Silence of the lambs: Pakistan is doing its fair share for the Rohingya refugees, but what about India and Bangladesh?

Published: September 11, 2017
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New Rohingya refugees wait to enter the Kutupalang makeshift refugee camp, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, August 30, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

One wonders what is more appalling – Myanmar’s systematic genocide of its Muslim minority, or the inexplicable manner in which the world stayed numb while a small country, wielding hardly any politico-economic clout in international affairs, went about openly violating all norms of international law.

Let us forget about the world for a second, what exactly has the “Muslim Ummah” done to stop the killings of our Rohingya brethren? It is because of the inaction of Muslim governments in times like these that the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) is often referred to as “Oh, I see”. If Muslim countries had taken a unified stance against the Myanmar government, by putting sanctions or halting all trade and oil to that nation, the sheer economic impact would have forced the Burmese to end all brutalities in an instant.

Fifty-seven member states, some of which are oil-rich nations and represent a billion people, and yet we are still dismally voiceless. It has taken over four years of death, rape and plunder for us to finally speak out against the atrocities by the Burmese. In the last three days alone, about 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh.

Two factors make the situation in Myanmar particularly sickening. First is the role, or lack thereof, that the pseudo champion of human rights in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, has played. In an interview with BBC’s Mishal Husain, Suu Kyi’s prejudice against the Rohingya became quite clear when she claimed oblivion to any massacre of Muslims and instead blamed both sides. People in Myanmar regard Suu Kyi as their hero, and had she vehemently opposed the injustice meted towards the Rohingya, her support would have surely alleviated the plight of her countrymen. Through her covert reticence, she has divided a nation on ethnic and religious grounds, which has caused a massive refugee crisis in the region.

Secondly, it is the identity of those guilty of these crimes that makes this quagmire shocking. Buddhist monks, followers of a faith that is cantered wholly on peaceful meditation, are the ones carrying out the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people. And rather than calling this out for what it truly is – state-sponsored terrorism – media channels display their selective biased agendas. Imagine for a second, if the roles were reversed and extremists were running about in Myanmar slaughtering thousands of innocents on the basis of their beliefs, what exactly do you think the whole world would call them? The answer is clear as daylight.

In the past few months, due to the impact of social media and the efforts of the United Nations (UN), this issue is back on the front pages. A few days ago, Turkey once again extended a helping hand to the Rohingyas by offering to take care of those who had sought refuge in Bangladesh.

But others have not been so supportive. Bangladesh, for example, has been very reluctant to accept the refugees, even though they share a common ethnic bond with the Rohingya people. The same goes for India; for a big country, they are certainly not bighearted. When there was unrest in former East Pakistan, the Indians were the first to intervene sovereign land just to help their neighbours. Now, when their neighbours in Myanmar are suffering, India has turned a blind eye towards them. So much so, that it is even threatening to deport them. In fact, only last month, India claimed that it wanted to deport around 40, 000 Rohingya refugees.

In Pakistan’s case, the situation is slightly different. Though we genuinely care for the Rohingya cause, it is almost impossible for us to take them in. This is because we are already hosting the second largest refugee population in the world, with over a million Afghan refugees. Furthermore, a protest was organised in Karachi where hundreds raised their voices against the brutal genocide of Rohingya Muslims.

Protest against Burmese Government persecution Genocide of Rohingya Muslim in Arakan at Karachi press club Pakistan

Posted by Hussain Arakani on Friday, September 8, 2017

The world around us has to shoulder some responsibility as well.

Let us not forget that injustice fosters injustice. When a nation suffers such a travesty of justice, they develop the tendency to take matters into their own hands. Such people become the recruiting groups for extremists, who fan the burning flames of hatred and revenge. There are reports stating that some terrorist elements have sprung up in this Rohingya crisis.

Indifference and hypocrisy are the world’s biggest enemies. Our silence to the Rohingya crisis has already caused too much destruction. We cannot remain silent anymore.

Usman Ali Virk

Usman Ali Virk

The author hails from Lahore and is a lawyer by profession. He recently graduated with a Masters in Law from the University of California, Berkeley.

