When ‘Aisi Taisi Democracy’ meets its neighbour, ‘Aisi Taisi Hypocrisy’

Published: August 26, 2015
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It flawlessly reveals the public message with a tinge of sarcasm in a single video.

It’s been seven decades since the Partition of Indian sub-continent in 1947, but the governments on both sides are still struggling to manage peace between the two so-called rival nations. The recent complicated dialogue process between India and Pakistan may have been revoked in the middle of the reciprocal accusations as officials argued over the core base of talk-itinerary.

However, the public opinion of both nations contains the spirit of peace – and this will remain until reconciliation, tranquillity and good neighbourliness prevails in their respective motherlands.

On August 15th, India’s Independence Day, Indian rock band, Indian Ocean presented a satirical song called Mere Saamne Wali Sarhad Pe that depicted the Indo-Pak glitches. It is a rendition of Kishore Kumar’s classic romantic song Mere Samne Wali Khirki Mein, from the movie Padosan (1968) starring Sunil Dutt and Saira Bano.

The two-minute song flawlessly reveals the public message with a tinge of sarcasm in a single video, by the Indian’s political satire show Aisi Taisi Democracy. The song is filled with harsh realities, and has gone viral on all social media platforms.

The satirical version – featuring Rahul Ram, social-satirist Sanjay Rajoura and writer-cum-lyricist Varun Grover – endorses the notion that mutual harmony and deep friendship should replace past disputes between the two nations.

The intense lyrics explain the duplicities, double standards, religious pressures, suppressions and the real face of the democratic structure on both sides. It accentuates that people of both nations are suffering from common problems, due to similar reasons. For instance:

“Wahan mullay YouTube ban karein, Yahan pandit kissing se ghabraye”

(Islamic clerics ban Youtube there, Hindu pandits are scared of kissing here)

 “Democracy sadh rahi jailon mein, Aur sarkaro mein katil hai”

(Democracy is rotting in jail, while the authorities are the true culprits)

“Bas doh family ki chaandi hai, Wahan Bhutto hai, Yahan Gandhi hai”

(Only two families are flourishing, the Bhutto’s and the Gandhi’s)

The song skilfully rationalises and exposes different aspects behind the 68-years-old antagonism between India and Pakistan.

Across the border, a Pakistani army officer, Muhammad Hassan Miraj, has written a heart-felt satire piece based on the same song as a response, but he made amendments to the title– Aisi Taisi Hypocrisy.

The singer is Mujtaba Ali, while Kamran and Ali played the background guitar. The four-minute video produced by Khawar Azhar and directed by Gul Durrani has also gone viral on social media and is immensely appreciated by the Aisi Taisi Democracy members on social media.

Miraj has also beautifully highlighted the utmost significance of peace between the two neighbours. The blunt lyrics illustrate the thought process of the blame game, manipulations of hardliners and never-ending negative propagandas.

The initial lyrics take a jibe at India’s arrogance, persistent scepticism and Bollywood’s perpetual Pakistan-bashing, by labelling it as a terrorist.

“Seventy years honay ko hain, kuch ukhra ukhra rehta hai”

(It has been seventy years, yet we remain worn-out)

And,

“ Us ki sab filmoon, gaanoon mein mujhay dehashatgard dekhate hain”

(They portray me as a terrorist in every movie and song)

The next couple of lines clearly indicate ‘the tit for tat policy’ of both governments; how India is using Dubai, while Pakistan is tilting towards China. The core concerns related to RSS, BJP and mullahs are also touched in a light but witty manner.

However, the most interesting part are the lyrics related to promoting peace amongst the young generation of India and Pakistan, as they deserve a better future. Hence, the song candidly emphasises that it’s neither Bhutto nor Gandhi, it is purely our own ‘funda’ (motto) and only we, the common people, can resolve it,

“Gali deyna ab chhor bhi do, beytho kuch kaam ki baat karein,

Kab tak banduhq banayen gey, ab bachon ko kuch gyaan bhi dein,

Na Bhutto ka na Gandhi ka, yeh tera mera funda hai.”

