The “Jammu versus Kashmir” battle, as the TV channels have monikered it, has raised the very real spectre of another Partition of the country. What started off, or seemed to start off, over the ham-handed dealing of the allotment of land for the Amarnath Shrine Board, has quickly dissolved into a barely disguised slugfest that threatens the very integrity of the Indian Republic.
Suddenly, azadi is not just a word on the lips of separatists in the Valley.
While the Congress’ part in creating the mess in the first place has been correctly questioned, the BJP’s bellicose role in fanning the flames and bringing things to such a pass has not come for adequate scrutiny. Only Karan Thapar has found it fit to tackle the BJP’s methods. On Saturday, it was Rajiv Pratap Rudy. On Sunday, it was Arun Jaitley who got the treatment on Devil’s Advocate.
Karan Thapar: Let me come to the core issue that you do not want to focus upon and it is this. For the last ten years increasingly, the separatist movement was dying down. This year there was a record turnout of tourists. And yet, what has the BJP-implemented economic blockade in Jammu done? It has inflamed separatist tendencies to the point at which the separatists today are thanking you. Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the most hard-lined Islamist, has publicly said, “I thank the BJP for reviving a movement which was lagging.”
Arun Jaitley:I do not think that we need that compliment or thanks from him. Let me make it clear. We are only supporting the demand of the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti in Jammu and the demand precisely is this. You have lakhs of tourists going, the shrine board has a duty under law to maintain pilgrim facilities.
The shrine board has legitimately been transferred some land which is to be used during the yatra. And if the Government of India starts to come under pressure from the separatists then it will not have legitimacy.
Thapar: It’s not the fact that you supported the Amarnath demand that I question, it’s the manner in which you did it and the consequences of your support. You have cut off the Valley; you have generated a feeling amongst the people of Kashmir that they do not belong.
As a result you have inspired in them a desire for azadi and secession. Movements were latent have now revived, Suddenly, you have the whole valley, in voice shouting, ‘jeeye jeeye Pakistan, Bharat teri maut ayee! (Long live Pakistan; India, you are dead.). And your blockade is solely responsible for it.
Jaitley: Well I reject this suggestion that you are making in total. Your saying and suggesting that there is a blockade only aids the false propaganda that is spread by the separatists. It is not I alone who reject this. This is supported by what the journalists flown by the Army helicopters have to say.
Thapar: What about those journalists who live there?
Jaitley: Cameras do not lie, people do. And therefore I have seen it on camera that there was no blockade.
Thapar: Cameras have shown hundreds of thousands of Kahmiris waving Pakitani flags, demanding azadi; administration has collapsed. You are the cause.
Jaitley:Cameras have also shown four lakh people holding the national flag and courting arrest in Jammu, peacefully saying that give us this land for pilgrim facility.
Thapar: But could you have not demanded it without a blockade?
Jaitley: There was no blockade. The blockade is a lie perpetuated by the ISI (Pakistan’s intelligence agency) and supported by Hurriyat. And that is why I will request every Indian journalist not to believe the lies spread by these organisation. I would request every Indian journalist to give no credibility to such lies.
Thapar: Except the fact that it is believed by everyone in the Valley that and let me quote something….
Jaitley: It is rebutted by the Army, the district administration and by the state government, the government of India. You have all these words against your word.
Thapar: Except the fact that the information secretary of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is also among those who are thanking your party. Let me quote to you what he said.
Jaitley: Hurriyat and LeT’s word may carry weight with you. They do not carry weight with me.
Thapar: Unfortunately, they carry weight with the people of the valley.
Jaitley: That is the tragedy. It should not carry weight with the people of the valley, that’s what we are to jointly decide.
Thapar: You are creating a situation where it increasingly does. You are not undermining the influence, you are adding to it.
Jaitley: We are only creating a situation where people in the Valley should not raise a demand that is separatist in character and the government of India should not cow down to a demand that is separatist in nature.