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

  • peter pan

    Pakistan has not even allowed the Urdu speaking Pakistanis to return to Pakistan after the fall of Bangla Desh to this date. So don’t tell me that India or other Muslim countries are not doing enough and Pakistan is for the Rohingas.Recommend

  • Yogi Berra

    India does not want to get involved in Myanmar’s internal affairs. And Indians do not want Rohingya Muslims either. They will be deported soon on popular demand. And we do not care what the world thinks.Recommend

  • Tom

    india has to take in rohiyngas? You can take them all……..India has no responsibility. Recommend

  • Rahul

    The author should watch this clip from Pakistan TV how Pakistan treats its Rohingya minority in Karachi. Easy to make claims, but facts are there for world to see.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k3O_QFxPdQRecommend

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

    Its like a large family where none of the children want to take care of the elderly grandparents.
    Second son, with lot of assets(read nukes, tanks, missiles, etc) is accusing the other of not doing enough, citing his relatively higher difficulties in life. The third son is outright refusing to do it, citing his young age, despite being most closest to the elderly grandparents.
    The First Son, who has never had such a close relations with either of the grandparents is clear: I’ve no emotional, physical or social bond and I’m not jeopardizing my future and the future of my kids.
    The Second son is aghast and wants the First Son to do what he is unwilling to do himself and has written a long, sorry-sounding letter with a long line of accusations against the other 2.
    If Pakistan can come up with reasons to not support Rohighya and not even have the basic decency to tell China to stop oppressing Muslims, it has no moral right to lecture others. Other can too come up with their own reasonings.Recommend

  • PorkSmasher

    India has given shelter to 1 lack Rohingays without making any hue and cry and Bangladesh is registering Rohingyas for their citizenship, what Pakistan done for Rohingyas except giving a lip service.Recommend

  • Rhubarb

    The only country on the planet that supports Myanmar is China … the same China that persecutes Muslims. Who’s best friends with China and is afraid to criticize China – Pakistan. If your looking for someone to criticize then I suggest you grab a mirror.Recommend

  • kp

    tell me its a satire? There are more then 40000 rohingyas living in India. And India is not the country of so called UMMAH. update your knowledge then write a blog Rohingyas requested Mohammad ali jinnah to include them pakistan so its a moral responsibility of pakistan. they were opposing India so do something on groundRecommend

  • Magna

    Please do your part of Share(Pakistan), We know what we are doing and we are doing it very well when come to yours.Recommend

  • Ramesh Salgotra

    Fifty seven countries are members of OIC.And all are reasonably rich. They can very well absorb their brethren Rohingyas.Why blame a Hindu country ( as Pakistani call it) IndiaRecommend

  • Arunanshu M

    World over Muslims are suffering due to fellow Muslims. Rohingya youth right from the 80’s are radicalised by the terror export machines of countries like Pakistan. Today they fight to secede from the Burmese state and the military has a job to crush the rebellion. Civilians have become collateral damage like in all conflict zones as coward terrorists remain hiding behind them. No wonder countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia do not want them.Recommend

  • Enkay

    Usman Ali Virk : Sir There are Fifty and More Islamic Countries. If I am not mistaken the Islamic Countries Occupy at least 40% of the Earth’s Land Mass. Why do Muslims Refugees always seek Refuge in No-Muslim Countries? Why can’t the Over 50 Muslim Countries give refugee to other Muslims – whether they are suffering in Muslim Countries or Non-Muslim Countries? Christians suffering prosecution in Muslim Countries are seeking Refuge in Christian Countries!Recommend

  • Concard_007

    India is a intolerant nation for Muslims. Evil Hindus are oppressors of Muslims. So Pakistan should open their borders wide open and take in all rohingya refugees. After all Hindus and Muslims are two different people the basis of two nation theory. It is time for Pakistan to live up to the definition of two nation theory and take in all those people and show to the world Pakistan is a paradise for Muslims in the world.Recommend

  • Kulbhushan Yadav

    First you need to understand why India intervened in “East” Pakistan. You see when you West Pakistanis, mostly Punjabis, started killing Bengali Pakistani Muslims, they started to flock to India. These were same Muslims who did not want to live in India. They were security threat as well as economic drain to India and that is why India had to intervene to stop the migration of these Muslims to India. Now whatever is happening in Myanmar, is not India’s concern although India has asked Myanmar to act with restrain. You are right about Bangladesh though. Bangladeshis being Muslim, should provide refuge to these rohingyas. Banladeshis have same logic as India had that Bangladesh is economically not well enough to take so many refugees. But what has surprised me is that you just named India and Bangladesh. As per current stats, India has 40000 refugees while Bangladesh has almost 100 thousand of those refugees and both these countries have asked Myanmar to act with restrain. However, you sheepishly and cowardly forgot your “higher than Himalaya” friend China who is the largest trade partner of Myanmar and certainly has more clout that India and Bangladesh in Myanmar. China has not even issued a statement let alone condemn the Myanmar govt. How come you guys are not pleading your friend China to stop all imports from Myanmar unless they stop the so called “genocide” ? Lets see how much China values your friendship viz a viz it’s business interests and human rights.Recommend

