Where Everyone Is an Apostate

Pak PM Imran Khan does not leave any occasion to rile India. Recently the controversy about actor Naseeruddin Shah’s expressed fear regarding the safety of his children in India has given IK another excuse to criticise India saying minorities are not given equal treatment here. But what about his own country? Jinnah might have said that that all will be treated equally in his new country but fact remains that at the time of partition there was  23 percent minority in Pakistan now it’s down to 3 percent. Imran Khan sahib what happened to them ? The answer is that they either fled, or were killed or converted.Many minority women have been killed.  A Pakistani politician has acknowledged that converting Hindus and Sikhs into Islam is a ‘big business ‘ there.

But the religious terror machine does not stop here. It has been targeting even those Muslims who are not in conformity with their rigid religious views. Thus Ahmadiyyas have been declared kafir or apostate. As temples , churches and gurudwara have been targeted so also Ahmadiyya mosques.  Liberal Muslims are regularly targeted there.  150 students were killed in attack on Army School Peshawar. Pak poet Salman Haider has lamented how everyone is a kafir,an apostate, in Pakistan. He says their entire culture is in danger as the custodians of religion can declare anyone apostate.  He says music, literature,freedom are all in danger. His memorable satirical poem ends with this line, “In Muslim country even Muslims are kafirs. The rest are of course kafirs “.

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Chander Mohan is the grandson of the legendary editor of Pratap, Mahashya Krishan. He is the son of the famous freedom fighter and editor, Virendra. He is the Chief Editor of ‘Vir Pratap’ which is the oldest hindi newspaper of north west india. His editorial inputs on national, international, regional and local issues are widely read.