Last week marked the celebration of Indic religions as both the much-awaited Ayodhya verdict and the Kartarpur corridor became a reality. As the nation rejoiced and India celebrated its unity and diversity, Pakistan’s pathological compulsion to bring the Kashmir and Ayodhya issue during the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor again came to the fore.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Qureshi both attempted to slam India in their respective speeches during the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor, India has strongly hit back at the leaders of the revanchist state.
Prime Minister Modi exuded as he thanked Imran Khan for “understanding and respecting the sentiments of Indians” by allowing the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, Imran Khan yet again raised the Kashmir issue while Qureshi followed his leader blindly and raked up the Ayodhya verdict along with the Kashmir issue.
The entire existence of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan revolves around India and its issues as the almost failed state refuses to focus inwards and contain its rapidly failing economy or the humongous debt. Qureshi went a step further and claimed that the Ayodhya judgement was advanced to coincide with the Kartarpur opening. His ministry followed it up with a statement that the Ayodhya judgement had failed to uphold the demands of justice. It also called upon India to ensure the protection of lives and rights of Muslims. Pakistan President Alvi could also not stay away and called the SC judgement an “unfortunate verdict” and claimed that it will be detrimental to the secular fabric of India.
He tweeted, “Indian Supreme Court decides that a temple is to (be) built at Ayodhya/Babri Masjid site showing clearly it has consistently sided with the extreme policies of the BJP and reflects a Hindutva ethos to the detriment of secular India”
The Indian government refused to take the comments lying down and hit back at the detractors. MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a statement said, “We reject the unwarranted and gratuitous comments made by Pakistan on the judgement of the Supreme Court of India on a civil matter that is completely internal to India. It pertains to the rule of law and equal respect for all faiths, concepts that are not part of their ethos. So, while Pakistan’s lack of comprehension is not surprising, their pathological compulsion to comment on our internal affairs with the obvious intent of spreading hatred is condemnable.”
It is astonishing that in a country where its citizens are treated like a piece of commodity and are kidnapped and forcefully married off to the highest bidder, dares to comment on the safety of India’s Muslims. The unity shown by the Indian Muslims is a tight slap to the likes of Imran Khan and company who were attempting to stoke communal tension in India.
Not just the politicians but also the Pakistani media decided to wade their hands in India’s internal matters. The ran an article titled, “Did the top court legalise India’s quest for a theocratic state?” Yes, you read that right. A country which has been overrun by radical Maulanas is claiming that India wants to be a theocratic state. Pakistan is witnessing the Azadi March which is being led by Maulana Rehman who is a graduate in Islamism. The country’s politicians are more loyal to the Quran than its constitution.
The Dawn seems to be living in a fool’s paradise and it has also quoted The Wire’s founder Siddharth Varadarajan as the Marxist publication suffered a glorious meltdown post the verdict. If the publication continues at this rate, The Wire will have more readers in Pakistan than in India.
The Express ran an article titled, ‘The Ayodhya Verdict and the veneer of Indian Secularism’, with the muddled article discussing everything from the OCI status of Aatish Taseer to the Assam NRC in an attempt to portray India as a majoritarian state and it went as far ahead as claiming that India is witnessing growing religious fault lines.
Unfortunately, neither Pakistan’s politicians or the media have been blessed by logic as they fail to realise that without the efforts of KK Muhammed, Ram Mandir would never have been a reality. They also fail to realise how most of the Muslim groups supported the Ram Mandir movement. It seems that Pakistan has been astonished by the beauty of Indian unity which was displayed gloriously post the Supreme Court verdict.