No, Arnab Goswami, Pakistan is not an “untrustworthy neighbour” or “a strategic wreck”

Published: September 30, 2014
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A ‘debate’ on Times Now revolved around the question: “Can India make Pakistan junk the K-issue?” The context was PM Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the UNGA and his expected reference to Kashmir dispute. PHOTO: SCREENSHOT

On September 26, 2014, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York in which he emphasised the urgent need to resolve the Kashmir issue “in accordance with the aspirations of the people” living in the disputed Himalayan region.

“We cannot draw a veil over the issue of Kashmir, until it is addressed in accordance with the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

An Indian television anchor had apprehended that Pakistan would once again raise the Kashmir issue at the UNGA to ‘internationalise’ the dispute. The anchor believed that Kashmir was neither an international dispute nor a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.

The other day a ‘debate’ on Times Now revolved around the question: “Can India make Pakistan junk the K-issue?”

The context was PM Nawaz’s speech at the UNGA in New York and his expected reference to Kashmir dispute.

Mr Arnab Goswami, the anchor of Times Now’s prime time show The Noisehour, sorry, The Newshour, calls Pakistan a ‘terrorist’, ‘rogue’ and a ‘failed’ state. He terms Pakistan as an ‘untrustworthy’ neighbour and a strategic wreck, and also thinks of Pakistan as a nation that spreads terrorism on its peaceful neighbour, despite the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, the anti-Muslim Gujarat riots of 2002, and the killing of hundreds of people in Indian-administered Kashmir. He describes Pakistani leaders as ‘clowns’ and believes most of them are unaware of their history, geography and culture.

Mr Goswami’s makes the Indian people and his viewers across the globe believe that Kashmir is not an international dispute. He admits that there are UN resolutions on Kashmir, but says Kashmir is not an international dispute. He admits that India and Pakistan have agreed to resolve Kashmir dispute bilaterally in accordance with the Simla Agreement but says that Kashmir is India’s “integral part”.

According to Mr Goswami, even though it was India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who took the Kashmir case to the UN; even though the world body broke the ceasefire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir in 1947; even though a Line of Control (LoC) exists, dividing Jammu and Kashmir in two parts; even if the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir until recently had its own prime minister and sadr-e-riyasat (president) instead of chief minister and governor respectively; even though there is an on-going struggle for the right to self-determination in Indian-administered Kashmir; even though hundreds of Kashmiris have been killed and between 8,000 to 10,000 enforced to custodial disappearance in Kashmir since 1989; even though there are more than 600,000 Indian troops stationed in Kashmir to suppress dissent; and even though India and Pakistan have fought two wars and a mini war over Kashmir, Kashmir is neither an international dispute nor a bilateral issue.

In his one-hour long show, the anchor and his favourite guests, like strategic affairs analyst Mr Maroof Raza and General Bakshi, usually speak for about 52 minutes and the other eight minutes are divided between his other, less-liked guests and commercial endorsements. On an average, he interrupts his guests from Pakistan and Kashmir at least a hundred times during each show.

Who’s going to listen to Nawaz Sharif, asks Mr Goswami. Who’s going to take Pakistan seriously, he asks. He then says that Kashmir resolution is no panacea to cure all ills prevalent in South Asia.

(Retd) Air Marshall Abid Rao, one of the guests from Pakistan on his show, gets 30 seconds to respond and he quickly responds,

“Why are you so worried about Pakistan if the world is not taking our country seriously?”

Mr Goswami interrupts by saying that Americans don’t worry about Pakistan’s cribbing.

The Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s spokesperson Nalin Kohli gets more than required time to speak on the show. And he warns Pakistan with these words:

Cancellation of talks with Pakistan is a clear message and signal that the political climate in India has changed”.

Goswami further adds that Kashmir may be music to Pakistan’s ears but raising the issue in UNGA is ‘boring’ and will result in ‘global shaming’ of Pakistan. He continues,

“The UN has not pitched for Kashmir resolution since 1962”.

