Whereas in Singapore, I met an Indian Hindu from Indian Gujarat, the state the place I used to be born, within the lodge foyer. After exchanging pleasantries, he requested me,
“And wherein metropolis do you reside now?”
Once I mentioned Karachi, he was shocked.
“However that’s in Pakistan!”
After which, when the reality dawned on him, he mentioned,
“You’re a Pakistani in addition to a Muslim?!”
He began edging away from me and I needed to guarantee him that I wasn’t about to blow him up. Like most Indian Hindus, he had all the time believed that almost all Pakistanis can’t communicate English, that they’re too poor to afford holidays overseas, and that almost all Pakistanis are concerned in terrorism.
And for those who learn Indian newspapers, you’ll discover that majority of the Indian narrative consents. You often discover phrases resembling “terroristan” to explain Pakistan.
Not too long ago, our ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Maleeha Lodhi, mistakenly displayed the image of a Palestinian lady to level out India’s atrocities in Kashmir. It was a easy human error, not a significant blunder, since there are many pictures of wounded Kashmiri Muslims out there on the web to show to the world of India’s barbarisms.
However the Indian media pounced upon the incident, forgetting that not too way back their very own overseas minister SM Krishna had dedicated a a lot greater blunder. It occurred in 2011, when he learn out the Portuguese overseas minister’s speech as a substitute of his personal.
However then, India’s media is infamous for pointing fingers at Pakistan, ignoring the 836 million Indians who wrestle to exist on lower than half a greenback a day.
As for the dearth of bathrooms in India, that may be a minor matter for them. They find it irresistible when their authorities spends billions on sending a spacecraft to Mars as a substitute of offering meals and bathrooms to its residents. In fact, with 80% of Indians residing under the poverty line, most Indians haven’t had the training to know something about Mars (and even that it exists).
In spite of everything, they’ve a primary minister who says that Indians had mastered the science of cosmetic surgery 10,000 years in the past, grafting the top of an elephant on a human.
As an alternative of criticising its authorities for the indiscriminate homicide of numerous Kashmiri Muslims, the Indian media ignores what their military is doing within the illegally-occupied state. The truth is, they appear to imagine that most individuals of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir really love India. In accordance with them, those that protest in opposition to the rapes and killings by the Indian military in Kashmir are terrorists skilled and positioned by Pakistan. Present them footage of wounded Kashmiri Muslims or a Kashmiri Muslim tied to a transferring automobile, and it has no impact on them. The truth is, they welcomed the choice to really reward the officer who tied the poor Kashmiri Muslim to the jeep (in order that he, and never they, can be damage by protesters throwing stones).
Even footage and movies of their military beating up Muslims throughout Ashura processions are ignored by them.
The truth is, if extra proof of Hindutva hatred for Muslims is required, simply have a look at what they’re doing to stop Rohingya Muslims from coming into India. Along with expelling the 40,000 Rohingyas already current in India, they’re utilizing pepper spray and sten weapons to maintain new Rohingya Muslims out of the so-called largest democratic (by default) nation.
It will have been one other matter, in fact, if the Rohingya had been Hindus. Whereas Bangladeshi Hindus are welcomed with open arms and allowed to settle in India, Bangladeshi Muslims who’ve lived for many years in India are below menace of deportation. This, then, is the true face of Indian secularism. Muslims and different minorities are pariahs, whereas Hindus are their lords and masters.
So naturally, we weren’t stunned when the Indian International Minister, Sushma Swaraj, a virulent Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) member, mentioned to the Pakistan delegation on the UN,
“We produced students, medical doctors, engineers. What have you ever (Pakistan) produced? You will have produced terrorists.”
Luckily, she was promptly corrected by an unofficial Kangana Ranaut Twitter account, who tweeted the next:
Irony is Swaraj saying India produced engineers & Pak produced terrorists, whereas our personal PM is a terrorist and theirs is an engineer.
— Kangana Ranaut (@QueenKangana) September 27, 2017
When your individual persons are correcting you, Mrs Swaraj, your individual people who find themselves nicely conscious of info, there’s not a lot left for us to say; your persons are doing the speaking for us.
As an alternative of calling Pakistan a terrorist state, the Indian media ought to keep in mind that their very own prime minister belongs to the militant Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the terrorist organisation that has had the ‘honour’ of getting Mahatma Gandhi’s killer, Nathuram Godse, as a member.
By the best way, isn’t the open worship of Godse by Yogi Adityanath and the disclosing of his statue enough to show that India’s ruling BJP get together is itself a terrorist organisation?
By the best way, Mrs Swaraj, whereas we’re doing our greatest to cope with terrorism and executing terrorists, you’re letting your individual terrorists go free. The truth is, even a self-confessed one resembling Swami Aseemanand has been acquitted by your so-called unbiased courts and is now free to rearrange the killing of much more Indian Muslims.
And but you’ve the gall to say that Pakistan is the hub of terrorism? Look in your individual yard first, madam.
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