A Kashmiri Indian in Pakistan: “It is a magical land of freedom”

Published: September 17, 2015

After long documentation procedures and surveillance checks, we had the privilege of walking down the road to Lahore. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD TABISH

It is said we were born twins at the stroke of midnight long ago, when brows were wet with the anticipation of liberation. A 100-year-old subjugation was coming to an end. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world slept, we opened our eyes in horror. In a sudden cry, the veil of fantasy fell down to a novel reality of madness and chaos.

Our birth was not a surprise, it was professed by soothsayers of all kind and they knew our fates very well. The umbilical cords got tied and in the darkness of the background, the serpent sang his poisonous lullaby, slowly intoxicating our minds and then disappeared into the velvet of the night.

That was when an era saw its end and the rules of power politics were changing diagrams. Some nations disappeared from the map while new boundaries emerged. Man had become savage. The secret was kept and we were separated, only to mark a cold history of mass bloodshed, rape and plunder and here I am today, contemplating our brutal history a few hundred miles away from my own self.

The sky was spotless and the sun fiercely shone over us while the bus sped with its diesel vigour through the age-old grand trunk road. The road seemed to be endless. Our sweat-sodden bodies headed towards Attari and I was, as usual, going through my poetry fits. Each one of us had fictionalised his own Pakistan and had I not used my amazing power of intuition, I would have never been able to know how all of us were heading towards different destinations. The chatter in the bus revealed that nobody knew anything about Pakistan and everybody knew everything about Pakistan.

Are you raising your eyebrows at this fallacy? Let me explain.

All our lives we’ve been injected with state-centred discourse that dictates that the two countries are very different. We are ‘natural enemies’. Since the ‘beginning of time’, India and Pakistan have existed on polar ends of the world spectrum. Spoonful of national fervour has been painfully swallowed by every Indian before going to sleep. So we thought we knew everything that there is to know about Pakistan.

We couldn’t have been more wrong.

The dying day breathed its last breath and the sky turned into a delicate crimson. Slumber took me and my unconscious mind busied itself manufacturing dreams that were ethereal and green.

I hugged my passport to myself, afraid I would lose it. I would search my pockets in panic. I was haunted by my absent-mindedness. I would always find it in one of my small pockets, just a little dirtier than before. I could not imagine losing this document which allowed me a safe passage under the scrutiny of a vigilant soldier who, for some reason, used to frown a lot.

Should I not tell you my irony, which is only mine, as I am haunted by my Kashmiri identity, where official scrutiny is a monster that follows you around. I take solace in my fair complexion back home because I can be easily mistaken for a foreigner. In my country, white men make no enemies. They are cherished and considered to be clean. They speak fluent English, therefore, I have learnt to shroud myself with crisp yeses, noes and sirs.

After long documentation procedures and surveillance checks, we had the privilege of walking down the road to Lahore. We deliberately chose walking through the borders on foot, drinking its ecstasies sip by sip, and there it was in the shadows of Gandhi and Jinnah, a small piece of barren land which is so ill fated that nobody chose its ownership except Bishan Singh in the obscene mind of Manto, who is not sure who is a better writer, “god or he?”. The no-man’s land and its discrete barrenness, the scar of 1947, the epitome of insanity – I felt like I was walking through the intricacies of history. The delight of entering Pakistan brought no rush in my blood, my hormones were calm and fantasies remained fantasies. It was the same hot day, same people, same piece of land; nothing did change except flags and nationalities.

Our Pakistan visit stretched for a whole week. We spent most of our time in Lahore where we were hosted by the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). It was like meeting our own selves through the looking glass where nothing turned upside down. Lahore has the same climate as Amritsar and Delhi, the people share similar fashions, they prefer listening to Yo Yo Honey Singh and think that Bollywood movies are a delight. They eat like us, yes with their hands and the food is as spicy as it is in Punjab. Our mannerisms are no different, we speak similar dialects and surprisingly, we share common worries of poverty, unemployment and scarce electricity. Both neglect women and both spend huge sums on military.

