Markandey Katju Offers A Deal To Pakistan: ‘Take Kashmir, But Only If You Take Bihar Also’

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1:56 pm 27 Sep, 2016

Markandey Katju, a former judge of the Supreme Court, has offered a package deal for Pakistan to end the country’s dispute with India over Kashmir.



Katju posted a sarcastic post on social media on September 26, suggesting that Pakistan could get Kashmir if it agrees to take Bihar also as part of a “package deal”.

Addressing Pakistanis, the septuagenarian wrote on Facebook, “You have to take the whole package, or none at all. Either you take both Kashmir and Bihar, or nothing.”

The former Supreme Court judge even said that the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had offered the same “deal” to then Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf during his visit to Agra. But Musharraf “stupidly rejected it”.

He said now the offer is coming again.



This infuriated people of Bihar. Many even told Katju that this joke only serves to expose his own pseudo-liberalism and perpetuating the “Bhaiya” stereotype of Biharis.

Some even went to on to say the package deal should also include Katju, who would serve as a “mental bomb.”

Katju further addressed the issue and accused Biharis of lacking a sense of humour, after which he went on to post more sarcastic commentary on Bihar.

Following his comments, Bihar BJP chief spokesperson Vinod Narayan Jha demanded Katju’s “immediate arrest” on charges of “sedition”. Terming the comments as “serious”, he also demanded an inquiry to ascertain if Katju was “entrapped among anti-nationals out to destroy India’s sovereignty and integrity”.

The JD(U) described it as a case of ‘sedition’ and demanded stern action against Katju.

And those who were against Katju’s remarks responded:



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