My college had banned the hijab in the campus. I was the only student who insisted on keeping the hijab on. So they made life hell for me.They were many Muslim hijabi students but all of them removed the hijab at the gate.
Since I was the only one who insisted on wearing hijab the whole management and the professors ganged up against me. They thought I was rebelling and revolting against the rules. My college days were horrible.
I remember one particular incident. I was in the middle of a very important exam. And a very prejudiced Hindu Professor came up to me in the middle of the exam and asked me to remove my hijab. I was in a fix. I hadn’t brought a dupatta(stole) with me. I was wearing shalwar kameez underneath my coat and scarf. For me being without hijab is like being naked. And being without a dupatta is unthinkable. So, I did not remove my hijab and continued to write the paper. Kept reciting Naade Ali.
The bitch professor came again and started screaming and abusing me and asked me to remove my hijab immediately. I told her,”But I can’t remove my hijab. I don’t have a dupatta!”. She said,”I don’t care. That’s not my problem. Remove your burqa at once!”
I removed my coat. Wore my scarf like a dupatta because I knew that bitch wouldn’t let me cover my hair.
I sat down on my seat. And burst into tears.
I wept for a long time. I was crying because my hair was visible for everyone to see. I was crying because of how unfair, unjust and oppressive it was for them to ask me to remove my hijab. I was crying because I was feeling insulted and humiliated. Luckily,my hindu best friend was sitting behind me. The poor dear was trying to make me stop crying,”Zaini, don’t cry. It’s ok. You need to write the paper. We are running out of time.”
So, I finally composed myself and finished the paper. I think that they deliberately did this drama in the exam so that I don’t get good marks(since I was a topper).But I still topped the class.
Ironically, these same people nominated me for the best student award in the third year of college. Every year the class topper was nominated as thebest student.They had to nominate me. They had no choice because I was good in academics and always topped the class.
My friend was talking about getting arranged married.
He said, “I will love my wife even if she is fat, dark and ugly.”
“Why?”,I asked him.
“Because she will be my wife and it’s my duty to love her.”,he replied.
I saw a middle aged traditional Hindu woman and her older Hindu friend smiling and enthusiastically wishing each other “Eid Mubarak” like it’s their festival!
Especially because pride or kibr is the quality of shaitan and Allah hates proud people. I have seen people in my own family who insist that we can’t marry “out” because we are more superior and pure than the rest of the shias.
This pride keeps the sayeds from learning. Most of them are very cultural and are not willing to learn about Islam. They insist that whatever they are doing is right and even if it isn’t!
Today I was standing in a queue at the railway station. A poor, bearded Muslim man was standing behind me with two huge bags full of some metal stuff. Suddenly three police men came with a huge sniffer dog. They had a sense of urgency about them. I think they had been a bomb scare or a tip off. Anyway these policemen aggressively looked at the man. One of them barked,”Is this bag your’s? Are you making a bomb?”
The Muslim man got very scared and started shivering, he said,”No,No it’s not a bomb.” They harassed him some more and then left. The man didn’t look very educated. He obviously didn’t know his rights. The police had no right to harass him like that just because he was Muslim. I felt very angry.
The Mumbai police is the most communal police force in the country. Recently I read a report that the jails in our state have a disproportionately high percentage of Muslim inmates.
Indians can be so funny! I’m in a Mumbai local train and there is a middle aged lady sitting right across to me and she is doing yoga! Lol!
Outgoing ISI chief General Ahmed Shuja Pasha explained why Bollywood spy thriller, Agent Vinod, indeed hurts Pakistani sensitivities, especially the ISI’s, and why there was no way the establishment could have countenanced the movie’s release in Pakistan. Excerpts from General Pasha’s interview with The Unreal Times Islamabad correspondent, Wajahat Habibullah:
Unreal Times: General, give us a straightforward answer. Why was Agent Vinod banned in Pakistan?
General Pasha: The movie shows the ISI in poor light. How the f*** do you expect us to approve it.
Unreal Times: But General, the movie portrays the ISI to be good guys viz. India. Co-operating with Indian officials to prevent a terrorist attack, acting with maturity to defuse tensions and…
General Pasha: AARGH! That’s the bloody problem. Our bad ass, bad boy image has taken a complete beating now thanks to that silly movie. The other day, my wife saw a pirated version of Ajhand Vinod and hasn’t stopped complimenting me ever since for being the head of such a humanitarian and peace loving organization. Damn man, ISI’s hard earned reputation built over decades of dirty work in India has now been blown to smithereens just like that because of the scatterbrained plot.
Unreal Times: Hmm..You have a point there. But surely showing Bebo as an ISI agent is good for sexing up the ISI’s image, no?
General Pasha: Now don’t get my blood boiling again. The corps commanders think I run a beauty pageant, not a spy agency. First that bimbo Veena poses for FHM with ‘ISI’ tattooed on her arms and now Bebo as an ISI agent romancing Saifu playing a RAW agent. What the f***, yaar? Yesterday, President Zardari requested me to lend him an ISI agent just like Bebo for his protection. #$@#$ @##@@#$@$
(General Pasha lets out a volley of choice Punjabi gaalis that we have decided not to publish)
Unreal Times: Oh well, can’t satisfy everyone, I suppose. But General, at least Bebo and Saif made a good team, you gotta admit no?
General Pasha (wistfully): We might have agreed to the movie’s release if you had shown Bebo to be the RAW agent and some Pakistani hunk as her ISI counterpart. It’s bad for the boys’ morale when a Bollywood movie depicts an Indian hero pataoing a Pakistani chick. We still haven’t recovered from Ghadar – Ek Prem Katha, you know.
Unreal Times: But General, that’s the only way we can get back at your Pakistani playboys and cricketers pataoing our Indian babes in real life. And anyway, Bollywood is always about letting people fantasize.
General Pasha (in a softer tone): Talking of fantasies, I liked the mujra item number featuring Bebo and that other chick. Have advised the boys to de-stress by watching that on YouTube and avoiding the rest of the movie.
Unreal Times: Thanks for sparing time to clarify your stand on Agent Vinod, General Pasha.
General Pasha: My pleasure.
Agent Vinod may have opened to a tepid response in India but has had a profound bearing on who will succeed Pasha at the helm of the dreaded spy agency. According to Pakistani news reports, Saif’s uncle, Maj-Gen Isfandyar Ali Khan Pataudi, a deputy director general in ISI, was hitherto in the running for the job but lost out after the release of Agent Vinod. “You see, if Pataudi sahab became the ISI chief, Saifu would have been emboldened to make a sequel showcasing the ISI as an angelic charity organization. That’s a nightmarish PR scenario we would rather avoid,” said General Kayani.
The ISI will instead be headed by SRK’s distant relative, Gen Zaheer-ul-Islam. “We would rather bet on the King Khan’s uncle than Chhote Nawab’s uncle for the job. At worst, SRK will make Ra.one sequel and we can live with that,” tersely noted General Kayani.
Saif, meanwhile, dropped a bombshell by announcing that if Agent Vinod becomes a hit, he will make sequels called Agent Suresh and Agent Ramesh.
Source:The unreal times