Dekho yaar baat seedhi si hai, kal match hai aur SUB ke paarey high hue we hain, sub ko tension hai, aur kuch log to paisa bhi lugaye beithe hain ubhi se. Amidst all this tension, India’s ultimate drama instigator, scene creator, and average orator, the male version of Kirron Kher in Dostana, Arnab Goswami decided to ask the guests on his talk show, what team they were rooting for in tomorrow’s match, while discussing whether Mirwaiz Umar Farooq should be sent to Pakistan for his pro-Pak sentiment. But, first, for basic facial reference, the argument was between two people on the show:
Arnab Goswami/muhallay ki auntie/Hindustani phuppo
Engineer Rashid (Member of Legislative Assembly Jammu and Kashmir aka guy who looks much older than he is)
What happened was, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the chairman of the Awami Action Committee, and a strong supporter of the pro-Freedom movement in Kashmir, tweeted this when Pakistan beat England
As we were finishing taraweeh,could hear the fire crackers bursting, well played team #Paksitan. Best of luck for the finals!
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) June 14, 2017
As the Mirwaiz of Kashmir and chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a coalition of all pro-Pakistan and pro-Freedom parties in Kashmir, Umar Farooq has an important religious as well as political role in the Kashmir Valley. He is seen as the spiritual leader of Kashmir’s Muslims. Mirwaiz, his title, literally meaning the spiritual leader of Kashmir.
The issue Arnab had with this tweet was that he remained silent when India won against Bangladesh to also make it to the finals
Bhai, un ka Twitter, un ka handle, aap ko kya? Magar nahi. Arnab started a whole debate whether Mirwaiz should be sent to Pakistan, (hence, #SendMirwaizToPak), without realising that that’s exactly what he’s wanted all along.
In the midst of this discussion, Arnab asked Engineer Rashid what team he supported
And without missing a beat, ER Rashid said Pakistan. Repeatedly, he wished for Pakistan to win the final of the ICC Cricket Championship 2017 final, taking place tomorrow. And also without missing a beat, Arnab lost his shit altogether. And the (one-sided) conversation (read: monologue) that came from Arnab sounded a little like this:
You support Pakistan?
So you..you..so you support Pakistan?
One minute…just one minute…I got it..I GOT IT..one second
Engineer Rashid, you support the Pakistani cricket team?
***all was still calm on Planet Arnab***
Engineer Rashid, you support the Pakistani team, and you’re such an opportunnist and you’re so compromised
THAT YOU TAKE AN OATH OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION BECAUSE YOU WANT THE SALARY OF A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AND YOU COME TO MY PROGRAMME AND YOU SAY YOU SUPPORT THE PAKISTANI TEAM %$%#$^$%&$#
Throughout all of this, Engineer Rashid’s explanation/rant/shouting was unheard, because Arnab is Arnab and only God can support Arnab, but Arnab doesn’t believe in God…
YOU LIVE OFF THE MONEY OF INDIAN TAXPAYERS AND YOU ARE AN MLA AND YOU SAY THAT YOU SUPPORT THE PAKISTANI TEAM PEOPLE LIKE YOU SHOULD BE PACKED UP AND SENT (TO PAKISTAN) IMMEDIATELY…THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE
There you are. A politician who practices in India and is a part of a ruling alliance, will make his money in India, will take all the privileges, comes on TV and says he supports the Pakistani cricket team.
Yes, that’s right, thank God for GIFs without sound, amirite?
After this, Arnab encouraged his followers to send messages to Twitter (tweet) not only using the hashtag #SendMirwaizToPak but also #SendRashidToPak
This all happened because, on Arnab’s show, only Arnab is allowed to:
- Have an opinion
While engineer Rashid, didn’t get a chance to say much after his first statement, it was enough for us to say #BringRashidToPak
Interestingly enough, Rashid is the same politician who held a ‘beef party’ the day before the Bill proposing a ban on slaughtering and consuming cows for beef in India. The menu consisted of kebabs, koftay and patties — all made from beef —to his guests. While Rashid’s office was later vandalised, he sent a clear message out to the government. Rashid bhai aap tau cheetay nikle.
Tarek Fateh blasted Engineer Rashid. His religion is not Islam but Islamabad.
— VINOD SHARMA (@vinodaaab) June 16, 2017
So, like… who do you want to win the match?