Thapar: But look at the way that you have inflamed separatist sentiments. This is what the information secretary of the LeT has been saying. He says, ‘The BJP suits us. LeT is getting a good response due to the BJP’s sentiments.’ Then he says, ‘We pray to God they come to power again. Then we will emerge even stronger.’ What Pakistan failed to do in sixty years, you have done it in six weeks.
Jaitley:We have been in power at the centre for six years. We initiated the peace process, and moved Kashmir in the direction of peace.
Thapar: And now you are moving it all the way towards Pakistan.
Jaitley: I am sorry, we are not doing that. All we are saying is that if separatists raise a demand; do not allow the aspirations of the nationalists to be cowed down.
Thapar: Without thinking and just because you have the best interests of your party in mind, you are once again pushing Jammu into a divide with the Valley….
Read the full transcript: ‘Jammu discriminated, Kashmir favoured‘
Also read: ‘BJP today is the best friend of the Lashkar-e-Toiba’
CHANDAN MITRA: ‘Advocates of Azadi should be tried for treason’
CHURUMURI POLL: Is an ‘economic blockade’ OK?
PRATAP BHANU MEHTA: ‘Amarnath is about communalism not nationalism’
The agitation was a response to something perpeterated by the PDP – why is that being ignored? The Amarnath issue was being used as a fuse by them. Why forget their role in this whole issue?
Why did the situation come to this? Who was responsible?
Or perhaps Mr. Thapar thinks that rolling over the dying is a good option?
“On Sunday, it was Arun Jaitley who got the treatment on Devil’s Advocate.”
….Hold on Churumuri, not so fast! I have read the whole interview, and it is evident that Arun really tackled Karan Thapar’s volleys convincingly. And this is coming from someone, who is a fan of KT.
While the Kashmiri jihadis can let out their anti-national feelings in any manner, as and when they want, those from Jammu have to patiently wait for the right time (perhaps decided and sanctioned by Karan Thapar, and other fellow secularists). Jammu’s time may never come as Kashmiriyaat is always special and so other folks don’t count at all.
i’m glad churumuri has posted more of the interview. i dont know if the bjp is guilty of all its being accused of and anyway i hope the so-called separatist (did we have to use this word) sentiment will die down soon.
this comment i put in the earlier post on the same issue i’m resubmitting it because people might not read that post now.
>> since i’m not an let, i wont comment on whether the bjp is their best friend. but a journo’s job is to ask questions, to play the devil’s advocate, to have a war of words so that viewers can get as many aspects of the issue as possible. i feel karan is doing his job.
kt was my first boss and i can tell you he is none of the names churumurians have called him. he has nuanced opinions and as i recall objective even about themes he’s passionate about.
i dont know if i shld mention this but he’s got a beautiful collection of ganeshas in his house, which i went to investigate when the milk miracle happened. (actually, i had no opinion on the matter and it was his neice who wanted to investigate the miracle – we went first to a temple with a big idol and then to kt’s house with the smaller ones.) he knew i was not hindu, yet he did not object to the fact that i too put the event to test on his beloved ganeshas, in his absence that too. Rather he questioned me objectively on my impression of what happened, not goading me on to use the word miracle, yet kinda chuffed with the miracle himself.
karan is hindu, it is the creed he follows and that defines him but with belated wisdom i realise he is a person trying to understand other people. (such is the soul of india, particularly punjabiyat/sufiyat. yes dear churumurian, you alone dont make up india…) he is a person who has known suffering and misunderstanding – i dont know if GOI has been fair to pn thapar or not but it must have hurt, being the guy who took the fall, though one be a man of war…
have you experienced suffering that cant be expressed in words, that is unspeakable? partition is that for punjabis and sindhis. i never felt karan was a paki sympathiser – bear in mind i’m a south indian and my radar is very sensitive in this matter simply because i’m less involved. benazir bhutto was his friend and not for a moment did karan stop being an indian in his interviews with her. even as a rookie reporter i saw here is someone who is trying to reach out, and not meeting with success with the other person – altho bb was also not a typical rabid paki i feel. in his own way kt is seeking truth and peace, maybe justice too. i’ve met with this same sentiment among many punjabis i know – they’re eager that people get along more… for all their famed aggressiveness.