(Stop giving us the bullet; rather, let’s have a productive talk,

For how long will we build weapons, let’s preach our children better,

It’s neither Bhutto’s nor Gandhi’s, it’s our own motto.)

Miraj’s poetry humorously taunted his Indian counterparts with gentle sarcasm on visa policies and ban of movies,

“Veezay, filmein aur aashaein, topi karwana chor bhi do.”  

(Visas, movies and misleading hopes, stop making such excuses.)

The last line satirically revealed the main reason behind the decades of Indo-Pak animosity by articulately naming foreigners as well as the media sensationalism on both sides of the border.

“Asal mein yeh sab kuch goron ka, kuch arbon ka, kuch breaking news ka dhanda hai.”

(In reality, this is the doing of American, Arabs and the media.)

Filled the sentimental values, both songs amazingly focus on the root causes that exploit the fault lines in Indo-Pak relations. The challenges, dilemmas and distrust prevailing between the two states can only be addressed by dialogues.

These fascinating lyrics are an example of how Indians and Pakistanis feel about each other and perceive these tense situations.  Such awe-inspiring efforts are intended to eliminate the hatred amongst the two neighbouring countries.

Simply put, these thought provoking songs are entertaining, and also the voice of both the nations.

Aisi Taisi Democracy: Mere Saamne Wali Sarhad Pe: Five out of five

Aisi Taisi Hypocrisy: Five out of five

Tanveer Khadim

Tanveer Khadim

An avid reader, freelance writer and a blogger, Tanveer is pursuing fashion designing. She has a passion for cooking, attended cookery courses and tweets as @TheFusionDiary (twitter.com/TheFusionDiary)

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

  • Kaleem Ansari

    Awesome! Definitely worth listening to understand the apprehensions of India and Pakistan. the families of Bhuttos and Gandhis have turned into dynasties by ruling these beautiful lands. This is not democracy but a forced system that has given nothing to its poverty ridden populations.Recommend

  • Talat

    Wow all summed up in just few word…” Kuch goro ka kuch arbo ka kuch breaking news ka dhandha hai ” :D
    Kudos Hassan Miraj for writing bold lyrics.Recommend

  • Talat

    It is better for India’s government to Not brush Kashmir conflict under the carpet. In the presence of so many TV channels, a government cannot hide its atrocities and suppress a freedom movement like Kashmir. Thousands of people have died in the Jammu and Kashmir area because of Indian army’s brutalities. Numerous families have been hurt due to stubborn policy of Indian governments. Mass graves of disappeared Kashmiris who killed in fake encounters, have been identified all over the Kashmir by international human right activists. Sexual torture and rape is daily perpetrated by paramilitary forces on Kashmiri women. It is so sad that many Indian democratic governments have ruled India but no one ever started some work to solve the conflict. Without Kashmir’s peace, nothing can be fruitful for bringing two nations together in a friendly atmosphere.Recommend

  • rehan

    yes india and Pakistan should be good friends but it requires equality not dictation plus blame game n making sugar coated humiliating things in the name of entertainment should be stopped . indians should be brave enough to accept Pakistan as an reality rather than treating it like an under state . In the end gud job has been done by the writer who has promoted bitter truth expressedby both sides.Recommend

  • hp kumar

    shame on pakistan for making a video full of conspiracy theory defaming indiaRecommend

  • hp kumar

    In my mind ,nobody in india cares about relationship with pakistan..Its only bolywood muslim actors and few pseudos who show affinity with pakistan in the name of sickularism …Rest of the India has moved on..Recommend

  • Atif

    Interesting read! Alas India stopped dialogues and created useless issues. Recommend

