Fb memories reminded that I have written this today one year ago.
Sharing it again, but with an edit to add the horrible Kunan Poshpura incident and the recent heartbreaking, villainous, demonic case of rape and murder of eight year old Asifa.
Chetan Bhagat, I really prefer to ignore you but let me tell you onething on your say which you have expressed in open letter to Kashmiris which got published recently in Times of India.
I will be short and precise in my words.
First of all, let me be clear that not only you but many are deluded by the concept of nationalism, anti nationalism in the nation.
– loving a place is good but loving it just because you are born into it and loving it confined to the imaginary (man made) lines is narrow mindedness.
Now, coming to your suggestion that “Kashmir is best if it is with India”
Well! Right now, India itself needs liberation from the shackles of narrowmindedness, distorted definitions of loving the nation, oppressions such as intolerance, hatred, and from the biggest injustice Capitalism whose injustice can never be jot down in a post.
If you think Kashmir is best with India then see the Kunana Poshpura,
the heartbreaking Kunan Poshpora incident occurred on February 23, 1991, when unit(s) of the Indian army launched a search and interrogation operation in the twin villages of Kunan and Poshpora, located in Kashmir’s remote Kupwara District, at least 100 women were gang raped by soldiers that night. However, human rights organizations including Human Rights Watchhave said that the number of raped women could be as high as 150.
The recent Asifa’s case, where
A POLICE officer allegedly begged to rape an eight-year-old girl “one last time” before she was strangled and stoned to death.
Just try to feel it.
You will get shivers down the spine!
No, a nation which itself needs liberation and is oppressing others under occupation can never be seen even as an option!
If you really love your India then work for its develpoment.
Now, because with a muslim name writing all this will obviously bring you to the same weird thought process that I am pro Pakistani and thus an anti national.
About it, I have to say that –
Be it India or Pakistan the minorities be they Muslims and Christians here and Hindus and Christians there are oppressed and the reason is obvious the system is corrupt, and the majority is bound to oppress the minorities.
And not only this, there are countries where even almost the whole population comprises of muslims, then too there is oppression beyond levels.
Because it is based on a system which runs as per the whims and desires of the elite/capitalists and whose nucleus/kalimah is only individualism, selfish benefits, be it at the cost of human lives.
– Chetan bhagat, may The Almighty guide you and may you transform from pseudo intellectual to the one who really give things a thought – a refined thought.