As the news trickled, at first it was 8 then 13 and then slowly the sordid reality of the dastardly attack unfolded. 44 CRPF man martyred in the deadliest terror strike in Kashmir. The nation stunned into numbness and silence. And started the TRP games of TV channels, one of them running a timer for revenge as if revenge were a commodity to be bought in a bazar. Revenge is a dish best served cold, so should be our response. Calculated, calm, disproportionate to the extent that the perpetrators can not even think and last at the time and place of the Force’s choosing.
More than 48 hours have passed and still the nation is in mourning and on the streets showing solidarity in whatever ways possible. But, there is another facet which has shown its ugly face once again at the time of this tragedy. Politicians, journalists and many more who have bent backwards fir proving their salt to their paymasters. Need I name some, no, we can read headlines of Times of India reporting Pulwama attack or we can see news channels inviting father of that terrorist for his views. But ordinary people are venting their ire against these serpents.
But one thing is sure, revenge is on the plate and it will be served, whatever means or time it takes.
This attack has certainly shaken or should I say stirred the nation, but I am still not able to understand one anomaly. The deadliest Naxal attack in this country had claimed 76 CRPF Jawans and leftist students of JNU celebrated it. The same students whose leaders are projected on our TV screens as new hope of India by leftist news channels like NDTV (or should I say Pakistani TV channel). When Naxal Sympathisers/ Urban Naxals who plot for our PM’s assassination are arrested, some very prominent lawyers go running to the Supreme Court and get bails and stay orders in a jiffy. Why these Urban Naxals who act as conduit to Naxal terror are hailed as activists with left leaning news channels and News anchors cry hoarse on Freedom of Expression for any inconvenience caused to these terror conduits. Answer is the leftist media tones down the news and these Urban Naxals in academia, media, theatre, Bollywood coat everything in sugar and collectively and subtly it push it down our throat and we gleefully swallow it in Movies, news (ahem), black screen and Mime Shows on news.
In between outraging over Pulwama and not outraging for the Naxal attacks we have failed our nation and ourselves. Have we held these terror conduits, sleeper cells in academia, media, entertainment, politics, law, judiciary or Urban Naxals in short, accountable and shown them their place we would not have to hold Candles for our martyrs time and again. These Terror Support Services must also be crushed with all the might of the Govt. and people. We have enemies outside and within. While we bay for the blood of alien enemies the time has also come to show the enemies within their place.