  • HZR

    “it is almost impossible for us to take them” ………and yet expects India to take them in and why should it do so.when Muslim nations including Bangladesh who are ethnically close are reluctant. .India has enough problems with its own minorities and it does not want it compounded by a further influx of refugees.none of these blogs exlain why in the first place are these Rohingyas being hounded and sent out.That needs an answer.Recommend

  • Lalit

    Going through Pakistani media outlets reaction vis a vis Rohingyas,it seems that most of them are running here and there like headless chickens.Most of them seem to smell a western conspiracy while China aided by Russia is the biggest impediment in letting pass any resolution condemning Myanmar’s brutality against Rohingyas.China is biggest supporter of all failed nations on the face of earth.Every country who pricks west in general and US in particular is automatically a Chinese ally.
    The day author can gather the courage to ask questions like “why did China not allow UN resolution condemning Myanmar on multiple occasions to pass”? he will automatically get all answers to his questions.Recommend

  • Sanjeev

    Rohingyas is the responsibility of muslim countries which were created as their home land. India has rightly decided to throw them out. Muslims just cannot live in peace with anyone. Soon terrorists start recruiting members from these refugees who bite the hand that feeds them. See what is happening in Europe.Recommend

  • Jim Durk

    haha nice joke. No wonder muslims are laughing stock of 21st C.Recommend

  • Namira

    First Pakistan should look at how it treats its Ahmadis!Recommend

  • Parvez

    The United Nations has declared what is happening in Myanmar as ‘ ethnic cleansing ‘…….even the Dali Lama along with the brilliant Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Malala along with others have raised their voice against the action of the Myanmar government. From a moral standpoint Myanmar stands isolated but then the persecuted are Muslims and very poor Muslims at that . This too shall pass into history, like all the many other cases of ethnic cleansing that has temporarily horrified the world.Recommend

  • Santosh Menon

    How about the Syrians?. They had to flee to the west
    What about the minorities in your own country? I can write a thesis on that.
    How come you (some not all), drew away the Kashmiri pundits from the valley?
    Look around you.
    Look at Iraq & Yemen? What have you done about it?
    What’s happening in Turkey?
    How about Qatar vs KSA/UAE?
    You beg to the USA for aid money but stay cosy with your iron brother thinking that 48 billion $ (then, now it’s 55 billion $) for your CPEC investment. Do you know the ramifications?
    Except for China, Turkey & North Korea, do you have any friends?Recommend

  • HolyPig

    Why should India take in any of these rohingya? We don’t want any more muslims in India. if anything, India needs to deport all the muslims back to pakistanRecommend

  • Kind Balee

    Best option is all muslim countries can absorb their Rohingya brethren.
    Please do not drag India in this issue. On the contrary, There are more than three lakh Kasmiri Pundits displaced from their home land due to muslim terrorists. and no one is even bothered.Why this hypocrisy.Recommend

  • Arun

    Why should India do it. Actually Pakistan , mayanmar , Bangladesh are Stooges of China .. let PRC do it’s part . Actually these refugees should cross their Northern border & go into the paradise of Xinjiang of PRC , where they would be taken care appropriately .Recommend

  • Jimi C

    It is to be noted that Bangladesh already hosts half million Rohingyas. Now all incoming Rohingyas (so far 300K) are being offered help by Bangladesh Govt. Also India is supporting Myanmar and exerted pressure on Bangladesh not to accept refugees.Recommend

  • Ravian

    Pakistan is currently holding 3 million Afghan refugees (half of them registered, the other half not-registered), about 2 million bengalis, 0.5 million Rohingiyas and an unkown number of Iranis. This all amounts to nearly 5 million aliens living in Pakistan, still Pakistan needs to ” do more”…………………….Recommend

