As I get ready to sleep after a gruelling day that followed a night of working on our national cause (hence no sleep for over 40 hours), I'm still coming to terms with a request cum veiled threat from an AJK Journalist earlier this evening; asking me and then insisting that I delete a Youtube video interview that I done with him. If a journalist in this age of social media wishes to censor his most precious tool (his voice) and restrict his right to freely express his opinion on a public issue, less his coveted job comes into question: then he must change his profession.
For how much longer are we going to sacrifice our national question (cause), surrender our right to control and own our destiny for fear of personal progress being jeopardised? My final answer to him was a resounding NO. (Details of SMS to him will be up on maloomaat.net shortly)
A neutral Kashmir
Post Updated (09/11/2018):
Ref. ZABMUN : From Kashmir to Palestine, students talk about diplomacy
This is an article published on the 11th of this month and needed to be added, as it has a rare example of a Swiss diplomat talking at a public gathering, in the most unusual of countries: Pakistan.
The news item hyper-linked above begins with,
“It is all about neutrality,” said Elizabeth Bucher, the Consulate General of Switzerland and chief guest at the annual Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Model United Nations (ZABMUN) that opened on Thursday. “This helps Switzerland evade war and internal conflict.”
At the time, I couldn't help writing this in a prominent news group:
CAN YOU SHOUT A BIT LOUDER PLEASE!
THE GOVERNMENTS OF INDIA, PAKISTAN AND THEIR AGENTS IN KASHMIR CAN'T HEAR YOU!!