Nawaz Sharif called Manmohan a ‘dehati aurat’, says Pak scribe

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  1. Abhijeet Dey

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    Senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir has spoken to CNN-IBN, and has confirmed the comments of Nawaz Sharif that are being reported in the media.

    Mir said: “Nawaz Sharif had called me and the Indian journalist Barkha Dutt for breakfast and spoke to us about his meeting with Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh that will happen on Sunday. The conversation was off the record but I can tell you that Nawaz Sharif was disappointed at the way Manmohan Singh met Barack Obama and complained to him like a village woman.”

    UPDATE: Journalist Barkha Dutt, who was present at the meeting, has denied the interpretation of events, saying that Sharif’s words have been “twisted.”

    Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did some tough talking on state-sponsored terror in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, calling Pakistan the “epicenter of terrorism”, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif courted controversy by reportedly likening Singh’s comments to the whining of a “dehati aurat”, or village crone.

    Sharif’s remarks, reportedly made in jest to reporters during an off-the-record briefing, were reported by Pakistan’s Geo TV. Speaking to the news anchor, Geo TV’s Hamid Mir said Sharif was reacting to Singh’s plainspeak on terrorism originating on Pakistani soil and to reports that Singh and President Barack Obama had discussed the subject as well. The manner in which Singh was raising the issue at the global forum reminded Sharif of a dehati aurat, the latter reportedly told journalists. NDTV’s Barkha Dutt was present at the informal briefing, Mir added.

    Later, in an interview to IBN7, Mir said Sharif had spoken “in a lighter vein”.

    Not much earlier, in a widely acclaimed address to the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanded that Pakistan act strongly to shut down all assistance to cross-border terrorism.

    “State-sponsored cross-border terrorism is of particular concern to India, also on account of the fact that the epicentre of terrorism in our region is located in our neighbourhood in Pakistan,” he said.

    While expressing readiness to solve issues including Jammu and Kashmir through bilateral dialogue, the Prime Minister said, “However, for progress to be made, it is imperative that the territory of Pakistan and the areas under its control are not utilised for aiding and abetting terrorism directed against India.

    Singh is set to hold his first one-on-one meeting with Sharif since the latter assumed office in June. The talks will take place in the backdrop of a series of LoC ceasefire violations, the beheading of an Indian soldier on the LoC early this year and continued terrorist attacks including the latest, one earlier this week at an Army camp in Jammu. The Jammu attacks have caused almost all opposition parties to demand that the peace talks be called off, and Singh himself has said, during a media briefing following his talks with President Obama, that expectations from the summit-level meeting with the Pakistani premier should be toned down.

    Reactions to Sharif’s comments ranged from disbelief to outrage.

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  3. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Why didn't Barkha Dutt tell us the 'real untwisted' words of Sharif ?
     
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    Nawaz Sharif takes a dig at Manmohan Singh

    Updated: Sun, Sep 29 2013. 05 20 PM IST
    New Delhi: It was billed as a meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan aimed at finding ways to re-energise a floundering peace process but queering the pitch just ahead of the talks were news reports that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had likened Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to a “village woman.”

    The meeting between Singh and Sharif—expected over breakfast—expected to give some momentum to the bilateral peace process stalled after the killing of five Indian soldiers along the India-Pakistan border in Kashmir on 6 August. The talks that were restarted in February 2011, after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, had made substantial progress, promoting economic linkages between the two countries. But an attack along the border in January when two Indian soldiers were beheaded reportedly by Pakistani troops and the second incident on 6 August stalled the dialogue process.

    The run-up to Sunday’s meeting has been rocky. First came the twin terror attacks in Kashmir last week on a police station and an Army camp, considered the worst in a decade. At least 10 people including a lieutenant colonel in the Indian Army were killed and this came just a day after Singh himself confirmed the meeting with Sharif in a departure statement as he left for the US.

    Despite opposition anger over the Kashmir attacks, Singh said he would meet Sharif. And on Sunday, hours before the crucial meeting, came Sharif’s reported comment that Singh who met US President Barack Obama on 27 September and discussed cross border terrorism emanating from Pakistan, was behaving like a “dehati aurat” or “village woman.” Sharif who met journalists Hamid Mir of Pakistan and NDTV’s Barkha Dutt over breakfast, reportedly told them that Singh seems to have met Obama for the purpose of complaining about him.

    On Saturday a tough talking Singh set the tone for Sunday’s meeting in his address to the UN General Assembly where he did not mince words as he described Pakistan as “epicentre of terrorism in South Asia” and urged the UN member countries to show zero tolerance towards “states sheltering, arming, training or financing terrorists.”

    “Terrorism remains a grave threat to security and stability everywhere and extracts a heavy toll of innocent lives around the world. From Africa to Asia, we have seen several manifestations of this menace in the last few days alone,” Singh said in a statement that analysts said underlined a parallel between the terrorist attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on 21 September by the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab group in which about 70 people were killed and the twin attacks in Kashmir last week in which 10 people were killed. The Kashmir attack in which several policemen and army soldiers were killed has been described as the worst militant attack in a decade.
    “State-sponsored cross-border terrorism is of particular concern to India, also on account of the fact that the epicentre of terrorism in our region is located in our neighbourhood in Pakistan,” Singh said in his speech.