  • farhan

    its always hard for two neighbors to bury their past which is full of hatred and move forward . Now Modi should act maturely and stop making war like scenario and let peace making its way. All the Hurriat leaders should be freed and the brutalities of Indian army must put to halt.Recommend

  • Bairooni Haath

    Peace is made on the basis of mutual respect. Pakistanis are taught hatred towards Indians and Hindus in their textbooks. They are taught a distorted history where India started all wars and Pakistan won all of them. Pakistan has been sponsoring a covert conflict with India for 68 years. Peace and Dialogue are not possible with such a nation.Recommend

  • Pakistani

    Then why Pakistan bashing is so popular in India either in media or in election campaigns. India has not moved on, it is still banging its head in the dark corridors of superiority complex and making junta fool by hoax calls of Pakistan backed terrorism.
    Indians always turn their faces away from the realities in Kashmir and you are also doing this by avoiding Kashmir issue and making useless comment.Recommend

  • Commemtator

    Agreed. India is not ready to acknowledge the Kashmir resistance; a right of self-determination although Nehru agreed to the plebiscite.Recommend

  • Commemtator

    Nice attempt to support and accept the actualities by both musicians. The positive promotion of these videos is an open example of people’s mindset.Recommend

  • Optimist

    Guys good job.
    The composite and comprehensive dialogues are the only option and India should realize it before it becomes too late. Indian media is generating too much hatred towards Pakistan that no space is left for neutrality.Recommend

  • Riffat Ali

    Both songs are good but the Pakistan’s song is organised and mentioned all valid reasons about India. One can pray May peace prevail in this area.Recommend

  • Reader

    It is the mental attitude of Hindu nationalism that is deterring normal ties between Pakistan and India. It is simply too bad that India is rebuffing to realize it. And it appears Modi Sarkar continues to present Pakistan negatively, in contrast, his nationalist government is actually building just the same type of horrific annoyances within India he is accusing Pakistan for. Look at the horrific examples of Modi Sarkar.

    And the mantra that “we are just like same” is not true at all. There is a huge difference between Indians and Pakistanis in every aspect it may be the art and culture, language, traditions, religion, etc everything is totally different, and this difference is the basis of Pakistan. Good Relations should be restored within two nations but on the basis of equality and respect.Recommend

  • siesmann

    There is hardly anyone in India who doesn’t accept Pakistan as a reality.The concept of Akhand Bharat is long dead.Otheriwse India had a good chance to absorb Bangladesh,and did not do it.And if anybody thinks that Indians will be comfortable(especially the ones who are accused of the concept of Akhand Bharat) having another 200 million Muslims in their midst,he is sorely mistaken.Many are already resentful of the increasing percentage of Muslims in India and suggesting ridiculous and uncivilized methods to curtail it.Recommend

  • siesmann

    Read the UN resolution and its preconditions,and ask your leaders why they did not fulfill them.Recommend

  • siesmann

    Study your textbooks and note how much brain-washing is being done of Pakistani children in the guise of History and Pakistan studies(not to talk of Mullah’s constant harping about Ghazwa-e-Hind,and the military doctrine), perpetuating hatred of Indians and India.Then you can possibly complain about Indian media.Recommend

  • Akshay

    There is going to be peace only if there is a reunion. Can Pakistan ever accept that, or India live with it.Recommend

  • N.S

    You people are brainwashed by the media and the government. If as per your observation Pakistanis are taught hatred against Indians and Hindus, then why is it that you see much less, negligible hatred towards India by Pakistanis and a much more hateful posture by the Indians towards Pakistan.

