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India has given in to extremism: COAS

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  1. FalconsForPeace

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    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday that India seemed to have given in to extremism to such an extent that it had become the new normal.

    "Hate has been mainstreamed in India and it is distorting their national outlook," Gen Bajwa said during his address at the Role of Youth in Rejecting Extremism seminar held at the General Headquarters.

    "The Hindutva extremism of the RSS and their GaoRakshaks, deprivation of Palestinians, the burning and desecration of mosques or gurdwaras in western capitals, the rise of hyper nationalists and the monster of racism, are all manifestations of extremism. We can easily say, it is emerging as a transnational phenomenon hence warranting a transnational, unified response," the Army chief said.

    The COAS emphasised that extremism was not due to any religion or ideology, rather it is a mindset where passion has given way to hate and intolerance of others.

    'Extremism unjustly applied to devout sections of Muslim societies'
    Gen Bajwa said that the term 'extremism' is often unjustly applied to devout sections of Muslim societies, alienating them in the process.


    "Although it is not always out of malice, but misunderstanding; yet it is imperative that we understand extremism in our own context."

    According to the COAS, the western definitions of countering violent extremism were mostly confined to what they call 'Islamic extremism'.

    "It is unfair and dangerous. Unfair, because of its inherent and totally wrong association of extremism with Islam. Dangerous, because it focuses too much attention on Muslim societies and masks the rise of extremism in multiple societies across the world."

    'War against terror in most critical phase'
    The COAS lauded the armed forces for setting an example for the whole world by cleansing the terrorists from their potholes. "We, as a nation, have fought the menace of terrorism most valiantly, giving unparalleled sacrifices. Our success is acknowledged the world over.

    "Today, we are at the most critical phase of our war against terror. As we transit gradually from major operations against terrorism to more intricate, targeted operations against residual threat, under the ambit of operation Rad-ul-Fasaad, we must also find ways to ensure that the causes behind terrorism are addressed and the National Action Plan is actualized," he said.

    General Bajwa said the main cause behind terrorism is extremism. "Remember, while the Army fights terrorists, terrorism and extremism is fought by law enforcing agencies and the society."

    Enemies waging biggest hybrid war
    He said the country's enemies, both state and non-state, are actively pursuing divisive tendencies in the society. "They are waging the biggest and most sustained hybrid war against us from multiple directions and using multiple ways."

    The army chief explained that the country is not only being targeted by terrorists but also spin masters of multiple hostile agencies, trying to subvert our minds, particularly that of our youth.

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    He said that our homes, educational institutions, including schools, madrassahs and even institutes of higher learning, and media houses are the first line of defence against extremism in the society.

    "Being denied opportunities in the mainstream media, they are using faceless platforms on the internet and smart phones," he said.

    'No safe havens for miscreants'
    "Pakistan has done well in denying terrorists, of all hues and colours, any foothold in our territory. We have ensured the writ of state in the farthest and remotest corners of the country," asserted the COAS. "Today, there are no safe havens for any miscreants in Pakistan."

    We are actively taking measures to ensure that even residual presence does not use Pakistan’s soil against any country, nor will we tolerate others doing so against us, he warned.

    "Having defeated terrorism physically, now their deceitful message and narrative must also be defeated," he added.

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/142346-india-has-given-in-to-extremism-coas
     
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  2. شاھین میزایل

    شاھین میزایل FULL MEMBER

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    So for the first time Pakistan army spoke about Indian muslims in a long time. Now also say something about Khalistan sikhs.
     
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    Pakistan is free to wage its war against terrorism and extremism.

    The coas is talking about world and extremism, it is a welcome sign that Pakistan has realised that they need to fight against extremism.
     
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    I second his view on the Gaurakshaks - they are a freaking cancer on India. The move to the right is a reality in all societies but as far as it stays center of right, it is okay - the problems arise if someone like Le Pen actually wins. There is a big difference between center of right and far right.
     
