By Sabahat Ghazal
Surprisingly from all nooks and corners, the voices against Pakistan army is raised simultaneously, as it was done in 1971.
This time it’s Pakistan’s ace activist and self-hater Asma Jehangir and India’s retired Air Commodore Uday Bhaskar.
He spoke against Pakistan in New Delhi. She spoke against Pakistan from the Agha Khan University. The same message at the same time.
Pakistani media organizations ignored Asma Jehangir’s self-hating speech but she received wide coverage by Indian newspapers and television channels, which is surprising since she is not exactly a media darling here. Why would the Indians be so interested in a local speech by an individual with no impact on policy matters?
Pakistanis remember how she was seen crying a few months ago on the streets and yelling at the top of her lungs against Pakistani military’s supposed inaction against the militants and the fake Taliban [Pakistani Taliban]. Now she is criticizing the army again at a time when our soldiers have died fighting the terrorists trained by her Indian friends in Afghanistan.
Pakistanis also remember this memorable picture of Ms. Jehangir meeting in India with a known Indian Hindu terrorist Bal Thackeray. She met him wearing a specially tailored Saffron suit, a color perfectly matching Bal’s dress.
She claims to be a human rights activist but her ’struggle’ is confined to hating everything Pakistan and seeking amnesty for Indian terrorists in Pakistani jails convicted of planting bombs and killing innocent Pakistanis.
Pakistanis have not tortured a single Indian in Pakistani jails. But tens of innocent Pakistanis in Indian jails have been released in recent years after losing their mental balance due to intense torture. But we have never seen Asma Jehangir utter a single word on this civilized Indian treatment for her countrymen and women.
We have never seen her join Pakistanis in our celebrations the way she is seen dancing every year at the Wagah border dancing at Indian festivals.
People like her have no right to speak about Pakistan or to criticize Pakistan army. The public must show some guts to ask this lady why she invests so much time and money and spreading hatred for her own country.