i saw that i/v with gohar ayub khan. i admit the thought came repeatedly to my mind – who is he talking about, surely ole kt’s dad is not going to be named in this… i was not surprised at all that gak was repeatedly asked to name the person and elucidate upon the charges he made.
churumurians, i’m not hindu but you are… whatever happened to good karma and cosmic retribution? how have you guys said such terrible things about a person you’ve never met (kt) and know nothing about. anyhow a friendly word of caution – dont hurt someone you dont know. you guys shld know this better than me.
churumurians have again and again disappointed me – for all your sophisticated reasoning you’re still as clannish and tribal as someone from centuries ago. how do you expect to build this nation with such narrow, iron hearts? you think its not important?
what’s the worst that has happened to you – a flat tyre? is that your epiphanic moment leading to comprehension new world view etc. or is all that irrelevant? <<
Gilani has got it all wrong, and he knows it. Don’t be fooled by his pretence.
Actually, the agitation in Jammu has achieved what India has failed to in 60 years. For the first time ever, the government in Delhi has realised that it can no longer keep treating separatists with kid gloves, and keep giving in to their demands. For the first time ever, people in the Valley have felt the cumulative heat of the reaction to what they have been doin to the people of Jammu for 60 years.
These stepped up calls for Azadi have been there for 60 years. Now, they are aimed at pressurising India along many dimensions, and take the spotlight away from what has happened in Jammu. But henceforth, they know that they can only so far and no further.
By their uncompromisingly communal behaviour, Kashmiris separtist and mainstream leaders have actually mortally damaged their cause and movement.
Thanks to the Amarnath yatra related land transfer deal imbroglio fat is in the fire, and with that Kashmir is once again on the boil. Fortunately post Musharraf Pakistan is involved in its own internal political struggle, yet it has lost no time in calling for an early solution of the Kashmir problem and very soon would be actively fanning the secessionist flames ! Taliban has also smelt blood and would be busy planning new strikes, this time solely aimed at military targets so as not to alienate the local populace.
What exactly is the Kashmir problem ? Simply said it is all about political control and being able to call the shots in governing the state, and sharing the spoils of office !. Having failed to muster enough numbers to gain control of the legislature, the Hurriyat, champions of the Azadi movement plan to seize the political high ground. A spontaneous people’s movement which would result in a greater autonomy with core demand of a total pull out of the Indian army from the valley.
A peep into the crystal ball should be quite revealing, with a number of possibilities being thrown up. Firstly and most likely would be PoK (Pak occupied Kashmir) and the Indian half of Kashmir joining hands and forming an independent country of their own, a scenario which Pakistan would not be averse to as it could turn out to be more friendly to it than to India.
China would also welcome the development in order to further extend its area of influence, ably abetted by Pakistan which is already feeling the pinch of the US losing interest in it as a strategic ally, and opting to tie up with India in its global alliance to contain China’s growing political clout around the World.
However an independent Kashmir may remain so only in name, as being totally land locked, sooner or later it will have to start toeing Pakistan or China centric policies, with the Indian business interest being over the years replaced by Pakistan and even Chinese business interests. Tourism, the main bread winner for Kashmir would continue to thrive, the hordes of Indians being replaced by Pakistani and Chinese tourists.
Having got a firm grip on Tibet, China would be delighted to help Kashmir in its all round development, at what ever cost, just to prove that Indians were no good and only exploited the poor Kashmiris for the last 60 years ! Kashmir had excellent roads connecting it to the nieghbouring states in Pakistan prior to its accession to India, which can be revived at a moments notice. With no high mountain passes to cross, trade could soon be a breeze.