Another guest from Pakistan, Syed Tariq Pirzada, also gets just 30 seconds and he responds by saying that Nawaz Sharif is the prime minister of Pakistan, and his name is not Narendra Modi. Before Pirzada could add anything further, he is interrupted by Goswami who says that he is appalled and embarrassed that Pirzada doesn’t know the history of his own country.

An Indian guest, Mr KC Singh, former secretary MEA, on the show finally completes his long search to find the UN Resolution on Kashmir of April 21, 1948 on his iPad, and while quoting the said resolution he says that the government of India should reduce troops in Indian-administered Kashmir while Pakistan should withdraw its forces from Pakistan-administered part of Kashmir.

A verbal brawl ensues between Mr Singh and Mr Pirzada over the dictionary meaning of words ‘reduction’ and ‘withdrawal’. There are noisy scenes and on the expected lines, Mr Goswami interrupts again.

He further says that Indian PM Modi must not tolerate Pakistan’s attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at the UNGA. One of the Indian guests on the panel suggests that Modi must ignore Nawaz’s reference on Kashmir and move on. While Goswami is about to complete his usual three-minute long question (which includes bashing, rhetoric and advice for free), a Pakistani guest enjoys his cup of coffee and gives a suggestive smile to say,

“Arnab, are you finished? Can I speak now?”

Meanwhile, to Goswami’s utter dismay, the Indian prime minister could not ignore the utterances on Kashmir made by his Pakistani counterpart during his speech at the UNGA and said that he wants to hold bilateral talks to improve friendship and cooperation in all seriousness and in an atmosphere of peace, without a “shadow of terrorism”.

Apparently, Goswami is dejected with his PM’s speech. The grapevine has it that the said anchor has now resolved to interrupt his guests from Pakistan and Kashmir even more vociferously than before in his flaming debates in future.

Gowhar Geelani

Gowhar Geelani

The author is a writer, journalist and political commentator from Srinagar, the South Asian Journalism Programme (SAJP) scholar 2015, the first Kashmiri to be selected as Munich Young Leader 2014. He has also served the Deutsche Welle, in Germany, as an editor. He tweets as @gowhargeelani

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

  • Maryam

    Honestly speaking, Indie talk shows are a joy to watch because of all their usual pointlessness. A good piece, thoroughly enjoyed it. But for Mr. Arnab’s sake and others of his likeness – it’s a free world, anything can be said and shown. LOL.Recommend

  • Irony

    dude I am an India..pls dont take this guy seriously. There are tons of other anchors, Rajdeep, barkha, Karan, Bhupen and many others whose debates are civilized. So chill!!Recommend

  • rohan

    He is a national embarrassment. Sadly one has to tolerate these in a democracy :(Recommend

  • Taqiyya

    Even We don’t care about his channel and always slip the channel, why do u care and giving unnecessary publicity to this guy… About untrustworthy, watch “double cross” documentary on Youtube.Recommend

  • Critical

    FYI,Everyone in India knows that Arnab is just a bully masquerading as a journalist and his talk show is nothing but a shouting match to gain cheap popularity

    I hate that guy and hardly watch his talk shows except for Rahul Gandhi interview..

    But what how can you say that his assertions arent true??

    Pakistan has continously ranked in top 10 failed states…
    Pakistan went ‘rogue’ by proliferating nuclear secrets to Libya,North korea,Iran and their father of Nuclear program was caught doing

    Pakistan is an ‘untrustworthy’ neighbor considering the Kargil skirmish

    The exporting of terror in Pakistan has known all over the world or else why there are drone strikes made by US every week .

    and how are you comparing internal riots with export of terrorism??? As a young leader,I hope you would know the difference better than me…

    I would go on any length to criticize Arnab Goswami’s goonda journalism but that doesnt mean you should infuse your own agenda of false reporting because it makes your case weak…

