Now Frontier Gandhi’s descendant to urge Modi to stand by Pakhtunistan Ravik Bhattacharya, Hindustan Times, Kolkata| Updated: Sep 30, 2016 13:51 IST Yasmin Nigar Khan is the president of All India Pashtu-Jirga-e-Hind, an organisation that is spearheading the movement for secession of Pakhtunwa area of North West Frontier Province from Pakistan. (HT Photo) India-Pakistan relations may have more twists in store than meets the eye. Yasmin Nigar Khan, great granddaughter of Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, better known as Frontier Gandhi, now plans to meet Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi to urge him to stand by the Pashtuns as he did in the case of Balochistan.The Kolkata-based 45-year old leader of the Pashtuns living and working in India told HT that she also plans a rally in the city against atrocities of Pakistan on the people of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Read: India can do a lot, Modi will be remembered: Balochistan leader in self-exile “We are happy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of Balochistan. Similar atrocities are regularly being committed by Pakistan on Pashtuns in NWFP. We want Modi to highlight the plight of Pashtuns and help in their struggle to get freedom from Pakistan. The Pashtun people are equally oppressed by Pakistan,” said Khan on Friday. Yasmin Nigar Khan stays in Park Circus area in south Kolkata and runs a school. (HT Photo) Yasmin Nigar Khan president of All India Pashtu-Jirga-e-Hind, an organisation based in Kolkata that has been spearheading a movement for secession of Pakhtunwa area in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan and its merger with Afghanistan. The area is situated near the border of Afganistan and Pakistan. She claimed there are about 10,000 Pashtuns living in Bengal, mostly in and around Kolkata. Read: Pashtun nationalist leader says Khyber Pakhtunkhwa belongs to Afghans “NWFP were given on lease to the British for 100 years. But more than 120 years have passed by,” she claimed, adding “NWFP has no business staying in Pakistan.” “Our leaders are holding meetings in Kolkata to press our demand. We are planning to organise a rally against Pakistan in Kolkata after the Pujas at Shahid Minar. By the end of the year we will meet the Prime Minister,” said Khan. The Pashtun community comprises basically the Pathans who are from Afghanistan and also from the Pakhtunwa area. In Kolkata, a section of them who have settled more than 100 years ago, are better known as Kabuliwalas (money lenders). File photo of Khan (fifth from Left) attending a ministry of culture programme in Delhi to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Frontier Gandhi. She appealed for a university to be set up in Bengal in the name of her great grandfather. (Facebook) Khan alleged that the condition of the Pashtuns living in NWFP is appalling and the Pakistan government is not keen on any development in the region. Read: Pak behind Bacha Khan univ attack: Frontier Gandhi’s great-granddaughter “Like Balochistan, Pakhtunistan too is deliberately neglected. the Pakistan government is keeping the mass uneducated so that they do not demand their rights. The area is used for breeding terrorists Pakistan is using Taliban to spread terror in the region. We will soon hit streets over the issue,” added Khan. Many of the Pashtuns living in Kolkata have relatives there and they worry about Taliban threats. “We want to highlight Pakistan’s atrocities in NWFP and condemn attacks on India. Pakistan should be declared a terrorist state by the international community,” she added.The Pashtun leader stated that during a programme at the union ministry of culture on May 20 this year (to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Frontier Gandhi), she appealed for a university to be set up in Bengal on the name of her great grandfather. In 1996 after the death of her father Lala Jan Khan, Yasmin took over the mantle of the organisation that looks after the interests of Pashtuns. ======================================================================================== Maulana Rockullah's Expert comment: Pakjabis have butchered everyone so whether it's Bengali/Kashmiri/Baloch/Sindhi. Time is running out and this so called Pakistan needs to be divided so that peace can have some chance. Recently on NewsHour(TimesNow) I saw how Parthsarthi made a Pashtun Leader(came as a Paki panel) admit how Pakjabis are butchering them.Parthsarthi reminded him how Pakis rolled Tanks/Helis/Artillery/Planes on the Pashtun civilians and raped women and children and the Pashtun got emotional and still tried to claim he is a Paki.These Pakjabis FORCE others to admit they are a Paki by identity or else get butchered/raped. @airtel @aditya10r @Abhijat @A chauhan @Alien @alphacentury @Ancient Indian @Ankit Purohit @anupamsurey @armyofhind @Bharat Ek Khoj @blueblood @brational @Bangalorean @Blackwater @Bornubus @bose @cobra commando @DingDong @DFI_COAS @ersakthivel @fooLIam @gpawar @guru-dutt @hit&run @HariPrasad-1 @Indx TechStyle @jackprince @Kharavela @Illusive @I_PLAY_BAD @LETHALFORCE @Lions Of Punjab @maomao @Mad Indian @OneGrimPilgrim @Peter @piKacHHu @pmaitra @porky_kicker @Razor @raja696 @Rowdy @Sakal Gharelu Ustad @saty @sydsnyper @Srinivas_K @Screambowl @sorcerer @Simple_Guy @Sylex21 @wickedone @tarunraju @TrueSpirit2 @thethinker @Tshering22 @vayuu1 @VIP @Vishwarupa @VIP @Varahamihira @roma @Navnit Kundu @WARREN SS Our esteemed Terrorist Paki Panel: @Neo @Raja.pakistani @Zarvan @musalman @Zulfiqar Khan Now when are you going out of Pashtunistan? Legally you SHOULD get out of whole of Pakistan and jump in Arabian sea or go to your illegal Abba Arabia who treat you like slaves.You Pakjabis have no identity at all so let others live with their true identity. FREE FREE Pashutunistan. FREE FREE Pashutunistan. FREE FREE Pashutunistan.