    It is actually taught to Indians that hate is taught in Pak schools…no such thing ever exist.Recommend

  • hamid

    Nothing can be achieved by discardingg kashmir from the bilateral issues so india has to accept jammu atrocities.Recommend

  • abhi

    The pakistani version is tipical pakistani mentality. Don’t want to see the problem in your backyard and blame others.Recommend

  • Pakistani

    “India had a good chance to absorb Bangladesh,and did not do it..”
    It is not that much easy to absorb an independent country. No one is mistaken, it is a reality published by your own media that Indian Muslims are living below poverty line, no jobs for them and they are harassed and threatened while moving to new flat or house.Recommend

  • Pakistani

    There is no such hatred filled material in Pakistan’s textbooks. Pakistan’s textbooks are published under government rules and regulation. Neither our teachers nor our textbooks preach hatred towards India.
    Mullah’s Ghazwa-e-Hind is like Indian RSS – a Hindu nationalist organisation with a very conservative agenda, and it is the ideological parent of your BJP party.
    And everyone is aware of the war-mongering behavior of Indian media. You can’t hide it in game of words.Recommend

  • Ajay

    Majority of Pakistanis are indian hindus converted to islam under duress and torture centuries ago. But they like to identify themselves as a superior race and feel they are descendants of Arabs and Persians. Even they have named their missiles on foreign savage rulers who invaded the land which is presently Pakistan and looted raped forcefully converted its people. This shows a deep rooted hatred over India and Hindus, They can’t accept that hindus and Muslims can live together peacefully. India is a shining example to the world where people of varioutts faiths are living togethar under principles of secularism and democracy. India rejected Pakistan’s philosophy of dismembering any part of its territory on the basis of religion. This might have been possible 70 years ago when people were poor, hopeless and religion was only binding force but not anymore. More and more young population of India looks forward to future with hope of progress and better economic conditions. India has more population of Muslims than the entire population of Pakistan and hardly any will like to relocate to present Pakistan. India is reaching Mars and Pakistanis are still trying to enter Kashmir.Recommend

  • Udaya Bose

    The present state of affairs is just fine. Why do we need to try to ‘improve’ it? In the long run things will get sorted out by the inexorable forces of time.Recommend

  • siesmann

    Then why is Pakistan so obsessed with the idea that India somehow wants to absorb it.And IINdian Muslims are Better than in Pakistan.At least they know they will come back home everyday.Not be a fodder for gunpowder and perverted ideologies.Recommend

  • siesmann

    You dont even know what you are saying.Even your intellectuals admit it.When the government wants to make small changes for balance,Mullahs and their zombie followers are up in arms.Recommend

  • Ajay

    Dear NS, Pakistan’s leaders pursue the policy of “inflicting a thousand cuts on India” by covert actions like terrorism and encouraging fanatics on the sly. Pakistan doesn’t give justice to perpetrators of terrorism related crimes operating from its soil. Pakistani children are taught in school that savage Afghani, Mongol and Persian Rulers like Ghory, Mahmud, Gazhni, Taimur who raided what was India and now Pakistan were heroes and glorifies them, this is most ironical since these people looted and raped and tortured your own ancestors who were once Indians. The Muslims of Pakistan think they are superior to Indians and even Muslim Bengalis, thats why Bangladesh revolted and chose to become independent. You never appreciate the Vedic Culture of India which teaches peaceful coexistence of all faiths.Even the Muslims of India who are larger in number than your own population do not like to live in Pakistan. Under the circumstances your complaints against the perception of Pakistanis in India doesn’t hold water.Recommend

  • Pakistani

    yeah true that’s why Indians glorify Shivaji , Pirthavi Raj Chauhan and beat teachers who dared to teach mughal history even though Mughals were Indian rulers and without them indian history isn’t complete. Bangladesh was created out of the cunningness and exploitations and manipulations by the India . you should concentrate on the insurgencies and movements going on in India rather than giving advice to Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Pakistani

    Who taught you that all Pakistanis are Hindu converted Muslims? Actually Muslims of sub continent in majority were the later generations of the Arabs , Persians , Afghans and central Asians who were the rulers and the generals of the Muslim rulers of India.

