The dilemmas for Moeed Pirzada

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By Justice Markandey Katju

Moeed Pirzada

Moeed Pirzada is a brave, upright Pakistani journalist who has been living in America for quite some time. He must be longing to return to his home and family in Pakistan, but he knows that if he does so he will immediately be arrested and jailed for his support of Imran Khan and condemnation of the fascist reign of terror unleashed by the Pakistan Establishment in Pakistan. Several criminal cases have been instituted against him.

He has been making and publishing a series of vlogs on YouTube and twitter about conditions in Pakistan, the latest one being the one below :

Moeed says in this video that his aim is to compel Pakistanis to think.He has invited people to comment on the video, so I am doing that

There are three basic problems and dilemmas for Moeed, due to which he dare not tell the truth, and must suppress them in his vlogs.

1. He cannot tell the truth that Partition of India in 1947 on the basis of the bogus two-nation theory ( that Hindus and Muslims are two separate nations ) was a British swindle, in pursuance of their diabolical divide-and-rule policy, and the truth is that India and Pakistan are really one nation, sharing the same culture, which were one for over 500 years since the time of Moghul Emperor Akbar. And it is this Partition which is the cause of most of the problems Pakistan ( and India ) are facing today.

He cannot tell the truth that Pakistan is a fake, artificial country, which is bound to reunite with India one day, like West and East Germany

Even if the situation in Pakistan changes, and conditions become favourable for his return to Pakistan, there is a law, section 123A of the Pakistan Penal Code, which makes speaking or writing against Partition a criminal offence punishable by a sentence of upto 10 years imprisonment. Hence Moeed dare not speak the truth.

2. In his vlog Moeed praises Pakistan's army, though it is totally corrupt, as mentioned in the articles  :
However, since the army is the real ruler of Pakistan, and has been so almost throughout its existence, Moeed knows he will get into serious trouble if he speaks against it.

3. Since Moeed is living in America, a developed country, he dare not speak the truth which I mentioned in my articles below, and in my interview by him, lest he be expelled from America.

(Justice Katju is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. These are his personal views.)

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