    Just my paisas…Recommend

  • from Pakistan with love

    Gowswami doesn’t even know the first thing about journalism, in a show you are supposed to get the viewpoint of your guest , not to give your unnecessary debates and sociopathic lecturesRecommend

  • Indian

    he is still better than jokers sitting on Pak channel.. One Oriya Maqbool jaan fellow everytime he comes says Hindus are this they are that, Zaid hamid talking about killing all hindus in India, Hamild Gul and many more .. stop crying Arnab is our hero least he is not fearful like other Indian Jornalist of asking questions. Clean ur own houseRecommend

  • abhi

    Arnab may be noisy but from your writeup it seems he was speaking facts which you cannot digest.Recommend

  • Sarah

    Why does this Arnab invites people on his talk shows when he doesn’t allow them to speak? Can’t he just mention names of the people he wishes to invite, put up their pictures on screen and then keep speaking for them too. He was best dealt by Pervez Musharraf and Smriti Irani.Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Arnab might be annoying to most Indians, but he is right when he says Pakistanis don’t know their own history.

    Take UN Resolutions for instance. They clearly say Pakistan needs to withdraw AND status quo needs to restored, which effectively means Pakistani Army need to vacate all of J&K and get back the territory it gifted to China and hand it over to India.

    If you don’t believe me, you can read the resolution here.

    http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/documents/jkunresolution.html

    If you don’t want to spend the effort clicking on the link, I’ll quote the UN Resolutions which Pakistan wants to follow.

    “1. As the presence of troops of Pakistan in the territory of the State
    of Jammu and Kashmir constitutes a material change in the situation since
    it was represented by the Government of Pakistan before the Security Council,
    the Government of Pakistan agrees to withdraw its troops from that State.”

    I’ve corrected many on this forum who say Jinnah is a secular man, by quoting Jinnah’s speeches, several of which involves him unequivocally asks for the implementation of Sharia.

    If any want to dispute this, I can educate them too.Recommend

  • ab1990

    I am really enjoying to see how pakistanis are crying since 1947 for kashmir. I wonder what are they waiting for? Why are they not attacking india for kashmir?Recommend

  • Tera Baap

    @ GAWAR Geelani Please don’t watch Times Now or get someone who speaks coherent english to defend Pakistan and why are you writing pro-pakistan stuff ?Recommend

  • sajay

    Arnab is a crappy anchor.I agree with you on that one.But it is clear that nobody cares about what Pakistan thinks or does in this world except a hand full of nations such as china or turkey or Saudi Arabia. Raising the Kashmir issue anywhere in the world will not give any good if not bad results for you. India will never give up Kashmir and if you would stop being so adamant about it there will be peace in the region and Pakistan can concentrate on its own economy rather than wasting time on Kashmir and other impossible things you guys try to achieve. The sole reason for pakistans existence in the earth for now is the nuclear weapons you posess and soon india will have missile defence systems and that edge of nuclear detternce you possess is going to end. Just try and be better human beings than be india haters.Recommend

  • L. Iyer

    Pakistan is a coherent, rational, completely trustworthy, always truthful paragon of good, responsible behavior. Its neighbors love it and, despite their mischievous behavior, Pakistan loves them back. its lenders can’t wait to visit and loan it money which it then puts to good use. Democracy is widespread and all provinces have their fair share of power. Its rich love to pay their fair share of taxes and always pay back their loans to their lenders. It is a widely known exporter of quality garments, sporting goods and delicious, fragrant mangos.

    Please forgive Mr. Goswami for calling you names, he was completely wrong. Your article was spot on.Recommend

  • Anon

    “He terms Pakistan as an ‘untrustworthy’ neighbour and a strategic wreck, and also thinks of Pakistan as a nation that spreads terrorism on its peaceful neighbour, despite the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, the anti-Muslim Gujarat riots of 2002, and the killing of hundreds of people in Indian-administered Kashmir. ”

    I didn’t know that all these incidents happened in Pakistan and India has done this, spreading terrorism in neighbor……I believed these incidents happened in India….Recommend

  • Lockdown

    Journalists on both sides of the border should stop using national/international crisis for TRP ratings, it only benefits them no one else.

