What is happening in India? Why are cases against more than 10,000 stone pelters being withdrawn? Why are Army officers and soldiers being named in FIR for defending themselves against a murderous crowd and for doing their duty of fighting terrorists? Why Centre is watching everything like a mute spectator?
Why the protection afforded to soldiers under AFSPA is being withdrawn inspite of AFSPA still in force in J&K? Why is Centre firm that Mehbooba has to be kept happy under all circumstances? Why is national interest not placed on first priority and instead party interest is accorded the top priority? What message is being sent by Centre?
Why is political establishment out to demoralize soldiers and boost stone pelting as the biggest industry of Jammu and Kashmir? Should we be proud of it? Should Centre justify it in the name of “healing touch” policy?
Why politicians argue that just like DSP Mohammad Ayub was killed by mob and he did nothing similarly Army should also do nothing? Why is Army supposed not to fire at crowd and brave all injury quietly and die in the manner DSP Mohammad Ayyub died after his body limbs were broken most brutally by mob before being burnt? Why politicians argue that stonepelters are our own people and Army must have tolerance for them as they too have the right to dissent?
Not surprising that this is emboldening terrorists and even as I am writing this, news is pouring in that terrorists have attacked an Army camp in Sunjwan in Jammu and killed a soldier, injured a JCO and his daughter even as fight is still continuing! But still leaders like Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba feel that we must talk with Pakistan who is killing our soldiers regularly and engage with them irrespective of how many of our soldiers are killed! Just recently a Captain Vikram and 4 soldiers were killed by anti-tank missile fired by Pakistani soldiers and even as some were demanding a surgical strike and Centre was busy finalizing PM Modi’s trip to Palestine, we see one more terror attack on Army camp! How many soldiers does Centre want to die before taking a decisive action?
Interestingly, no FIR was registered against the stone-pelters at Shopian for causing injury to Army personnel and property belonging to the Government of India! Who will vote such bunch of leaders in Centre again who are kowtowing in front of traitors and anti-Indian elements even though they came to power promising dignity and honour for our soldiers? Is this the dignity and honour which they sought to give that most dangerous Sections 302 and 307 punishable with death or life have been slapped against soldiers doing their duty and firing not on peaceful crowd but on mob of stone pelters who were all out to kill these soldiers? Shame on them!
Sanjeev Sirohi, Advocate,
s/o Col BPS Sirohi,
A 82, Defence Enclave,
Sardhana Road, Kankerkhera,
Meerut – 250001, Uttar Pradesh.