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Malik Ayub Sumbal is Senior Broadcaster, Political Commentator, and Media Consultant. Malik has been associated with world-leading media outlets and news channels. He has more than 18 years of experience while working on key editorial positions. Malik was President at the Consortium for Press Freedom (CPF), a leading organization working for the Press Freedom and Free Speech around the world.
Europe, Energy Politics, Migrants, and Extreme Hypocrisy on Human Rights

Europe, Energy Politics, Migrants, and Extreme Hypocrisy on Human Rights

A political standoff on the Poland border is unfolding into the worst humanitarian crisis and increasing the risk of military clashes with the migrants in the backdrop of the severe threats to block European energy supply chains that pass from the Belarusian lands.

Europe’s love and hate relations with Belarus is not new. Europe has been in a struggle to topple down the Alexander Lukashenko government for a long but badly failed. More recently after the series of protests and demonstrations in Belarus that were widely back by the west and it come with no result of Europe’s desired regime change in Belarus. So European strategy to oust Alexander Lukashenko badly backfired and failed.

Europe human rights that they used very hypocritically according to their best needs of times and desires. European anger grows when the Belarus opposition journalists Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega while traveling on a Ryanair plane forced to land in Belarus and later arrested. Indeed, European values badly hurtled but where do these values and ethics go when it comes to Julian Assange? Indeed, these are the European and Western worst double standards for which Europe has been badly exposed every day.

Belarus has been slapped with strict European sanctions. But now Alexander Lukashenko warned that if Europe imposes more sanctions Belarus will cut the gas pipelines supply passing from Belarus territory. The statement jolted the European leaders especially when Europe is already facing skyrocketing gas prices. So European leaders have nothing much to press Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at this time. Europe has less leverage in this situation when a huge migrant crisis is brewing on the Poland border and on the other hand increasing gas shortage and prices in the European market.

Thousands of migrants including children, women are stranded between Belarus and Poland borders. The severe shortage of food and the chilling winter resulted in some deaths. The humanitarian organizations are seeking access to these migrants for relief and providing them assistance.

Europe respects human rights but they can’t allow the migrants to enter in their premises. It’s the responsibility of other countries to open borders for them, they just make policies that implement on others. But who is responsible for all these migrants’ crises?

When Europe cannot accept migrants then Europe is not in any moral and ethical position to dictate the world on the migrants or any other human rights violations. This so-called championship of human rights activism is actually all about the European way of exploitation of countries and grilling them for the sake of their own strategic and financial interests.

When Europe can’t allow these migrants to enter their territory then Europe has no right to bomb these countries where these migrants coming from. This migrant crisis is due to the European and US invasion of the Middle East and Afghanistan. Before the Western invasions, these countries were much stable, it’s the west who destroy them and make their lives miserable.



Malik Ayub Sumbal is an Award-Winning journalist, Geopolitical Analyst, Commentator & Moderator. He is the author of his newly published book Tovuz to Karabakh, A Comprehensive Analysis of War in South-Caucasus. He tweet @ayubsumbal