"LET THE INDIAN DOGS BARK. LET THE HINDU COOLIES CRY THEIR EYES OUT. WE SHALL NOT ACT!," declared the UNCROWNED QUEEN OF BOFORS CHOR.
There are two things our TERRIFIED headless BHARAT is not allowed to do.
ABOLISH ARTICLE 370 OF CONSTITUTION; AND
GRANT DUAL NATIONALITY TO THE WRETCHED DEGRADED INDIANS (NRI's) LIVING ABROAD.
We are perceived to be the second wave of GYPSIES. The first wave fled Savage Mahmood of Ghaznvi in 1025, and the second wave fled Separatist Mohammed Ali JINN in 1947.
O HINDU, You may read the following item a MILLION times till you have lived the ripe old age of the Queen Mother and DIED.
1................Abrogate Article 370 NOW
17th May 2002
How should India respond to the massacre of innocents by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists in Jammu? Or rather is India in a position to respond, at all?
Ordinary Indians, angry and sad at the tragic loss of so many innocent lives, are asking themselves these questions. And, truly, they cannot come up with any answers because successive governments have failed to offer a fitting reply to the perpetrators of these crimes against our men, women and children.
This was, admittedly, not the first time that Pakistanis had attacked Indians well inside their territory. Didn't they attack the very sanctum sanctorum of Indian democracy on December 13 last year? Or earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly complex in Srinagar? They did. But there was no tangible response to those assaults on India's sovereignty barring the amassing of troops at the border. And, if the past record is anything to go by there wouldn't be any this time, either. For, as they say, we are like that only. People are confused for they know not what they should do to punish the killers of the jawans and their innocent family members.
And their leaders, who were expected to know better, are mortified of any action against the exporter of terror to this country. This is as much true of those who are in power as those who occupy the Opposition benches in Parliament. For, in the past decade or so almost everyone in the polity has been in power and has been privy first-hand to the audacious proof of Pakistani perfidy in targeting innocent men, women and children both in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in the country.
Each time the response has been an oral promise of an appropriate action without there being any action on the ground.
This time too we have been told by none other than the Prime Minister that we would offer an adequate response to the gruesome atrocity in Jammu. Vajpayee's words proved confusing for all concerned. Since he spoke in his trade-mark Hindi most people assumed he was talking of retaliation while in fact he only promised to 'counter' what had taken place in the Army Camp and in the civilian bus near Jammu.
The confusion and the subsequent clarification by Vajpayee's office that he had meant 'counter' and not 'retaliation' underlined the abject lack of options before the Government.
For, it has neither the strategic strength nor the mental stamina nor, for that matter, the political will to take on Pakistan and confront it head on for its having repeatedly assaulted this country in the past decade. As for the nuclear arsenal at our disposal let it be said that it has become a millstone around the nation's neck. The fear of Paki nukes has only added to the reasons why we cannot launch a conventional military action against our viscerally hostile western neighbour. So we will continue to bleed but slowly while our leaders will keep on promising 'adequate action' , but, mind you, no retaliation, against the perpetrators of these inhuman atrocities.
Admittedly, if we cannot take on Pakistan in a limited conventional war or cannot destroy their terrorist training camps for fear of escalation into a full-scale war with the attendant fear of a nuclear strike, we can at least put our own house in order. Despite the brouhaha by the secularists and professional human rights groups there is an urgent need to get tough with those who provide assistance and sanctuaries to these terrorists. Do not for a moment think that they could have assaulted the Indian Parliament without the collusion of some quislings in our midst.
And we have no doubt in our mind that the terrorist campaign in Kashmir has gone on for so long only because a section of the local population is actively collaborating with the ISI-funded-trained-armed terrorists. In other words, our jawans are fighting against great odds in Jand K. And their job is made all the more difficult by the lack of purposeful direction and a semblance of governance by the Abdullah Government.
The continuing failure to stem the growing tide of terrorist violence directed against this country has only emboldened Pakistan. Not long ago the people in the Valley alone were victims of this madness. Now the entire country is vulnerable to their ugly designs. The truth of the matter is that Pakistan has the ability to strike deep within this country thanks to the overwhelming presence of 'quislings' amidst us. India cannot pay Pakistan back in its own coin because it does not enjoy the benefit in Pakistan which the latter enjoys in this country. Even in Kashmir the fact that the militants had been allowed to carry out their own version of 'ethnic cleansing' more than a decade ago had further aggravated this country's difficulties in containing secessionist terror in the Valley.
Since the political leadership of the country, and that includes those who sit on the Opposition benches, is woefully divided and confused we can nonetheless suggest a salutary step which should go a long way in blunting the edge of terrorism in Kashmir. Abrogate Article 370 while there is still time.
The manner in which the demographic character of more and more districts in Jammu and Kashmir has been systematically altered in recent years, the day may not be too far when Indians might become a rare commodity in that troubled State. We know these are strong words but then we are known not to mince words when it comes to the protection of the supreme national interest. The entire political class is on test. If it knows how to 'counter' Pakistan in a meaningful manner short of an armed retaliation it would move fast to abolish Article 370. That article has become a millstone around India's neck. Let us throw it away while there is still time.