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A true patriot lost with the demise of Chacha Pakistan

A man called ‘Chacha Pakistani’ was at the flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah border every single day of the year. The flag lowering ceremony, a ceremonial thumbing of the nose by the troops of India on one side and Pakistan on the other, has taken place at the Wagah border since 1959. Even though the contempt has since been toned down, it remains a sort of civil baring of the teeth on either side, or as Michael Palin described it, a ‘carefully choreographed contempt,’ of one neighbouring country for the other. Born Mehar Din ninety years ago, Chacha Pakistani moved ...

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