There are many types of attacks against Pakistan. There are the Bharati (aka Indian) sponsored and armed TTP mercenaries who blow up innocent civilians and attack the Pakistan Army. The bloody attacks attempt to create pessimism and despair.
The other attacks are direct and veiled threats that come from Bharati (aka Indian) military leadres like General Kapoor and from Bharati politicians like Mr. Modi, Adhvani etc.
However the most insidious attacks on Pakistan come from so called "journalists" who are paid to assassinate the Pakistani ideology, tarnish the Pakistani icons, and put a bad spin on any and every event that happens in Pakistan.
Mr. Akbar's writings stink of Pakistanphobia, and the stake stench affects young minds who grow up in India--with Mr. Akbars distorted view of Pakistan. This patronizing Akbarist groupthink is what keeps South Asia in penury.
M. J. Akbar is one of those pugnacious Indians who makes his living berating Pakistan. All his columns, wheter discussing Kashmir or global warming end up in a rhetorical diatribe against Pakistan, its leaders and its "raison de etre". Propagandists like Mr. Akbar live in their own cacoon world, in their own fake sense of reality. These Indian Orientalists have learened well from their British master the Orientlaists. Their typical weapon is to first demonize Pakistan, paint them in a certain manner, and then proffer a solution based on the false image.
This is what we wrote about him several years ago when he was fired from Asia Tribune:
"Individuals have options. They can either succumb to commercial interests, or become opinion makers and a change agents. Some sign Faustian deals to rise the ladder of success. Others do not. Some can use the power of the pen to reduce bigotry, and international tensions. He could have been an international writer and columnist. He has chosen to be critic-extraordinaire of Pakistan. Mr. M. J. Akbar is not that visionary. His agenda is simple–make money, on the backs of a perceived enemy.
He doesn’t care, that his animus creates hatred and is responsible for lives lost. Mr. Akbar could have created unbiased reporting in Indian journalism. He did not. He jumped on the bandwagon of chauvinism, contemptuousness and xenophobia. As a result most of the “Indian” media ports more views and news, the main theme—impending doom for Pakistan.
One can imagine his obituary—”known for his anti-Pakistan rhetoric” and “below the belt hits on Muslim separatism.”
Astonishingly, he discusses “democracy” as a theme in all his writings but does not respect the Muslim electorate that created Pakistan. His bias is so clear on Kashmir, Siachin, Sir Creek and every illegal act committed by his government. He calls Pakistan a “theocracy” without understanding the facts and figures of Pakistani politics. Amazingly he either doesn’t know about the lack of support for Islamic parties in Pakistan, or doesn’t mention is to score points with his Hinduvata buddies which help him sell his books.
M.J. Akbar aka, Mobashar Jawed Akbar is one of the idle hands that can type. This does not make him worth reading, unless of course one is into self flagellation. Mr. Akbar, congratulations on getting fired from the Asia Tribune. Now two other firings are waiting for you.
Your 15 minutes of fame are over. It is only so long that your anti-Pakistani rhetoric can sell. After a while it becomes stale. It is a rarity when Mr. Akbar does not berate Pakistan in any of his articles. Whether he is discussing the internal happenings of the Indian elections, or a discussion of religion, Mr. Akbar makes it a point to unleash his venomous tirade against Pakistan. Mostly without reason.
He does indulge in some verity in his book on Gandhi, quoted on this site, but he quickly slips into his comfort zone—lambasting Pakistan, Jinnah, and everything Pakistani.
I guess he wants to be more Catholic than the Pope and prove his “Indian-ness” to his readers. Why would authors sell their souls to be commercially viable.
It is sad coming from a person whose name is Akbar, but one is not surprised he writes what sells in “Indian” papers.
He is acerbic, has peripheral knowledge about the Muslim point of view in the history of the Subcontinent, and is not balanced. He does not even have the decency to respond to letters written to him."
Mr. Akbar has been writing his nonsense for decades. Anti-Pakistanism is his passport to corporate--which in 1971 was hungry for "Hindu mind with a Muslim name". While Mr. Mobashar Jawed Akabar has a Muslim name he hides the Muslim names under the initials M.J. His thoughts and his actions might as well be those coming from Nehru. An apologist for the Nehru dynasty he cherry picks quotes and doles them out to Indians as fact. His most notable misquote is about Iqbal. While ignoring Israr e Khudi, Bal e Jibreel, Shikwa and Jawab Shikwa and Dr. Iqbal's entire body of knowledge in favor of a Muslim nationhood, Mr. Akbar chooses to portray the impression that Iqbal somehow was an Indian.
