The Enemy Within, And 10 Narratives They Push

The unrest in Kashmir over terrorist Burhan Wani’s death, the jihadi attack on an Army camp in Uri and Bharat’s surgical strike on terrorist launching pads in PoK – these three events have generated ample debate in Bharat. A careful analysis of the debate which has ensued over the last few months reveals the enemy within.

Today, we have a dangerous mix of traitors, self-servers, and fools that have a major influence on Bharat’s public discourse. Their grip is slowly being loosened by an informed & aware citizenry who are using the democratic space of social media to express incisive opinions and counter the fossilized, misinformed and devious propaganda of entrenched interests.

In this article, we present ten narratives propagated by voices that, knowingly or otherwise, are detrimental to Bharat’s cause and indirectly aid the Pakistani agenda.

Narrative#1 – What surgical strikes? Show me the proof!

Many eminent opposition politicians have questioned the veracity of the Army and Government’s claim of conducting surgical cross-border strikes in PoK on 28 Sept – some have couched their doubt in contexts such as the ‘we are only asking for proof to defeat Pakistani propaganda‘ line of Delhi CM Arvind Kejirwal, but the underlying message has been one of mocking incredulity.

Congress leaders like P Chidambaram, Sanjay Nirupam,  Randeep Surjewala, Anand Sharma, CPM’s Sitaram Yechury and AAP’s Kapil Mishra are some of the other leaders who have questioned or mocked the strikes. Elite liberal international media outlets like New York Times, Washington Post etc. have also followed this cue and questioned the surgical strikes.

Some like Mamta Banerjee, who have been vocal about localized incidents like the Dadri lynching of Mohammad Akhlak, have maintained a studied silence on the strikes.

Pakistani position: The Pakistani Army issued the following statement – “This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth.”

Those clamouring for ‘proof ‘ of the strikes are well aware that the entire operation was video-graphed by the Army. Currently, the Pakistani establishment is denying these attacks since Pakistan officially denies the existence of terrorist camps on their soil – denial is also a face-saving measure to avoid humiliation in front of their public. Internationally, all countries have supported Bharat’s right to defend itself against terrorist attacks (diplomatic way of communicating approval for the surgical strikes).

So there is no reason for Bharat to release any ‘proof’. Such proof may actually build public pressure on Pakistan to retaliate by escalating – is this what our agent provocateurs truly want?

Narrative#2 – Such ‘surgical strikes’ have been done before!

Dismayed at the surge of patriotism and confidence that the surgical strikes have triggered across the nation, the secular-liberal cabal has now gone into damage control mode. The new narrative being put out is that the 28 Sept strikes are nothing new – Congress claims that UPA-2 conducted 3 ‘surgical strikes’, but did not make any ‘loud claims’! The Congress VP and perpetual leader-in-waiting Rahul Gandhi claimed that PM Modi is doing ‘dalali‘ (pimping) with the blood of soldiers.

Former DGMO (2012-14) Lt. Gen. Vinod Bhatia (Retd) has however refuted these Congress claims – he has called the 28 Sept strike the ‘first of its kind surgical strike on Pakistani terrorists’. He compared this strike to the June 2015 strike carried out in Myanmar. Moreover, even a non-military person can see that simultaneous strikes at 4 different spots along the LoC  penetrating up to 3 km inside enemy territory and destroying 7 terror launch pads is a unique operation.

Secondly, the decision of going public with the information about the cross-border strike marks a huge strategic and tactical shift. Apart from imposing punitive costs on Pakistan for its terror infrastructure along the LoC, it also instills confidence in the people of Bharat that we are not helpless against Pakistani terror. Our ‘experts’ are quick to point out that such strikes will not make Bharat more secure – and they may well be right. What they deliberately overlook is that the common man is no fool – everyone understands that a rogue nation like Pakistan will not mend its ways anytime soon, but such strikes are a much needed option in the set of tools we need to use against Pakistan.

Narrative#3 – So what if some soldiers die? It’s part of their job!

This disgraceful line has been taken by some to dilute the anger across the nation after the unprovoked massacre of 19 soldiers in Uri by Pakistani jihadis. Here is what the Malini Parthasarathy (Former Editor, The Hindu | M.S,Journalism, Columbia University | PhD, Centre for Political Studies, JNU) had to say –

Communist student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who shot to national limelight in the JNU sedition case and was hailed as the brightest star on the political horizon, said – “Those who are hardly 10-12th pass and have no jobs, they join the Army.”

Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri came up with the following statement on a TV show – “Who asked the martyred soldiers to join the Army?”

One Shiv Narayan Yadav, who claims to be RJD (Lalu Yadav’s party) media prabhari (in-charge), went a step further and actually celebrated the murder of the 19 soldiers, claiming they likely joined the Army by praying bribe so it was good that the 4 Pakistani terrorists ‘did their duty.’

Mamta Banerjee did not issue any outrageous statement, but her actions in terms of announcing Rs 2 lakh compensation for the martyred soldiers from WB, in contrast to the 10 lakh compensation for Haj stampede victims, shows where her priorities lie.

Narrative#4 – Did Bharat’s Army have a role in Uri Attack?

The conspiracy theory that the Bharatiya Army staged the attack on its own camp in Uri just to defame Pakistan has many takers in Pakistan, including the Pakistani Defence Minister. This is not surprising given that theories like Bharat triggered floods/earthquakes in Pakistan or that Jews/America brought down the twin towers on 9/11 are also widely believed there. Another fascinating theory that emerged in Pakistani media in wake of Uri attacks is that Bharat staged the attack to create hatred between the Sikh and Muslim communities in Kashmir.

Now, a senior CPM leader MV Jayarajan, also a close associate of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, has said that ‘Bharatiya soldiers were involved in the terror strike at Uri.’ With this statement Jayarajan joins the ranks of Digvijay Singh who had publicly lent his support to the ’26/11 – RSS ki sazish’ theory. Digvijay Singh also found it worthwhile to replug an article reporting the Pakistan’s Defence Minister’s “Uri attack was ‘self-generated’ by India” claim.

NC (National Conference) leader Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, younger brother of Farooq Abdullah, has endorsed the Pakistani position that Bharat staged a false-flag operation in Uri. He said “There is a vast network of Indian security agencies in Kashmir and we can’t deny this fact that Uri attack may be a conspiracy to foil Pakistan’s attempts to raise Kashmir issue at United Nations.” He later said “India has violated Pakistan’s sovereignty with surgical strike.”

Narrative#5 – ‘Hyper nationalist’ TV anchors are pure evil/lackeys of Modi!

After tiring of their demonization of social media as the source of all evil and intolerance in Bharat’s society, our sanctimonious left-liberal commentators have found a new favorite whipping boy – the so-called jingoistic, ultra-nationalist TV anchor/channel. The main targets of this narrative are – Arnab Goswami of Times Now, Zee News, and News X.

These 3 media entities have been labelled as war-mongers, hate-mongers, fanatics, BJP/Modi lapdogs etc. for daring to buck the mainstream trend and liberal viewpoint on select issues like Indo-Pak relations, Hindu exodus from Kairana, persecution of Hindus in West Bengal.

Arnab in particular is the target for an entire group of journalists consisting of Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkha Dutt, Sagarika Ghose, Shekhar Gupta, Siddharth Varadrajan and others. His crime – he exposed the JNU anti-nationals and takes an unambiguous pro-Bharat stand vis-a-vis Pakistan and Kashmiri separatists. Arnab is not a BJP supporter or pro-Hindu by any stretch of imagination – his sensationalist anti-BJP rants during the Lalit  Modi controversy and preaching to Hindus to ‘avoid loudspeakers in temples’ to avoid conflict with Muslim hardliners in UP, being examples of his mainstream journalist credentials.

But for our libtards, even the slightest dissent with their position is a cause for rage – hence Arnab was slammed  by Rajdeep on a Pakistani TV channel!

Congress politicians like Ghulam Nabi Azad have also criticized certain TV channels for inviting critics of Pakistan and Islamic fundamentalism like Tarek Fateh and Taslima Nasreen for news debates – he claimed that watching such debates inflames Kashmiri Muslims and has directly contributed to the anti-Bharat sentiment and unrest in the valley.

The contrast between Congress/AAP criticism of media outlets for any critical coverage versus the restraint Modi/BJP have shown for so many years despite hostile media coverage of 2002 riots also tells a lot about who really stands for freedom of speech & independent media.