    Kashmir is a real issue and only solution that i can think of is non-militarized Azad kashmir & Jammu Kashmir, like a buffer state where Pakistan and India should provide infrastructure support and let Kashmiris run the affairs. But thats just me, I know Indians and Pakistanis will be bashing me with lunatic facts, senseless debates, Your terrorist, My terrorist, hafiz saeed, Chota shakeel, Daud Ibrahim, Peter Griffin, Homer simpson..Blah Blah. If only we could overcome the love of power with power of love!Recommend

  • BlackJack

    A rather meaningless news report about a pointless talk show. Recommend

  • chandran

    on behalf of him I say sorry to you he should not have hurts your feelings and he is mad many Indian knows thatRecommend

  • Indian

    Arnab Goswami never lets his guests finish their sentences,especially if he’s in disagreement with them.Bad manners. Watching his show got so irritating,that I’ve stopped now.If he’s dissapointed that PM Modi wants to hold bilateral talks with Pakistan to improve friendship & co-operation – well,it’s a good thing that Mr.Modi wont be listening to Arnab…& Arnab just has to get over it.Recommend

  • Blunt

    Every country has a FOX NEWS and ZAID HAMID. PeriodRecommend

  • Queen

    Even though India has made economic progress but it lags behind when it comes allowing others to express their views especially on their media. The Indian media is not independent enough to allow different views to be presented to the Indian people which is why we have seen biased reporting on all issues especially those concerning Pakistan and India relations. Before people from across the border start their ‘bashing’, I hope they understand that there are always two sides to a coin. India might have its opinion on issues and similarly Pakistan too has its own. If we really want to resolve issues and live peacefully as neighbors, we will have to listen to each others’ point of view before reaching to a conclusion. So far, i have not seen the Indian media making any effort to reduce the tension, on the contrary, the Indian media has always been the one to create hype on an issue in order to aggravate the situation.Recommend

  • Shaikh

    Saw the show & as expected Indian Host was full of Hate Speech & our beloved Hussain Haqqani was cozying up with him..

    Unfortunately Haqqani’s traits have permeated so deeply that People try to wash their dirty linen by bashing Pakistan, without realizing that they are sitting in a gathering with people from other nationalities…Recommend

  • Zeeshan

    Excellent analysis!Recommend

  • Gratgy

    This is not an article, this is like a cricket commentary for a news debateRecommend

  • نائلہ

    Anyone who thinks of Pakistan as a “failed state” obviously knows too little about the people of that nation. Had it been any other group of people enduring what Pakistanis have been for the majority of their existence, then that country would have been completely incinerated by now.

    And reading Modi’s comments, I am starting to like this guy! Lets just hope he keeps his word and the dude representing Pak doesnt mess up.Recommend

  • Fahad Zia

    We blame Musharraf for Goswami’s rude behavior. If Musharraf hadn’t literally ripped apart the later’s honour, he would not have been in a good mood.Recommend

  • Rohan

    He is right about Pakistan but Arnab himself is an idiot who thinks he’s holier than thou.Recommend

  • Aftab Riaz

    Guys, Why you take Indian biased media and Arnab so seriously? He is a retard. Knows only bashing Pakistan. He is like an ignorant little child, who when shout in anger just close his eyes and yell. It is because of the fabricated history they have been taught since years by their course text books, which are full of lies. But the world should not deny the facts. I wish, we had someone from our media to shut him the way he tries to shut others…. but unfortunately, we have a much sensible TV anchors who knows media ethics.
    and then they say, Pakistan media is controlled by Pak Army. LOLRecommend

  • Shehryar

    Haha
    Spot onRecommend

  • Wolf

    there is also resolution, that it should be resolved according to the will of people of kashmirRecommend

  • Wolf

    Kashmir was always a disputed issue, india can not deny itRecommend

  • L.