However India for all its failings has its immense resources to share with Kashmir. A large number of Industries, Colleges, and other institutions have been set up and Kashmiris are increasingly enjoying educational facilities and job opportunities all over India, which may no longer be available to it once it chooses to opt out of the Indian Union, a significant loss for the upwardly mobile, a gap which Pakistan or China may find it difficult to fill !
Taliban, the monster spawned by US war on communist control of Afghanistan and covertly supported by Pakistan is certainly not going to sit quite and would get into the act at the first available opportunity, turning the ‘paradise on earth’ to ‘hell on earth’ imposing the ‘Shariya’ and within no time turning Kashmir into another Afghanistan !
Unless the Hurriyat and other secessionist groups are able to dispassionately discuss their options, weigh the gains and losses and take a considered view, they may get drawn into a chain of events leading to worsening situations from which they may find it difficult to extricate themselves !
Janab Yasin Malik can certainly indulge in his favourite reverie of being the first Prime Minister or President of the independent republic of Kashmir, but it is undoubtedly going to be a crown with plenty of thorns ! Apart from the Taliban who have proved more than once that even a self proclaimed Islamic republic such as Pakistan is not immune from their sporadic yet deadly attacks, Kashmiris will not be able to stop the Pakistan army from marching into the vacuum created by Indian army exiting, when it is touted as a friendly gesture to maintain law and order !
In the present day world of Superpowers, aligning itself with one or the other is vital for survival of small nations, as Europeans realized soon after the World War II, and went on to form one of their own viz. the European Union. If more than 120 million muslims can put their faith in rge system to co-exist with the 880 million Hindu majority India, a few hundred thousand Kashmiris should have no hesitation in throwing their lot with secular India, which can be trusted to fumble through in its own confused and disorgnised way to give them a better deal than what Pakistan or China will be able to do for them !
Both Yasin Malik and Syed Ali Shah Geelani have a lot riding on what they plan to do next. A very careful and well thought out strategy with extensive consultations needs to be put in place before they move, it at all they move jointly, so that things do not spiral out of control, to be quickly exploited by Taliban and other forces who are intent upon destabilising this part of the world !
One can only wish them the best of luck in their push for Azadi. hoping that they are aware of the pit falls, one of the biggest being Syed Salahuddin who is comfortably based in Muzzafarabad, capital of PoK heading the UJC, (United Jehadi Council) a loosely knit group of no less 13 militant seperatist groups, who is getting ready to take over charge, and will probably end up as the numero uno in the post Azadi scenario !
The spectre of Kashmir becoming another Afghanistan looms large, and Indian army will be simply shifting its defences from the present LOC to the Jammu – Kashmir border, with the Taliban getting that much closer to India !
well if karan thapar is what some people think he is why is he not speakin about all this bladder wash to the muftis and abdullas ? is he afraid that their brethren will come calling on him in Delhi. The separatists started this and the supposed to be mainstream parties succumbed for a few votes thats it, anything else that happened afterwards was a reaction so just treat the root cause first. We all know what a gentleman geelani is and how the ISI is good at these propaganda games what is surprising is that someone learned like karan too can go by information given by some people who carry paki flags.
An excellent interview, though you let Arun Jaitely go rather lightly
the sooner you come to your senses the better… if afghanistan were such a wonderful place all muslims wld head there. do you want something like that?
ur better off where ur. ask pakistanis who cant stay away from indian now after so bloodily going their own way… ditto bangladeshis
stop all this nonsense now pls.
there are some 15 crore muslims other than u in this country.
