Justice Katju asked, why are many Indians celebrating their defeat?

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Celebrating our defeat

By Justice Markandey Katju

Many Indians are celebrating Pakistan’s defeat by England in the T20 World Cup cricket tournament, as if India has won the Cup.

These fools don’t understand that India and Pakistan are in fact one country, only temporarily divided by the Britishers ( the way they divided Ireland, Cyprus, Palestine, etc ) by that historical swindle called Partition, on the basis of the bogus two-nation theory, the whole object being to prevent India from emerging as a modern industrial giant ( for which it has all the potential ), like another China.


We share the same culture, and look like each other, many of us speak the same language, Hindustani ( called Hindi by Indians and Urdu by Pakistanis ), and we were one since Mughal times. Indians and Pakistanis socialise abroad as if no Partition had ever occurred.

We are bound to reunite one day under a secular govt, though that will take time. West and East Germany were reunited in 1990 after a partition of 45 years.

So a defeat of Pakistan is in fact our defeat, and their victory is our victory.

When an Indian soldier kills a Pakistani soldier he is behaving like a fool, because he is killing his own countryman, and similarly when a Pakistani soldier kills an Indian soldier he is behaving like a fool because he is killing his own countryman.

Hindus and Muslims were befooled by the Britishers into thinking we are each other’s enemies, but how much longer must we remain befooled?

How much longer must we waste our precious resources in hostility with each other? Are 75 years not enough ?

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About the Author

Justice Markandey Katju
Markandey Katju is an Indian jurist and former Supreme Court judge of India who served as chairman of the Press Council of India. He is the founder and patron of the Indian Reunification Association (IRA), an organisation that advocates for the peaceful reunification of what is now Pakistan and Bangladesh with India under a secular government.