Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Home Opinions The Pulwama massacre is an integral problem of Kashmir Valley

The Pulwama massacre is an integral problem of Kashmir Valley

Also Read

G Indira
Author of the book: The India I Know and of Hinduism. Publications in -charge Pragna Bharati Organisation, Hyderabad. Academician and free-lancer

The coward and dastardly attack in Pulwama on the Indian army killing more than forty soldiers including officers has riveted the nation with anger, disgust and delusion. Condolences poured in to the bereaved families. The cries of the aged parents, brothers, sisters, wives and children of the army personnel who died in the massacre are heartrending. The culprit, a youngster from Jaish-e- Mohammed, a terrorist outfit that claimed to have done the act, and its head Mazood Azhar who has been sharpening his knives against India for a long time is protected by Pakistan and China. Jaish-e- Mohammed is not only propped up but also fed and sponsored terror organisation of Pakistan to carry out these horrific activities in India. So, the public ire is towards that country rather the organisation per se.

The present NDA government at the Centre, has ensured safety and security of the people in the rest of the country quite satisfactorily. In the case of Jammu and Kashmir, all the governments that ruled at the Centre have their own share of misadventures, specially the Congress has a lion’s share. If we go back to history, it was in 1948-war with Pakistan, Gen KM Cariappa was about to capture the entire Kashmir to India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru stopped a day before at the nick of the time by ordering ceasefire and by referring it to the United Nations. Thus, the former prime minister, Nehru made J&K an International issue! That was the first blunder committed by the peacenik (Jawaharlal Nehru) for which we are paying the price now.

Next, during Bangladesh war in 1971, India fought against Pakistan for the freedom of East Bengal (Now Bangladesh). India won the war hands-down and Indira Gandhi was hailed by all Indians for the victory. However, she made a big goof up in Shimla agreement in 1972 by generously leaving all the thousands of prisoners of war (pow) i.e. Pakistan’s soldiers, without a precondition and also giving away the land (almost till Lahore) occupied by the Indian army magnanimously. She was the one who gave credence to Pak-occupied Kashmir with a Line of Control.

What did India achieve by fighting a war for Bangladesh? India gained nothing. In fact, that was the time Pakistan was very weak with the defeat. When the enemy is weak, one should grab the opportunity. Former prime minister, Indira Gandhi should have asked for a surrender of the Pak-occupied Kashmir then. She didn’t do it. For, she wanted to be a tall, statesman-like figure in the international community by being magnanimous to Pakistan. Similarly, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had had his desire to impress the world. He yearned to prove his peace credentials to world nations, so declared ceasefire while we were about to win the war.

Now, none of the world nations come to our rescue. In this technology driven fast pace world, the western nations, as is their wont, just condemned the Pulwama incident, for, it’s obviously a gruesome one. The developed nations of the West are more concerned about their western hemisphere. Their interest is Syria, Vennezula, Turkey etc. They’re not much into Indo-Pak problem. Once in a way, the USA advises to India and Pakistan to have talks or dialogue. When something goes astray in Kashmir, they yell at India on human rights violation etc.

Kargil war was stopped, when India was about to win, by the USA, for its own personal interest of having Pakistan army troops in Afghanistan to help them in the American war against Taliban and Russia. India is friendly with all world nations and is behaving responsibly. Pakistan, though a rogue nation, is escaping with impunity for all its misdeeds. It’s apparent, only those violators and perpetrators of terror are rewarded with monetary funds and other perks by the rich world.


The United Nations has not given a clear definition of who is a “terrorist” until now. It’s still ambivalent. In India Jaish-e- Mohammed is called a terrorist organisation. The attack in Pulwama is a terrorist attack. Whereas for Pakistan, it’s a freedom fight. And the suicide bombers are freedom fighters. If this be the theory floated, how can we convince the U.N? So, it’s time for the U.N. to define who are terrorists.

The USA, after 9/11 hunted and searched for Osama Bin Laden vigorously. With no evidence in its hand that he had masterminded the attack, on mere suspicion, by inferring based on the prevailing condition, it entered daringly into Pakistan with it’s own intelligence input and killed Bin-Laden. The US neither tried to convince the U.N nor world nations for its action. That was the rich well-developed countries gutsy- emboldened action! In India, though we know Mazood Azhar was the culprit of the 26/11 in 2008, now in Pulwama, our country is vacillating to take a tough action. Removal of most-favoured nation to Pakistan and calling ambassadors for a rebuke are not sufficient enough . More is needed to teach Pakistan a lesson that it can never forget.

  Support Us  

OpIndia is not rich like the mainstream media. Even a small contribution by you will help us keep running. Consider making a voluntary payment.

Trending now

G Indira
Author of the book: The India I Know and of Hinduism. Publications in -charge Pragna Bharati Organisation, Hyderabad. Academician and free-lancer

Latest News

The curious case of Shah Faesal

Shah Faesal, is a UPSC civil services topper and a staunch campaigner of Pakistan sponsored "Kashmiriyat" and vocal anti-Indian.

Covid opens up urban development challenge, how we respond to it, is up to us

This is the time when we should start focusing on creating employment opportunities in tier 3 and tier 4 cities and even in rural areas, so people can find the employment near their homes and don’t need to migrate to metros in search of employment.

Job data; faster PM Narendra Modi acts on it, the better: It should also capture migrants’ data

Transparency and availability of data was a big hallmark of Narendra Modi 1.0 government, with various information available on dashboard and a click of a button, similarly this would be a game changing achievement for Narendra Modi 2.0.

Law against fake news is need of the hour: Media can’t hide anymore behind the freedom of speech

Article 19.1.a b which deals with freedom of speech and expression is universally applicable to all the citizens, including journalists. There is no special provision under the constitution for freedom of speech to the media.

Why Ram Mandir

generation or two, Bharatiyas have resisted, sacrificed and survived one invasion after another. The reclaiming of this ancient site and building a grand temple is a civilization accepting the challenge of the competing invasive cultures and declaring in one voice that we are here to stay.

Awakening of the sleeping Hindu giant

An Ode to the Resurrection of the Hindu self-esteem & pride.

Recently Popular

सामाजिक भेदभाव: कारण और निवारण

भारत में व्याप्त सामाजिक असामानता केवल एक वर्ग विशेष के साथ जिसे कि दलित कहा जाता है के साथ ही व्यापक रूप से प्रभावी है परंतु आर्थिक असमानता को केवल दलितों में ही व्याप्त नहीं माना जा सकता।

The story of Lord Jagannath and Krishna’s heart

But do we really know the significance of this temple and the story behind the incomplete idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Maa Shubhadra?

Avrodh: the web-series that looks more realistic and closer to the truth!

The web-series isn't about the one Major who lead the attack, its actually about the strike and the events that lead to it, Major was a part of a big picture like others who fought alongside him, the snipers, the national security advisor so on and so forth.

Two nation theory after independence

Two Nation Theory was the basis of partition of India. Partition was accepted based on the assumption that the Muslims staying back in India because they rejected the Two Nation theory. However, later decades proved that Two Nation Theory is not only subscribed by a large section of Indian Muslims but also being nourished by the appeasement politics.

Striking similarities between the death of Parveen Babi and Sushant Singh Rajput: A mere co-incidence or well planned murders?

Together Rhea and Bhatt’s media statements subtly and cleverly project Sushant as some kind of a nut job like Parveen Babi, another Bhatt conjuring.