It would be interesting to know if Karan Thapar ever played the Devil’s advocate in front of the azadi-jihadi crowd and their drum beaters, about the barbaric treatment meted out to the valley Hindus. He (and others in the secular media brigade) exhibits so much sympathy for the Kashmiri cause (Kashmir is so special, it is not like the rest of India etc. etc.). Has he ever cared to interview any of the Hindu victims of the ethnic cleansing sanctioned and sponsored by Kashmiriyaat? He seems to have so much concern for a few days of alleged blockade of the valley. But, nothing whatsoever for the lakhs and lakhs of the Pandits murdered/driven out of the valley? No wonder he is so secular.
Jammu burns with pent-up anger
By SANKARSHAN THAKUR
“We’ve put up with this for 60 years, 60 long years,” says Rati Razdan, a politically unaffiliated schoolteacher who has been at the barricades in Gandhinagar each morning, “all in the name of national unity. Those who blackmail the nation with threats of separation have been pampered, those who have been loyal have been ignored. What am I to do to be heard, pick up a green flag and shout anti-India slogans? Why can we not have land in Kashmir, why must Kashmiris have their way all the time in this country?”
Evict Abdullahs from Bangalore!
Really?!! I think it was Karan Thapar whop got the ‘TREATMENT’ from Arun Jaitley! And when did LeT’s word count against anything in India:)) Wow Karan Thapar was taken to the cleaners. He tried desperately to maintain that the ‘People were convinced’ there was economic blockade. If that is the case where do they find the resources to be on the streets for days together? On a full belly right? So where is the blockage and starvation? Just some run-of-the-mill mullah mind blockade!!
And also all the azadis, jihadis and practitioners of Kashmiriyaat who have residence/property/business in what they contemptously call “India”.
KT is at his asinine best. OK. But Jaitley got the “treatment”? Yaav angle-inda guruve?
BJP is not doing what Pak didnt do in 60 years. They’re doing what Congress didnt do in 60 years. That is .. they’re refusing to spare the rod any more with a spoilt brat of a valley. Much as I sympathise with the Tibetans and the Palestines, it is time to do to the valley and its mullahs what China does to Tibet or Israel does to Palestine. The smallest whimper of protest should be put down immediately and with an iron fist. If they want action, they should and will get it. The valley can safely be made a buffer zone and if that is what the mullahs and their followers want… India, Pak and China can convert it into a zone for war games and exercises. If we can’t have it.. nobody should have it. Certainly not the bastards who cleansed it of millions of their Pandit brethern.
I say kick that ungrateful valley out of India. Good riddance every which way. They should really get a taste of how life would change being “independent” or being part of Pakistan.
acharya. awesome post. will post later.
thanks for the post again.
Geelani has given an interview to Rediff…
Q: So the transfer of land is not the real issue as many have been saying.
Geelani : Yes, they are right. Land is not an issue for us. It has just acted as a catalyst to shape peoples’ sentiments into an upsurge.
SO KARAN THAPAR…TAKE THIS STATEMENT OF GEELANI AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR REAR ORIFICE….Or continue to keep howling that BJP is responsible for this mess. NO ONE GIVES A RATS BEHIND TO WHAT YOU JOURNALISTS THINK.. The separatist mindset of muslims was and is always there…so ENGLISH MEDIA JOURNALISTS… MANDAMATI ROY OR PREM SHANKAR JHAD no one gives a damn to your thoughts neither the rightwing nor the jihadis . Keep howling…
Eat the Cooked Food Man!
Your anger is understandable. I hope that dunderhead Karan the Joker Thapar is reading churumuri.com!
Karan Thapar bit off more than he could chew. He simply isn’t in the same league as Arun Jaitley, who this time has made mincemeat of Thapar. Jaitley is a street smart party worker. He rose from the ranks of the ABVP and went to jail during the Emergency. He has seen plenty of people like Thapar.
look at it this way…
this was a good interview. these questions needed to be asked in public. and these needed to be answered in public. for many questions jaitley answered with numbers and reasoning. so we now know atleast one possible set of numbered and reasoned answers to these questions. good taane?
for example did you understand the funda of why valley has more seats than the jammu and why it is wrong, even though on an average it turns out there is one MLA for every 119K people? now, Jaitley who mans the BJP electoral machine is as good a person as any to learn that from, alva?
