THE DIRE NEED TO CHANGE THE MEANING OF NATIONALISM

The past few hours since, India’s crushing defeat to Pakistan in the champions trophy
Finals has created an environment of animosity all over.The defeat came as a shock for all the fans but what followed was a series of infamy.The celebration of a certain group of people on Pakistan’s victory , Kashmiris in large numbers came down to streets to celebrate the mammoth victory of our neighbours.This was bound to take an ugly shape, and not to my surprise the Social Media , and the keyboard warriros were at their best yet again.Even Gautam Gambhir(Indian Cricketer) tweeted Mirwaiz Umar Farooq , who cheered for Pakistan and asked him to “Cross the border” if he loves Pakistan so much

 

We do share an uncongenial history with our neighbour ,ever since the state was formed , and our constant efforts to demean each other on every platform be it the UN or be it Social Media has eventually become the reason for many to abhor Pakistan.

 

Such fireworks on Pakistan’s victory has been very common and I don’t want to give any judgement but there’s something of immense national interest.

 

The current agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state has struck a chord with the hill people and local political parties, a throwback to the 1980s when a prolonged movement led by the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) under Subash Ghisingh had rocked Darjeeling.

The unrest took place after education minister Partha Chatterjee, who said that Bengali should be a compulsory subject from Class 1 to 10 in the state.

A security personnel was stabbed, and some workers were killed in a police firing since the unrest has taken over Darjeeling.

 

But all we care is about “The fireworks after India’s loss”.The debate is surely more to come.News channels would set-up shows for an open ended discussion on the entire incident of celebrating Pakistan’s victory, but the cries of Gorkhas will again be ignored over TRP, because real “Nationalism” lies in demeaning Pakistan.

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