Shakir Lakhani says:
March 24th, 2009 at 12:32

I have always been a committed secularist in that I do not believe in discriminating against minorities. But when I see the hatred displayed by Indian Hindus against Pakistanis, I’m appalled. I always regretted that my father had migrated to Pakistan in 1947, leaving behind his house and belongings. He always told me that after Partition, Muslims could not feel safe in India. This has been proved by the massacre of Muslims in Gujrat and during communal riots in India (this has never happened in Pakistan after a few incidents in 1947). Recently Varun Gandhi’s threat to Muslims makes me wonder if there is such a thing as a secular Indian Hindu. By the way, Pakistani Hindus are treated well by the Muslims (my own family doctor is a Sindhi Hindu). As far as the disputes between India and Pakistan are concerned, relations have been exacerbated mostly by India. Invasion of J&K, Junagadh, Hyderabad, blocking of river water in 1948 and again last year, massing of troops on the border with threats of invasion, maintaining 13 consulates in Afghanistan (with which it has no border) to destabilize Pakistan. In fact, if I were an Indian, I would wonder why the Indian government spends so much money on the thirteen Afghan consulates or sending rockets to the moon and not doing anything to feed the 836 million hungry Indians who live on Rs. 20 (40 U.S. cents) per day!
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