    Yes Muslims of India today lives in peace and harmony that’s why Asaduddin Owaisi and other Islamists are demanding separate quota for Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions let alone the condition of Christians Sikhs and Dalits.Recommend

  • Pakistani

    Have you forgotten Gujrat genocide and what about Kashmiris, you take them as an integral part of India and spray them with bullets and make them live with 7 lacs Indian army, What and Why for…..The Gujrat and Kashmir mass killings are result of India’s sick ideologies.Recommend

  • Pakistani

    AKHAND BHARAT was busted the day Pakistan was created, so keep in mind that there can never be a REUNION!!!!!
    Reunion is the ill-logical concept derived from the Chankia doctrine which cannot be practiced and delivered in modern day world.Recommend

  • Commemtator

    So you approve only Indian side’s definition. Problems are on both sides, but biased people like you see only Pakistan. Indians can’t even digest a Pakistani song with friendly sarcasm.Recommend

  • Commentator

    “India is a shining example to the world where people of varioutts faiths are living togethar under principles of secularism and democracy. ”
    Where is your Gujrat located …. outside India ???Recommend

  • Comment

    No present state of affairs is not just fine. India and Pakistan need to try to improve this cold situation for the betterment of both nations, so that in long run things with be good for public.
    But border firing by Indians is not a way to improve bilateral relations with Pakistan. India should start talks without preconditions and things will improve for both countries.Recommend

  • dronachary

    Sentences like this is what irritates us Indians. Do we lecture you on what you should do to Balochi leaders ? Dont play “Kashmir is UN issue and Baloch is not” card. Ultimately they both are same irrespective of the UN standing or tag. And saying so only makes you hyporcrite. And no one wants to deal with hypocrites.
    But I agree on part that Modi should act more mature and make a leap of faith or keep falling in trap of those who do not want peace.Recommend

  • dronachary

    Do you even know the meaning of word “genocide”. Or just want to use such powerful words no matter how legit they are in teh context ? You make it sound as if only muslims died in Gujarat riot. This is what you get when u constantly listen to your mullah and media. Rather than doing any fact finding. Did you even consider looking at numbers in global forum, like from BBC news or CNN or wikipedia which is not governed by India or Pakistan ? Or just want to believe whatever false information you guys are fed. Even Kashmiri pundits were Kashmiris and were killed by muslim terrorists in 90s. Never heard you scream back then. Now you suddenly feel for Kashmiris still assuming that all Kashmiris are muslims and want to be with Pakistan ? Get a reality check. Just because few goons comes on street waving Pakistan flag does not mean the whole of valley wants to join Pakistan. You guys can;t even be realistic enough to start talks with and you expect any diplomatic solution ? The lies spread by Zia and successive government is so deep rooted that these lies have become facts and truths for you.
    P.S. My knowledge does not come from Indian history text books. Did my history graduations in Cornell focusing on south asian history. And am ready to take one on one with any of Pakistanis misleaded by their text books on how and why their text books are full of lies. Even your own intellects call them a sham.Recommend

  • dronachary

    Kashmir will stay wth India. Do what you can. All the dramas in TV will not work.Recommend

  • dronachary

    TWO NATION theory was Busted the day Bangladesh was created.Recommend

  • dronachary
  • Ajay

    Dear friend, the unfortunate Gujarat riots were fallout of the horrific Godhra train burning where 75 innocent Hindu pilgrims were locked inside a train bogey and burnt alive. We have a free media and judiciary and we dissect each and every action of the Govt. to keep our committed principle of secularism high and flying. But please see both sides of the coin and don’t just look for excuses to demonise us and the well meaning person Mr. Modi.Recommend

  • abhi

    Indian song has pointed the problems on both sides. While pakistani song is only blaming India.Recommend