On our trip, we visited the Badshahi Mosque and I was consumed by its grandeur. Iqbal quietly slept nearby. We left Badshahi Mosque and meandered into the food street. They were archaic structures which have been transformed into restaurants. They used to be brothels where women danced on khyal beat and men rose high in their raptures of the deep. The food mesmerised our appetite, while the surrounding ambiance mellowed down the heat, and in this wildness of pleasure and taste we left the place.

Other places we visited include Baba Farid Dargah at Kasur and Baba Ganj Shakar dargah at Pak Pattan. These were peaceful places, had a spiritual experience in the shadow of those fakirs who aspired for a deeper understanding of religion, of unity of human beings as a whole. They served both good and bad and stole a little goodness from the good and healed the errant. But the earth now holds them in deep meditation, they be the springs of enlightenment and bring people of this subcontinent into a spiritual union.

The whole trip was not just a walk through the narrow streets of Lahore; it was more of meeting my own self, my separated half. How easily one could connect to its other fragmented part and it is only our ignorance and lack of tolerance that shape us into two distinct objects. The rapture of Partition and its hidden animosity can only preach hate but it is the responsibility of the people of these two nations to move beyond memories towards reconciliations.

A progression towards Indo-Pak amity does not only forecast economic profits, rather it shall provide us the desired political stability and humanitarianism. I feel it is high time for these two nations to reciprocate friendship rather than ideas, and mellow down in terms of grudges. Borders need to be made transparent; people should start knowing each other by visiting each other. More and more student interactions should be endorsed and recommended so that future generations have a privilege of knowing their neighbours better. War and enmity are the harvest of ill social constructs that root you into ideologies of hate and severe hostilities. Why not share our stories and together we weep in sorrows of the time we lost in fighting each other and also in the joy of a new dawn that is a step away.

To a Kashmiri Indian, Pakistan is a magical land of freedom, the unseen and highly imagined, midnight fantasy. However, from my various interactions with friends and other people from the Indian sub-continent who find Pakistan to be a hard country, I have come to the conclusion that these beliefs emerge out of certain perceptions and perceptions are second-hand borrowed realities. Narratives alter the mind and courage is required to overcome these forces that lead you astray. I entered Pakistan through a dream channel and while leaving I was able to find myself a new reality that nobody dictated or pushed onto me. It is to be remembered that a country is not a religion. rather it is a union of people and cultures where language and ideologies should not be the barrier for a holy intercourse of peace. In this mix, Kashmir appears to be a miscarriage.

In the words of Rumi,

“Come, come, whoever you are, Wanderer, idolater, worshiper of fire,

Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times,

Come, and come yet again.

Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Come let us heal each other, Come, let us put an end to these borders.”

All photos: Mohammad Tabish

Mohammad Tabish

Mohammad Tabish

The author holds an Honours degree in English Literature. Besides writing freelance for various newspapers, he writes poetry and is currently pursuing Masters of Arts in International Affairs. He tweets as @22_Tabish.

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Akbar Sait

    We as Pakistanis should do everything we can to facilitate Indians to travel to Pakistan. I say this because one of the most powerful reasons the political classes especially BJP can cultivate anti Pakistan sentiments amongst ordinary Indians is because they don’t have accurate knowledge about Pakistanis. There is in India if veiwed from the outside especially from a Pakistanis point of veiw a psychology towards us deeply embedded in Indian history . This is that India was ruled by outsiders for hundreds of years and that this stain has to be removed. Part of the process is to maintain a dominating posture in the region especially towards Pakistan. Clearly some people have to catch up with the modern age of mutually beneficial cooperation and leave behind ideas of regional hegemony.
    To further knowledge of Pakistan among Indians might it be possible to give day visas to Indians to visit Lahore from Indian Punjab since the so little travelling time from there. We could consider doing this unilaterally to further our own interest in enlightening Indians positively about Pakistan. They would then possibly be less likely to believe false propaganda.Recommend

  • Queen

    Good to see that you guys had a great time :) Come to Karachi on your next visit to Pakistan.Recommend

