Sharing some thoughts on the treatment meted out to Cdr Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother by Pakis, in what could easily have been a show of goodwill instead.
Firstly let us recount what exactly happened.
(a) Forced removal of any Hindu symbols – choori, sindoor and mangalsutra.
(b) Forced to change clothes.
(c) Glass partition, ensuring physical separation, as if they would have otherwise blown up the building
(d) Chappal Chori
(e) Forced not to converse in their mother tongue
(f) Repeated interruptions while the mother was talking to him
(g) While approaching the site, being forced to disembark before the entrance and unnecessarily walk rest of the distance (refer screenshot of
(h) Meeting commenced without presence of the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, who had to fight his way in.
(i) And the media. Who can forget the Paki media and their ‘questioning’ of the visitors? (Refer THIS tweet).
Btw, this was despite an agreement that media won’t be allowed close access to the visitors. Now comes the question, how does one view this. My TL has been abuzz with this since yesterday.
As far as my reaction goes, yes I am outraged too.
But surprised? No.
In fact, on the contrary, I would have been (pleasantly) surprised had the Paki security establishment allowed the visit to go in a dignified manner. But that is too much to ask of them. And they didn’t disappoint me either.
Now the question is, where does this insane hostility come from. Of course, they will cry hoarse at ‘Big, Bad India’. I’ll not argue with that since they are welcome to their own point of view.
Over here I’ll just go into why the behaviour towards the two ladies
There was amazing similarity in which the establishment went about conducting the visit, and the media doing its own bit. This is an interesting phenomenon indeed – the way the Paki state brings up its children to adulthood, fed on a potent propaganda right from the word go.
But first let us see how it manifests itself. Here are some public personalities, those that are supposed to be exposed to media and experienced in handling themselves in public.
Example 1: Shahid Afridi.(WSJ Article Afridi: Indians have smaller hearts than Pakistanis)
Quote, ‘If I speak truthfully, they just can’t have the kind of heart a Muslim has or a Pakistani has. I think they don’t have the sort of big hearts, pure hearts, Allah has given us.’
Here’s the source of the above screenshot: http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/72118/8/08_chapter%204.pdf …
A six year old child.
Let that sink in a bit.
A kid of someone definitely high up in the Paki establishment / society.
A kid not yet old enough to make her own opinions.
A kid with her mind poisoned by her parents
Last two points in the above list beg a closer scrutiny.
Point 17: Hindu has always been an enemy of Islam.
I think the previous 19 tweets have enough examples of how it manifests in the current Paki discourse. And no, it is not just a fringe that holds this point of view. Those that think so are being ostriches. It is how the Pakistani state brings up its children.
In fact, in 2004 the Information Minister of the Govt of Pakistan was forced to apologise to the religious parties in the National Assembly after the Education Minister questioned the relevance of verses glorifying Jihad in Class XI Biology textbooks! (LINK)
Lastly, a word about the so called Track II intellectuals.
Here is one sample. The question of “ill treatment” (note the double quotes) is easily brushed aside by ‘But India Also So Bad’.
This one justifies the humiliation of a wife and a mother by the diplomatic engagements and denial of the ‘god given right’ for Paki artists and sportspersons to make money off India and yet continue spewing venom!
@gauravcsawant‘s TL as on 27 Dec 17 has a very interesting conversation with her.
She is a ‘liberal’, by the way.
Oh, and talking about Paki artists / sportspersons, HERE is a short, 13 tweet thread on they mooching off Indian money and supporting terror inside India. Some very interesting data points in there.
I insist again
In the end, I’ll repeat what I said earlier. Despite all their reluctance, this was a god given opportunity for the Paki establishment to come out as a bunch of pragmatic folks.
But like I said, I am not surprised that they made a complete spectacle of it instead.
Regarding Cdr Kulbhushan Jadhav, I will just repeat what I said some months ago.
I doubt he will breathe a free man again.
I’ll be glad if he does, but I doubt.