Bengaluru: As we pay homage to our martyrs on this day of Pulwama attacks’ first anniversary, the reputation of our neighbours Pakistan is yet to improve internationally. 

The Pulwama attacks were only a trigger for India to teach Pakistan a lesson, for Pakistan had taken India for granted as it kept pushing terror on India’s soil. 

With unparalleled tenacity of purpose, India carried out the Balakot airstrikes, killing 350 of Pakistani terrorists, on its soil, under the leadership of Narendra Modi. 

One year on, Pakistan continues to suffer international humiliation. The countries which it trusts, excepting China, are not on its side. 

And as if adding to its insult, many Muslim countries have honoured PM Modi with the highest of awards, thereby emphasising that India’s relation with them is stupendously amiable. 

The Order of Zayed Award from the United Arab Emirates, the Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddin from the Maldives, the Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud by Saudi Arabia only adduce to this fact. 

There were three countries Pakistan looked up to. They are China, Turkey and Malaysia to help its position improve globally. Malaysia has already been punished for its stance on the Kashmir issue and the CAA issue. While Turkey too has faced India’s wrath for its stance on Kashmir. 

What makes matters worse for Pakistan is its inability to besmirch the reputation of India on a global platform. It is pertinent to note that its PM Imran Khan openly confessed that Muslim nations have failed him in tackling India on the issue of Kashmir. 

“The reason is that we have no voice and there is a total division amongst (us). We can’t even come together as a whole on the OIC summit meeting on Kashmir,” he is reported to have said. 

Again, remaining with the issue of OIC, former India’s external affairs minister Sushma was in attendance at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting as a guest of honour in March 2019, barely a few days after the Pulwama attack. 

India’s Narendra Modi further insulted Pakistan by abrogating the articles 370 and 35A, thereby integrating the former state wholly and solely with the rest of India. 

Lastly, in a desperate move to prove that Pakistan is serious on the terror issue, it indicted Hafiz Sayeed in terror-funding case, but it comes barely a few days before US President Donald Trump visiting India and FATF plenary meeting to avoid being blacklisted. 

But it doesn’t merit much. 

India has further gained success by showcasing how persecuted minorities have been suffering in Pakistan. 

So in all, Pakistan continues to suffer ignominy at the international level and fails to drive its propaganda of hampering the reputation of India.