India Rejected To Give Visa for Pakistanis To Attend Ursu’ festival at Delhi

Ursu’ festival in Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, New Delhi

India and Pakistan had signed an ‘Armistice’ (An agreement to stop firing on each other and maintaining peace and harmony along the line of control) in the United Nations amidst many countries during Jawaharlal Nehru’s regime. The peace-loving country India has been respecting and acceding to this agreement since the advent of U.N. But Pakistan breached this agreement, crossed the LOC (Line of Control) and killed many Army Jawans several times. It’s not one or two in number but Pakistan crossed the LOC 118 times and brutally killed several Indian Army Jawans since its signing an armistice with the United Nations. Despite India’s appeals numerous times, U.N stayed mum and recommended both countries to come to the bilateral agreement.

Ursu’ festival in Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, New Delhi

India Rejected To Give Visa for Pakistanis To Attend Ursu’ festival at Delhi

The peace-loving country India had lost its patience and conducted a surgical strike on Pakistan on 29th September 2016.  Surgical strike means a swift and targeted attack with the aim of minimum damage on Pakistan’s Army Jawans to the nearby areas along with LOC. Pakistan could not sustain its arguments in the United Nations. After waiting for an opportune moment Pakistan caught hold of a retired Navy army officer ‘Kulbhushan Jadav’ in Baluchistan, who worked for Indian Navy as the highest dignitary. After his retiring from his tenure, he started a business on his own.

Pakistan loaded with its grudge on India caught hold of Kulbhushan Jadav on the pretext of his espionage for India. Within a short span of time, not even allowing him to prove his innocence the Pakistan government pronounced a death sentence. However, with the Indian Foreign Minister – Sushma Swaraj’s appeal in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the death sentence was stopped at that moment yet Kulbhushan’s detention in Pakistan’s jail continued.

Coming to the present situation, two days ago Kulbhushan’s family was allowed to see him as per the verdict of International Court of Justice. The emotional moment between Kulbhushan and his family, after a period of 22 months, was tainted by Pakistan. Maintaining its cunning character, Pakistan government made Kulbhushan’s wife and his mother remove their saris and pushed them to wear Salwar, Kurta, and Burkha. Their bangles and ‘Mangal Sutra’ was also removed. The scene was so offensive that it could never be acknowledged and tolerated by any Indian.

Ursu’ festival in Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, New Delhi

Now, it’s India’s turn to retort the offensive acts of Pakistan. Indian government found the ripe moment to teach a lesson to Pakistan. During January 1st to 8th – the next month or 2018, many Muslims observe ‘Ursu’ festival in Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga located in Delhi. India is a secular country, there had never been any problem for Pakistanis to come to India to celebrate this festival. This tradition or ritual had never been the target of Indian Government. Pakistani visitors were given visas at the Line of Control and hosted them with respect.

For the first time ever in Indian history, after the bifurcation of India and Pakistan; Indian Government ingenuously refused to provide visas of 192 Pakistanis to come into India to celebrate their festival in Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga in India. It has become like a ‘Tit for Tat’ game between India and Pakistan.  Compassion and humanitarian elements are surely missing between both the countries. Indians have to cross their fingers; wait and watch how Pakistan retaliates on this gesture of India rejecting the visas of Pakistanis on religious grounds.

 

 

 

 

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