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    “India has succumbed to extremism”, COAS
    Global Village Space |


    News Analysis |

    While addressing a seminar “Role of Youth in Rejecting Extremism” COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that India has imbibed extremist in a way that it has become a norm.

    “Hate has been mainstreamed in India and it is distorting their national outlook. The Hindutva extremism of the RSS and their GaoRakshaks, deprivation of Palestinians, the burning and desecration of mosques or gurdwaras in western capitals, the rise of hyper-nationalists, and the monster of racism, are all manifestations of extremism. We can easily say, it is emerging as a transnational phenomenon, hence, warranting a transnational, unified response,” the Army chief said.

    The high-handed policies of India in Kashmir are there for all to see. Dissent is quashed away and dissenters are taken to task.

    This comes at a time when incidents of religious intolerance are on the rise in India under the BJP government. The high-handed policies of India in Kashmir are there for all to see. Dissent is quashed away and dissenters are taken to task. The statement also comes at a time when ties between both countries are deteriorating by the day, with the Jadhav issue taking center stage.

    Read more: ICJ’s verdict: Can Pakistan unmask India on the global platform?

    General Bajwa accentuated the need to detach religion from extremism and ascribed it to a change in mindset towards intolerance.

    He called upon a need to understand extremism in Pakistan’s own context. He said that the West has limited its definition of extremism to “Islamic extremism.”

    “It is unfair and dangerous. Unfair, because of its inherent and totally wrong association of extremism with Islam. Dangerous, because it focuses too much attention on Muslim societies and masks the rise of extremism in multiple societies across the world,” he said

    Pakistan’s counter-terrorism drive and security threats
    General Bajwa hailed the armed forces for achieving something which no one ever did: militarily defeating terrorism. “We, as a nation, have fought the menace of terrorism most valiantly, giving unparalleled sacrifices. Our success is acknowledged the world over,” he said.

    Read more: ICJ verdict allows Pakistan to show the real Machiavellian India

    Indeed, the unprecedented success of a standing army against miscreants has been acknowledged by everyone around the world. However, there have been serious question marks on the supplementary efforts in the non-military realms. This issue was addressed by the COAS too.

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    “India has succumbed to extremism”, COAS
     
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  6. Naara-e-Mastana

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    Do agree .
    Againt hindutva extremism in iok :).
     
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    Very very true, its reality of indian society, an outcome of modeism.
     
  8. The Accountant

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    Dear COAS , kindly focus on your country and its issues we are already pissed of and your last speech was even patetic showing that you are going to take action based on status of the person and justice is not equal for all ...
     
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    Extremism is rife in India and that is hurting Pakistan.

    COAS should not be alone in voicing out this concern. Political parties have been completely oblivious to this marketable rhetoric.
     
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    "He said the country's enemies, both state and non-state, are actively pursuing divisive tendencies in the society. "They are waging the biggest and most sustained hybrid war against us from multiple directions and using multiple ways."

    The army chief explained that the country is not only being targeted by terrorists but also spin masters of multiple hostile agencies"


    This is perhaps the first time admission from highest level, about fourth/fifth generation warfare being imposed on Pakistan since 9/11. I remember during the early days when wave of terrorism hit Pakistan via Afghanistan, people used to laugh at and mock those who were clear in their mind about the unholy axis of evil between cia/raw/mossad.
     
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    They,ll get the after effects of their actions soon..
     
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    Yeh , Hindu extremism: who value animals more than human life, turn into murderous marauding mobs, destroy ancient buildings because of religious bigotry and attempt to impose cow ka cola on the masses.
     
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    After all else has failed, the Pakistani leadership has resorted to attacking India through the media using falsehoods. Congrats, Pakistan.
     
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    With the alliance they formed with other Islamic nations, they are trying to implement their own agenda against India.
     
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    Considering how much Pakistani people love their army, I believe Gernail Sahab is the right person in the right post to lead by an example to fight against extremism. He MUST start by removing Blasphemy Law from Pakistan. If he can't than all it's all hat and no cattle.
     
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