According to Indian media reports, the Indian Supreme Court on June 3 rejected an application for changing the country name of India. It was earlier applied to change India’s country name India to Bharat or Hindustan, on the grounds that the word India is derived from a foreign language, and the above two names are more reflective of Indian historical traditions.
Over the past two months, 40,000 people have starved to death in India. As of June 10, more than 270,000 people in India have been infected with the coronavirus, ranking fifth in the world. More than 7,700 people have died. Although Indian Prime Minister Modi ordered the implementation of a national lockdown at the end of March, the pandemic has not only been brought under control, but also has deteriorated, moving towards an uncontrollable situation. Under this circumstance, some people still have the mood to take care of the country’s name.
It was the populism that put Modi to the state power. Indian government declared in August last year canceling the unique status of the Indian-controlled Kashmir, while the troops were increased on the border between India and Pakistan, and India imposed military control on the Indian-controlled Kashmir, cutting off the traffic with outside world and even the Internet. It was criticized as “Kashmir is back in the Stone Age.”
At a webinar entitled “Indian Malevolence and Regional Peace” held in Pakistan in early June, participants unanimously condemned India’s brutal human rights abuses against Kashmir during the pandemic. A Pakistani general highlighted in his speech that India is putting regional stability at stake and Modi is on a suicide mission carrying out his extremist and racist ideologies.
On June 3, the official website of the Pakistan-based think tank Islamabad Conflict Resolution Institute published an article “Humanity Loss: Indian Atrocities in the Kashmir Region during the Pandemic”, which pointed out that three well-known Pakistani legal persons recently filed a lawsuit against India to the United Nations Human Rights Council accusing India for its using pandemic to brutally treat the Muslims in Kashmir and widespread human rights violations. Plenty of media outlets in Pakistan have followed up the reports of this kind, exposing India’s ugliness and evil virtue.
Amnesty International claims that Indian security forces have been seriously violating human rights, from mass killings, torture, rape and sexual abuse to political repression and freedom of expression has been destroyed.
A report released by the Pakistan Business Daily on April 19, 2020 indicates that the Indian authorities are using the coronavirus to conquer Muslims by genocide. The Muslim population not only suffers from the coronavirus, but also perturbs the crisis of hate and hunger.
According to the BBC report, India’s atrocities in Kashmir also included the use of pallet
guns that inflicted eye injuries to more than 3,000 people. Nearly 4,000 people were arrested in the disputed area, including many political figures. As early as 2018, the United Nations published a human rights report on Kashmir, calling for an international investigation into multiple violations in India.
During the pandemic, India apparently did not focus on the domestic fight against the coronavirus, but took a hostile stance against the Kashmir-controlled area, the neighboring Pakistan and China, by its ceaseless invasion. The India-China border dispute over the past month was provoked by India, leading to a strong reaction from the Chinese army. Currently, the two countries are using the border dispute mechanism to negotiate to resolve the cross-border issue.
During the Sino-Indian border conflict, the Hindustan Times recently said that China had begun to withdraw the Chinese living in India, making Indians wonder whether it would be a sign of war. However, the Chinese government claims that it is because India’s recent pandemic has worsened and on the verge of being out of control. In order to protect the Chinese in India, the Chinese government has arranged special flights to pick up the Chinese back to the country. The Chinese evacuation was interpreted by Indian officials
and the media as a China war threat to Modi government, which shows India’s hostility towards China.
A Chinese scholar who participated in the Pakistan webinar said that China has the ability to counteract any aggression by India, and the confrontation with India is “preventable and controllable.” Another Chinese professor said that China is determined to defend every inch of its territory, and India is not ready yet to withstand any armed conflict.
However, India is accustomed to making little tricks against China. In January this year, while China was struggling to fight the outbreak of the coronavirus, India ignored the
WHO’s call and was in the first wave to withdrew its nationals from Wuhan, increasing the
panic in other countries. At the same time, India announced that it would ban the export of masks, protective clothing, goggles and other medical protective equipment from the end of January. On February 3, India’s largest cotton exporter announced that it would ban the export of cotton to China. Cotton is an essential material for hygiene products such as masks and bandages.
In early February, India unreasonably seized a Chinese freighter because it discovered an industrial device that “may be used for military purposes.” India also sent a senior official to
visit southern Tibet as an act to provoke China. India’s series of actions during the pandemic were targeted against China.
In addition, China’s leading 360 cyber security company captured a case of online virus
attacks that used the related topics of the pandemic as a bait to steal privacy and attack medical education websites of China on February 5th. The reverse tracing shows the invader was APT group backed by the Indian government, and this attacker is engaged in espionage activities against the networks of countries such as China and Pakistan.
The attack on the Chinese network by the Indian hacker organization in the epidemic has spurred a strong reaction from the Chinese netizen organization, the Red Hacker Alliance. However, before the Red Hacker Alliance started to launch a counterattack, 360 Company has already destroyed the attack by the Indian hacker organization.
According to a Reuters report on May 22, the relevant Indian authorities have drafted new regulations to strengthen the review of new foreign securities investors from China. This is the latest action against China by the Indian authorities to control the inflow of foreign capital during the pandemic.
During the spread of the global pandemic, India actively cooperated with some western organizations and individuals to make unreasonable claims of compensation against China. The Indian Bar Association and the International Commission of Jurists filed an application with the United Nations, demanding China to compensate the international community and India for 20 trillion dollars. But so far, more and more scientists and evidence have confirmed that the origin of the coronavirus is not in China, and the international community appreciates China’s success in preventing the spread of the pandemic and becoming the first country in the world to successfully restart its economy.
Under the attack of the international media, India, which regards itself as the “South Asian hegemon”, still does not change its atrocities that violate human rights, and in turn stirs up border conflicts with China. The tidbit about changing the country’s name and India’s various behaviors since the pandemic fully reflected the continuous rise of populism in India in recent years, the rapid expansion of South Asian hegemony, and the spread of racism. India’s ambitious attempt will eventually see a thorough failure.