Title sounds quiet odd and it is misleading. This post is not about history or anything but I am just quite confused what to complain and who to report about what happened to me last night.
A relative of mine changed his tone, and asked me in rather offended manner about what I spoke to another guy while we were kidding in causal manner, I replied “History”, “Tarreekh” he insisted to utter the real word I used in conversation as if I was convicted of using some abusive language, I repeated history, tareekh, “Itaayhaas”.
My one single word made him so offended like if it was blasphemy to religious believes. It’s not specifically about one person, it’s not a complain or any thing, nor I want to offend anyone by writing this, nor I want to cause any harm to his personal dignity rather I respect him with depth of my heart as a senior fellow.
This disclaimer is necessary to make sure that my post will not become a cause of family war or any stupid issue within relationships. I am just confused rather worried that why we still force juniors to prevent admiring other cultures, specifically cross border lifestyle. What when our own people play their songs, use their customs and traditions in wedding events, admire their models/athletes and promote their clothing styles than what made them totally opposite when someone use a single Hindi word.
Such intolerance had already caused many wars in past and I fear minds won’t change if we both sides hate each other like this. It’s not about that specific relative of mine, it’s not just about Pakistani society, it’s about both parties, we both Indian and Pakistan people hate each other to the degree of religious believes, and anything against over hatred is like blasphemy to our believes.
Apart of this topic, one more thing disturbed me, and that is force. Elders still in south Asia force their juniors to accept, endorse, and follow their believes, opinions and perspectives. Difference of opinion within family culture is often regarded as badtameezi and zaban darazi. South Asian youth is not supposed to raise their different opinions than of their elders, they are supposed to be obedient (accept whatever their seniours say, no matter you like it or not) Dictatorship Zindabad!