  • Hanna

    Beautifully written! I admire how you have explained your emotions and feelings in such depth. Enough so that I could see my own city through your eyes – a different perspective.
    Know you’re always welcome.
    Cheers! Recommend

  • Amit

    Hahhahahahahahhhahahahhhaaahahaha

    Nice one!Recommend

  • Ren Zod

    You don’t look like an English man or a white as you meant. I think you should urgently replace your mirror or should I say come to reality. Recommend

  • Spock

    I believe that the minorities of Pakistan dont getas much as 10% of freedom of what you get in Kashmir.Recommend

  • Ranjan

    All I wish for you is you get to settle down permanently in this “magical land of freedom and mid-night fantasies”.Recommend

  • Babar Hussain

    A lot of Love brother from a Pakistani studying in Istanbul, TurkeyRecommend

  • Muhammad Wani

    You are the first one to call yourself kashmiri Indian on this forum which my friend am afradi majority of pakistanis wont like it…they think nothing is right in kashmir and their blood brothers are in danger…why dont you write a blog and tell them how is life in Indian kashmir and also tell them that Mr. geelani whom all pakistanis considers as their leader has no say beyond a district named Anantnag….and kashmir is never shut down fully on their call…..and Dear pakistanis…had u not been sending kashmiri;s childrens and their father as trained terrorist in kashmir den kashmir has been heaven abode filled with tourist…but as they say it…today god is doing to you what you did with afghanistan and kashmir…..time is still there…you can live peacefully and let the world live peacefully…..over the time we have hear a lot that all terrorism is die to kashmir…..will somebody care me to explain….are asiya siddiqui,faisal shahzad and pakistanis caught in london bombing,bangkok bombing,pakistanis killing afghanistan through taliban,training east turkistan militants,jundullah militants….all these are due to kashmir only…please try to understand situation……

    Regards
    Muhammed Wani
    Kashmir
    Bandipora,
    India

    ET do publish…i always talks on facts and want clear discussion on forum as a voice of kashmiri since pakistanis care lot about kashmir……Recommend

  • A

    Very nice blog… As a Pakistani I would love to visit India but I don’t think that may be possible due to visa restrictions etc..Recommend

  • Khan

    Very nice Tabish. I am glad you liked Pakistan. Recommend

  • Salman Dar

    Pakistan is more than just Lahore, visit other parts of the country sometime. Pakistan is always open for Kashmiris, and based off your picture, you don’t look much different us.Recommend

  • Shahzaib Khan

    “they prefer listening to Yo Yo Honey Singh and think that Bollywood movies are a delight” , are you serious ,really ???? you must be joking right !!.Recommend

  • DK

    ….and some people desire ISIS-controlled areas. To each their own.Recommend

  • Native Boy

    Dear MT,perhaps false equivalences are inevitable when a false history is sustained on one side to separate it from the other “twin” and considerable energy, effort, and resources are devoted to snatch Indian Kashmir territory for the last 68 years and another 68 years will be spent on this effort unabated. But kind, Sir, the two sides are not equally to blame for this animosity. You were lucky to be living in the right side of Kashmir. The wrong side would have scattered your relatives and friends all over Pakistan and even the world without your permission, based just on a common faith. If your complexion had been darker, the border police would have mistaken you for an Indian and not let you continue your magical Journey to Lahore.Recommend

  • ajeet

    Pakistan is ao free that Pakistani Muslims are seeking asylum along with Syrians and Iraqis in Europe. Kashmir is a war of attrition between extremists and the India army after the Kashmiri Hindus were thrown out.Recommend

