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“Black day “ syndrome of black minds of Pakistan

27/10/2021 at 5:54 PM

Arun Joshi

Pakistan is continuing with its black games , despite knowing what is the correct picture of Jammu and Kashmir today and ever since its designs to annex the Himalayan territory were defeated time and again .

While the whole nation and the people of Jammu and Kashmir are paying homage to the Indian army soldiers who laid down their lives in launching a successful campaign to foil  Pakistan’s designs to annex the princely state  in October 1947 , Pakistan , as usual , as per its habit of reading its own version of history sees everything black, because the blackness  its minds refuses to go away. This time , it is greater because of a highly-successful  visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah , first since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, in which Kashmir presented itself as a place desirous of peace and development, has upset all its calculations .  There was enthusiasm everywhere he visited and met the people .

 Pakistan is obviously grappling with the question , “ how it could happen” because it had been propagating that the abrogation of Article 370 has made the people of J&K to resent and protest the scrapping of the constitutional provision.  As Amit Shah  was the man who piloted the bills of abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two union territories on August 5, 2019 , Pakistan had made all attempts to disturb the situation in the Valley , particularly after having made its henchmen  to kill civilians , particularly non-local Hindus , to  inject fear and terror among minorities. But the people in the Valley not only stayed calm but also took part in all the functions that Home Minister addressed or attended with huge enthusiasm.

What made Home Minister’s words sound credible and appealing to the people was the way he tweeted that the people should visit Kashmir . He has chosen to be brand ambassador of  Kashmir’s peace , tourism and economy .

This could not be tolerated by Pakistan . It gave a call for “ black day” for October 27- Wednesday, but this evoked no  response. The people in Kashmir went by their normal work and everything stayed open . It was yet another rebuff to Pakistan and its machinations .

Kashmiris , as the history bears a testimony to it , have seen and experienced  that how the Indian army’s timely arrival on October 27, 1947, a day after the instrument of accession was signed by  Maharaja Hari Singh with India , helped them to live in a safe and democratic country . Jammu and Kashmir , as of today, is a partner in the development of the country  and it has also benefited by the open-hearted approach  of the government of  India  in bringing J&K on par with the developed parts of the county..

Today, they have seen the real face of Pakistan , where there is no value for life and honour , where a cricket game is made a religious affair , thus proving the believers of  clash of civilizations right .

The October 27  in its 75th year has yet again reminded the world that India was able to save tens of thousands of lives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.. These were put to grave risk by the tribesmen of frontier areas of Pakistan and Pakistan army , who had murdered thousands and uprooted many more  from their homes . Their victims were Sikhs and Hindus . Muslims also suffered from their atrocities .. To hide its black deeds , Pakistan invokes its black day syndrome, for which there are no takers anywhere .

About the Author:

Arun Joshi is a senior journalist based in J&K. He has worked with Hindustan Times, Times of India, Indian Express, and The Tribune. He has authored “ Eyewitness Kashmir: Teetering on Nuclear War” and three other books.


This is the personal opinion of the author. The views expressed in this write up have nothing to do with it.

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