  • Rajiv

    India has nothing to do with Rohingyas.
    Why should India bear their burden?
    Charity begins from home. Why not Pakistan give them shelter and citizenship?Recommend

  • Rohan

    Well I do agree that India should do more but rohingyas are in an even worse situation than Afghan refugees in Pakistan as per reports so just because you have many doesn’t mean you have done moreRecommend

  • GKA

    Traditional response from OIC countries. We cannot do anything. Non OIC countries need to support. happened in Syria and now demanding the same for Rohingya
    About big heart – our foreign minister personally intervenes for medical treatment of pakistanis in india. Your foreign minister does notRecommend

  • Memona

    Pakistan is hosting millions of Afghan refugees for past 40 years. Pakistan has done enough. If pakistan beg aid money from US for helping them in Afghanistan then what did India do? India begged over 65 billion aid from US to run its economy. First look at yourselves please.Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Forget about other faiths, Isn’t these jokers are absolutely silent about Hazara Shia, Pushtu, Ismili, Naqshabandi, Ahmadiya etc.? If they are so much concerned about Rohingya Muslims, please send all Rohingya to the Land of Pure .. 😤Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Madam, Pakistan is also illegally holding most of Pushtu Land? Read sec. 2 (2) (c) of the Indian Independence Act, 1947 and conduct referendum in NWFP (now KPK). Forget absolutely about FATA …. 😤Recommend

  • Patwari

    Hindu Desh has not done anything at all. Because Modi Sarkar is the
    newest lap poodle of Trump. And Trump hates Muslims. So there, the
    riddle is solved.
    Remember, Bharat is is a Third World Country. Not far up the ladder
    from Myanmar.. Difficult to take care of refugees when millions of
    Dalits, Untouchables and other Scheduled Castes are starving.
    Hindia is a poor country., The big talk.. That’s just the Bharati Way.
    The Asian Brown Hitler is reading up on Mein Kampf. It’s sits on the
    the little soap box, next to his charpoy. Modi Sarkar is still not used
    to a regular bed with a mattress. He brought his charpoy from Gujrat
    with him.
    When visiting foreign capitals, Master Modi has a folding bed carried
    along on his trips..Recommend

  • Patwari

    The $ 65 is really $ 83 billion. Air Defense Missile System added on.
    Also, two broken down World War 2 vintage aircraft carriers.
    [One barely works at all. it’s a rust bucket falling apart, stays in
    port mostly. Was there during the Hindu Desh “War” of 1971]
    And new submarines that catch fire while parked in berths in Bombay!
    Because the crew is so inefficient and mediocre.
    There are Russian MIG’s 22 on tarmac. Nobody to fly them because
    not enough capable well trained pilots. available.Recommend

  • wb

    Hindu Desh will not do anything. Instead, Hindu Desh will support Pakistan’s Sugar Daddy China in supporting Burmese Junta.

    But then when you open your mouth, words like genocide.

    But, we forgive you if you don’t understand. You’re just a victim of your Culture!!!Recommend

  • wb

    Only thing Pakistan has done in the last 70 years is commit multiple genocides of Hindus, Bengalis, Shias, Ahmadis, Baloch, Palestinians, Pakhtoon etc. And Afghan refugees are your responsibility because you started the war in Afghanistan.

    In the end what happened, after all these genocides, Pakistan is a begging bowl, shifting from one Sugar Daddy to another Sugar Daddy.Recommend

  • Warrior

    Why all conflict zones in this world have one party which is Muslim?Recommend

  • kdp ukp

    I do not think Bangladesh or India will mind if Pakistan sends planes to pick up refugees and resettle them in PakistanRecommend

  • kdp ukp

    How about unlike Muslims in western countries at this time, Parsis adopted some of the local culture to communicate with them. It should be noted that Hindus never forced them to marry outside their culuture and thus their race remained pure so to speak. If they had remained in Iran or migrated to some Muslim country rest of the world would never know what the word Parsi menasRecommend

  • kdp ukp

    Pakistan should take Bihari Muslims now and make some room in Bangladesh for Rohinga MuslimsRecommend

  • James Masih

    How about first bringing back the 500,000 state-less patriotic PAKISTANI CITIZENS, the biharis, still stuck in bangladesh since 1971 fiasco?
    we can worry about rohingyan muslims later.Recommend

