakistan may create hurdles by way of passport, visa etc to stop Mishal from leading such a mass movement in India (because dominant communal forces in both India and Pakistan do not want this region to be genuinely secular) . This is precisely here that Biden-administration can help in case Mishal wants to lead such a mass- movement in India.
(7)- Because Afghanistan does not recognize the Durand Line which is the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan hence any dispute resolution between India and Pakistan (through said plebiscites in J&K and Balochistan and 'dual-citizenship’) is bound to include Afghanistan too. This highly likely may result in mini-SAARC and which is the only solution for this region post Talibani-Afghanistan
It is hoped that the Biden-administration will see to it that [if Mishal Malik wants to lead mass-movement all across India for said plebiscites in J&K and Balochistan and for ‘dual-citizenship’ (of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) for about 160 million people then] the Governments of Pakistan and India do not put unnecessary hurdles in this only solution to Indo-AF-Pak region ,which has come very close to nuclear flare-up after Talibani-Afghanistan.