Pakistan, despite playing the farce of being a victim of terror, just cannot stop glorifying terrorists and celebrating radical Islamists who kill innocents. A Pakistani legislator named Aamir Liyaqat Hussain is to play the role of Burhan Wani in a movie.
As per reports, Liyaqat, who is a member of Imran Khan’s PTI and is a Member of National Assembly from Karachi, is all set to play the role of the slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist.
The director of the proposed movie, Ayub Khosa, has said recently during a talk show that he wants to make a “clean, issue-based movie” on Kashmir. He also added that Kashmir’s portrayal in Bollywood movies gets international acclaim but the local movies made on Kashmir hardly get any attention.
Aamir Liyaqat Hussain has reportedly stated, “The film is about Burhan Wani and I am going to play him in the film. I don’t think I am a hero but Burhan Wani was definitely a hero.” He added that Wani was a hero of the ‘Kashmiri Nation’.
Liyaqat Hussain is a PTI legislator from Karachi. He is a popular televangelist and hosts religious TV shows. This year he is also to host the Ramazan transmissions in Pakistan’s state-owned PTV.
It is notable here that Burhan Wani was a dreaded Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist who was gunned down by Indian security forces in 2016. Wani’s death was used by scores of Kashmiri separatists and even Indian ‘liberals’ to peddle separatist narratives and had created months of unrest in the valley. Journalist Barkha Dutt had introduced Wani as the ‘son of a school headmaster’.
Pakistan had also attempted to fan the unrest in the valley by hailing Burhan Wani as a martyr. Former PM Nawaz Sharif had even addressed Wani as a ‘young leader’ in an address in the United Nations. Last year, in another brazen attempt, Pakistan had issued a series of postage stamps commemorating Wani and terrorists in Kashmir hailing them as martyrs.
India had reacted strongly to the stamp release and had proceeded to cancel a scheduled meeting between EAM Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The release of stamps had added to a series of other events that had seen India suspending all bilateral talks with Pakistan. The kidnapping and murder of 3 policemen in Shopian by Pakistan aided terrorist was also one of the major reasons. Even during the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor, India had stated that the opening of the corridor itself will not open the doors for bilateral talks and talks can only happen when Pakistan stops supporting terrorists.
It is notable here that Imran Khan is known for his tacit support to terrorist groups that work against India. Known as ‘Taliban Khan’ he had been caught fraternizing with radical and extremist Islamists.