Mr. Akbar is typical of the RSS and BJP viewpoint on Pakistan--it should not have been, it should not be, and it is going away. The likes of Mr. Akbar have never reocgnized the existence of Pakistan--they never will--only a casket will shut down his racist Pakistanphobia (may he live long and prosper).
There is still time for Mr. Akbar, but experience has shown that people like him do not change. Hubris, ego and a false sense of righteousness stand in the way of humility, humbleness and the right path.
Let us take his current article on Kashmir--which also ended up his his usual claptrap against Pakistan.
His tall claim of "India has accepted the fact of Pakistan" flies in the face of six years of Indian belligerence, war, and sabotage against Pakistan which goes on as we read this article. Of course the statements of Indira Gandhi "NWFP belongs to India and Punjab is along the way" narrated by Henry Kissinger destroy the credibility of of MR. M.J. Akbar.
In his current artilce on Kashmir, India, Pakistan and peace he attempts to place the "Two Nation Theory in the lap of Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah--forgetting the Hindu (Haldiram, Sarawarkar, and Golwalkar) origins of the Two Nation Theory as espoused by the Shuddi (conversion of all Muslims) and Shangram (expulsion of all Muslim) movements of the 40s.
As an Indian apologist, he tries to gloss over the fact that India now claims that the "Article of Accession" of Kashmir is now lost, if it ever existed. He also does not mention the fact that Indian forces had already gone to Kashmir, before the Raja of Kashmir left Srinagar.
Balakanizing Pakistan is an ideal of not only the blatant Pakistanphobes like Bharat Verma. Self-hating Islamphobes like M.J. Akbar wants to push Kashmir and the rest of Pakistani provinces into the fate of Sikkim. Instead of making Pakistan stronger, this non-practicing non-religious man has spent a lifetime trying to weaken the "Qila of Islam" (Islam's fortress. Mr. M.J. Akbar is doing the work of Lord Clive and Mir Sadiq and Mir Jaffar. He thus promotes a three nation, a four nation and five nation theory for Pakistan--but does not shed any linght on the more than 100 nations that have been subjugated by Delhi and who yearn for liberty and freedom.
Mr. Akbar focuses on terror but forgets to recall Bharat's role in the creation of, arming of, training of more than 80,000 Hindu soldiers for the Mukti Bahni (Source General Manekshaw). Mr. M.J. Akbar also forgets to mention the fact that Bharat was behind the creation of the most cruel terror group on the planet-- the LETTE--unleashed on the Sinhalese Buddhists of Lanka. Mr. Akbar also glosses of Indian support for the TTP terrorists, and the murderers of the BLA.
Mr. Akbar mention the "idea" of Pakistan, but does not mention that Bharati RAW is behind the battering, and his writings are in the forefront. He doesn't mention that the demand for 50 states is just an excuse to seek independence from Delhi. He does not mention the fact that there are 89 insurgencies raging in almost every state of Bharat. How well do Bharatis get along with each other?
Bharat is a failed state by any measure--75% of the population lives under $2 er day. 450 million Dalits are untouchable. 10 million baby girls are murdered before and right after birth because they are not male. Half the population of Mumbia, Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Benaras, Kolkota etc live, procreate, are born on and die on the sidewalks. To add insult to injury the cities have institutionalized the renting of asphalt and the city charges rent to generations of Bharatis who have been raised on the footpaths. All this while Delhi purchases an obsolete rusty Aircraft carrier for $2 Billion and hundreds of Flying Coffins worth billions of Dollars. Some democracy and some country!
Mr. Akbar discusses the origins of the word India from the Indus, and forgets to mention the absurdity of naming a country after a river in another country. If Dlehi had any sense it would name the country Ghanghia (after the Ganges).
