This week in newsinfrance.com News Network’s special program Shaurya Path, we wanted to know from Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (Retd) why a large number of people from Pakistan are being forced to return to Afghanistan, which is being seen as another humanitarian crisis. ? We also wanted to know whether this exercise could worsen the relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan? In response to this, he said that due to the recent increase in hostility towards Afghanistan, the action that Pakistan is taking is wrong because it has created a huge humanitarian crisis. He said that the Government of Pakistan should immediately stop this action otherwise the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should stop the financial istance given to Pakistan. He said that what Pakistan is doing is an illegal action and also a violation of international law.
Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (Retd) said that Pakistan’s plan to systematically expel Afghan refugees fearing the barbaric rule of Taliban is not only illegal as per international law, but has also created a grave humanitarian crisis. . He said that since the time of Osama bin Laden, it was known that Pakistan works closely with the Taliban as this has been its proxy to gain control over Afghanistan. Now Pakistan seems desperate as its grip on Taliban has loosened. He said that Pakistan is trying to do to Afghan refugees what it has already done to its Hindu and Sikh minority citizens.
Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (retired) said that the way Taliban has expressed displeasure over this step of Pakistan is indicating that Pakistan and Afghanistan may also clash in the coming days. He said Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have reprimanded Pakistan for expelling undocumented migrants. Mullah Muhammad Yaqoob, the Defense Minister of the Taliban regime, rebuked Pakistan with a saying in Pashto – “As you sow, so shall you reap.” Speaking to BBC Pashto Radio, Yaqoob said, “We urge the Pakistani government to refrain from carrying out acts of cruelty against Afghans and confiscating their property and ets, as these actions are carried out without any legal framework.” is not in accordance with.” The Taliban minister stressed, “We are committed to stopping such actions at all costs and will not allow anyone to seize the ets of Afghan refugees.” He said that along with this, Taliban Prime Minister Mullah Han Akhund also issued a video statement, in which he said, “Pakistani rulers, the current interim government and military generals should follow Islamic principles and give priority to the future and Refrain from mistreating Afghan refugees and confiscating their properties.”
Brigadier Shri DS Tripathi (Retd) said that for almost four decades, lakhs of Afghans have taken refuge in Pakistan after suffering from war and deprivation. It is estimated that their number is around 4 million out of which around 1.7 million are living in Pakistan without proper documents. Many of these people have established businesses. He said the border situation is further straining the already strained relations between isolated Afghanistan and crisis-hit and cash-strapped Pakistan. He said that if this tension increases further, its direct impact can be seen in the elections to be held in February in Pakistan. He said that on the surface, Pakistan has taken this step because it blames Taliban for not curbing terrorists operating from Afghan territory. Pakistan claims that Afghans are contributing to the rise in terrorism within its borders.