  • Humza

    I was hoping to hear more about the kindred feelings you may have shared with the large Kashmiri population in Lahore or throughout Pakistan. You probably came across a lot of Kashmiris so you would not stand out at all. Seeing Allama Iqbal’s tomb or viewing CM Shahbaz Sharif’s public works would be in order since they are both distinguished Kashmiris. There is great authentic Kashmiri food in Lahore but no one has ever compared the food in Lahore to anywhere in India. Come on, there is no comparison! As for the beef chops and meat dishes in Lahore, I am sure these are not common place in India. While I do not deny that there are not similarities between North India and Pakistan, there is plenty which is unique and different. You should be a little more sensitive to Pakistanis who know that the land was part of many other empires before it was part of British India for 100 years. Much of Pakistan has influence from other civilizations which does not apply to most of India. Also, you forget that India is a vast country; going to Bihar, Tamil Nadu or Madya Pradesh, everything is very different than it is in Pakistan so you are an exception as an Indian Kashmiri.There is a good reason for you to comment on the ” magical land of freedom” as a Kashmiri. After all the native population of Azad Kashmir eagerly sign up to join Pak forces whereas the Indian army has over 500, 000 soldiers in Indian occupied Kashmir who come from parts of India and are not at all local. My grandmother was from Poonch and she always said, Kashmir’s natural alignment is with Pakistan.Recommend

  • Dipak Mehta

    Good, now stay there a few years and you will be longing for real freedom, peace and progressRecommend

  • Indian

    These are exactly the kind of extremists we do not want in our Country
    He only cared about Mosques and didn’t care if there were any churches , temples,etc
    He thinks Pakistan is a heaven coz everyone there is a Muslim, doesn’t matter if Lakhs of Hindus, Chrostians, Budhists are killed for that

    These people should stay in Pakistan!Recommend

  • SuperNeo™

    What a Joke!!!!Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Borders should not only be source of exchanges between Armies, terrorists, smugglers, drug traffickers, politicians, strategists etc. it should be for meetings of students, artists, pilgrims, scholars, scientists and intellectuals engaged in building humanity.Recommend

  • Deaf

    Well we are two nations, like it or notRecommend

  • Salman Naseer

    Good article. I wish we could have more people-to-people contact between our two nations.
    I would want to point out one factual inaccuracy. The shrine in Kasur you visited was probably of Baba Bhulley Shah. Baba Farid and Ganj Shakkar are actually one and the same (Baba Farid-ud-Din Ganj Shakkar), and it is his shrine that is in Pak Pattan.Recommend

  • Rohan

    Magical land of freedom??
    Tell that to Shia,Ahmadi,baloch,Hindus,Christians and Sikhs living in Pakistan

    And all these people who I just mentioned form half of PakistanRecommend

  • Ranjan

    LOL, THE LAND OF FREEDOM just blocked my innocuous comment without any justification. My last comment read “All I wish for you is you get to settle down permanently in this “magical land of freedom and mid-night fantasies”.

    Tribune, please let this pass through. I don’t see how obstructing the free press is going to is hampering the democracy in Pakistan, unless you have an agenda to follow.Recommend

  • loyalindian

    Living on perceptions much?Recommend

  • ajeet

    Yes. He looks Arab, so fit for seeking asylum in western countries.Recommend

  • XY

    World’s largest democracy? Tell that to the Muslims in India, people of the lower caste, and the women that have subjected to rape.Recommend

  • XY

    Well at least there are people in Pakistan that stand up for the minorities and some have even laid their lives in the process. Shame,the same can’t be said about the so called the world’s largest democracy.Recommend

  • JackZFlipper

    We all love fiction. Kudos to the author.Recommend

  • Sam

    We never harm Sikh and Hindus here.. At least minorities are enjoying more life here than in India. A total Hindu state. Recommend

  • JackZFlipper

    Normal Indians aren’t suicidal enough to visit the land where fellow normal Indians have been reduced to less than 1% by rape and conversion. So even if you open up, only muslims will come through and they will be monitored.Recommend

  • Indian taste

    I am sorry to say my friend but you no very few about ordinary indians. Ordinary indians are not driven by polical parties rather people drive political parties be it BJP, Congress or xyz. you can find hundreeds of examples in indian politics where indian voter had forced even most powerful politician to realize that poepple are the boss. I am not trying to portrey any 100% perfact picture here but unfortunately your media always portrey wrong/incorrect side of india. Facts are always distorted in order to support their argument. moreover they even change the history to prove their point.
    History has taught us that indian voters are smart enough and are the supreme boss. you can see the recent example in Delhi election where people of delhi has given outstanding majority to AAP party despite modi is considered to be a strong leader. Even in past, Indira gandhi had to lose election when she imposed a short emergency.
    I know it wont be easy to understand all this since there has never been democracy in pakistan and also poeple of pakistan have been kept in dark as if every country in the world is trying to destroy them hence they live in their own paradise of imaginations.
    I am sure that there are so many good poeple in pakistan but unfortunately they couldn’t get the right platform (political parties, civil society) to influence policy making.Recommend

  • Fawad Ali

    Well said brother.Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1598850425736321559#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Neatly written / packaged / elucidated / described/ grammatical / eloquent propoganda blog .Recommend

  • Minerva

    The title made me ROFL. Enough said.Recommend

  • necromancer

    To all Pakistanis, from a real Kashmiri from Srinagar, don’t take this guy seriously. Coming back to the article, yes Kashmiris do stick out like a sore thumb from rest of Indians. The writer is obviously swayed by his feelings for Pakistan, which is quite natural for a Kashmiri.Recommend

  • Simla

    I wonder why you didn’t go to Baluchistan to experience real freedom. Did you not get permission from you know whom.Recommend

  • necromancer

    Your grandmother was right. Indeed Kashmir’s natural alignment is with Pakistan. In fact it was none other than Omar Abdullah himself who in 2008 before becoming CM, while in Pakistan said that his grandfather Sheikh Abdullah made a mistake by aligning himself with India.Recommend

  • D Rasool

    You are a Pakistani~Recommend

  • D Rasool

    You cannot be more wrong. Stop dreaming.. Taliban is after you. Face the real enemy.Recommend

  • necromancer

    With the beef ban in Kashmir, there is no doubt we have been ruled by a hindu state for the past 60 odd years. I can clearly who the real enemy for us is…this RSS PM ruled state.Recommend

  • Jayman

    Good. Tell all your brothers in India. Pakistan will gladly accept you.Recommend

  • Reddy

    so this dude went from kasmir to lahore ,walked on the road for 15 mins and learned all that is there is to know about pakistan ….i would prescribe this course to all pakistanis who are depressed by their current state visit pakistan once in 20 years.Recommend

  • wb

    I don’t understand the objection of the Indians.

    This man claims to be a Kashmiri Indian. He’s an Indian. So, when he says, Pakistan is a magical land of freedom, he’s making fun of Pakistan by being sarcastic. Can’t you get such simple things into your heads?Recommend

  • Reddy

    there are 150000 hindus and sikhs who left pakistan for india in last 10yrs alone ….on the other hand not even single muslim soul subjugated,persecuted in the hands of evil hindus left hindustan except dawood mia…why don’t you offer this paradise dude citizen ship, let’s see if he writes the same stuff againRecommend

  • necromancer

    you mean freedom of frisking, curfews, public safety act, afspa,…and Rashtriya Rifles in every corner of the Valley, and here I thought I lived in the “Heaven on Earth”.Recommend

  • Bana Post

    Just compare the minority population of pakistan from 1947 to 2015.Then one can understand the
    magical land of freedom”Recommend

  • Linux Novice

    It is to be remembered that a country is not a religion. rather it is a union of people and culturesRecommend

  • Linux Novice

    To Balochistan too?! We would like send some Kashmiri’s to Balochistan to have a real experience of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Linux Novice

    Because he didn’t lived for considerable time in Balochistan, North Waziristan, Pak occupied Kashmir, FATA, Karachi etc. If so I would have agreed how his dream was realised.Recommend

  • Abdul Kadir

    Even if he want to stays in a place of only Muslims he has full right for that. Hindus, Christians shouldn’t come to Kashmir if they wants Temples and church
    Kashmir is a muslim landRecommend

  • wb

    Seriously, read his blog.

    He says that that’s the perception created while he lived in Kashmir. He never says that’s reality.

    I can’t believe even Indian are as stupid as Pakistanis.

    Read this: “I entered Pakistan through a dream channel and while leaving I was able
    to find myself a new reality that nobody dictated or pushed onto me. It
    is to be remembered that a country is not a religion. rather it is a
    union of people and cultures where language and ideologies should not be
    the barrier for a holy intercourse of peace.”Recommend

  • wb

    Seriously, read his blog.