    India accuses Pakistan of using terrorism as a means to undermine its rule over the Himalayan region of Kashmir that both countries claim in full but administer in parts. The Indian government also blames Pakistan for its support to Islamist militant groups that have targeted India through suicide attacks and bomb blasts including the November 2008 Mumbai attack in which 10 militants from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group targeted many locations in Mumbai. India has also been unhappy with the slow pace of the trial in Pakistan of the seven detained for planning the Mumbai attack. Sections of the Indian government are wary of Sharif’s links with the Jamaat-ud-Dawa group, deemed a charity in Pakistan though banned as a terrorist organisation in many countries, that is headed by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. Saeed is the founder of the LeT. But other sections in India particularly the business community were buoyed by Sharif assuming office as Pakistan Prime Minister in June given his pro-business tilt.

    “I think the Prime Minister said the right things with the right amount of force and clarity and no one can fault him on this,” said former foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal.

    In his speech, Singh recalled that Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif had spoken of “making a new beginning” with India during his speech to the UN General Assembly.

    “I reciprocate his sentiments and am looking forward to meeting him tomorrow (Sunday). India is committed sincerely to resolving all issues with Pakistan, including the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, through bilateral dialogue on the basis of the Shimla Agreement. However, for progress to be made, it is imperative that the territory of Pakistan and the areas under its control are not utilized for aiding and abetting terrorism directed against India. It is equally important that the terrorist machinery that draws its sustenance from Pakistan be shut down,” Singh said.

    On the Kashmir dispute that has bedevilled India-Pakistan since independence, Singh said: “There must be a clear understanding of the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and that there can never, ever, be a compromise with the unity and territorial integrity of India.”

    Sibal agreed with C. Uday Bhaskar of the South Asia Monitor think-tank who said that Singh “touched on all the relevant points that make up India’s official position—that the Kashmir dispute should be sorted out bilaterally, that Pakistan should not use its territory for terrorist attacks against India.”

    “I think this is what he will say to the Pakistan Prime Minister when he meets him,” Bhaskar said.
    In his comments to the UN General Assembly on Friday, Sharif, in a reference to Kashmir and alleged Indian human rights violations, had said that “the suffering of the people cannot be brushed under the carpet, because of power politics”.
    According to media reports, Sharif also said that the “issue of Jammu and Kashmir was presented to the Security Council in January 1948; and yet the issue remains unresolved after nearly seven decades”.

    “We stand ready to re-engage with India in a substantive and purposeful dialogue. I am looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Singh here in New York to make a new beginning,” said Sharif. “We have a solid basis to do that. We can build on the Lahore Accord signed in 1999, which contained a road map for the resolution of our differences through peaceful negotiations,” he was quoted as saying. “I am committed to working for a peaceful and economically prosperous region. This is what our people want and this is what I have long aspired for,” he added.

    Sibal was of the view that since Sharif had articulated the known Pakistani position on Kashmir and ties with India, there was little room to expect any breakthroughs at the Singh-Sharif meeting. He agreed that Sharif had made some statements on peace with India but given his statement at the UN, “I cant see the need to attach so much importance to this summit. I think Sharif should be put on the defensive on the issue of terrorism,” he said.

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    ^^ Where did he say that MMS is Dehati Aurat ? :confused: but I might have missed it, please tell me the time...
     
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    Re: Nawaz Sharif takes a dig at Manmohan Singh

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    But this was surprising, that too from dilli media

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    Also #dehatiaurat is going on twitter.
     
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    Re: Nawaz Sharif takes a dig at Manmohan Singh

    [Tweet]384246526207197184[/Tweet]

    [Tweet]384166847161335808[/Tweet]

    But this was surprising, that too from dilli media

    [Tweet]384019293060354048[/Tweet]

    Also #dehatiaurat is on twitter.
     
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    0:55 - 1:10

     
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    Thanks, got it.
     
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    MMS has committed irrecoverable damage to the SINGH name. High expectation we had from a Sardaar PM he turn out to be a munni.
     
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    he is a sardar who is not asardar(Effective)
     
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    Poor chap. His problems are compounding by the hour. It started at home and spread to our arch rivals. No surprise if China jumps in and says something rash. All a result of being Sonia's puppet.
     
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    Let Nawaz Sharif first put his house in order before saying anything abt the Indian PM.

    > In the region he administers, women are killed for going to school.
    >The Economy of Pakistan is like the Roman God Hercules, both featuring under Popular Mythology.
    > I know jolly well who went begging to Bill Clinton in 1999, when there was a sharp fall from lofty heights !
    > Sharif has grown eloquent and witty after a long and extended (yet unplanned) stay in Saudi Arabia, having all the angst and rhythmic meter of the poet. Lets see, he was "away" from 1999 to 2009. Given 10 more years, he might have even won a Nobel, this time for Literature !
     
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    I am guessing you heard Sidhu's speech ?

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    Good on Modi to take up this issue in his Delhi speech, despite frantic efforts by NDTV's Barkha Dutt and Congress to downplay them.

    Whether said in jest, or in an allegorical sense, such crude language should not have been uttered by Sharif.

    And MMS and UPA-2 has no authority dealing with Sharif, it should be the prerogative of the next PM. MMS could've played a master-stroke and called off meeting with Sharif.
     
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    NAMO spoke these words today in his speach.
     
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    Sharif is a guttersnipe!
     
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    he's a naachne waali gudiya infront of saudis
     
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