Friday, August 9, 2013

My Head Hangs In Shame..

an actual war may incur unsurmountable loss to lives, property and economy on both sides of the border.. But what's the problem in acting tough- recalling our ambassador and building up a heavy military presence across the western border- land and sea both? No doubt that- every day, more civilians are killed in terror attacks somewhere in Pakistan than they are in India every year, more Pakistani soldiers lose their lives fighting Taliban militants at Orakzai daily than Indian soldiers fighting LeT and JeM operatives in Kashmir.. But the same Pakistan refuses to act against terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Tayyeba or Jaish-e-Muhammad whose sole purpose is the perpetration of terror in Indian soil. How come people like Hafeez Sayyed or Dawood Ibrahim walk freely on the streets of Karachi, despite their open admission of numerous terror attacks in Indian soil? Can you or even a cow cross the LoC from the Indian side to the Pakistani side without getting riddled with bullets? Then how can heavy firing occur from the Pakistani side through the LoC into the Indian side without the knowledge of the Pakistani border forces patrolling the LoC. The civilian govt at Islamabad may feign ignorance about it, but the Pak military at LoC can't feign ignorance about it.. It is this hypocrisy of the Pakistani army and helpless inertness of their civilian government that we are strongly against. And that's why a strong response from the Indian side is the utmost need of the hour.. Maybe not an all-out nuclear war, preferably not- unless left as a last resort, but at least a looming war threat with an aggressive military buildup- the least we can offer to the bereaved families of the Indian soldiers martyred on duty while protecting our sovereignty

Today, my head hangs in shame to be a citizen of a so-called sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic country called India whose Head of State (Prime Minister Manmohan Singh) stays silent even after the murder of five Indian soldiers toiling day and night in harsh conditions to defend the sovereignty of our motherland. And to top it up, 'our' (or rather 'their') Defense Minister attempts to defend the perpetrators of this daring assault from across the LoC. You may say a war is not the solution, but we can expect at least a threatening buildup of Indian military across the Pakistan border to send a chill down the spines of our enemies. The Pakistani army can't just feign ignorance of the attack. Just as without their permission no one from the Indian side can sneak into the Pakistani territory, similarly without their knowledge or active involvement, no one from their territory can just spray bullets across the LoC into the Indian side. How can they disown their responsibility in the crime? They can safely, however, as they too know we have an inert, deaf and dumb PM as Head of a Spineless Corrupt government sitting in the corridors of power in Delhi. Feeling too ashamed and humiliated today, as an Indian nationalist.

I wonder when will this government wake up to uphold our sovereignty- which is our basic constitutional right.

Really conspicuous is the silence of the Bihar CM Nitish Kumar who can cry foul over the death of Ishrat Jehan as the daughter of Bihar despite her alleged terrorist links, but who refuses to speak a word on the death of loyal sons of Bihar, killed on line of duty to protect their motherland.. Hypocrit Nitish!! (First time I have expressed such angst against him) On top of that, to justify Nitish’s silence, his minister says- "Soldiers are paid to die." ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!

An actual war may incur insurmountable loss to lives, property and economy on both sides of the border.. But what's the problem in acting tough- expel their diplomats from the country, recall our ambassador and make a massive Army buildup across the western land border and deploy some Navy warships in the Arabian Sea.

You may say Pakistan too is a victim of terrorism. You may say- every day, more civilians are killed in terror attacks somewhere in Pakistan than they are in India every year, more Pakistani soldiers lose their lives fighting Taliban militants at Orakzai daily than Indian soldiers fighting LeT and JeM operatives in Kashmir. But, then why does the same Pakistan refuse to act against terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Tayyeba or Jaish-e-Muhammad whose sole purpose is the perpetration of terror in Indian soil. How come people like Hafeez Sayyed or Dawood Ibrahim walk freely on the streets of Karachi, despite their open admission of numerous terror attacks in Indian soil? Can you or even a stray dog cross the LoC from the Indian side to the Pakistani side without getting riddled with bullets? Then how can heavy firing occur from the Pakistani side through the LoC into the Indian side without the knowledge of the Pakistani border forces patrolling the LoC. The civilian government at Islamabad may feign ignorance about it, but the Pak military at LoC can't feign ignorance about it.

It is this hypocrisy of the Pakistani army and helpless inertness of their civilian government that we are strongly against. And that's why a strong response from the Indian side is the utmost need of the hour. Maybe not an all-out nuclear war, preferably not- unless left as a last resort, but at least a looming war threat with an aggressive military buildup- that’s the least we can offer as actual compensation to the bereaved families of the Indian soldiers martyred on duty while protecting our sovereignty.

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