Monday, 12 August 2019

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 224 of 2019


It is Eid today and this is the first time in over 2 years of living in Dadyaal, that I'm celebrating Eid here.

It could and perhaps should've been Eid on the LOC but it can be described as Eid on the cold border. This is how we describe our border with Pakistan, as opposed to the frequently hot border at the LOC.


Earlier this morning, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan's foreign minister read Eid in AJK's capital Muzaffarabad. As soon as he came out the public began chanting slogans of, "Azaadi is paar bhi lengey..Azaadi us paar bhi lengey" (Freedom we will take on this side..Freedom we will take on that side too) repeatedly:

Pakistan's graph in AJK has dwindled rapidly since India's seemingly unilateral action to downgrade 48% of the State of J & K into 2 union territories of India. 


I have elaborated at some length on that previous sentence here:


....Yes, this gentleman in Azaadi Chowk Muzaffarabad is asking Pakistan to sit down, repeatedly. That it has stood for too long for Kashmir and must be tired....


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