Just as we had predicted on BRF years ago, it is beginning to happen. I am a Pakistani Indian……
My country Pakistan was created only 60 years ago. In my eyes, the current political landscape consisting of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan is just one of the many political permutations, Indian subcontinent has witnessed over thousands of years.
I am the heir to the same great Indus valley civilization and I have the same claim to India as those who belong to modern political India.
It is this common great heritage, underpinned by the idea of India independent of political configurations, which unites me with those who live in the present political entity of India.
It is our common heritage irrespective of our different political and for that matter even cultural differences
I am, a Pakistani, a Punjabi, a Muslim and of course an Indian
So in my case my Indian identity is there despite my Pakistani identity
At present I am in USA and studying at Cornell. Some of my best friends are Indians and I am amazed that how much common we have
I will nevertheless reiterate that creation of Pakistan at least in my eyes does not negate my Indian identity and origins.
Read and weep, my friends, read and weep. It is beginning to happen and the pseudo-liberals in India will make sure it happens.