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Pakistan is a 'fake' country: Markandey Katju

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    Markandey Katju condemned the recent war
    hysteria created by media in the wake of
    beheading of an Indian soldier by Pakistanis
    troops in a cross LoC attack in Jammu and
    Kashmir.



    NEW DELHI: Pakistan is a "fake"
    country which was created
    artificially by the Britishers who
    started the "bogus two-nation
    theory", Press Council of India
    chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju said here on
    Tuesday. The former Supreme Court judge
    was confident that in next 15-20
    years India and Pakistan would
    reunite and a strong, powerful,
    secular and modern minded
    government would come to power. He condemned the recent war
    hysteria created by media in the
    wake of beheading of an Indian
    soldier by Pakistanis troops in a
    cross LoC attack in Jammu and
    Kashmir. "First of all let me tell you one thing Pakistan is no
    country. It's a fake country, it's artificially created
    country by the British who had the policy of
    divide and rule by starting this bogus two-nation
    theory that Hindus and Muslims have two
    separate nations," he said at a panel discussion here. "And we are fools and were taken for a ride by
    the Britishers. Same artificial entity Pakistan was
    created. What is Paksitan? It is Punjab and Sindh,
    which is actually part of India," he said at the
    discussion on "Fuelling Indo-Pak Crisis: Mutilation
    or the media" at Delhi University. "It is anti-national to talk about war between the
    two nations. Our economies, which is already in
    poor state, would be ruined. You must know that
    war is very expensive affair and we are poor
    country. We have fought three wars, has the
    standard of living of the people risen because of wars," Katju said. He criticised media for making hue and cry over
    non-issues like news items related to film stars
    and cricketers while leaving behind important
    issues of poverty, price rise, unemployment and
    malnutrition among children and farmers' suicide. "In last 15 years, 2.5 lakh farmers have
    committed suicide but it was suppressed by the
    media for five years and it came to light only
    when P Sainath had reported it. Even now no
    one is reporting it, instead they are reporting
    with whom Karina is having affair or (Sachin) Tendulkar making his 100th hundred," Katju said,
    wondering how Tendulkar's 100th hundred will
    raise the standard of living of the people. Katju also attacked the media over its round-the-
    clock coverage of Anna Hazare's agitation and
    said there was great hue and cry about his
    agitation as if he would solve all problems. "Is he modern Moses... He has no scientific ideas.
    He has honesty but what about scientific ideas,
    take the example of his way of eradication of
    alcoholism. Media created a hype him as if now all
    the problems would solved," he said. Katju cautioned media and asked them to decide
    if it is on the side of the people or those anti-
    people as India was passing through a
    transitional phase in its history from feudal,
    agricultural society to modern industrial society. "In this transitional period, role of media is very
    important as it not only gives information which
    is the primary role, but also it should give
    leadership ideas to the people," the PCI chairman
    said, adding media should support a cause and
    cannot remain neutral. He also attacked "educated elite" for promoting
    communalism and casteism and said while voting
    they do not go by the merit of a candidate but by
    his or her caste. Terming India as an extremely backward
    country, he said 90 per cent of Indians are fools.
    They are full of casteism, full of communalism and
    full of superstitions. "80 per cent of Hindus are communal and 80 per
    cent of the Muslims are communal, this is truth
    and this is reality," he said.
    http://www.timesofindia.com/india/P...ntry-Markandey-Katju/articleshow/18353631.cms
     
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    Isnt this the same guy whose comments were lapped up by Pakistanis when he commented about 90% of Indians being idiots

    Wonder if now he will find similar no of fans for his this comment :D
     
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    No he wont.

    Mental gymnastics is the national sport in Pakistan.
     
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    This time he said 90% of Indians are fools. :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    ha ha. I dont think pakistani members will like his comments. This guy is exceeding his brief. :)
     
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    Dont agree with him. India is as real as Pakistan, or any other nation.
     
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    Anyway Katju is an attention seeker. Best to deny him that.
     
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    leave aside the % thing, but what he has written about us is not something that we can deny!
     
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    This katju guy is a clown, he dismisses most of a nation of 1 Billion plus as idiots or fools and now calls a nation of 180m people a mistake. :rolleyes: I bet he puts himself in the 10% percent category that aren't fools or idiots. :cheesy:
     
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    what's good for the goose is good for the gander. If previous threads about his views were right... this can't be wrong then.. :lol:
     
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    not needed...
     
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    To indian friends :"why this kolaveri ,kolaveri kolaveri about pakistan in india" !!? :s
     
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    Having said that,


    He makes some relevant and sensible points:

     
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    if he said 90% of indians are idiot than i disagree with him, india is full of smart people as well as idiots much like the case in Pakistan, i wonder if he think that the wars in 65, 71, Siachin and Kargil are fake too?
     
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    he is an intelligent man.. what ever is said has some different reasons.
     
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