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Bigotry In The Indian Premier League And The Bigger Picture

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

What I am about to write may hurt my Indian friends and I am sorry.  There are crooks, cranks and madmen in every country including India and there is no exaggeration in what I write.  I am merely writing from the heart as I always do.

Much has been said about the Indian Premier League’s decision to leave out Pakistani cricketers in the year that Pakistan is the defending World Twenty20 Cricket Champion.   Indians have come up with the stupidest excuses – excuses that cannot and should not make sense to any reasonable person.    But then we are not dealing with reasonable people. Continue reading

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“It will cut off Muslims’ heads- Jai Shri Ram”: Nehru’s grandson

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

If Nehru could see this, he would probably not be as blind to the religion and caste-based ugliness of his constituents as he was when he refused to recognize that there was some logic to Muslim grievances.  If the scion of the supposedly secular Nehru-Gandhi family could use such language what should one say of others?  

Varun Gandhi reminds one of our own Mr. Aamir Liaqat Hussain.  One suspects that both had sheltered upbringing as is obvious from the copious amounts of baby fat on their faces and one also suspects that there might be greater issues pyschologically, mentally and indeed self image that are at play.

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