Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Shahrukh Khan and Kaafirs (Infidels) in Pakistan.

The professional Muslim Ulema of Pakistan have influenced our thinking so much that we see everything in religious terms. We keep a keen record of “atrocities against Muslims” but we ignore the enemy within who hides behind Islam. Earlier, we used to see two centres of evil: India and Israel but with time they have increased to include America and Europe. Iran is rapidly moving away because of our growing sectarianism and it is hard to name any real friend – Saudi Arabia and China are our ‘friends’ only in the sense that they are not enemies. They have excellent relations with our enemies and do not support us in our disputes with India and America, or in our red-hot anger against Israel. We strongly believe that in our 65 years of national life, we have been attacked five times by India, once by Russia, that we are “spiritually” fighting America for the last 12 years, that we fought our East Wing and lost it because of Indian aggression which the world supported because of the bias established by Indian propaganda. We believe that we were always on the right side, that we were persecuted. It was always hard for us to ask: are we really so innocent and so persecuted? Why does the world hate us? All these 65 years we have been teaching our students that one billion Hindus hate us because they are bigoted and jealous of our merit. It has been considered unpatriotic to ask why we failed to befriend them in 700 years. War is a tragedy but we refuse to see that a society at war with itself is an abomination. We love to talk of “we”, but we are “we” only in hate against “others”; when it comes to sacrifice or service, everyone is an individual. REFERENCE: A society at war with itself Mobarak Haider

LAHORE, Jan 26: Jamatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on Saturday offered his support to bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and invited him to come to Pakistan to avoid the wrath of extremist Hindus targeting him in India. “We will welcome Shahrukh if he decides to come to Pakistan. We will support and save him from those victimising him on the basis of his religion,” Saeed said while presiding over a meeting held here to review arrangements for holding rallies under the JuD banner to mark the Yaumi-Kashmir (Kashmir Day) scheduled to be observed on Feb 5. The offer was floated by Hafiz Saeed after Mr Khan wrote an article titled “Being a Khan” in a magazine. “Many politicians asked me to leave India and go back to my native country Pakistan after 9/11. I sometimes become victim of the inadvertent object of the Indian political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India,” SRK writes. The JuD chief criticised India for claiming itself as having the world’s largest democracy. “Shahrukh’s statement exposes the Indian leaders’ narrow-mindedness they have about the Muslims living there. The country where Shahrukh like actors are not safe from the Hindus’ wrath and prejudice, how other Muslims could be safe there,” he deplored. He said the Muslims in India were being forced to migrate to other countries. He said since he was very clear on his stance, he would support Shahrukh on his stay in Pakistan if he was facing trouble in India. REFERENCE: JuD lends support to Shahrukh 27th January, 2013

Renowned Pakistani TV artist Bushra Ansari takes Pakistani society to task on Shahrukh Khan issue in her letter to daily Jang dated 30 January 2013 - she says can we deny that for the sake of Art India accommodated Pakistani artists like Ali Zafar, Atif Aslam, Nusrat Fatheh Ali Khan, Rahat Fatheh, Adnan Sami etc. etc. Should we as a Pakistani froget that Late. Mehdi Hasan and Ghulam Ali are worshipped in India and what we have here that when Sonu Nigam visited Pakistan we tried to sabotage his visit. Yet we have the audacity to raise hell on Shahrukh Khan whereas Shias, Hazaras, Sunnis are not safe in Pakistan what to talk of Hindus and Christians.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has said he is "extremely safe and happy" in India, rebutting claims that he needs extra security. A Pakistani minister suggested Delhi provide security after Khan wrote an account of how it felt to be a Muslim in India. Khan said the article had been given an "unwarranted twist" and he could not understand the controversy. Khan is one of Bollywood's biggest stars with fans all over the world. The actor wrote in Outlook Turning Points - published by India's Outlook magazine in association with the New York Times - that sometimes he became the "inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India". He wrote that he has been "accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation than my own country - this even though I am an Indian whose father fought for the freedom of India". Following the article, Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik requested that India provide security for the actor. India on Tuesday dismissed Mr Malik's suggestion and advised him to look after the security of Pakistani citizens. 'Irksome' Reacting to Mr Malik's remarks, Khan told reporters: "I would like to tell all those who are offering unsolicited advice that we in India are extremely safe and happy. "We have an amazing democratic, free and secular way of life. In the environment that we live here in my country India, we have no safety issues regarding life and material. As a matter-of-fact, it is irksome for me to clarify this non-existent issue." Khan said many people were reacting to his article without reading it. "Ironically, the article... was actually meant to reiterate that on some occasions my being an Indian Muslim film star is misused by bigots and narrow minded people who have misplaced religious ideologies for small gains... and ironically the same has happened through this article... once again," he said. Khan has appeared in more than 70 films, anchored TV shows and done innumerable advertisements. He also owns the Kolkata Knight Riders team of the lucrative Indian Premier League cricket tournament. Khan has family roots in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and has a huge fan following there too. REFERENCE: Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan 'happy and safe' in India 30 January 2013