  • Kulbhushan Yadav

    The fact that Muslims even managed to make most peaceful people of the earth angry, talk a lot what kind of preaching is done in Islam.Recommend

  • Jayaprakash JJ

    Let us forget about the world for a second, what exactly has the “Muslim Ummah” done to stop the killings of our Rohingya brethren? It is because of the inaction of Muslim governmentsRecommend

  • Patwari

    Wear your Nehru hat or your Gandhi topi every day.
    The high heat is not good. Stay indoors. Use ice packs.
    Recommend

  • Memona

    What India has been doing for past 70 years commiting genocides openly in IOK, Punjab, Nagaland, Assam, naxal land etc not to mention killing of muslims and Dalits for eating meat, killing journalists for speaking against hindutva.
    Afghanistan war was started by Russia supported by India to overthrow democracy in Afghanistan. India was hoping Russia would take over Pakistan later too. Today India is loyal to US renaming their villages and cities after trump.Recommend

  • Memona

    Look who is talking? Who is occupying Goa? Who is occupying eastern India? Who divided Punjab into three states in 1966 to kill freedom movements in Punjab?Recommend

  • Patwari

    There is a man known as the Sadhu of Rampur.
    He may be able to help you with mental condition.Recommend

  • Patwari

    You are right. Hindustan is not part of the ummah.
    There are mega, humongous, problems in Bharat..
    You hindus have enough on your plate.
    Bharat has it’s own brand of Hindutva laced zealots
    who roam the streets looking for minorities.
    Unemployment is so high that there is no hope for these
    Dalits, Untouchables, and other Schedule.Castes.
    The future for Bharat is bleak indeed. Ya’ll should not worry
    about Rohingyas. Hopefully you will fix your problems.Recommend

  • addo

    Has Pakistan ever taken a hindu refugee? Instead they murder all their own hindus the bloody hypocrites.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    Portuguese were illegally occupying Goa, India fixed that, China is illegally occupying Eastern India, we will fix that soon.

    In fact India is occupying the whole of India just like US occupies the whole of US and Japan Occupies the whole of Japan. Do you understand the meaning of occupying?Recommend

  • Hassan Mirza

    Pakistan and Pakistani Resident mind set is looking others instead them self .Ask any resident Pakistani Why you not pay tax there Answer is so and so not pay why we pay .Any thing ? Been and Muslim once Answerable to his /her own deeds We not remember that .Recommend

  • wb

    India has been busy sending satellites to moon and mars and turning us into software powerhouse and eliminating polio.

    Killing of Muslims and Dalit has only happened in Pakistan.

    Stop with your lies. You entered Afghan war on your own will and thus made the life of Afghans miserables. So, you are responsible for the destruction of Afghanistan.

    Now, try expelling 40 million Afghans and see how blood flows on the streets of Quetta and Peshawar and Karachi.

    India is a powerhouse and everyone wants a piece of it. That’s why Iran, Israel, Russia, China, USA, Afghanistan, UAE, EU, Australia, the entire world is our friend. And the entire world is your enemy, except for you sugar daddy China.Recommend

  • wb

    Why Patwari, you don’t trust Muslims Hakeems? No wonder, nobody in the world trusts any Muslim for that matter. Even Muslims don’t trust Muslims.Recommend

  • wb

    Goa is occupied today by beautiful foreign tourists who enjoy the peace and tranquility apart from booze.
    Recommend

  • Parvez

    You say the ONLY country on the planet that supports Myanmar is China ……kindly think again. The other leader that supported Aung San Suu Kyi during his recent visit was ?……. one guess .Recommend

  • Parvez

    In the early 60’s when the generals took over Myanmar and the persecution of the Rohingya started……according to Reuters some 300,000 Rohingya took shelter in Pakistan over the years. India shares a border with Myanmar, how many has India willingly allowed in on humanitarian grounds ???Recommend