I,for one, believe that “comments” on a media story must be based on the “text” of it and not its”context”,in which one’s prejudices get the upper hand!
The Devil’s advocte believes in “provoking his interviwee ” to let him spit out his deep convictions.In this ,too,he has succeeded.
Jaitleys reflex actions and his semantics prove the same.
He says in one place that ,in line with SP Mukherjee, he is against Art.370
of the Constitution and special status of J&K state. yet, to suit his purpose, he talks about state constitution and Hgh court judgement regarding the “transfer of land to the shrine” !The judgement “permits the use of the land and has not made it mandatory to have the “title of the land transferred to the shrine board.
What prevents him from stating the fact that the J&K state G.O.0f 26th May, 2008, runs counter to the Supreme court dicta on transfer of green forest lands and the specific recommendation of the Commission apointed by it? Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs objected to it on the grounds of “eco -balance.”On the other hand, the Hurriyat and PDP ‘s agitation only has hit the headlines!
The illegal tranfer order was revoked by the J&K govt. on 1st July, 2008!
How could the BJP make capital out of a 35days order?So it turned the flash light on the bogey, Govt. has yielded to separatists” pressure!(PDP is not a separatist organisation and it was an ally of BJP during NDA rule).
It is a well known fact that Nehru’s vision and attachment to his ancestors land led him utilize the services f his friend, Sheik Abdullah, in whom all Kashmiris had abundant faith.If Nehru had not played the cards well within
two months after independence, Kashmir would have been captures by raiders and annexed by Pakistan.Those who lacked the right perspective started attacking Nehru and wanted abrogation of Art.370 and the “special status” of Kashmir.The myopic view of divisive forces caused the change of name from “State of Kasmhir ” to “State of Jammu & Kashmir”! What gain they got?
Ever since the historic defeat of BJP in 2004, it has been acting erratically and not realizing ground realities.The exit of Atalji and the anointment of Advanihav made the BJP convolute too often.Take the case of “trust vote”.
It was a golden opportunity to size up the leftist once and for all.Advani’s impatience and anxiety to become the PM made him commit so many blunders.His own party men did not respect his party’s whip.To anyone else, it would have been an eye openr and moment for introspection.But not for Advani and Jaitley!
This was followed by Bangalore serial blasts.And then Ahmedabad.Sushma put the blame on the congress govt.!Digvijaysingh has made a list of blast and the provocations therefor!
A senior llawyer and a parliamentarian says “they are lyiing”! The world knows that “lying” is unparliamentary word, and it shows the bias of the speaker!
The issue of land transer was a big gamble and BJP has lost it!
So to cover it, it took up the “cause of Hindus in Jammu and their agelong suffering”!This led to long drawn agitationcarrying the national flag but trampling over te national ethos!Now that the yatra is over and things are settling down, many will find fault with BJP for choosing a wrong time for a right cause! Definitely BJP has played into the hands of “separatist”and let things drift in directions not contemplated.
The opposition parties, in general, and BJP in particular, must realize that every moment the change is taking place.You have to accept it and evolve policy accordingly. Creating emotive issues and seeking votes might always not yield desired results.The illiterates could be won but not the influential middle class!
If they fail to learn , ere long the intelligentsia will consign them to the dustbin of history!
I dont know whether Arun Jaitley’s bias is showing.. but yours is certainly showing… smacking on the face….
You are more interested in finding faults with Advani and co than with the facts.
Fact No 1: Jaitley may or may not agree with the Article 370 of the constitution. But it is there. And as long as it is there, there is a state constitiution and if something is done according to this constitution, it has to be quoted. So Jaitley was right in quoting this.
Fact No 2 : Contrary to what you believe, the land issue is not a lost one. It is very much alive. And contrary to what you would like to believe, this has united the hindus across Jammu and the trigger effect will be seen across the country eventually.