Narrative#6 – Extra-judicial murder of ‘headmaster’s son & social media warrior’ Burhan Wani

When Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was shot dead in an encounter with security forces over 3 months back,  it set off violent protests in the valley which are yet to fully subside.

Media immediately went into overdrive, projecting Wani as a ‘charismatic young man forced to pick up the gun due to frustration, exclusion, anger, bleak prospects’. Leading the pack were journalists like Harinder Baweja, Barkha Dutt and newspapers like Indian Express & Hindustan Times.

Kavita Krishnan of  CPI (ML) called Wani’s killing ‘extra judicial’, while ex-J&K CM Omar Abdullah echoed the ‘Burhan Wani – better alive than dead’ line.

The violent protests which erupted after Wani’s public funeral saw new tactics being employed by separatists – use of children for stone-pelting and terrorists hiding inside crowds lobbing grenades at security forces. When police & CRPF resorted to using pellet guns (considered a non-lethal crowd control measure, adopted after the 2008/10 violence) to control the mobs who were whipped into a frenzy by jihadi messages pouring out of mosques, all hell broke loose.

Most TV channels, newspapers and magazines were filled with images of pellet gun victims and all ‘public intellectuals’ castigated the Bharatiya state for its ‘brutality’. Not many questioned the Geelanis, Asiya Andrabis, Yasin Maliks who were instigating 8-10 year olds to throw stones.

As per this narrative, anything & everything, but radical Islam & call of jihad, is to be blamed for violence in Kashmir.

Narrative#7 – Modi-powered intolerance & Hindu fascism (Dadri!) has polarized Bharat & radicalized Kashmir

This insidious narrative is being spread by the leading ‘public intellectuals’ of Bharat such as Ramachandra Guha who says ‘The excesses of the Hindu right wing have had a terrible blowback in Kashmir,’ and Ashis Nandy who writes in Outlook magazine that ‘Bharat has lost Kashmir’s trust and the crisis there is now akin to Palestine.’ Incidentally, Nandy had once described Narendra Modi as ‘a classic, clinical case of a fascist.’

The Palestine analogy for the situation in Kashmir is repeated by veteran columnist Prem Shankar Jha, who also quotes an ex-terrorist in his The Wire piece ‘the problem lies with India slowly turning into a fascist country where the Muslims are like Jews (in Nazi Germany).’

Guha also tweeted for good measure –

So this is the new action-reaction theory of our liberal intelligentsia – “Modi’s ascent to power in 2014 unleashed a wave of intolerance across the nation, and this has resulted in a backlash of rising Islamic fundamentalism in Kashmir.” Never mind that Dadri was a localized issue that occurred in a non-BJP ruled state like UP, or that cow slaughter is banned in almost all states, or that Hindus are at the receiving end of Islamist violence in states like WB, UP, TN.

The ground has been set to blame a potential second partition of the country on Hindu ‘radicalization’ – this is not surprising given that the rising self-awareness of Hindus and their questioning of secular-liberal hypocrisy is a ‘dangerous & radical’ development for the liberal lobby.


As per this narrative, the rise of jihadism and Wahabbi Islam in Kashmir & many pockets across the country (a process underway for decades) will be projected as a reaction to Hindu ‘majoritarianism’. 

Of course, action-reaction theories are angrily dismissed when someone brings it up in context of the gory Sabarmati train burning and the subsequent 2002 Gujarat riots. Uncomfortable questions like why Kashmiri Pandits were brutally expelled from the valley in 1989-90, much before Babri demolition, 2002 riots and at a time when BJP was nowhere close to power, are also tactfully ignored.

Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad leaves no doubt of the future position of Bharat’s self-proclaimed secular-liberals when he says “If situation in Kashmir is not controlled, it will lead to a 1947 type partition’. 

The game plan is clear – blame everything on Hindus, give a clean chit to Islam, in case of another partition of Bharat.

Narrative#8 – Unconditional & uninterruptable dialogue with Pakistan

After Uri, for the first time ever we moved beyond the traditional war or talks duality presented by our Nehruvian establishment as the only two options on the table to deal with Pakistan – any military action carries threat of nuclear conflict and international intervention making it too risky, leaving unconditional talks as the only option, we were condescendingly informed. 

