Fact or fiction?: JI says US encouraging India to become ‘regional policeman’

Published: January 28, 2015
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Siraj claims US assisting India in destabilising Pakistan through Afghanistan. PHOTO: AFP

Siraj claims US assisting India in destabilising Pakistan through Afghanistan. PHOTO: AFP

Siraj claims US assisting India in destabilising Pakistan through Afghanistan. PHOTO: AFP Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq. PHOTO: INP

LAHORE: Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq said on Tuesday that the silence of the nation’s rulers over United States (US) President Barrack Obama’s support for the Indo-US nuclear deal and the country’s bid to gain permanent representation at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) could not be fathomed.

He was speaking to reporters in Mansoora. Haq said India was an aggressor and had suppressed Kashmiris for six decades. He said India had forced three wars on Pakistan. Haq said American support for India’s UNSC bid despite this background was ‘a great injustice.’ “We do not want to fight the US. But the nation cannot accept American stooges as its rulers,” he added.

Haq said peace could not be achieved in the region without resolving the Kashmir dispute. He said the party would stage rallies and organise seminars and procession nationwide on February 5 to express solidarity with those struggling to liberate Kashmir.

Haq said the country’s foreign policy history was a series of failures. ‘The rulers in Islamabad have been serving American interests instead of national interest.’ He said the US stood shoulder-to-shoulder with India today but our Pakistani leaders compelled to watch in silence.

He said the Indo-US nuclear deal would imperil regional peace. Haq said the US had concluded defence and trade agreements with India.

Haq said on assuming office Obama had assured the world that he was committed to resolving all global disputes including Kashmir but he was now propping up India as a ‘regional policeman’ and assisting it in destabilising Pakistan through Afghanistan.

He said the people needed a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan. Haq said it was the government’s responsibility to normalise the political situation before elections to the senate. He said the constitution of a judicial commission to probe electoral malpractices was not a demand peculiar to the PTI. He said it was incumbent on all parties to rise above their differences and join hands to help the nation overcome the challenges confronting it.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Karachiwala
    Jan 28, 2015 - 2:52AM

    if we can just put a bann on JI, i think that alone will solve tons of problem in Pakistan!

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  • Anon
    Jan 28, 2015 - 2:59PM

    He said….Haq said…..he said…..Haq said….

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  • Abdullah
    Jan 29, 2015 - 11:56AM

    On the spot Mr. Haq. Only leader who has the courage to say this.

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  • goggi (Lahore)
    Jan 29, 2015 - 12:23PM

    Only a fake clergy with short IQ can despise India where more Muslims are at home than in Pakistan?
    Daily hateful statements of these clerics have doubtlessly a very negative impact on the social lives of Indian Muslims.

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  • Jor El
    Jan 29, 2015 - 12:42PM

    Following is a suggestion on how to report:

    Speaking to reporters in Mansoora on Tuesday, Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq raised the following points:

    -the nation’s rulers over United States (US) President Barrack Obama’s support for the Indo-US nuclear deal and the country’s bid to gain permanent representation at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) could not be fathomed.

    -India was an aggressor and had suppressed Kashmiris for six decades. India had forced three wars on Pakistan. American support for India’s UNSC bid despite this background was ‘a great injustice.’ “We do not want to fight the US. But the nation cannot accept American stooges as its rulers,”

    -the country’s foreign policy history was a series of failures. ‘The rulers in Islamabad have been serving American interests instead of national interest.’ the US stood shoulder-to-shoulder with India today but our Pakistani leaders compelled to watch in silence.

    -peace could not be achieved in the region without resolving the Kashmir dispute. the party would stage rallies and organise seminars and procession nationwide on February 5 to express solidarity with those struggling to liberate Kashmir.

    -the Indo-US nuclear deal would imperil regional peace. the US had concluded defence and trade agreements with India.

    -on assuming office Obama had assured the world that he was committed to resolving all global disputes including Kashmir but he was now propping up India as a ‘regional policeman’ and assisting it in destabilising Pakistan through Afghanistan.

    -the people needed a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan. it was the government’s responsibility to normalise the political situation before elections to the senate. the constitution of a judicial commission to probe electoral malpractices was not a demand peculiar to the PTI. it was incumbent on all parties to rise above their differences and join hands to help the nation overcome the challenges confronting it.

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  • Marco
    Jan 29, 2015 - 1:03PM

    The only way Pakistan destroys itself – lying to its people.
    The only way Pakistan can save itself – Destroy all groups that promote violence within & outside Pakistan & engage with the world peacefully.

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  • Meghana
    Jan 29, 2015 - 2:38PM

    Will he say same about China? Since China too supports india’s seat for unsc since 2011 -Chinese premier wen jiabao
    http://in.chineseembassy.org/eng/ssygd/zygx/t191495.htm
    China in its recent india visit expressed interest and wants to join india’s nuclear market to make and sell nuclear reactors to india. But it’s a fact india will not open up nuclear sector to China due to untested nature of Chinese reactors and security safety, quality, standard issue. We prefer French,Russian,Usa specially after Fukushima type disaster. Don’t understand why only target Usa when China says exactly the same thing? No logic at all in argument. It’s stupid to say regional stability is affected if india gets more electricity. It makes it policemen.
    The world has no other option. To meet global climate change target they want india to give up coal fuel and play a role. India is going to switch from its oil and coal dependence to solar, thermal,hydro, nuclear for cleaner energy now and in future. The reactors are already under IAEA for regular inspection. So what’s the issue? No other “7 countries” of South asia ever feel threatened or issue such statement to india or worry about regional security. Instead the appreciate india’s rise and want to take part in it via trade and get benefits.

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  • Parvez
    Jan 29, 2015 - 3:24PM

    SO ?

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  • Kumar
    Feb 17, 2015 - 8:19AM

    India is not interested in becoming anybody’s policeman except its own. These Islamists see a conspiracy in everything.Recommend

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