Fact no 3: If you happen to follow the statements given out by the terror accused who are in custody now, almost every one is singing the same tune. That they did indulge in these activities to teach BJP and Modi a lesson. The arrests made by the Gujarat police have brought this out very clearly. And it was this same very Congress led government had given a clean chit to the SIMI almost revoking its ban orders!!!
There are many such facts.. but then how will the blind men SEE them? For them muslim appeasement in the name of secularism holds much stronger weightage than national security and welfare of INDIANS.
“Ever since the historic defeat of BJP in 2004…”. What’s so historic? BJP was not ruling the country non-stop since independence, to claim the results as “historic”. Neither was BJP routed completely.
The land controversy was not created by BJP. The Congress party and the Kashmir jihadis made the allocation of a small piece of land for the yatris into a big issue.
The “trust vote” was a fight between the left and the Congress. an intra-UPA affair. BJP did not precipitate the matter.
I like this post. Yes, hindu extremism is growing and we will soon have sadhus becoming suicide bombers. It is sad that BJP a national party could not stop violent elements from hijacking its interests. It should distance itself from mob violence and try to find legal solutions to problems- in the years that they were in power, it was not as if they enacted legislation to solve the ram janmabhoomi issue or any other problem.
Most hindus do not identify themselves with the church burning violent mobs. Everytime a hindu is murdered ( it happens every few seconds in india) if people take law into their hands and start killing innocent people, our civilisation has indeed come to a sad end. This may be the end of our glorious hindu culture of non violence and peace. What is the difference between us and the taliban?
Please! How long this country will keep their mouth shut against the anti india sentiments of Kashmiris?
BJP did it in 8 weeks?
I believe they did it right. According to you bowing down to the unreasonable demands of Kashmiris would have meant that we care for Kashmiris and that would have resulted in pro Indian sentiments in Kashmir?
Do you really believe this?
If tomorrow Muslims in other part of the country oppose Ganapati Puja, then also we should not protest?
And if we protest then we are making the task easy for Pakistan?
I think showing support for minorities blindly has become an in thing in this country.
Ravathi, I oppose violence by Hindu groups. But the way you are opposing , I wish in other community also people had opposed unreasonable demands of Muslims.
Now a days it is attack on minority if you(Law) punish a Muslim for murder also.
Do you believe by keeping quiet and bowing down to the unreasonable demands we are doing good to the country?
We are showing we are not communal?
You can find videos of Jammu protests-You will find people saying they do not belong to BJP, Doctors are there–Teachers are there–I am also an engineer and I also support Jammu. Just because we support so we belong to BJP?
And What will you say to the Kashmiris? just because they are protesting land transfer, they are Pakistanis? No . I bet you will prefer to consider us as menbers of BJP but not them as anti Indians.
am from Bengal and believe me BJP has no root in Bengal, But we are tired of seeing Govt bowing doen to Minorities.
It used to make our blood boiling when we used to see this minoritism politics.
We opposed Gujrat riot and protested on street, But have never seen any protest march from other community when it is injustice against Hindus.
No protest or comment from minority community when terrorists are let free.
You can’t even hang an criminal who attacked our pirlament and killed so many security force.
If you punish then you are BJP.
Jammu event has really came out of long furstration among Hindus. It will definitely trigger in other parts of the country in positive manner
Some one (Nyayman )pointed here that PDP was ally of NDA governement during NDA regime. I want to let people know that as far as my history knowledge PDP was never ally of NDA , National Conferance was ally of NDA which was (and still is) far more nationalist than PDP. Only Congress can have allys with parties like PDP which I am sure will not shame to share power with Huriyat Conferance also. I am not too sure what hi tech media rowdys like Karan Thapar is proving by asking seperatist questions (such as what he says LeT has to say.. etc ) in the name of Free journalism.