Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, Asiya Andrabi and other Hurriyat leaders have been invited by Pakistan High Comission in New Delhi to join them and celebrate Pakistan Day on 23rd March. The invitation to Kashmiri separatists in India by Pakistan is not going so well with the Indians – who seem to be extremely furious about the ordeal altogether.
Besides these separatists, officials sources confirmed that Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik and Hurriyat’s moderate faction chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have also been called to attend the Pakistan Day function in New Delhi.
The news, however, isn’t going too well with the patriotic Indians who believe Kashmir is to-be a part of India, instead of Pakistan. The invitation doesn’t make any sense anyways – Kashmiri separatist, invited to India – to attend Pakistan Day function; the meeting has all the recipes for disaster.
Also, this is not the first time Pakistan has invited Kashmiri separatist leaders to a Pakistan Day function in the capital city of India. The High Comission has done so every year, even though the separatist leaders never show up themselves.
Pakistan’s meeting with Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders have always caused raged among Indians and has left many eyebrows raised. Last year, a controversy had erupted over the proposed meeting between Pakistan’s then National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz and Hurriyat leaders ahead of NSA-level talks in India.
It seems Pakistan Day will never stop causing controversy in India, be it 1947 or 2016.
Here’s how the common Indian man reacted to the news on Twitter
#PakParrots are dreaming that one day Pakistan will take over Kashmir and they will become ministers in the Pak government.
— Dr. Puneet (@puneetdel) March 15, 2016
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) March 15, 2016
— Shonali Sinha Naik (@ShonaliNaik) March 15, 2016
Unable to confront India
on the Border,
Pakistan is using these #PakParrots as their tools for waging Proxy wars against India !!
— Seema Choudhary (@Seems3r) March 15, 2016
#PakParrots Throw these people out. Send them to the countries they support.
— Rosy (@rose_k01) March 15, 2016
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) March 15, 2016
Who paid for Geelani's treatment at Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi. MAX is one of the most expensive hospital. #PakParrots
— Ankit Mishra (@ankit9100) March 15, 2016