    First of all, when the politicians of pak don’t care about the country, then why would anyone else? Nawaz was wrong to bring up Kashmir, cos he not even capable of leading the country’s current population.

    And let Paksitanis decide their ‘sole reason’ for existence, Thankyou. And what’s with the amount of indian fortune tellers on ET? Recommend

  • L.

    Nice heroes you guys have :L

    Pakistanis themselves loathe “anchors” who support disgusting views like that. And you are commending this guy, sheesh. Recommend

  • نائلہ

    *gets popcorn* Recommend

  • نائلہ

    This! Recommend

  • Azeez

    And one more “khara jhoot” programme anchor mubashir LuqmanRecommend

  • نائلہ

    Cause then everyone will die. How does that sound, genius? Recommend

  • Pakistani

    Arnab is an egoist who just loves to hear himself speak. In his pathetically narrow n compressed mind, he is a genius. As a matter of fact, he amounts to nothing more than a propaganda anchor with an anti-Pakistan agenda. Its high time he learnt the ethics of journalism to pass for a sane man.Recommend

  • Arjun Reddy

    i may be in minority or other idiots over here aren’t true to themselves,but i am a huge fan of arnab and his antics ….unlike barkha,rajdeep,thapar etc(proven congress,corporate cohorts) he is noisy,his debate is clumsy but he never ever talks without facts…Recommend

  • Arjun Reddy

    i may be in minority or other idiots over here aren’t true to themselves,but i am a huge fan of arnab and his antics ….unlike barkha,rajdeep,thapar etc(proven congress,corporate cohorts) he is noisy,his debate is clumsy but he never ever talks without facts…Recommend

  • Perseus

    Indians really have nothing better to do other than troll Express Tribune! Keep trollingRecommend

  • Prashant

    You seem to be a Mubashir Luqman fan. I hope I have spelt his name correctly.Recommend

  • Queen

    Loved your comment :DRecommend

  • Jayman

    It is both an “untrustworthy neighbor” and a “strategic wreck”.Recommend

  • Jayman

    Most of the people in power in Pakistan are not very literate. They play the religious or tribal card to win votes. I am not too sure if they understand what the resolution is all about.Recommend

  • Jayman

    I suppose all we have to do is look at Pakistan’s history over the millennia to get an idea about the people of Pakistan?
    Your people’s history does not even span 70 years. In that time, your nation has been halved; you have had many military coups; many assassinations; rampant terrorism; waged 3 wars besides scores of other ills. Tell me one redeeming quality.Recommend

  • Sane

    Facts are never spoken and digested by majority of Indians specally Indian medial persons.Recommend

  • Sane

    Why don’t you start first as you started first and have more dirt and garbage.Recommend

  • Indian

    Violent thinking ..
    War is not in anyones best interest-the result isn’t as satisfactory as you think it will be. There’s loss of soldiers,civillian life,property,infrastructure,revenue….it’s a lose-lose-lose game & also a very expensive game.
    Read up in detail about the aftermath of well known conflicts.It will broaden your vision. War is interesting & romantic only in movies & novels. The reality is far from it-from mindnumbing gangrene,amputations to decades of haunting memories for a scarred generation.Its the closest thing to hell,in this life.Recommend

  • loboran tamzi

    Enduring or inflicting?Recommend

  • Hassan

    Hussain Haqqani is a national embrassement.Recommend

  • Jayeed, Bangladesh

    Well Kashmir will never be on the backburner for long. There will be no stability in South Asia so long as India thinks it can go on with its colonial enterprise. In my country, Bangladesh, we are with Kashmir’s right of self-determination. Whatever India might say or do, they’ve got no moral power. And their policy of national aggrandizement has very little chance of succeedingRecommend

  • LisaSimpson

    Arnab Goswamy speaks like a typical Indian, they’re really fiesty and don’t want to listen to anybody when they’re in a disagreement, they think they know everything.

    Typically Indian.Recommend

  • L.

    Incoherent much? Enduring; definitely. Recommend

  • L.

    …..and yet we stand! Have we thrown in the towel? Have we given up hope? No!

    You have be blind to not see the strength of these people; or just be wearing biased glasses. Recommend

  • L.

    Don’t be like that. Especially if you are Pakistani- I hate seeing people from my country behaving like the Indians do. Recommend

  • Critical

    *And what’s with the amount of indian fortune tellers on ET?*

    Its simple logic,if the neighbor’s house is on fire,then there is a good chance that it can spread to yours.. Pakistan ignored the rise of Taliban in Afghanistan and the cancer spread to Pakistan…..
    Our concern has a selfish need too….Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Elections are sufficient for the will of the people to prevail. A plebiscite is blocked by Pakistan herself.

    Soon there will be elections in J&K, people will give their opinion.Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Hey you are so original. Where did you learn that word?Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Pakistan is a geographical entity. It cannot vanish.

    People of Afghanistan also endure. Does that make it a not a failed state? How do you define a failed state then?

    Pakistan meets none of the criteria of a non failed state – law and order, Democracy, stability, stable economy, decent investment environment, full writ of the govt.

    There you go, denial again. Inability to confront facts and bend it to your worldview. Recommend

  • Faraz Talat

    What’s most striking about this “journalist” is the arrogance to not even recognize the dispute over Kashmir.

    “Kashmir is ours. Bye bye. Why, is there maybe a different perspective somewhere? *shrugs* All that’s important are the thoughts echoing in my own skull.”Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Arnab has not ever discriminated against anyone.

    Show me one Pakistani with a passport who has refused to sign the pledge. Even you must have.Recommend

  • Faraz Talat

    No opportunity wasted in throwing a punch at Nawaz, eh?

    Advocating for Kashmiris used to be fashionable in Pakistan, until Nawaz did it at the UN and now we’re all rolling our eyes.

    Tell us what Nawaz must do, short of committing suicide, to appease the PTI sympathizers?
    Recommend

  • Faraz Talat

    Our redeeming quality is that we are not the world’s hunger capital, harboring nearly half the planet’s starving children.

    India and Pakistan both have things they are ashamed of, aren’t they? Nationalism makes it hard for us to see that we’re both doing extremely poorly, even if one might be doing better than the other.Recommend

  • Faraz Talat

    Because it’s his choice, and he doesn’t need our permission to exercise his right to free expression.

    Recommend

  • abhi

    I don’t like Arnab, but the others that you have listed are worst. Common man do you expect any honesty from Rajdeep or Barkha?Recommend

  • Zee

    Let me enlighten you! We don’t have a PM who is a Mass Murderer of its minorities. Now chill.
    Recommend

  • arnab ka baap

    well there is a vast difference between anchors and hard liners. the name you mentioned are all hardliners like the ones you have in your country like dr subramanian swamy who asks his govt. to throw nuclears on pak to destroy it completely and capture it ,or thackerays , hardliners in rss bjp’s etc. At least we make fun of zaid hamid etc for speaking hatred but dr. swammy type of people are appreciated in your country. an anchors role is to be objective and not be judgemental in his dealings with issues. an anchor should ask question and must have enough guts to listen the others narrative. arnab doesnt have guts to listen what pakistani’s are saying and behaves like hardliners. he behaves as if what pakistani guests are saying is all wrong and whatever he’s jabbering is right. thats not journalism at all. barkha dutt and rajeev sardesai at least listens to his guest but it seems as if arnab is too impatient to listen his guest and tries to invoke a fight to increase ratings cheaply rather than addressing the issues. Recommend