But when common citizens started talking about other options – withdrawing MFN (Most Favored Nation) status unilaterally given to Pakistan in 1996, taking a fresh look at the lopsided Indus Water Treaty (IWT), downgrading or freezing diplomatic relations, declaring Pakistan a terrorist state as the first step to internationally isolate it, ending opportunities for Pakistani artists in Bharat – it set off a wave of panic in the liberal establishment and we were soon inundated with articles & comments on why each of these options was ‘not feasible’. 

Ex-Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao contemptuously shot-down ‘loose talk’ of tinkering with IWT. A professor for ‘Peace & Conflict Resolution’ painted a scary picture of what would ensue if we even dared to rethink IWT. We were warned that any step by Bharat on IWT would trigger retaliatory action from Pakistan’s friend China on the Brahmaputra. Actress Dia Mirza weighed in on twitter with a homily on rivers and humanity. 

Isolating Pakistan is not possible given its strategic geographical location (the China/US spectre again), we were told. Ambassador MK Bhadrakumar, a man who ironically spent his IFS career mainly in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran desks in the Ministry of External Affairs, wrote an article immediately after the Uri attack titled ‘Pakistan will force India to the negotiating table’. He dismissed even the thought of any  ‘precipitate military moves’ and almost gleefully predicted Bharat being forced to resume talks with Pakistan, ‘preferably with American monitoring.’

So while many in the secular-liberal camp were mocking Modi in the immediate aftermath of Uri, questioning his ‘inaction’ against Pakistan in light of his pre-election rhetoric, every punitive non-military step considered against their beloved Pakistan was shot down by the same camp. The PM’s  Sept 24th speech in Kozhikode was hailed as a ‘powerful case for the country’s guiding principle of strategic restraint‘ and proof that the approach of previous Governments was right. 

After the Kozhikode speech, the liberal camp was happy in the knowledge that the rage over Uri had been successfully managed, that Bharat’s ‘most hardline, most Hindutva-nationalist prime minister’ was also toeing the same line of strategic restraint which they had all along claimed as the only feasible method of dealing with Pakistan. Sushma Swaraj’s speech at UN General Assembly on 26 Sept, was similarly lauded as a sign of a ‘mature democracy that would refuse to be provoked by Pakistani non-State actors.’

No wonder, the surgical strikes on the night of 28th Sept came as such a jolt and generated angry demands of proof, followed by dismissal as nothing new. There were even plaintive cries from journalists like Shekhar Gupta wondering why the Opposition parties and editorial class were not taken into confidence like it used to happen when IK Gujral was PM.

For our secular-liberals, the status quo with Pakistan needs to be maintained at all costs. The surgical strikes have disturbed them deeply, and already we are seeing articles like ‘Three Terror Attacks Since Surgical Strike: Is India Any Safer?

It is not beyond some in the liberal camp like Shivam Vij to be hoping for a major terror strike on a metro city during the Diwali festival season so that they can turn around and say ‘Told you so!’ 

Narrative#9 – Trade and cultural exchanges can resolve Bharat-Pak conflict

The killer argument for the status-quoist crowd is articulated by Amit Varma, an accomplished writer and author who wrote this article ‘To Defeat Pakistan’s Generals, Let’s Embrace Their Artists.‘  Claiming to be a ‘hawk’ on Bharat-Pak relations, Varma regurgitates the oft-repeated line that the Pakistani military establishment (hostile to Bharat) is in conflict with Pakistan’s civil society (seeks good relations with Bharat) and hence Bharat should strengthen Pakistani civil society. Trade and cultural exchange are the ways to empower this ‘constituency for peace’ and weaken Pakistan’s military. 

It seems Varma has mistaken the cheering Pakistani elites he encountered while covering Bharat’s 2004 cricket tour as symptomatic of Pakistan’s ‘peace-loving’ civil society. The dark side of Pakistani society where brutal persecution of Hindus and other minorities is a normal, everyday affair is probably unknown to him, or maybe he knows but prefers to ignore it as acknowledging that ugly reality would be tantamount to ‘spreading hate’.


If one were to ask why trade & cultural exchanges have failed to bring the desired results in 69 years since Independence, and why Pakistan is today, in the era of globalization, a far more illiberal & dangerous place than it was 30 years back, one would be greeted with a painful silence. 