Mr. Akbar's most laughable claim is when he says that it took five decades os struggle to grant Indians their independence, and it took only 7 years to create Pakistan. Nonsensical circular logic. Mr. Akbar also forgets to mention that it was a joint Hindu-Muslim struggle against the British. One would have to show him the charter of the Indian national Congress when it was formed 125 years ago--it was a British Club to perpetuate the empire.. One would have to remind Mr. Akbar that Mr. Gandhi was "the recrutier in Chief" for the British Empire--sending youth from South Asia as cannon fodder in defense of the empire.
If Mr. Akbar can quote anyone, it should be Prophet Mohmmad, the Caliphs, or Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
Come forward as servants of Islam, organise the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
"Our object should be peace within, and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial friendly relations with our immediate neighbours and with the world at large." Lahore, August 15th, 1947
“My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.” Eid-ul-Azha Message to the Nation, October 24, 1947
“You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.” Address to the officers and men of the 5th Heavy Ack Ack and 6th Light Ack Ack Regiments in Malir, Karachi, February 21, 1948
“That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent. We are in the midst of unparalleled difficulties and untold sufferings; we have been through dark days of apprehension and anguish; but I can say with confidence that with courage and self-reliance and by the Grace of God we shall emerge triumphant.”
Speech at a Mammoth Rally at the University Stadium, Lahore, October 30, 1947
“We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamicsocial justice could find free play.”
Address to Civil, Naval, Military and Air Force Officers of Pakistan Government, Karachi
October 11, 1947
“We must work our destiny in our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic concept of equality of manhood and social justice. We will thereby be fulfilling our mission as Muslims and giving to humanity the message of peace which alone can save it and secure the welfare, happiness and prosperity of mankind” Speech at the opening ceremony of State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi
July 1, 1948
Gandhi was condemned by the 109th Congress of the United States of America for his racist bigotry. This was just a few years ago–they took into account his entire life.
Gandhi was criticize by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee and refused a Nobel Peace Prize which it thought Mr. Gandhi did not deserve. It was a few weeks before his death. They scrutinized his life.
Gandhi achieved nothing–the British were going to leave South Asia anyway–just like they left Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma, and Lanka (no Gandhis there!!!).
Dalits don’t hate Gandhi because of his stick–they hate him for many many reasons–the one most important to them is that he did not outlaw the Caste system and kept them enslaved and Untouchable. That is why they never call themselves “Harijans”.
Gandhi like Akbar was wrong on many counts—on Dalits, brining religious symbols to Bharat, drumming out Muslims from INC, brining in bigots like Patel into the INC, allowing Patel to take over Hyderabad, killing 29,000 Indian National Army soldiers, assassinating Bose, asking Indian government to wage war on Pakistan, etc etc
Dr. Ambedkar, who told him: “Gandhi is the greatest enemy the untouchables have ever had in India.”
Subhash Chandra Bose’s Daughter about Gandhi: Very often Gandhi is portrayed as a saint, which he was not at all. In my opinion he was a very shrewd politician. He was a lawyer who really knew how to work the system and manipulate people in a positive sense. He certainly made my father resign as Congress president
It was not the fifty year old struggle hedonism in the Ashrams, or Gandhi's salt antics that convinced the British to leave South Asia it was Direct Action, and the Indian National Army of Subash Chandra Bose. The countrywide opposition to British rule in which the Indian personnel of the three armies participated, crowned by the naval mutiny, was the direct cause of the decision to transfer power. ”
This is the condition of Akbar's India.
The 1991 census figures show there were 3.45 percent dalits in the household sector, 7.11 percent in non-household industry (meaning factories), and 3.12 percent in the construction industry.http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=32667
The reports by Indian Committees are usually do not depict the horrid conditions on the ground. Even the meagre gains are being opposed by the Bigoted racists who want to keep the malichs out of the mainstream
Khandwa, Dec 25 (PTI) Vishwa Hindu Parishad has said they would launch a country-wide agitation if the Centre implements the Ranganath Mishra Commission report, which has recommended reservation for minorities.
VHP will strongly oppose the implementation of Ranganath Mishra Commission, which has recommended 10 per cent reservation for Muslims and five per cent for Christians, International General Secretary of VHP, Pravin Togadia, told reporters here last evening.
“If this was done, an agitation would be launched on the issue throughout the country,” he saidhttp://www.ptinews.com/news/440319_VHP-will-oppose-Ranganath-Commission-report-s-implementation
The 450 million Dalits are not allowed into homes–read the international and Arundhati Roy’s reports on the matter.