1. How Major Gaurav Arya’s open letter moves to ‘surgically silence’ sympathisers of Pakistani artists

How Major Gaurav Arya’s open letter moves to ‘surgically silence’ sympathisers of Pakistani artists

Major Gaurav Arya, an Army veteran, has penned down a touching letter, that has gone viral on social media.

By: | Published: October 4, 2016 6:23 PM
Major Gaurav Arya, Major Gaurav Arya open letter, Major Gaurav Arya letter, open letter of soldier There is a raging debate on whether artists from Pakistan should be allowed to work in India in wake of the growing tensions between the two countries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his recent ‘Mann Ki Baat’ said that while politicians speak their minds, the Army and security forces take action. “We are proud of our army. We politicians have many opportunities to speak our mind and we do speak. But, the forces do not speak, they take action,” PM Modi said a week after the Uri attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were martyred. The Indian Army has indeed taken action by carrying out surgical strikes across the LoC and successfully destroying many terrorist launch pads.

But now, a soldier has also spoken, and when a soldier speaks, his voice and words find resonance and connect with the 125 crore Indians. This soldier’s message comes amidst the raging debate on whether artists from Pakistan should be allowed to work in India in wake of the growing tensions between the two countries. Bollywood stands divided on the issue and there are some who believe that artists and art should be above national boundaries. However, many are of the view that at a time when Pakistan is waging a proxy war with India through terrorists and soldiers are fighting valiantly to protect the country, it is time to show solidarity and stand with the security forces.

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At such a time Major Gaurav Arya, an Army veteran, has penned down a touching letter, that has gone viral on social media. The letter talks of what a soldier would think if he saw the ongoing debate and the defence that many like Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt are offering on behalf of Pakistani artists. “Why should he (the soldierP alone sacrifice for India, when others were making merry?” he questions. “Patriotism and sacrifice is not the sole responsibility of the soldier. India is Mahesh Bhatt’s country, as much as it is the soldier’s,” he writes. “Its easy to ask for peace when you are a thousand miles away from the Line of Control, and your primary concerns are which party to attend this evening and where to get financing for your next film. Peace is not a punch line. It is the end result of war,” he slams.

Attaching two images with his post on Facebook, Major Gaurav Arya compares the letter written by a 10-year old girl Aditi, and Mahesh Bhatt. Below is the post that Arya shared on his Facebook page and the images of the two messages by Aditi and Bhatt:

It’s not often that a soldier speaks, but when he does he moves to ‘surgically’ silence people who find it difficult to show the spirit of national solidarity.

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    vandu
    Feb 3, 2017 at 9:51 am
    Bollywood is heartless people... Money n fam hungers... They r spoiling Indian culture.. n fr money n fam they can do anything n cross any limits.... They actually don't support actors . Bollywood hs no sympathy fr stan.. bt they r supporting stan bcz their movies r doing well in n like to watch bollywood movies.. that's d only reason
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    Puaja Butt
    Oct 4, 2016 at 1:22 pm
    Pls send mahesh Butt, KJ, and puri to akhnoor sector or Gilgit and let them say this words, phs, letters, JAB FATEGI NA TAB BATEGI........keep your u r opinion to u r self...at ki publicity filmy natak.....where were these bollywollywood gems when Taj was attacked...why didn't they dare to say any such things to terrorist, zayada se zayada kya hota mar hi jaate na.....idhar roz naya director aur hero aata public ko bore karne ko....send them to akhnoor or LOC diarrhea apne aap start ho jayega...
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    abhaykumar
    Oct 6, 2016 at 5:15 am
    Very good article but we should name and shame these people ...barkha dutt ,ravish kumar, nidhi razdan, kejriwal, his, news 24 , jdu , all these are stani sympathisers ..it's unbelievable people vote for some of these people
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    alice
    Oct 4, 2016 at 1:29 pm
    " malafide intent" is just the right word. He has nailed it with those 2 words.. and also shows their absolute lack of character.. they are like worms in the gutter preaching love and peace to suit their selfish and malafide interests.
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    alice
    Oct 4, 2016 at 1:31 pm
    SON OF A B*******'S OPINION SUITS HIS CIRSTANCE OF BIRTH.
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    Shiva
    Oct 5, 2016 at 8:40 pm
    Agree with Major. Excellent reply to so called liberals.
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    minutha karkera
    Oct 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm
    My greatest salute to my jawans your guarding my nation while i sleep in peace
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    smg
    Oct 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm
    Miandad's Indian Name is Mani Shankar Aiyeer
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