  • arnab ka baap

    i think you seriously require history classes , your akhand bharat was ruled over by mughals for at least 1000 yrs, after which britain ruled over you for hundreds of years , immediately after independence a major part of akhand bharat (pak and bangladesh) got seperated from you. you lost 34%kashmir to pak in 1948, and 20 % to china in 1962 and the rest of kashmir is bound to seperate from you once you move your 700000 troops from there as kashmiri’s disdain india and are constantly fighting for independance even ater 70 yrs. arunachal pardesh is facing serious threats from china , as every now and then chinese troops enters 50 , 60 km into your region andyou only beg them to leave. 27 of your states are facing serious threats from seperatists. your neighbouring countries almost all of them have complains against you. man your country have so much issues to address and the way your nation address those issues results in another country being born :/ . start counting your nations failure first then come on pakistani page to comment.Recommend

  • wajid

    Thanks brother, your support is much appreciated.Recommend

  • Thappar

    money greedy. don’t for whom is working, whats the impact.Recommend

  • Adil Uddin

    Many Indians don’t even know the fact that Jammu & Kashmir is NOT shown as an integral part of India in maps published in over 90% of the nations including USA and UK. Even the previous Manmohan Singh’s government once banned copies of National Geographic Magazine for not showing whole of J & K as a part of India.

    Regarding Arnab Goswami’s rhetoric about global stage, I would just share an example about how Indian (mainstream) media usually misquotes and misguides its viewers. (Late) Moammar Qaddafi of Libya also asked about resolving Kashmir Dispute back in 2009 in his speech at United Nations, and media outlets in India reported that he has spit venom against India at UN, I wonder how many Indians really checked what he actually said. As a result many Indians welcomed the brutal assassination of Qaddafi in 2011 by the “revolutionists” over there. They looked at the transformation in Libya simply as Pakistan losing a friend. Now kindly check the situation there in Libya for past 3 years and then talk.
    Plus I guess Goswami needs to invite Parvez Musharraf once again given the ridiculous attitude and ego the anchor has got.Recommend

  • Jayman

    I am not a fan of Arnab Goswami. He is rude, sensationalist and just lacks common courtesy. He thinks cutting off guests in mid-sentence makes him seem important. Fact is, he makes a fool of himself more often than I care to count.Recommend

  • https://www.facebook.com/TheViewThroughJagansLookingGlasses?ref=hl Jag Nathan

    You can be with Kashmir as long as you like. A billion Hindus oppose you and there is nothing you can do to take it from us. By the way, we are not so concerned about stability in South Asia. Very soon climate change will anyways make you and your country totally unstable Recommend

  • Dipak Mehta

    Off course it should be done according to the will of the Kashmiri people. Recommend

  • JayMankind

    I wouldn’t be too sure. Last time around 94,000 of your invincible soldiers surrendered.Recommend

  • Gp65

    I am sure you have seen many comments acknowledging Arnab’s bad behavior. Just as you dislike being sterotyped, please do not stereotype. If you had said nice heroes you have – that would be fine. It is different when you say nice heroes you guys have.

    My heroes are Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Bhagat Singh, JRD Tata, Azim Premji, Narayanmurthy, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Tendulkar, Raj Kapoor, Madhubala, Amitabh Bacchan, Shabana Azmi, Amir Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Gen. Sam Maneckshaw
    Recommend

  • Gp65

    Not a fan of Arnab. In fact I am alienated by his rudeness. Unlike Zaid Hamid and many Foxnews anchors though he does not lie.Recommend

  • Sanober

    I am a Pakistani and I approve this satire.Recommend

  • loyalindian

    helloRecommend

  • نائلہ

    I understand man; it’s difficult to comprehend though when there are heaps supporting him. Recommend

  • نائلہ

    Needless to say, but it’s solely selfish. Recommend

  • نائلہ

    You must be extremely insensitive to think that he isn’t discriminating against anyone :/ Recommend

  • نائلہ

    And no, I travelled under my parents’ passport. Recommend

  • loyalindian

    Anoop,

    The first thing India needs to come out of is denial.
    Denial that there is a problem to be solved. The Kashmir problem will
    not be solved until India shows the will that it is serious about
    solving it.

