Comments on: His name is Khan and he is misunderstood http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/01/29/his-name-is-khan-and-he-is-misunderstood/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Woman21 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/01/29/his-name-is-khan-and-he-is-misunderstood/comment-page-1/#comment-27924 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:05:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=8429#comment-27924 Well I just want to add to my previous written view. Literature on Kashmir is extremely diverse with each side portraying the other one as the real demon. Though I am sure of the firing incident as reported by William Dalyrymple,it is also concurred by Indian newspapers, I do want to qualify Misra’s claim that 1987 elections were rigged or for that matter most of the elections were. I know from Indira’s biography that in 1980’s she played Hindu-Muslim card in the state, a thing that would be unnecessary if all elections were rigged and in 1987 Syed Gelaani was himself elected to the legislature. So I am not sure about the claim that we never had any fair or free elections in the state.
In fact P.Misra’s works seems to be a complete copy of Geelani’s ideas http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx  ?270160-1 and perhaps I realize that lot of caution has to be observed in readings on Kashmir. So I want to take back my above words that all elections were rigged. In fact, I am not sure about anything regarding Kashmir at the moment.
But yes I do know two things: i) I have no support for separatism and ii) I don’t doubt the loyalty of Indian Muslims.

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By: ekkax http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/01/29/his-name-is-khan-and-he-is-misunderstood/comment-page-1/#comment-27881 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:05:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=8429#comment-27881 full agreement with the author.its time we give some space to our superstars.even the most frank emotional outlet is misunderstood by us

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By: athreya http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/01/29/his-name-is-khan-and-he-is-misunderstood/comment-page-1/#comment-27877 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:30:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=8429#comment-27877 I think Venky Vembu’s point was that Mr.Khan is part of the privileged elite that shouldn’t complain about stereotyping and victimisation. He has the system and public opinion his side. So either the Indian government or public at large have rushed to his aid whenever his civil liberties or commercial interests were threatened by say the US government or lumpen elements in India. I would think that Mr.Khan will be taken seriously if he reaches out and helps genuine victims of caste, religious and ethnic strife in India and South Asia. So perhaps he can start by voicing the concerns of Kashmiri Pandits, victims of Gujarat riots, Sri Lankan war victims or Shias in Pakistan. Then we can conclude that he wants to make a difference rather than just indulge in cheap PR.

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By: Woman21 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/01/29/his-name-is-khan-and-he-is-misunderstood/comment-page-1/#comment-27870 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:02:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=8429#comment-27870 @satsangi: Are people aware of India’s role in Kashmir insurgency? Has it struck us why Muslims in the region have picked up arms against us? The truth is this that since 1950 we have rigged elections in the state. This continued till 1987, when the govt defeated popular candidates through RIGGING. This incited anger and in fact many of the leaders of the insurgency were the defeated candidates. And what happened after is shameful and is recounted by William Dalrymple:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives  /2008/may/01/kashmir-the-scarred-and-th e-beautiful/?pagination=false

If you are interested in longer version of the story, this is an excellent article by Pankaj Misra

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives  /2000/oct/05/the-birth-of-a-nation/

P.S: If Shahrukh’s views on terrorism was enough to stop the attacks, we would have used him long before. If you have read William Dalrymple, you will know how we shamelessly fired on unarmed crowds protesting against police brutality. We literally pushed them towards Pakistan for help and till today none of us have even apologized for killings.

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By: Robert MacMillan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/01/29/his-name-is-khan-and-he-is-misunderstood/comment-page-1/#comment-27860 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:45:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=8429#comment-27860 Why do you care about an actor’s point of view on Pakistan?

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By: satsangi http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/01/29/his-name-is-khan-and-he-is-misunderstood/comment-page-1/#comment-27859 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:31:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=8429#comment-27859 Misunderstood and or misinterpreted by Anurag? But the fact is: All most every one one will agree that, INDIA is the only country where Muslims are safe & secure under any circumstances. Shah Rukh Khan is apparently trying to grab media attention to shore up his waning popularity. It is flabbergasting to note his studied silence on the Pakistani Terrorists comments as well that of Pakistan Government, which is creating the lurking suspicion in the public at large of possibility of a collusion and or nexus between Mr. Khan & Pakistan Government supported by Terrorists & it may gain credence if he remains silent.

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