Justice Markandey Katju-
Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own.
Allah ne meri dua qubool ki. France has defeated England in the soccer World Cup 2022 quarter-finals in Qatar.
Vive Francais ! Vive the great French Revolution ! Vive Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Romain Rolland, Sartre, and Camus ! Vive Lavoisier, Louis Pasteur, Pascal, Laplace and Becquerel ! Vive liberte, egalite, fraternite ! Vive General de Gaulle !
Down with our British rulers who oppressed and exploited us for almost 200 years ( making us from a prosperous nation with 25% of the world’s trade to a poor and destitute one ) and partitioned us on the basis of the bogus 2 nation theory ( that Hindus and Muslims are 2 separate nations ) which caused us so much suffering, and for which we are still suffering. Down with Winston Churchill who hated us, and would have never given us freedom had he won the 1945 British parliamentary elections.
But in the semi-finals, I will support Morocco against France since I am always with the underdog. Morocco is a poor, underdeveloped country, while France is rich and developed, and I always support the poor and weak against the rich and mighty, the Davids against the Goliaths. Though unknown till now in soccer, the Moroccans fought like lions against Spain and Portugal, both internationally renowned teams, and defeated them.