Why is Indian journalist Aarti Singh upset with Diriliş: Ertuğrul’s popularity in Pakistan?
We remember our roots and we will cherish them forever!
And the Ertugrul discussion continues.
An Indian Journalist recently took to Twitter to comment on the popularity of Dirilis: Ertugrul in Pakistan.
She wrote: ”Now that Pakistanis, after watching Ertugrul in Urdu, have finally found an identity that they can adopt to hide their Indian roots & history, Pakistan should now officially declare its merger with Turkey, kneel before the Caliph Erdogan & rename itself as Greater Turkistan.”
Now that Pakistanis, after watching #Ertugrul in Urdu, have finally found an identity that they can adopt to hide their Indian roots & history, Pakistan should now officially declare its merger with Turkey, kneel before the Caliph Erdogan & rename itself as Greater Turkistan. ?
— Aarti Tikoo Singh (@AartiTikoo) May 18, 2020
I personally find this statement absurd. Muslims are well aware of their roots and remember their glorious past. We boast about belonging to the Indian subcontinent, which was ruled and governed by our ancestors in the past. We acclaim Muslim leaders who fought bravely and succeeded in forming Pakistan – an Independent Islamic State. We are proud of our roots and don’t feel the need to conceal them.
We are okay with our nation falling for this noble Muslim past. At least we get to teach our youth the true history about how coruscating our Muslim leaders were, unlike the made-up, hatred-filled content currently India brags about.
We, as a nation, praise art and work beyond nationalities. However, the recent Indian content has been quite bizarre as rather than encouraging constructive ideas, it seems to be pushing a certain narrative forward.
Criticism is okay. It opens new avenues of discussion. Art, at any point, should be open to opposing ideas. But just a request: Please stop keeping an eye on everything Pakistan does with an intention to pull out negativity only.
If you’re big on proposing ideas, firstly help your own industry produce something ‘actually productive’ and reject the hate narrative. Because currently, the content your country is producing is as prejudiced as your statement.
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