T – Terrorism | #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z
Terrorism is defined as, ‘The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.’
The recent barbaric attack on CRPF soldiers in Pulwana has brought terrorism in the center of discussion once again. With every political party trying to score points on the martyrdom of soldiers and trying to garner vote, it is going to stay there at least till the end of general elections 2019.
The current government at the center claims that, through its various strategies, schemes and a zero-tolerance approach, they have been able to curb terrorism in the valley to a great deal. The facts tell a stark contrasting story.
According to a written reply submitted by Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in Lok Sabha on February 5, 2019, “The number of terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir alone has jumped 177% in the past five years.”
Terrorism claimed a total of 1,315 live in the state between 2014 and 2018 – out of which 838 (63.72 %) were terrorists, 339 (25 %) security personnel and 138 (10.49 %) were civilians. As per the data from the South Asia Terrorism Portal, there has been an exponential rise in the death of soldiers in terror attacks – a 106 % rise in the past five years.
I guess this much data is enough to tell you the real picture. As per definition, each and every act of lynching and mob violence can also and should also be classified as terrorism. It is serving the exact purpose. I have previously highlighted the data on lynching as well, which doesn’t paint a pretty picture for the government either. Just to remind in about 123 incidents of mob lynching 46 people lost their lives and above 295 injured between 2014 and 2019.
I am not including killings of people like Gauri Lankesh or the killings from events like religious armed processions. They alone have claimed over 400 lives in various communal conflicts. Where is the conflict or terrorism dying? Didn’t the supreme leader claim that demonetization was done to eradicate it?
At one point of time, Punjab was the hub of terror and militancy in India but through a proper strategic approach, it has been curbed to a point of no return. Why can’t we learn from the episode of Punjab?
If you observe closely then you will realize that they don’t want the issue to ever get resolved. Otherwise, how will they create fear among the hearts of the public that they are under threat?
On one hand, you claim to be against terror and on other you are fielding a terror accused. She claims that so many atrocities were committed against her while forgetting that it was her party’s government at the state that arrested her first under suspicion.
Reports after reports, agencies after agencies have denied against it. Anyway, for a moment lets believe her; don’t we know how these agencies work against a terror accused to get a confession. Her character took a shape and form when she herself agreed to be involved during the Babri Masjid demolition. To be honest, if she would have been such a saint she shouldn’t get angry so quickly at everything.
Just when you know that now you cannot tackle questions and debates on the issues on which you rode to power, you play with your diversionary tactics of polarization. Anyone who claims that she was on the top of a mosque when it was being demolished should be simply barred immediately or otherwise stop hiding behind the garb of pseudo-nationalism.
They say that Kashmiris take up arms because of lack of education and job opportunities and claim that a solution to this is to make them a part of the mainstream. Ironically when they actually take up a ‘pen’ and try to come to universities to study they are being attacked there too.
You might shout at the top of your voice…claiming that everything is a caused because of a certain opposition…but that won’t change the reality. They were thrown out of power because of their incompetence and you campaigned against them to come to power. But now when you are in power you are still campaigning against them rather than answering on how miserably you have failed on the front of terrorism.
Actually, since they are so good at taking to the streets on every issue with their capable jingoism that they should permanently be a part of the opposition. At least that way the government, the opposition and the democracy, everything functions efficiently.
Its high time that they realize, whether they openly accept it or not, that their policies, strategies and this so-called muscular approach is falling flat on its face. And in the process is motivating more and more people to take up arms on the name of hate. If you feel that I am wrong – please go and read the definition of it…really slowly.
What’s even more appalling is that they are claiming to be strengthening our armed forces while continuously decreasing their budget allocation. Isn’t that a strategic error to being with?
Let’s end today’s post on a humorous note. When she claims that her cancer was cured because of cow urine and I am not against that in fact completely in favor of her superlative ways of treatment, shouldn’t someone ask her – what exactly was she practicing in the first place that she had to suffer from such a disease.
I know many of her supporters will come crying that I shouldn’t make fun of her disease, well, if you go by the state government’s report, which was of the same party, she never suffered from cancer. It says it was just a small tumor.
To be honest – the current ruling party is making a mockery of every citizen by fielding such a candidate and then creating noise pollution on the name of eliminating terrorism and their so-called Hindu nationalism.
For all those who are against hate,
For all those who are in for peace,
For all those who say no to war,
For all those who believe there is a solution to terrorism…
It’s not a goodbye,
But it’s a GOOD BYE.
Manas ‘Sameer’ Mukul
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