Today marks the completion of 50 years of the 1971 war ie Victory Day. Bangladesh came into existence as a country after this war and India dusted Pakistan. Victory Day is celebrated on 16 December every year to mark India’s victory in liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971.
Indian Armed Forces compelled 93,000 Pakistani troops to surrender. Pakistani were equipped with supplies to fight for 30 more days. They chose to allow a superior army to decide their fate. Treatment meted to them was exemplary.
On 26th November 2020, 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist terrorist organization based in Pakistan, carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai. (166 dead and 293 injured from 24 countries) Entire India was glued to their Television watching in horror the live telecast of the attack. It turned out that the handlers of terrorists were guiding them by watching live TV. Four days looked like forever. Under Secretary in Home Ministry RVS Mani in his book, revealed that at least 12 hours were wasted by the then Home Minister in unnecessary protocols. Why?
Forging of Saffron Terror
Aziz Burney as a journalist in 2008 itself wrote various articles which blamed RSS and every outfit in India rather than Pakistan. Two yeas later he published these articles as a book titled 26/11: RSS ki Saazish? (“26/11: An RSS conspiracy?”) hinting that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was somehow linked to the attack and launched the book in presence of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on December 6, 2010.At the time of launch, Singh said that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had called him, hours before he was killed in the terror attacks, to tell him about threats he had received for probing Hindu extremists and their terror links.
In a speech in the National Assembly, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq had said, “Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had in an important meeting pointed out that if Pakistan did not release Wing Commander Varthaman, India would have attacked Pakistan that night by 9 pm.”
“I remember Shah Mahmood Qureshi was in the meeting which Imran Khan had refused to attend and the Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa came into the room, his legs were shaking and he was perspiring. The Foreign Minister said for god’s sake let Abhinandan go, India’s about to attack Pakistan at 9 pm,” Sadiq told the Assembly.
Minister Fawad Choudhry accepted that it conducted the Pulwama attack in February 2019 under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In reply, Fawad Chaudhry dismissed Sadiq’s statement as lies and bragged that the Pulwama terror attack by Jaish was Pakistan’s collective achievement. He on Thursday made following categorical statement in the National Assembly:
“We attacked India after infiltrating in its own territory and the success in Pulwama was a success under the leadership of Imran Khan. It was a success of our community and the opposition is also a partner in this success.”
Pakistan celebrates 14th August as it’s Independence Day:
Why Pakistan celebrates 14th August ? Is it because it was born on this day or because it attained independence from British on this day? The true answer is: Neither of the two.
British passed The Indian Independence Act on 18th July 1947. The preamble of this Act states as under:
The act created two new independent dominions; India and Pakistan. Pakistan was split into Pakistan and East Pakistan which is now Bangladesh. The Bengal and Punjab provinces were partitioned between the two new countries. These dominions separated the Muslim, Hindu and Sikh population and caused the biggest forced migration which has ever happened that was not the result of war or famine. The Act repealed the use of ‘Emperor of India’ as a title for the British Crown and ended all existing treaties with the princely states. Lord Mountbatten continued as Governor-General and Jawaharlal Nehru was appointed India’s first Prime Minister, Muhammad Ali Jinnah became Pakistan’s Governor-General and Liaquat Ali Khan its Prime Minster. The 15th August 1947 has since become celebrated as India’ and Pakistan’s Independence Day.