    What your link does not mention at all is the issue
    of holding a UN controlled plebiscite in Kashmir. India is not ready to
    allow a UN peace keeping force in Indian Controlled Kashmir while
    Pakistan is fully supportive of all such measures. A plebiscite could
    decide one of three options from both sides of Kashmir. 1. Do they want
    to live with India? Do they want to live with Pakistan? Or do they want
    to live alone?

    Pakistan is even ready for the third option as was even said by Musharraf.

    And yes lastly Jinnah’s concept of Shariah law is not the one you see being implemented by Taliban or ISIS.Recommend

  • loyalindian

    Well Anoop failed states can vanish. We dont know where the old USSR is now? Do we? A look into history will tell you that Roman Empire
    vanished. Ottoman empire vanished. So yes it can but it will not, that
    is another matter.

    You better go and have a look at failed state index according to which China is quite higher in number
    but I doubt it is a failed state.

    And yes democracy is a western concept. Any state should implement a system which is most suitable according to its culture, social norms and
    politics.Recommend

  • BlackJack

    Wow. Amazing history lesson, with arithmetic thrown in for free. 1764 minus 1526 (keeping outer dates for the sake of ease) equals 1000.Recommend

  • History buff

    The Mughal empire ruled for 330 odd years (1526-1857)
    After the first 180 years of ruling (1707) ,it was losing territory & power.Towards the end,their territory was limited only around Delhi. Even at its peak,it didn’t include the entire peninsula,in its territory.
    The Britishers technically ruled for 90 years (1857-1947)Recommend

  • Maryam

    LOL! That guy isn’t even a journalist. Don’t be so quick to judge.Recommend

  • Maryam

    Officially LAME. First Pakistan, and now a name… why so obsessed with Pakistan related stuff, eh?Recommend

  • Maryam

    BAHAHAHA!!! Blocked by Pakistan?! Sheesh dude, get your facts right! ROFL!Recommend

  • captain pasha

    ok we indians got it.But what pakistan got out of it from last 67 yrs.i think you better know .Recommend

  • captain pasha

    OK so what ?Recommend

  • Aftab Riaz

    FYI sir,
    your word ‘Terror’ reminds me of the pioneers of Terrorism…and credit goes to the indian Tamil Tigers. Yes, they inaugurated this activity long time back in Sirilanka…even before the so called 9/11 show. No one…yes no one tagged India as a Terrorist State that time for producing terrorists in diffrent states. 75% to 80% suicide attacks were executed by Indian Tamil Tigers… how can anyone forget that? thats once upon a time my friend…and sadly, the world only knows Pakistan…Recommend

  • Jayman

    “…and yet we stand”.
    Is that your argument to prove the “strength” of your people? If all those things I listed above lasted within just 70 years, what do you expect will happen in say, another 30? You don’t have the option of “throwing in the towel”. The only option is to muddle along which is what you are doing. Merely existing is not ‘strength’.Recommend

  • Jayman

    Who said anything about moving troops from Kashmir? Muslims were invaders into our lands. They are welcome to live with us but they are free to go too. We have always been militarily weak and invaders have plundered our lands and ravaged it. But we are militarily strong now and we’ll take back what is ours.Recommend

  • LS

    Ya when you loose the argument and have nothing better to say you resort to name calling… I don’t blame you it’s human tendency…Recommend

  • Jayeed, Bangladesh

    Your billion Hindus have never done anything except outsiders’ boots. And yoj will be back to licking them again, just like Modi is now trying to have Netanyahu’s attention. If you had any sense of shame, you wojld not talk of numbers when you have been ruled by minorities for a millenium
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  • loboran tamzi

    i would be only happy if it was incoherent but i guess its more of a ……falsity.
    still if it makes you feel good,carry on with that narrativeRecommend

  • L.

    Chill dude, I don’t support any party. Can’t someone think of the betterment of the country without ptis influence?

    But what did I say that was wrong? Pakistan speaking about Kashmir in these “haalaat” is as smart as PCB asking for international cricket to return to the country.
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