‘Pakistani songs anthems of resistance in India’

Senate panel passes resolution expressing solidarity with Kashmiri people and struggling Sikh farmers in India

Our Correspondent January 29, 2021
Farmers take part in a tractor rally to protest against farm laws on the occasion of India's Republic Day at Tikri border near New Delhi, India, January 26,2021. PHOTO: REUTERS


The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday passed a resolution expressing solidarity with the Kashmiri people as well as with the struggling Sikh farmers in India noting that famous Pakistani songs had become popular anthems of resistance among the Indian people.

Earlier this week, the Sikh farmers, who raised their pennant on the Red Fort in New Delhi, whose symbol of resistance is a popular anthem, is actually a Pakistani song.  

“It is heartening to note that famous Pakistani songs have become popular anthems of resistance among the Indian people,” the resolution read.

The committee under the chairmanship of Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed urged the Modi regime to read the writing on the wall as, January 26, was marked as a black day by all those resisting the Indian government’s tyranny.

The committee also expressed condolences with the families of all those farmers and other communities, who had been martyred at the hands of the RSS, with over 10,000 peasants having committed suicide in 2019, while Muslims lynched and arrested because of their faith.

The resolution also urged the government that the RSS, which is the ideological mainstay of the Modi regime, should be “fully exposed and penalised” at all international fora. 

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed the committee on Kashmir and foreign policy challenges in 2021 and presented a dossier on Indian state terrorism in Pakistan to the committee chairman.

The foreign minister apprised the committee on the situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir with reference to political prisoners.

Regarding CPEC, FM Qureshi observed that the mega projects had now entered the second phase in which relocation of Chinese industry, job creation and activation of two new joint working groups on agriculture and international cooperation will be a force-multiplier.

Qureshi also briefed the committee on Pakistan foreign policy’s priorities with reference to relations with China, Muslim world, engaging with the new Biden administration, Afghanistan, India and the European Union.


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