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Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and Dawn.com. He is also the author of two books on the social history of Pakistan, End of the Past and The Pakistan Anti-Hero.
He tweets @NadeemfParacha
The views expressed by this writer and commenters below do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.
I don't feel good about it. :(
Hold Difa-e-Pakistan rally.... Hilarious.!!
NFP. Unbeatable as always... :D
Tails, ... vote for Congress ;-)
Well done once again.
Again a masterpiece. Loved it all. Thanks dear.
Well I enjoyed it. Leave politics aside and enjoy reading it.
Amazing!! NFP, not only is this one of your funniest pieces, you have done your job as a journalist to peacefully convey the message. Kashmiris are proud of you.
LOL@ That bozo is a Canadian citizen.
LOL - Nailed it!
Most hilarious is "You obviously don't follow tariq fateh on twitter".
I can understand why India would be concerned about the situation in Kashmir. However it is always the case that governments want to control the situation to their liking but the reality on the ground is what dictates how ultimately events unfold. Despite the Indian governments draconian tactics of shooting unarmed protestors indriscriminately with pellet guns the desire of the Kashmiri peopele to be free has not been extinguished. India can claim all it wants that the uprising by the Kashmiri people has been instigated by Pakistan and its intelligence agencies but all of that rings hollow. Martyrs like Burhan Wani are not a creation of the ISI. On the contrary they represent an indigenous uprising that the establishment in New Delhi eventually will need to recognize as such if it wants to find a solution to this unending conflict. The people of Kashmir have nothing in common with the rest of India. India should do us all a favor and realize this fact sooner rather than later.
I hope India learns something from it and stop blaming Pakistan.
Good one, loved it.
So, nice indeed..... !!!
GOOD ONE !!!
@aga khan WELL SAID !!!
@imran not sure why people keep parroting that India has nothing common with Kashmiris as though rest of India is homogeneous block. There is nothing common in India, every state is unique, having its own language, script, dialect and culture that is the beauty of diversity. However Kashmir, which is named after Kashyap Rishi is one of the holiest place for Hindus from all hues across India, for thousands of year this is the place that Rishis & Yogi have turned to for their spiritual journey, its not acceptable to majority Indians that Religion, that too, a non-native, as recent as 14th century phenomenon become a reason for the beloved land of Kashmir to be ceded. Not acceptable, be what ever the cost. hope this gets past moderation.
Tariq Fatah boss Tariq Fatah :D
@krishna R I appreciate your point of view. We'll just agree to disagree. Take care.
@krishna R Well then keep it.... burning
hehehe, such a funny post. These memes are amazing.
The issue isn't what the Indians think what they have in common with Kashmiris, the issue is what the Kashmiris think they have in common with Indians.
As usual beautiful
Excellent. Well done
@krishna R - in what age you're living? The entire region was divided in the basis of religion, and this accord was accepted by Muslim League and Congress. There is nothing greater than honouring your words!
Well, you did pass through the moderator.
For all the reasons cited by you for Kashmir being a part of India, it does not behove usto try to solve theissue the way we have been doing for the past decades. How do you feel about the UK granting Scotland chance of a referendum to cede after a three century Union? Histories can be written or rewritten over any period of time. Political sagacity demands respect for human life. rights and moderation. As a secular , pluralistic society Indian state has a higher responsibility on its shoulders to face the challenge.
NFP has shown commendable understanding and restraint in treating a poignant topic.
"Cows boss Cows" ... hahahahha ... You're the best NFP!!
I like it.
"HELP ARAB SHEIKHS HUNT HUBARA BUSTARDS"
Too good NFP!!!!
@imran Thanks for ending the discussion in a civilized manner
This guy's a genius.
Hilarious stuff as usual...
Brilliant NFP - as most of the times.
Hilarious.Good humour to convey real message about the plight of Kashmiris.
@imran And what if they dont, do we carry on or forget about it?
I feel sorry for the writer , at least he should corrected that Mr Tariq Fatah is not brahmin but Rajput descendent . Rajputs are warriors.