The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a mere figment of imagination, that took birth as a nation state, following the historical blunder of subcontinent’s partition seems steadfast on continuing with its jihadist, anti-Hindu narrative. Religious bigotry and social rigidity which formed the foundational basis of Pakistan continue to dominate the country’s larger political agenda even today. In fact, strong hostility towards India, which Pakistan looks down upon as the country of Hindus or Kafirs, has only strengthened in the past seven decades.
There seems to be no hope for the future generations of Pakistan also. A video has gone viral on the microblogging platform, Twitter, in which Pakistani kids can be seen spewing venom against India and Hindus.
This is yet another brainwashed generation of Pakistani children dreaming of conquering India. Old chooran, same old delusions. pic.twitter.com/ACV2mZzfHP
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) October 13, 2019
This video has been produced and published by Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s largest Islamist political party pursuing the avowed object of establishing an “Islamic State” in Pakistan on the basis of Sharia Law. In this video, kids of young, impressionable ages can be seen making highly xenophobic, bigoted remarks about India and Hindus.
One of the kids makes a derogatory remark about Indian Army soldiers, another one talks about how she will spend her vacations in 2020 at Shimla, after Pakistan occupies India. With bigotry hitting the ceiling, one of the Pakistani kids talks about eating beef in Delhi which shows the kind of anti Hindu sentiment the kid has been indoctrinated with.
These unrealistic military and expansionist, ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ goals emanate out of the fact that Pakistan waged three wars against India and was crushed every time by the Indian military forces. The Pakistani establishment harbours a sense of hatred and insecurity against the Indian defence establishment as clearly illustrated by this video. What is particularly striking is that at the end of the video, one of the Pakistani kids in the provocative video clip can be seen referring to the RSS an organisation of dehshatgards (terrorists). It is preposterous how a country which unabashedly produces terrorists is now telling its young kids that a voluntary organisation in India consists of terrorists. Pakistan is not only filling young minds with utter hatred towards India and Hindus but also misguiding its kids about India and in turn effectively preparing another generation of war-mongering Islamists.
It is rather shocking and saddening how Pakistan is putting in an excess of resources and funds into brainwashing yet another generation of its citizens against India and Hindus. The sheer high quality of videography and its intensely hateful content produced by a mainstream party exposes how much Pakistan is investing into its nefarious designs to indoctrinate its future generation. The video doesn’t only affect the kids who feature therein but also a number of Pakistani viewers who will be watching it in a communally charged atmosphere against India.
This video makes it clear, that Pakistan could never really come out of the Islamist plunge that it took years after its inception. A mere six months after Jinnah’s death, the then Pakistan Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, presented the Objectives Resolution for drafting of Pakistan’s Constitution. This Objectives Resolution laid the foundation for the establishment of a theocratic State in Pakistan, in sharp contrast to the secular polity that forms a part of the basic structure of Constitution of India. This Resolution led to the changing of Pakistan’s official name from the “Republic of Pakistan” to the “Islamic Republic of Pakistan”.
Later in 1958, the civilian government in Pakistan was overthrown by the then Army Chief Ayub Khan. The undeniable military supremacy and Islamist basis that dominated Pakistan in its initial years, have continued to dominate Pakistani polity every since. The influential nexus between military leaders and religious preachers of Pakistan continue to dominate the country. They have also emerged as the forces behind the ideological and logistical basis of the massive terror infrastructure that Pakistan has raised. The military leaders of Pakistan have directly or indirectly remained the policy makers of Pakistan greatly undermining the civilian establishment.
With every successive regime in Pakistan pushing the Islamist narrative with greater vigour, the country seems to have reached the point of no return as far as sheer communalisation and radicalisation of its future generations is concerned.
The Zia Ul Haq regime was the one which was the most active in pushing Pakistan towards intense Islamisation, by following the object of creating a Nizam-e-Mustafa, that is, “Rule of Prophet”. He even institutionalised the inclusion of Islamists in the judicial set up of Pakistan. Draconian laws based on promoting Islamisation of Pakistan such as the blasphemy law and several other misogynistic laws were enacted. His legacy remains unchallenged by even the so called civilian governments that succeeded him and therefore Pakistan, which had started as an Islamic Republic has now radicalised further into a Sharia law State.
The Pakistani education courses are also designed in such a way as to instill hatred in the hearts of students against minorities such as Hindus and Christians. Social studies textbooks are rife with negative comments regarding India and the West, with Hindus receiving a major part chunk of hate. Hindus and India are portrayed as enemies of Pakistan who are a violent, cruel civilization whereas Islamic society is celebrated as peaceful and just.
Pakistan battled a severe identity crisis right from the days of its inception. Lacking any nationalist identity, Pakistan’s very foundation and existence is rooted on Hinduphobia and hostility towards India. Pakistani nationalism is not based upon any geo-cultural or historic identity rather it is based upon communal bigotry. And continues to do so. All its policies, strategic and military goals such as “bleeding India through a thousand cuts” are based upon this ideology of hatred emanating out of a deep-rooted identity crisis. The appalling propaganda video produced by Jamaat-e-Islami that is going viral on Twitter once again invokes this sheer hatred towards India and anti-Hindu bigotry.