When PM Modi mentioned Balochistan in his Independence Day address, that too is history. M goes on rampage, and then stops, nice move M. Stay Blessed, You Gem of a Rags to Riches Professor. Those who term Modi’s moves as blunderous, of mistakes of epic proportions, they are mistaken. Yes, they are. Damn, they are not. Well, whether you outrightly condemn it, on media. However, practice diplomatic silence on all things international. And play along. Now, with India going all UN on Pakistan with ‘Human Rights Violation’ in the Balochistan, PM Modi’s mentioning Balochistan in his key speech turns out to be the initiation of India’s plan to counter Pakistan’s highlighting of brutalities in Kashmir by India with Indian diplomats telling the world that Balochistan is simmering with state-sponsored oppression and if things are not fine in IoK, matters have turned horrid in one of four provinces of Pakistan. India-Pakistan Unite. Pakistan-India Unite. And since India and Pakistan have tamed the Banshee of South India. Grand, Grand Luck, you two children of Time. Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan, goes our official stance. Since time immemorial, we have been demanding that the Kashmir issue must be resolved as per the dictates of UN Security Council resolutions. The death of Burhan Wani, remember the young Bhagat of Kashmir, brought back the Kashmir issue on the tellies and broadsheets across Pakistan. The old flame that was on the backburner with sporadic rallies featuring the usual suspects of Kashmir cause, a public holiday on 5th of February, occasional talk shows highlighting the ‘plight of poor Kashmiri brothers’ kept it alive till something new, something big, something Burhan Wani eventually kicked in. Keeping all of the above in mind, the paradigm has shifted. No more will we hear of IHK being countered by AJK. No, dearest sirs and ma’ams, the age of countering Kashmir with Kashmir is over. From now on, in order to keep ‘balance of terror’ intact, Balochistan will be trumped up and paraded before the world whenever Pakistan goes down the Kashmir route. Go Balochistan Go. Be the Phoenix like Old Shah’s. Let Kashmir be united in their division. And the both sides be brought to peace and prosperity. Yes, it will come. Now, India will counter Kashmir with Balochistan. And Afghanistan, once under the influence of Pakistan, has now found new pal on the other side of our former chum. ‘Now, we’ll yell at UN and the world will listen,’ is the new strategy in South Asia. The usual tit-for-tat will get fierier as from this moment onwards the same podium will be used to point out the ‘human rights violations’ by both of them foxes. Kashmir, if we dare to lean on the poetic side, has turned out to be a wasteland of emotions where generation after generation from both sides of LoC have dumped their basest, vilest, bestest passions. The masses who vie for food, clothing, medicines and jobs in their day to day life get overly involved when Kashmir gets a mention. From Atoot Aaang to folks of India to Shahrag for many in our land, the paradise routinely punishes its residents with hellfire and brimstone. And scenery and savages. What word ‘normal’ means for India when understood in Kashmir’s background is curfew-free, relatively peaceful valley being micro-managed to weed out any nuisance of mujahideen. In other words, if it does not yell aloud and slowly bleeds-and does not make it to news headlines-things are hunky-dory. Let them be for some time, folks. We’ve sent dossiers and when the results weren’t satisfactory, we handpicked parliamentarians and sent them to countries in order to highlight the human rights situation in IHK. Now that is very very classic of us, sending a score of Members of Parliament who’ve spent lives in mastering the intricacies of local electoral realpolitik to state capitals and expected them to present the case of Kashmir that involves way more knowledge that many simply don’t possess. Our career diplomats at MOFA trained in the art and craft of diplomacy got sidelined, I guess after the dossier debacle more passionate, more fierce, more ill-informed believers in the righteousness of the Kashmir banay gaa Pakistan cause were needed. Well, kudos, folks you’ve just found the right guys to do the job.