Senior Journalist with Jang Group and GEO TV, Hamid Mir was also of the opinion that whether those Pakistanis who are now inviting Shahrukh Khan to Pakistan, have for once ever thought of those Indian Muslims who are living in India above all Hamid Mir also raises a very burning question about the way Hindus, Christians and Sikh are treated in Pakistan, he also asked as to why Non-Muslim are leaving Pakistan and if even that wasn't enough one should look around the way Pakistani Shias and Sunni are slaughtering each other in Pakistan.

UNHCR Report on Minorities in Pakistan 2012

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that it was a criminal negligence to bring changes in the documents like Objectives Resolution as former president General (retd) Zia ul Haq tampered with the Constitution in 1985 however, the sitting parliament had done a good job by undoing this tampering. At one point Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry observed that the word ‘freely’ was omitted from the Objectives Resolution in 1985 by a dictator, which was an act of criminal negligence, but the then parliament surprisingly didn’t take notice of it. He said the Constitution is a sacred document and no person can tamper with it. The chief justice said credit must go to the present parliament, which after 25 years took notice of the brazen act of removing the word relating to the minorities’ rights, and restored the word ‘freely’ in the Objectives Resolution, which had always been part of the Constitution. The chief justice further said that the court is protecting the fundamental rights of the minorities and the government after the Gojra incident has provided full protection to the minorities. “We are bound to protect their rights as a nation but there are some individual who create trouble.” - DAILY TIMES - ISLAMABAD: Heading a 17-member larger bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry termed as criminal negligence the deletion of a word about the rights of minorities from the Objectives Resolution during the regime of General Ziaul Haq in 1985. Ziaul Haq had omitted the word “freely” from the Objectives Resolution, which was made substantive part of the 1973 Constitution under the Revival of Constitutional Order No. 14. The clause of Objectives Resolution before deletion of the word ‘freely’ read, “Wherein adequate provision shall be made for the minorities to ‘freely’ profess and practice their religions and develop their culture.” DAILY DAWN - ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry on Tuesday praised the parliament for undoing a wrong done by the legislature in 1985 (through a constitutional amendment) when it removed the word ‘freely’ from a clause of the Objectives Resolution that upheld the minorities’ right to practise their religion. The word “freely” was deleted from the Objectives Resolution when parliament passed the 8th Amendment after indemnifying all orders introduced through the President’s Order No 14 of 1985 and actions, including the July 1977 military takeover by Gen Zia-ul-Haq and extending discretion of dissolving the National Assembly, by invoking Article 58(2)b of the Constitution. After the passage of the 18th Amendment, the Objectives Resolution now reads: “Wherein adequate provision shall be made for the minorities freely to profess and practise their religions and develop their culture.” The CJ said: “Credit goes to the sitting parliament that they reinserted the word back to the Objectives Resolution.” He said that nobody realised the blunder right from 1985 till the 18th Amendment was passed, even though the Objectives Resolution was a preamble to the Constitution even at the time when RCO (Revival of Constitution Order) was promulgated. REFERENCES: CJ lauds parliament for correcting historic wrong By Nasir Iqbal Wednesday, 09 Jun, 2010   - CJP raps change in Objectives Resolution * Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry says deletion of clause on rights of minorities was ‘criminal negligence’ * Appreciates incumbent parliament for taking notice of removal of clause by Gen Zia’s govt in 1985 By Masood Rehman Wednesday, June 09, 2010\story_9-6-2010_pg1_1  CJ lauds parliament for undoing changes in Objectives Resolution Wednesday, June 09, 2010 Says minorities’ rights have to be protected; Hamid says parliament should have no role in judges’ appointment By Sohail Khan

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