  • ajay

    Please live in your fools paradise and dreams and keep imagining of building an Islamic empire. We are much better without people of your medieval mindset in our Country. Because of your mindset the Bangladeshis revolted against you and now there will be further fragments of your Country. On the one hand you say all Muslims should speak in one voice and on the other hand you claim you are a different race and not original inhabitants of Indian Subcontinent. Whereas the fact is more than 95% of Muslims of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are original Hindus living in Indian Subcontinent who were forcefully converted to Islam under savage and barbaric oppression of the peaceful people.Recommend

  • Talha

    You have taken a simple comment as lecture. Lecture and Bhashan is something you are trying to give. Kashmir is the unresolved issue left at the time of partition in 1947, India annexed Kashmir valley against the wishes of 80% Muslim majority population of Kashmir, whereas Balochistan has no such history.
    India was and is trying very hard to manipulate the tribal leaders of Balochistan and interestingly it is now open truth as Pakistan has decided to take the Indian RAW involvement in Balochistan at United Nations.
    You cannot mingle an Independence movement with the uprising of few people out of which many are coming back to national fold.
    What will corporate India do if Modi Sarkar’s jingoism pushed India into a war even on small scale with Pakistan?Recommend

  • Talha

    You have taken a simple comment as lecture. Lecture and Bhashan is something you are trying to give. Kashmir is the unresolved issue left at the time of partition in 1947, India annexed Kashmir valley against the wishes of 80% Muslim majority population of Kashmir, whereas Balochistan has no such history.
    India was and is trying very hard to manipulate the tribal leaders of Balochistan and interestingly it is now open truth as Pakistan has decided to take the Indian RAW involvement in Balochistan at United Nations.
    You cannot mingle an Independence movement with the uprising of few people out of which many are coming back to national fold.
    What will corporate India do if Modi Sarkar’s jingoism pushed India into a war even on small scale with Pakistan?Recommend

  • Talha

    Hey your this emotional comment will not decide the future of Kashmir :D
    BTW I can feel the pain you Indians have as soon as someone say the word Kashmir.Recommend

  • Talha

    According to the statement of observers at University Press of Mississippi Gujrat 2002 met the “legal definition of Genocide”.
    Modi has been declared a terrorist by EU, US and UK together for 2002 Gujrat. He is the only person ever denied a U.S visa. Go and read all the international findings about Modi.
    My dear friend, you can take degree from Mars and Jupiter but it does not authorize you to dictate false facts and your own ideology based on biased views to other people.

    Take a ride into a real world and visit Kashmir, and let us know if “few goons” are waving Pakistani flags and creating all the “mess”; than why India has to deploy seven lacs regular army to keep these few goons in check. By installing puppet governments again and again, the wishes of Kashmiris cannot be denied.
    Kashmir is issue started at the time of 1947, and your very own Nehru agreed on the plebiscite as per UN resolution. I think Zia was not ruling Pakistan at that time; Why your history graduation has not mentioned it to you?Recommend

  • Talha

    Two nation theory came into being the day the first Muslim entered India and it will remain till a single Muslim lives in India.
    I cannot understand why Indians are so much obsessed with the notion that “we are the same”. There is a big difference based on religion, culture, traditions, language,etc. So two nation theory is still very much valid!Recommend

  • Talha

    Aisi Taisi Hypocrisy is pointing the exact behavior of India that you Indians are showing right here in your comments.Recommend

  • Talha
  • Ajay

    What makes you think that 80% Kashmiris want to join Pakistan? It is only Pakistan,s propaganda and day dream. The history of Kashmir was that it was a multi ethnic society with Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists living peacefully under a Sufism based culture they lovingly called Kashmiriat. They never wanted division of Kashmir on religious grounds. After independence the ruler of Jammu & Kashmir officially annexed with India. However Jinnah could not digest it and sent tribals from Waziristan to forcibly capture Kashmir. The attacking tribals looted and killed the poor innocent Kashmiris in a medieval Taimur style operation till indian army reached and contained them. Since then Pakistan is indulging in spreading religion based fanaticism to poison the minds of people and wants to divide people on basis of religion. Please read Wikipedia to get your facts right. The problem is Pakistan has single point agenda: divide people on religious lines which goes against the very essence and philosophy of India. Please understand you can go hoarse crying Kashmir and shed crocodile tears but not an inch of indian land will be annexed to Pakistan.Recommend

