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India-Pakistan

Vijay Arur , Oct, 05 2016

Should India embrace the expelled artists or was it right in expelling them?


When I first heard about Fawad Khan's journey back to Pakistan i felt sympathetic, thinking it shouldn't have been done. What have the actors done? Why are they being punished. However when i read an open letter by an Army officer it suddenly hit me, its true, why should only the army of both countries hate each other? An army of a nation represents its country which means its people, so why only army, why can't the rest of us unite and take a stand. Have the citizens not elected their government which is creating such incidents, if they know this and are sitting quietly condemning then thats wrong too, they should stand up and raise the voice to get rid of such a government.

When I first heard about Fawad Khan's journey back to Pakistan i felt sympathetic, thinking it shouldn't have been done. What have the actors done? Why are they being punished. However when i read an open letter by an Army officer it suddenly hit me, its true, why should only the army of both countries hate each other? An army of a nation represents its country which means its people, so why only army, why can't the rest of us unite and take a stand. Have the citizens not elected their government which is creating such incidents, if they know this and are sitting quietly condemning then thats wrong too, they should stand up and raise the voice to get rid of such a government.

Manav garg , Oct, 06 2016


I dont understand the fuss, Pakistani actors come to India for money not because they love India. India is the cash cow to them, nothing wrong with that but we should be so emotional because of the social media noise. Within the safety of their homes, barring a few most Pakistani artists would say things that are not complimentary towards India.

I dont understand the fuss, Pakistani actors come to India for money not because they love India. India is the cash cow to them, nothing wrong with that but we should be so emotional because of the social media noise. Within the safety of their homes, barring a few most Pakistani artists would say t


Shivam Gupte , Changes are necessary, trying to change my so Oct, 06 2016


Art should not be mixed up with perverse politics in the subcontinent. The war like elements can only be eliminated if the peace process is not allowed to be disrupted and for that art continues to play a very positive role.just imagine the trillions of dollars wasted on armaments by Pakistan and India
Art should not be mixed up with perverse politics in the subcontinent. The war like elements can only be eliminated if the peace process is not allowed to be disrupted and for that art continues to play a very positive role.just imagine the trillions of dollars wasted on armaments by Pakistan and In


Aditya Meduri , Mechanical Engineering Undergrad Oct, 06 2016


I do agree that artistic expression, is important in a democracy, but expelling Pakistani actors and artists from India has nothing to do with them personally, or against art. It is more of a symbolic stand against Pakistan than anything else. Given the long-standing nature of conflict between our countries, I'd say that India has been especially tolerant towards artists from Pakistan, India didn't ban any of their actors before this, nor did we especially ban any of their movies from screening in India (can the same be said for them?) but the recent terror attacks were the proverbial last straw, where we couldn't pretend that everything was fine between our countries anymore.

Conflict resolution, through art or anything else, is a two-way process. They should be willing to reciprocate our good will, but it hasn't been so. Many Bollywood movies continue to be banned in Pakistan till date.

I do agree that artistic expression, is important in a democracy, but expelling Pakistani actors and artists from India has nothing to do with them personally, or against art. It is more of a symbolic stand against Pakistan than anything else. Given the long-standing nature of conflict between our c


Aditya Meduri , Mechanical Engineering Undergrad Oct, 05 2016


Exactly, even though freedom of speech is necessary in a democracy sometimes it becomes important to take a stand. If the actors are interested in working in India, they should respect it yet none of Pakistani artists have come forward to condemn the terror attacks.


Rohit pande , Have a view on many things but happy to thras Oct, 05 2016


So, if the argument is that having Pakistani artists in India insults the sacrifices of the army

then what about the Indians who defend these artists to practice their craft. Are they anti-national by the same brush ?