Pakistan falls in its own eyes
Pakistan falls in its own eyes. Many other Pakistani leaders, including Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, believe that no one in the world is asking them. They are suspected everywhere. They are considered to be a country that promotes terrorism. Now even Muslim countries are not with Pakistan and run away. Now even in Ghulam Kashmir, slogans like ‘Kashmir Banega Hindustan’ are being demonstrated against Imran Khan. This irony of Pakistan is worth considering. Its leaders are crying out on their plight from public forums. They are not doing this to get sympathy, because they know that international politics is driven by solid interests, not sentimentality. Muslim countries have also been speaking according to their needs. If he spoke of the Ummah many times before, then it also had his official compulsions. Now that thing is being left out. This is a sign of Pakistan falling alone on Kashmir. Two generations ago, some Muslim leaders of India used to describe Pakistan as their ideal, guide etc. Now they are reversed or silent. Therefore, we should consider how a part of India ever fell so much today? This has not happened suddenly. Renowned scholar Neerad C. Chaudhary had said in the beginning that Pakistan is fighting a losing battle. In his famous book, Continent of Sarsi, he said that Pakistan is ‘forced to continue fighting for a specific purpose, otherwise it will perish.’ It does not aim and does not run its entire affairs through Sharia laws, but if Pakistan turns its back on Islam, then its people will be towards their natural Indian society. It will be pulled automatically by gravitational force. This unnatural isolation will continue as Islam is removed from its central identity. Therefore, Pakistan has to fight for Islam to save its existence.
Sir VS Naipaul during his visit to Pakistan found exactly what Neerad C. Chaudhary had written about him. In his famous books ‘Among the Believers’ and Beyond Belief, Naipaul introduced Pakistani irony directly. His assessment is also authentic in the sense that he made a comparative observation by examining three more Muslim countries in a similar manner. In fact, many Pakistani writers have also felt the truth from time to time. Renowned journalist and Friday Times editor Najam Sethi said two decades ago, “Even after fifty years, Pakistanis have not been able to decide who they are as a nation, believe in and in which direction they want to go?” Are we part of South Asia or Middle East? Are we staunch Islamists like Saudi Arabia or Iran or liberal Muslim states like Jordan and Egypt? If neither of us is good for us, then what are we? Which interpretation of Islam should we accept? Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah and Allama Iqbal had different interpretations. Then there is the Islamic stream, which they keep intensifying, against the Jamaat-e-Islami, Sipah-e-Sahaba, Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Islam and other Islamic parties. There is no consensus on this. There is so much tension, frustration and confusion that it has started hurting Pakistan seriously. It has taken the form of an identity crisis. ‘
In these words, it was a sad story of Pakistan losing the fight, but it was so shocking to the then Pakistan government that Sethi was imprisoned. Then there was no military or Taliban power in Pakistan, but Nawaz Sharif’s elected government. All the episodes show the same irony that has embraced Pakistan since its birth. He begins to be uncomfortable even after hearing the judicious voice of his people. It is afraid that its existence will not be threatened, but is it a threat to Pakistan or to Islamism? If not today, the people of Pakistan will find the answer today, but right now the acrimony of the leaders there shows that their dream of establishing a separate and elevated identity from India has been badly shattered. Everything else is the same in India and Pakistan, except with a religious identity. In such a situation, how can we avoid this logical conclusion that what made them poor and fall into their own eyes? He took his hatred for hating his native land, its glorious culture, history, religion, literature and society. He told his children that India is not only a Kafir, inferior Hindu country, but a permanent enemy country. While India has never attacked Pakistan, Pakistan has attacked four times. Every time he had to face his mouth. He has been waging an indirect and devious war for India for the past three decades using jihadi terrorists to ‘inflict a thousand wounds’ on India.
He himself had made a plan to distance himself from the great legacy of Indian civilization. No one forced him to. Neither did the Muslim countries of Arabia. If Pakistan is upset and desperate today, then who can show it the way? Can India have any role in this? It is true that all find their own way, but sympathetic helpers do. Then Pakistan was completely India till recently. For some time, it has been like a ‘NRI’ country. That means Indians who do not live in India. India can give them the same message which is also its national motto: Satyameva Jayate. Pakistan should make a judicious test of truth and untruth. Whatever seems to be untrue, discard it. The hatred of India has finally turned into selflessness for him. It has become inevitable for Pakistan to introspect on this truth. Especially in the changing situation of Muslim countries, which are quietly abandoning Islamic stubbornness and moving towards comfortable harmonious policy with others. It is happening spontaneously and also thought-out. Both processes are ongoing. As the Belgian Indian scientist Koenrad Aalst just said, “The Muslim world is going through a competition between numerical / institutional expansion outside and growing emptiness from disillusionment with Islam inside.” The statements of Pakistani leaders are also indicative of this disillusionment. Therefore also the people of India should communicate with them properly.