    He says that that’s the perception created while he lived in Kashmir. He never says that’s reality.

    I can’t believe even Indian are as stupid as Pakistanis.

    Read this: “I entered Pakistan through a dream channel and while leaving I was able
    to find myself a new reality that nobody dictated or pushed onto me. It
    is to be remembered that a country is not a religion. rather it is a
    union of people and cultures where language and ideologies should not be
    the barrier for a holy intercourse of peace.”Recommend

  • Salman Dar

    They’re more than welcome to see the reality of Balochistan, the beautiful coastline and beaches, the rugged mountains and deserts and Quaid-e-Azam’s residence in the Ziarat valley as well as the amazing people and their culture which is part of the Pakistani cultural mosaic :)Recommend

  • Salman Dar

    They’re more than welcome to see the reality of Balochistan, the beautiful coastline and beaches, the rugged mountains and deserts and Quaid-e-Azam’s residence in the Ziarat valley as well as the amazing people and their culture which is part of the Pakistani cultural mosaic :)Recommend

  • Rage

    Those were mostly Bangladeshis and Afghan Hindus/Sikhs, get your facts rightRecommend

  • Rage

    Those were mostly Bangladeshis and Afghan Hindus/Sikhs, get your facts rightRecommend

  • Mucho

    compare the number of Muslims in East Punjab from 1946 to 2015. Partition affected Punjab the most which is why there are neglible number of Muslims in the Indian side of PunjabRecommend

  • Mucho

    compare the number of Muslims in East Punjab from 1946 to 2015. Partition affected Punjab the most which is why there are neglible number of Muslims in the Indian side of PunjabRecommend

  • wb

    Beef ban was imposed by a BRitish era law. I didn’t know that the BRitish worked for RSS.Recommend

  • wb

    Beef ban was imposed by a BRitish era law. I didn’t know that the BRitish worked for RSS.Recommend

  • abhi

    Nice blog Mohammad, though little bit lengthy. If you leave it to people there will be peace but because of some vested interests there is this hostility.Recommend

  • abhi

    Nice blog Mohammad, though little bit lengthy. If you leave it to people there will be peace but because of some vested interests there is this hostility.Recommend

  • sterry

    A lot of Pakistanis understand that their are some Kashmiris in India who side with India but we also know the majority do not consider themselves Indian. After all, we are just across the border and lots of us have family there. There are also plenty of Israeli Arabs who prefer Israeli rule than independence or union with Palestinian areas. The thing to remember is that Kashmiris were cheated by the British and the Indians at the time of partition. The UN resolution on Kashmir would settle this debate but there is a reason why India will never let Kashmiris vote on their future in a free referendum. The answer would be too obvious.Recommend

  • sterry

    A lot of Pakistanis understand that their are some Kashmiris in India who side with India but we also know the majority do not consider themselves Indian. After all, we are just across the border and lots of us have family there. There are also plenty of Israeli Arabs who prefer Israeli rule than independence or union with Palestinian areas. The thing to remember is that Kashmiris were cheated by the British and the Indians at the time of partition. The UN resolution on Kashmir would settle this debate but there is a reason why India will never let Kashmiris vote on their future in a free referendum. The answer would be too obvious.Recommend

  • hamza khan

    you must be smoking something really good in order to make that statement. pakistan has had democracy and its civil activism even during martial law was extraordinary. no pakistani lives in the dark. we know exactly whats happening around the world and simply could not care about your country. first provide clean water and toilets to your 300 million bhookay nangay then worry about pakistan.Recommend

  • hamza khan

    you must be smoking something really good in order to make that statement. pakistan has had democracy and its civil activism even during martial law was extraordinary. no pakistani lives in the dark. we know exactly whats happening around the world and simply could not care about your country. first provide clean water and toilets to your 300 million bhookay nangay then worry about pakistan.Recommend

  • hamza khan

    we all hate women getting raped in your country. kudos to your government.Recommend