  • Ajay

    I think you are aware that even your leader Jinnah’s grandparents were Hindus from Gujarat and he was not the progeny of some Arab general. The problem with most Muslims of Pakistan is they are confused and dont want to accept their Indian ancestory. Somehow they want to believe that they are a superior race than Indians. This is mindset of a handful of Pakistanis who are the elite and ruling class and to rule over the poor common Pakistanis they misuse religion to spread poison and hatred. On each and every real issue they live in a denial mode whether it is acceptance of Pakistan as a source and perpetrator of terrorism for India or the fact that India is a multi cultural secular state which rejects any attempt to further divide its territory on religious grounds.Recommend

  • Ajay

    If you think even a single muslim can’t live with people of other community why do you people go to western countries to work as drivers and serve the Christians? People of no other religion have so much of hate in their mind. Your words amply show the kind of poison Pakistan,s so called elite rulers and mullahs have spread among common poor muslims by misusing Islam. I can only feel pity on your mental sickness.Recommend

  • Human

    Try reading a Pakistani history textbook for a change….and who r these “intellectuals” ur talking about?Recommend

  • Curious

    Hindus haven’t been there forever u know..there must’ve been some other religion before Hinduism …Recommend

  • Answer

    I’m a student and Ghauri,Taimur,Mahmud and Ghazni aren’t there in our history books…..
    P.S. U talk as if u have a PhD in PakistanRecommend

  • Human

    Pakistan has more Muslims than India …see for urself

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_by_countryRecommend

  • Human

    “Inflict a thousand wounds” is a thirty year old policy ….Recommend

  • Answer

    My history book never said that Pakistan won all wars neither does it teach any hatred towards Indians …..in fact ur the one who has a distorted image of Pakistan Recommend

  • ProudPakistan

    No one is talking or working about Muslim Empire, but Yes Indian political party in power BJP has an ideology based on Akhand Bharat and Hindutva. Yes we are much better living in our country where no one has conservative ideologies like Hindutva.Recommend

  • abhi

    Also it doesn’t point the behaviour of Pakistan which you Pakistanis are showing every ehere. And that is the point I was making dude.Recommend

  • abhi

    So all you arabs, persians and central asians why don’t you go back to your original countries?Recommend

  • Ajay

    But you glorify the foreign invaders and savage rulers who ruthlessly tortured your own ancestors and you have named your missiles after them. Doesn’t it show a total confusion over your roots and only animosity/hatred towards India, which you wrongfully describe as a Hindu country? Someone here said all Muslims of Pakistan, India are progeny of Arab, Persian, Mongol and Turk invaders and not people of Indian sub continent. What does this foolish and factually incorrect mindset shows? Please accept the fact that we are all of same land and share the same culture but only your religious faiths have changed to Islam. Indian Vedic culture says all faiths are different path leading to same divine goal but what does your faith teach you? That non muslims are ignorant/unclean and to live with Muslims they have to pay some special tax. Every where you discriminate with non muslims. It is enshrined in your religion. You treat non Muslims as second class citizens. That is why hindu population in Pakistan is decreasing whereas Muslim population in India is increasing. You want to further divide India on religious grounds but this is against the very philosophy of India.Recommend

  • Ajay

    Editor, please publish my comments we are not here to spread bitterness but common people to people contact between Pakistanis and Indians is important to understand each other. Thanks.Recommend

