Aug 27, 2019
Controversial Indian author claimed that the Indian army is ‘at war’ with minorities
Indian author and human rights activist Arundhati Roy is facing social media fire for claiming that “the Pakistani military was never used against its own people”. According to her, the “Indian state” has repeatedly done so, in a video that is circulating online.
As the video featuring the Booker prize-winning novelist spread online, hashtag #ArundhatiRoy trended in many countries and netizens expressed their dismay at her comments.
Pro-independence Baloch leader Akter Nadeem said an a tweet that "#ArundhatiRoy is a misguided person and unaware of the situation of the region. World is already aware of the crimes against humanity Pakistan Army committed in Bangladesh, genocide of Baloch for the last 7 decades and the scale of destruction to occupy FATA. Get yourself updated".
Balochistan’s largest pro-independence political party, Baloch National Movement's Chairman Khalil aslo shared his regard in twitter said that, "I have immense respect for Arundhati Roy as she has always given a voice to voiceless. But her statement about Pakistan army never using force against its civilians is a distortion of history. The massacre of Bengalis and Baloch by the Pakistan army are indisputable facts".
Khalil Baloch also released a urdu statement in media regarding this.
Sohrab Baluch Chairman of Baloch Students Organization Azad also assuced her regard and said that, "Supporting Kashmiris didn’t implies to praise Pakistan.Its army killed Bengalis in millions in 70’s, Balochistan is coping with 5th military operations whch has claimed 1000s of lives so far. KPK & Sindh share same fate. #ArundhatiRoy statement is deceptive".