  • hamza khan

    we all hate women getting raped in your country. kudos to your government.Recommend

  • NoBull Price Winner

    I think Mohammad Tabish a pen name for Asim Bajwa ISPR?Recommend

  • NoBull Price Winner

    I think Mohammad Tabish a pen name for Asim Bajwa ISPR?Recommend

  • Kasturi K

    Your opening sentence gave you dead away that you are a biased Indian and probably Hindu. I might be wrong ,you being Hindu but the way you talked about Pakistanis is the perception that the writer was talking about and you fit the profile like T.Recommend

  • Kasturi K

    They were already based in the countries they fled from, it’s not that they came directly from Pakistan. Probably your media forgot to tell you there is war going on in Pakistan for the last 35 years and nobody likes to go back to a war zone. Logic my dear friend, logic!Recommend

  • Kasturi K

    You know very well that visa for Pakistan and India are very strictly controlled monitored and limited to specific city. You cannot go to any city without permission. Your comment is uncalled for. Look how Afghanis freely come and go in Baluchistan without visa.Recommend

  • Kasturi K

    LOL! are all pakistanis alowed to visit Indain occupied Kashmir, Nagaland, Tripura? BTW, North Waziristan is part of FATA. Most of Indians either visit Lahore or Karachi. Karachi visit is not banned, who misfed you?Recommend

  • Nana

    Poor Indians, they cannot digest anything written nice about Pakistan.Recommend

  • Bana Post

    This article should have writtennot by Mohammed Tabish.But by people like Sanjay Kumar or Kapoor Recommend

  • Bana Post

    This article should have writtennot by Mohammed Tabish.But by people like Sanjay Kumar or Kapoor Recommend

  • HZR

    to a Kashmiri Indian, Pakistan is a magical land of freedom..you should have stayed back to enjoy those freedoms more freely and for long periods.Recommend

  • HZR

    Very true,you have chased the Hindu pandits ,ethnic cleansingRecommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    You are an Indian.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    We know you are an Indian. Stop lying. Read Amnesty International reports on Kashmir.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    If you are right, let’s hold a plebiscite in Kashmir!Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Our comment section is moderated, otherwise, I would give you the reply you deserve. BTW, Gujarat Riots, Golden Temple Masscare, Babari Masjid, etc, are some example of minority life in India. India is declared worse country for females! Kashmir is the subject of brutal Indian occupation you can read UN and int’l human rights reports on it.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Where do you get your facts? If this section was not moderated, I will teach you a lesson. Golden temple masscare, Gujrat riots, Babri masjid.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Muslim population rate is higher everywhere. Stop speaking nonsense.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Burnol lagao.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Why these Indians comment on Pakistani newspapers? We Pakistanis don’t even give them importance and there are hardly Pakistanis commenting on Indian news. Please build a toilet in your house.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Nope, they will get their land from brutal Indian occupation. Burnol lagao. Indian burning on Pakistani newspage while Pakistanis don’t even spit on you.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    It’s about freedom, not internal dynamics. Kashmir is wrongly occupied by India and Kashmiri want freedom.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Plebiscite is the key.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Ignorant slum dweller, there is more freedom in Baluchistan than for Sikhs in Indian Punjab. Women are more safe in Baluchistan than they are in Dehli.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    You can see all the comment section littered with burnt Indian comments. This is your worth. Pakistanis don’t even give you importance, they don’t need to ban your comments. Very few Pakistanis are commenting on this news.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Indians are more stupid and narrow-minded than Pakistanis for sure. It’s due to living as slaves for 1000 years. I don’t blame them.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Why do clueless Indians like you keep yapping without logic. Pakistanis are ore satisfied with their country than Indians are with theirs – surveys show.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    While Indian can claim to be aborigine or African to get asylum.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Baluchistan is more open than Kashmir and Assam. Clueless Indian, you don’t know what you are talking about.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    You need huge amount of burnol or ice to put on where it is hurting most.Recommend

  • Taimoor Khan

    Pakistan should allow Indian women who are suffering from rape free visa.Recommend