Cartoon on Pak’s Nawaz Sharif govt providing logistical support to terrorist Hafiz Saaed’s rally in Pak
Needless to ask, do you know Hafiz Saeed ?? Still, let me remind,he is the prime-accused to have masterminded ‘Mumbai attacks in 2008’ . The kingpinof Mumbai attacks, flaunts his freedom in Pakistan.With the Nawaz Sharif government taking over Pakistan’s governance , some people may be hopeful of Indo-Pak ties taking some positive shape,yet again. But! Here comes the shocker for the optimistic and peace loving brains of India –Pakistan Govt has given aid of Rs 61 million to Hafiz Saeed for continuing welfare services . Yes!! Welfare!! 😀 😀
“Congratulations! Mr Saeed !!”
Is there anything else peace loving Indians can do other than congratulating him? 🙁
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front,Yasin Malik, was seen attending a hunger strike protest in Islamabad,Pakistan against the hanging of Afzal Guru(guilty of aiding 2001 Parliament Attack) and sharing the same stage was LeT chief , Hafiz Saeed – the kingpin terrorist who master-minded Mumbai Terror Attack 2008.
Yasin Malik , who has been a well noticed name of terror in the past and had a vital hand in driving away Kashmiri Pandits from the valley has always been promoting separation of Jammu and Kashmir from India. Indian Govt is yet to take a call on Yasin Malik’s controversial visit to Pakistan and sharing of stage with India’s most wanted terrorist, Hafiz Saeed.
In an interview with Outlook Turning Point magazine ,King Khan aka Shah Rukh Khan has created a controversy by stating that his ‘being Muslim’ ,post 9/11, has made him a target of few political leaders and that rallies have been held in the past where he has been asked to leave his home and return to his original homeland, indicating Pakistan.He also mentioned such issues forced him to make the movie ‘My Name Is Khan(and I’m not a terrorist)’.
The controversy fueled up when Pakistan’s,Interior Minister,Rehman Malik stated that India should give security to Shah Rukh Khan while, Hafiz Saeed,India’s most wanted terrorist for Mumbai 2008 terror attack , stated Shah Rukh Khan can very well come and live in Pakistan and that he would make all the arrangements .
Look who is talking ? Should Mr Malik rather not sort out his country’s security issues where bomb blasts are a daily business before asking India to give security to Shah Rukh ? And is Hafiz Saeed,a terrorist, also a Pakistani Minister to offer people relocation assistance in Pakistan ?
Well, is it not astonishing to hear Shah Rukh Khan complain ? Is he not the actor who tops the charts of Bollywood Heroes since over a decade now (thanks to his fans ,majority of whom are logically non-Muslims)? Do his fans give a second thought about whom he prays before being his mad fans ? When has he been questioned for being a Muslim , in India(American airport is not in India where he was held) ? And whenever and if ever he has been targeted by political parties for ‘being Muslim’ ,is he the only Bollywood Star who has been targeted for political mileage (publicity stunt)? Even Amitabh Bachchan has been targeted for being a North Indian .
There is no denying that artists have been soft targets for Indian Political Leaders but this is not restricted to any religion or caste. This happened to Salman Rushdie,Ashis Nandy,Deepa Mehta,Tasleema Nasreen, Amitabh and Aamir and so many more. Is he the only one who has been targeted ? Then why making a fuss about it ? Bollywood actors have been respected by the Indian society regardless what religion they follow and what caste they belong to and Shah Rukh Khan himself is one of the biggest example of such respect and love.
The newly appointed President of the opposition party BJP, Rajnath Singh, started his office with the protest against Union Home Minister,Sushil Kumar Shinde,who has created a controversy by stating that BJP and RSS camps are backing ‘Hindu Terror’.While,BJP has got enough reasons to demand apologies from Sonia Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh for Sushil Kumar Shinde’s statement,BJP also demanded immediate sacking of Shinde else battle be continued in the Parliament !
All he brought was list of controversies , Pakistan’s Home Minister, Rehman Malik,where he compared 26/11 terror attacks to Babari Mosque demolition,stated that Abu Jindal was an Indian Agent and to top it denied enough proof from Indian government to hold ,26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed ,guilty! To add on,he has left Indian Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde,humiliated with opposition asking why Shinde did not answer back when Malik was comparing 26/11 and Babari Mosque demolition and the media highlighting Shinde referring,Hafiz Saeed as ‘Shri’ and ‘Mr’ in the parliament. The question remains , what was the need of inviting Rehman Malik who has been popular for controversial statements and has delayed action against Pakistanis involved in 26/11 terror attacks and all the more when Pakistan is expecting a change of governance?
Ajmal Kasab , the lone surviving terrorist in the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai,India,met his fate on 21 Nov’12.After his Mercy Plea got rejected by the President Of India,Kasab date of execution was decided and the operation of executing him was kept in secrecy to avoid any opposition.
While,many have welcomed the rejection of Kasab’s Mercy Plea by President Pranab Mukherjee and claiming the execution as India’s strict answer to terrorism , one should also keep in mind , Ajmal Kasab and his fellow-mates who entered Mumbai and killed hundreds of innocent Indians,were just ‘pawns’ while the ‘queen’ , the real-mastermind-Hafiz Saeed,is still enjoying freedom and life as Pakistan still denies his involvement in 26/11 and Saeed might be busy developing more Kasab’s !
The Pakistan media widely reported that President Zaradari had decided to free Sarabjit Singh, the man who is in Pakistan jail for 22 years and has been blamed for two blasts in Pakistan which took 10 lives. Almost 8 hours later presidential spokesperson, F. Babar, clarified that the authorities had taken steps for the release of another Indian prisoner named Surjeet Singh,who is in the same jail since 3 decades for mistakingly entering Pakistan and has been there for 5 years more than his punished duration and not Sarabjit Singh.
Sarabjit Singh has been awarded death sentence and has been in Lahore jail since 22 years. His family from Punjab has been fighting a long battle trying to prove his innocence and applying for mercy pleas to Pakistan government.
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It is astonishing that Pakistani President’s Office has completely taken a u-turn. Pakistani Media had been highlighting the release of Sarabjit and critics and extremist groups were also raising voice against this decision of the President.Probably that made the President’s Office name Surjit Singh to be the one to be released and not Sarabjit. And if this was some intentional decision of mocking at India, it is time Pakistan grows up ! Was it lack of Communication between Pakistani officials or Pakistan Government’s intentional mischief ? The biggest question over here is Surjit Singh has already spend 35 years in Pakistan Jail and that is 5 years more than the term he was supposed to serve.His release was anyways due and did not need any confirmation from Pakistani President’s Office. What made them announce Surjit Singh’s release ? What took the Pakistani Government almost 8 hours to rectify the Media Report about Sarabjit Singh’s release ? This act was either deliberate or a perfect u-turn after constant criticisms from extremist groups which scared the Pakistani President,Zardari .
Pakistan rejected External Affairs Minister S M Krishna’s statement that India has provided adequate proof, linking Hafiz Saeed to the Mumbai attacks in 2008. Meanwhile,responding to the announcement of USD 10 million bounty for him under the US Rewards for Justice programme,Saeed Hafiz,mocked the same by saying the money should be handed over to him as he would himself inform American authorities about his whereabouts.