Narrative#10 – Pakistanis are just like us

The unconditional talks with Pakistan narrative is actually based on the secular-liberal belief that Pakistanis and Bharatiyas are the same people – it is just the hate-mongers on both sides who are responsible for all the acrimony.

Bollywood has a major role to play in this non-factual delusion. Some exceptions like Baby, Phantom aside, many Bollywood movies are littered with romanticized portrayals of Pakistan & Pakistanis – the block-buster hit PK which disparaged Hindu ‘idol-worshippers’ had the lead heroine pairing with her good-hearted Pakistani boyfriend; Bajrangi Bhaijaan shows a friendly Pakistani reporter, maulana and police officer – in contrast, the Hindu father of the heroine is shown as an upper-caste Islamophobic bigot; Main Hoon Na has the villain as a rogue Indian Army officer who is opposed to an Bharat-Pak peace deal; Filmistaan shows how human and cultural bonds bind both Bharat and Pakistan and the movie even humanizes an Islamic terrorist; War Chhod Na Yaar shows friendship and camaraderie between troops of both nations and questions the need for war. 

Even if a movie hints at Pakistani support for jihadi terror, the people of Pakistan are always presented as innocent. While Hindu ‘fanaticism’ and ‘bigotry towards Muslims’ in Bharat is a common theme in many Bollywood movies, the very real and disturbing persecution of minorities in Pakistan is never shown.


So it is not surprising when actor Om Puri goes to Pakistan for a film festival in Dec 2015 and says “Dadri is a blot on all Indians…will come to Pakistan if threatened by extremism in India”; Actress Anushka Sharma in 2015 says to a Pakistani paper “The love Pakistanis have for me and I have for them is something that is unaffected (by volatile relations between the two nations)”; director Kabir Khan says “Pakistan can be Bollywood’s biggest territory”; Shah Rukh Khan in 2010 said, “It (Pakistan) is a great neighbour to have. We are great neighbours, They are good neighbours. Let us love each other….Let me be honest. My family is from Pakistan, my father was born there and his family is from there”; Naseeruddin Shah said in Pakistan, “Indians being brainwashed into believing Pakistan is the enemy”; Salman Khan said during an interview to a Pakistani channel, “26/11 attacks were hyped because “elite people” were targeted”; Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt have both batted for Pakistani artists in the wake of the Uri attacks.

This article exposes the hollowness & hypocrisy of the Bollywood crowd who claim that Pakistani artists are not terrorists and hence it’s fine to work with them. Some acclaimed journalists even peddle false commercial reasons for employing Pakistani artists in Bollywood.

Bollywood’s romance with Pakistan is further strengthened by left-liberal intellectuals such as Kuldip Nayar, Rajinder Sachar, IK Gujral – this nostalgic “Lahore Club” believes that Bharat should make unilateral concessions in pursuit of peace with Pakistan, overlooking four wars, Islamic terrorism, bleeding cuts inflicted on us – because we are an elder nation, the onus is on us to make concessions and allay the fears of our younger brother Pakistan, they assert. 

These bleeding heart liberals go to Wagah Border on 14th of August for candle-light marches,  as part of what diplomats call ‘Assi Tussi’ (you and me) diplomacy in Punjabi. They are the ones who cheer loudest when the media-engineered ‘Aman ki Asha’ circus rolls into town. They are the ones who call for ‘cricket diplomacy’ and Indo-Pak bilateral series. They warn Bharat against becoming a ‘Hindu Pakistan’, and in the same breath preach that we should not demonize Pakistan! 

Congress politician Ramya believes ‘Pakistan is a good country and not hell.’ Sonia loyalist Mani Shankar Aiyar says “Our response to Pakistan has to be asymmetric. To turn the other cheek. We need to give more than we expect. To discard the idea of reciprocity and create a blitzkrieg of goodwill.”