  • Rajiv

    Why should India allow Rohingyas?
    Give one reason.Recommend

  • Patwari

    Well, here are more than one guess. Could it be Pluto? No?
    Mickey Mouse’s samdhi? [he married Minnie, they have 2 children]
    Aung San Kyi’s samdhi? Kim jong un’s samdhi? Sri Bhagwandas’s?
    Modi Sarkar’s samdhi? [Modi is married to Jashodeben]
    Trump’s samdhi? Queen Elizabeth’s samdhi? Laluram’s samdhi?
    Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Goa was never Portugese Land, they were only occupiers? Are you defending occupation of Pushtu land by quoting Goa? …. 😀Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Are you under his medication? …. 😆Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    They charge and get money from UN and other international agencies per refugee, counting the same refugee three times.Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    Afghanistan war was started by Pakistan in 1973, six years before Soviet Forces entered Afghanistan. Khalistan problem was started by Pakistan. Assam problem mainly exists because of illegal migration of Bangalis. Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    Gomantak is part of India. Portuguese brutes occupied it. Gomantak not just belongs to India but also to Maharashtra. Lata Mangeshkar, Jitendra Abhishekhi and many other Marathi artists, poets and even politicians like Nath Pai are from Gomantak.Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    Punjab was divided because Hariyanwi and Hindi speaking majority wanted to secede from the state of Punjab.Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    Desmond Tutu used to say with Julius Nayrere during African struggle for freedom in 1960s: White Man and Arab man came to our land with book in hand.
    Recommend

  • Parvez

    As I mentioned ….on humanitarian grounds especially as Myanmar has a boarder with India. If that is not reason enough for you, there is not much else for me to say to you.Recommend

  • gp65

    India actually reached an agreement to provide widespread aid to Rohingyas in the Rakhine province during Modi’s visit. At no point did he endorse violence against innocent Rohingyas, but unlike Muslim countries who completely ignore the event that triggered the latest round of violence, which is an attack by Rohingya
    You are a very fair person, I know that you will find support for what I am stating once you research on this additional information I am providing you.Recommend

  • gp65

    India has 20 million Bengalis who came to India in 1971. India has limitations by way of what it can accommodate. Currently it has 40,000 Rohingyas.
    Also please check what the Rohingyas living in Pakistan have to say about how they are being treated.Recommend

  • Memona

    Goa is in controlled by Russian mafia. The Russian mafia operates in Goa without any interference by Indian government and Indian politicians make handsome profit from it.Recommend

  • Patwari

    Use a dictionary. it’s a book that tells you the
    meaning of words. If you have a library in your
    village [doubt it] ask the librarian to give you one.
    Then look up the word ” humanitarian ‘ There, done.
    Remember now, an English dictionary, not a Tamil
    or Hindu or Gujrati dictionary.
    May Lord Shiva and Goddesses Lakshmi, Parvati
    and their avatars plus the other 972 gods and
    goddesses bless you and protect you from being
    a refugee.Recommend

  • Patwari

    The first son needs to see his samdhi
    ZZZzzzz….snort..yawn….zzzzRecommend

  • Rajiv

    India won’t allow Rohingyas.

    Bye.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    Why don’t you get a Disqus ID first?Recommend

  • Patwari

    you promised to see the
    Muslim hakim near your village. Please, he will
    be able to cure you. Recommend

  • vasan

    Advice China who is doing lots of investing in Myanmar to take up the cause of Rohingyas. Or ask Iran, Saudi and other oil rich countries. But sorry, the muslim countries only know how to kill others including Muslims. They dont know how to care for others. Dont talk about afgan refugees. They are refugees because of Pakistan, their religiously motivated jihad and training up monsters. If u dont believe me, Pakistans record with Bangladesh and their own minorities are proofsRecommend

  • Parvez

    Bengalis are not Rohingyas. Rohingyas in Pakistan may be in a poor condition but so are most Pakistanis, they at least have a shelter. My comment was in reply to Rajivs rather callous comment.Recommend

  • rationalist

    Mr. Ali Virk, look inside before sounding holier than thou. Have you ever campaigned for Pakistan to offer asylum to the 400,000 stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh? Pakistan abandoned these Patriotic Pakistanis to rot in rotting camps in Bagladesh since 1971. Look inside before preaching to others.Recommend

  • rationalist

    Good. Open the doors for for all these poor people you mention to settle down in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Memona

    How do you defend occupation of eastern India, Sikkim, Punjab and IOK?? This should be interesting ..Recommend

  • wb

    Patwari, humanitarian is for humans. Recommend

  • wb

    Memona, do you suffer from dual personality disorder, like Norman Bates? On one hand you say India occupies Goa, and on the other hand you say Russian Mafia controls Goa.Recommend

  • Memona

    Pakistani Punjab also have multilingual speakers but it is not divided. Why Indian Punjab and hariyana state have same capital?Recommend

