24 November, 2020

Allegedly Yours

India must talk to us and not to the rest of the world, feels Pakistan

Allegedly Yours
Pakistanis awoke to an unbelievable sight early this week. Glancing through their morning papers, they saw photographs of hundreds of Hindu women gathered in front of the Press Club in the southern city of Hyderabad, demanding the restrictions on the Islamic charity organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa be lifted.

Outraged by the Mumbai carnage, the international community had wasted no time in getting the UNSC to put Dawa on the terrorist watch list and have it declared a terrorist organisation. Within hours, the government banned the Dawa, clamped down on its offices and other facilities and arrested hundreds of its members countrywide. Its leader Hafiz Mohammed Saeed was put under house arrest for three months and his headquarters, the Al Qaadsia Mosque, was sealed. Interestingly enough, the UN had even named a dead man, Mohammad Ashraf, the former finance secretary of Dawa, whom they wanted arrested, bolstering accusations that the UN information list was flawed.

And then Hindu women came out on the streets to support the most conservative...


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