Some like Aakar Patel take the Pak love to another level altogether – he says that the violent nature of Pakistani society is directly attributable to the their Hindu caste origins, and not to religion

What the secular-liberal of Bharat either does not know, or pretends to ignore is the following – 

  • The states of Pakistan and Bharat are like chalk and cheese, and the public mindsets & attitudes are also poles apart.
  • Pakistan was founded on an ideology of hate – the two-nation theory – in which ‘Hindu’ Bharat is branded as the perpetual enemy. It was designed to be a separate state for Muslims of Bharat, and Constitutionally places non-Muslims on a lower pedestal
  • Minorities like Hindus, Sikhs, Ahmadis, Christians face official persecution and discrimination in Pakistan. Hindu girls are routinely abducted, converted, forcefully ‘married’ – all with the connivance of the courts and in full view of civil society.
  • Pakistan’s blasphemy law mandates death for contempt of the ‘Holy Prophet’ – it is often used to persecute religious minorities and settle personal vendettas. Prominent Pakistani politicians like Shahbaz Bhatti & Salman Taseer, who dared to criticize this blasphemy law have been murdered.
  • From the 1970s onwards, the Pakistani State (both civilian Government and Army) have undertaken a program of overt Islamization and today Government issued school textbooks indoctrinate Pakistani children by propagating concepts such as jihad, the inferiority of non-Muslims, Bharat’s ingrained enmity with Pakistan, Hindus as backward, superstitious and treacherous kafirs etc. Acclaimed Pakistani intellectuals like Pervez Hoodbhoy have said “Pakistan is losing its South Asian roots. It’s being Arabized.”
  • The Pakistan Army is the most respected institution in Pakistan and has ruled that nation for 33 years since its formation in 1947. Pakistan’s foreign policy in particular is firmly controlled by its Army. Official Pakistani military doctrine casts the conflict with Bharat nearly exclusively in religious terms, and paints Hindus as dishonourable, meek, pusillanimous, treacherous, and inequitable.
  • Pakistan’s deep state (ISI) terrorizes the country’s journalists and ensures favorable coverage.
  • Pakistan glorifies genocidal medievial Islamic invaders like Ghazni, Ghori etc who wreaked havoc on Bharat.
  • Popular culture of Pakistan disparages Hindus as miserly, back-stabbers, piss-drinkers, superstitious, bride burners, penis & monkey worshippers etc.
  • Pakistan is a proven safe haven for terrorists from across the world – Osama Bin Laden was living in a safe house just miles away from Pakistan Army Headquarters. Pakistan Army and ISI have staged several terror attacks on Bharat including Mumbai 26/11, Mumbai 2006 train blasts, Parliament attack in 2001 etc. Terror masterminds like Hafeez Saeed and dreaded international criminals like Dawood Ibrahim walk free in Pakistan, with full protection from the state.

The common citizen who wants no ties (trade, cultural or diplomatic) with Pakistan is dismissed as a ‘hate monger’ by our liberals – but the reality is that ordinary citizens understand that not everyone in Pakistan is evil or bad. Just like not everyone in Nazi Germany was evil, not everyone in Apartheid-era South Africa was evil, and not everyone in Communist North Korea is evil – but the core ideology of those nations and their most powerful institutions is evil, which is why they were/are opposed by all means available – military, economic, sport, cultural. We must do the same with Pakistan – unless it is boycotted and isolated at all levels, the constituency of hate within Pakistan will always have a cloak of respectability and the facade of normalcy under which they will continue their bleed-Bharat-with-a-1000-cuts strategy.

Pakistani citizens will not rise up against their military-jihad complex just because our liberals want them to – the Berlin Wall between East and West Germany fell only when the citizens of East Germany were pushed to the brink by Western sanctions & after they realized the true face of their dictatorial Communist Government following a 40 year Cold War with the West. Currently, there is no sign that the average citizen of Pakistan realizes that Pakistan is exporting terror, or even cares that much if kafirs in Pakistan or Bharat are dying. 

Pakistan must be made into an international pariah through every means at Bharat’s disposal – and our goal must be to completely eradicate the cancerous jihadi ideology which has taken deep root in Pakistan; anything less would prove to be just a temporary cure. 

By maintaining any link – diplomatic, trade, cultural – with Pakistan, we only weaken the cause of the rational Pakistani citizen who wants to defeat the powerful lobby currently running the country. And a cold war with Pakistan does not mean severing all links – we can always maintain unofficial contact with those fighting for human rights and universal values in Pakistan.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, the Roman thinker, had said

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.”

It is time that Bharat confronted the fools and enemy within, before they manage to completely rot the soul of our nation.