  • Memona

    No one is your friend running country to country asking for friendship and making them chai ☕️ and later bragging about it to pakistan is just embarrassment. India is home to world’s second largest population 1.32 billion that’s the only thing you can be proud of.Recommend

  • Memona

    now India sold Goa to Russian mafia for delivery of weapons.Recommend

  • Memona

    Afghanistan has been messing with Pakistan since creation of Pakistan. they voted against pakistan in UN, they have tried to capture KPK and Baluchistan so many times when they failed to seize western Pakistan they allowed Soviet Union forces in their country hoping to capture western Pakistan, India supported that and rest we know. Pakistan saved millions of these cave people from Afghanistan by giving them place to live.Recommend

  • Memona

    Read my comment again the last sentence should help you.Recommend

  • wb

    Memona. No one is our friend. True. And we don’t want anyone to be our friend. We only want to take their money and knowledge and technology and progress.

    We are proud of yoga, meditation, ayurveda to begin with. Of course, Muslims have none equivalent to that.Recommend

  • PorkSmasher

    Pakistan hasn’t given citizenship to Rohingyas yet. So this is the way you treat your fellow brethren.Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Madam, read more about British India and its partition plan before reading history from Zia’s curriculum. The partition was nothing but Bandarbaant of this shared land between INC (Nehru) and ML (Jinnah) for their own political ends. On Partition over 570 suzerainty under treaty with British were given choice respecting broader contours of Partition Plan. The division of British India was not to create two Polka Dot nations?

    India is a vast land. The cultural, language, attiare’s difference will be visible to you only if you travel from east to west and north to south. A Sindhi deep down near Kachh will absolutely not understand Pushtu or Palash culture?

    India has much larger distance and the areas about which you are taking on either ends. Further Punjab and eastern parts of India were part of British territory whereas J&K and Sikkim were suzerainty. What you are talking about only two suzerainty (out of 570). I suggest you to read more about Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Junagarh on this side and Kalat, Lasbela, Makran, NWFP, FATA etc. on Pakistan’s side, from independent sources BEFORE raising such issues. My comments and quotes will be difficult to publish …. 😤Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Please visit Mizoram (NEIndia) and understand Mangol and Chinese culture sandwiched between Nagaland (Kuki) and Manipur (Indian) culture … 😀

    most Muslims living in Kerala don’t know Urdu, Hindi or Arabic .. 😀

    Visit India and understand its diversities. The beaches are every year attracting foreign tourists much more then what entire Pakistan receiving in a DECADE and they are multiplying. Even Kerala alone receives much more tourists as compared to Pakistan …. 😀😀Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    Soviets came to stabilize Afghanistan, destabilized by Mujahids since 1971. You were not born then going by your young beautiful face. Even in 1974 there was Peshawar Shura. Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    Sairaki by population is the most popular language in Pakistan. Punjabi is banned in Pakistani Punjab.Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    it is 4 million Pakhtun Afghans who think Pakistan is illegally occupying Afghan land of North Balochistan & KPKRecommend

  • Salim Alvi

    Add to wb’s response following:

    add to it decimal system, Ayurved, Rasayan Shastra, Bhoogol, BhooMiti, BeejGanit… ask simple question why even in 1980s 30% Fundamental Research at Murray Hill Bell Labs in Maths, Computer Science, Chemistry (VLSI) and Material Science was being done by Indians (read Hindu)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9aR_xfm-gERecommend

  • Parvez

    You possibly are right ….but the optics of Modi’s visit had a negative effect.Recommend

  • Parvez

    Sorry Salim I failed to comprehend…..could you spell out the point you are trying to make.Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    China (in reality crooks of CPC) is occupying North DharmaShala / Tibet. Once CPC disappears just as Soviets, Tibet will be jointly held by India and China. I am hoping there will be security and economic merger of India and China. Indian & Chinese civilizations have much more in common. Recommend

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

    We don’t like Muslims. You also don’t, but pretend you do. That’s the difference between you and me.
    If you did like Muslims, you would not ally with Uighur oppressing China, or celebrate your Army which killed 3million Banglas in 1971.Recommend

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

    None. We are not under any obligation to shelter anyone we don’t like. Its completely our prerogative.Recommend

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

    How about we reject it on security grounds? Much better than Pakistan rejecting it on financial grounds.Recommend