  • Reader

    Read historical facts rather than building narrative based on Wikipedia which can edited at any time.
    Yes Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists were living in Kashmir but it was only 20% of population majority were Muslims. Nehru himself acknowledged this truth that annexation is against the wishes of the majority Kashmiris and there should be a plebiscite to decide whether they want to live with India or not. MIND IT Pakistan has no intentions to annex Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, neither Azad Kashmir is province of Pakistan, it has its own independent govt and assembly.
    If India has enough courage, lift TADA and POTA and let Kashmiri people elect their independent president and prime minister just like in Azad Kashmir.
    But India is too timid in front of Kashmir freedom resistance.Recommend

  • Reader

    What about the fundo who murdered Gandhi and busted his peace loving theories.
    Please tell me the reasons that why minorities are so much in danger in your so called peace loving and secular society of India and why you elect a global terrorist as your prime minister instead of any moderate.
    Wrap your absurd lecture about what Pakistanis should do and should not do!!! But do start giving bhashans to your fellow country men about the confusions of superiority complex they have.Recommend

  • Reader

    DO NOT TARGET THE BASICS OF RELIGIOUS FAITH AS YOUR OWN RELIGION CAN BE A TARGET AS WELL.
    BUT I will not do such DEGRADED things as we are not like you.
    If India is going to be divided further on religious grounds than my friend it is not Pakistan that is to be blamed. It is because of the the animosity of your ruling class that has weakened India internally. If you want to strengthen the integrity of your country than you should give Dalits equal rights and accept other religious minorities rather than just beating the drum of secular India.
    Your own Kuldip Nayar and Arundhati Roy always points these ugly truths in their columns and speeches.Recommend

  • Reader

    Editors of ET have published all Indian comments for any article and this is the reason that you and I are discussing and debating on diverse things.
    People to people contact is necessary but offensive behaviour destroys the healthy environment. :)Recommend

  • Ajay

    Please note that J&K has a democratically elected popular Government. Anti terrorist measures are required when your Country uses terrorists as a State Policy to create trouble in India. Please note no logic can justify Pakistan’s desire to secede J&K from India. The annexation of J&K to India is legal and final. The real problem is Pakistan’s handful of ruling elite, army generals and mullahs are making a fool of common Pakistanis by feeding them with hatred and propaganda so that their misrule is covered and people’s mind is diverted to Kashmir and hatred against India.Recommend

  • Rida

    Have you ever been to Kashmir??? It’s about time you actually did. I belong to Murree which is located near Kashmir and have been there’s couple of times. You might want to visit Kashmir before speaking on their behalf. If it is a Pakistani ‘proper and and dream’ than do tell me why doesn’t Indian govt not hold a referendum in Kashmir imunder the UN supervision? Infact India MADE Pakistan sign a treaty which doesn’t allow us to take this matter to the UN? Why is that? Why wouldn’t you want Kashmiris to be heard???? Recommend

  • Ajay

    You have no answer on my basic questions rather you are diverting to Dalits. I don’t know why every pakistani talks about Dalits in India . We are competent enough to deal with various sections of our society and don’t be under the impression that we are a divided or weak Nation. This is how you people want to see us and this is the type of selective news you are fed with. My point is Hinduism is an inclusive culture and never imposed itself on people of other faith or discriminated against other. My second point is we all people of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are part of same philosophy and culture, but only religious faith of some people have changed to Islam under duress or inducement. We have no problem if someone follows Islam or any other religion. But following a religion doesn’t mean you forget your roots and treat yourselves as descendants of some foreign generals or invaders. That’s laughable. And please do not divide society on religious lines. State of J&K was peaceful multi cultural society till Pakistan spread poison. But good sense will prevail and narrow minded politics by misusing religion will be defeated. Religion is a path to achieve spirituality and divinity not to be misused to gang up people and spread hatred against people of other communities. Please be content with what you have and focus on good relations and development rather than crying over Kashmir and shedding crocodile tears over various sections of people of India including that of J&K.Recommend

  • Harsh

    Beautiful rendition by Mr. Miraj, but seeing the comment section, I really doubt we can ever get sane…Loved the way Mr. Miraj and his team made this song and video :)Recommend