HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014

Pak has become a Jurassic park: Katju

PTI  Thiruvananthapuram, March 04, 2013
First Published: 21:43 IST(4/3/2013) | Last Updated: 01:30 IST(5/3/2013)

PCI chief Markandey Katju on Monday likened Pakistan to Jurassic Park, saying violence and deaths are being reported everyday due to inherent faults in that country's formation.


Delivering the second Rajiv Gandhi memorial lecture organised by the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs in Thiruvananthapuram, he said the commotion in that country was the natural consequence of setting up a theocratic state.

"You cannot create a state on the basis of religion in the sub-continent which is full of diversities," he said.

Speaking on the topic 'What is India', Katju, whose article 'Truth about Pakistan' was recently published by 'The Nation' in Pakistan, said Partition was a mistake and a combined nation comprising India and Pakistan that would not tolerate religious bigotry and Hindu and Muslim extremism, would become a reality some day in future.

He said Partition had sown the seeds of the destruction of Pakistan as a nation. He also said India was passing through a period of transition from feudal agricultural society to modern industrial society.

"The transition is a very painful and agonising period in our history. It is the duty of all patriotic people to spread rational and scientific ideas in this period to combat casteism, communalism and superstitions," he said.

more from India

Rights body awards Rs. 25k to African women ‘racially abused’ by Bharti

The National Human Rights Commission has recommended a monetary relief of Rs. 25,000 each for 12 African women whose homes AAP leader Somnath Bharti had allegedly barged into during a midnight raid in Khirki Extension earlier this year.
Most Popular
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved