The attack was ill-starred but so was the comment made by Bhushan. This is not the first time he has made such statement on Kashmir. AAP leaders should speak on real national issues in Kashmir as they did in Delhi. Whatever Bhushan has said is his personal opinion and not appreciable by many, although it’s wrong by the people to attack his office. BJP is anyways blood thirsty of AAP as they have ruined their golden dreams. After a long time, BJP came in lime light and managed to grab some votes and public attention but AAP spoiled their chances. Same thing happened to Congress; Aam Aadmi Party took their votes by defeating them with a bigger margin. Moreover, for those seeking proof of BJP’s hand in attack, the person caught on CCTV is Vishnu Gupta. He is Modi’s supporter. He is the same fellow who protested outside Advani’s house when Advani was against Modi’s PM candidature. Need say more? This is the problem with the BJP and its affiliates. They do not understand the sentiments of Indian people. It was for this reason that the party was voted out heavily. The BJP affiliates need to upgrade their knowledge of current India and the thinking of its people if they are not to look more and more incongruous, irrelevant and dangerous to public peace and well-being. You and AK are and have been making anti national statements for quite some time in the name of right to freedom of expression. Governments today have failed to act for people like us for unknown reasons.
We may not like what Prashant Bhushan says or what ArunJaitely says, but one cannot obstruct their speech. Identifying political views with religion is extremely stupid in a country like India. The Manipur Valley is populated by the Meithei, ninety percent of who are followers of the Hindu religion. Rebel leader RajkumarMeghen presently under detention, demands a referendum. In my view, if a referendum is held, Meithei Manipur will go the RajkumarMeghen way. Next five years AAP leaders should work hard to deliver the promise they made to Delhi people. Thousands of unemployed youth of Delhi are looking at AAP hoping they will get a job during Kejriwal’s tenure. Thousands of Delhi women are hoping Kejriwal will put full stop to crime against women. Slum dwellers of Delhi are hoping that they will get better house to live with uninterrupted power supply and a piped water connection. AAP should stand true to the people’s aspirations. AAP leaders should avoid saying anything on sensitive national issues where they lack the qualification and thus become the victim of their own success. Before playing any role on national level, AAP should prove itself in Delhi otherwise who will believe them? It is very good, if all political parties learn that violence and vandalism is not a solution for any problem. This is a modern era. People are educated and cultured, especially; an organisation which stands for Hindu ideals and culture should not deteriorate like this. People did not select AAP blindly.Because common folk have full trust in AAP, AAP can bring about wonderful changes in our socio-economic and political system. Attack is bad and is to be unambiguously condemned.
Prashant Bhushan’s views also need unequivocal condemnation. This bad attack and playing the victim does not justify Prashant Bhushan’s stand. After all this, Kejriwal’s comment shows bravery and patience. I agree with whatever he said, how on earth all those who barks about Kashmir can take law in their hand…if u have solution let’s sit and apply it….what Prashant Bhushan said was his own view and everyone is free to air their views…if by somebody’s personal view if we start kicking then why have this Ram Sene and Hindu Rakshak raid on BJP office for Advani’s secular Jinnah comment….saying Jinnah as secular means whatever we have learned so far about partition was wrong….if people have anger you may very well protest peacefully…go and debate with AAP…they are ready for it…but attacking somebody shows that it is purely an act of cowardness where many people in the crowd terrorise innocents….
Prashant Bhushan will neither learn anything nor forget anything. When Anna Hazare’sLokpal movement had gathered steam in 2011, he had asked for a plebiscite in J&K to determine if the people of that state wanted to continue to be part of the Indian Union. His Gandhian mentor promptly pulled him up as did the entire political establishment. His latest statement calling for a referendum in the Valley to decide on deployment of the army has met a similar fate. In a rare display of unanimity, all parties, including his own AAP, rapped the activist-turned-politician hard on his knuckles. Hopefully, PrashantBhushan will learn to observe restrain in future , more so now since his party rode to power in Delhi. This forced him to issue a clarification but one that has only added to the confusion. While stating that he had never doubted J&K’s status as an integral unit of India, he also added that he wanted people to be consulted in case the army was used for reasons other than defending borders and preventing infiltration. This latter bit is pure mumbo-jumbo. The job of the armed forces is to guard the frontiers and also provide security to people who bear the brunt of Pakistan-backed terrorist activities in the Valley. No other reasons come into play. PrashantBhushan has put forth his views on Kashmir issue. He only spoke about public consent living in Kashmir. The matter can be very well ignored if majority in democracy are against it. Attacking AAP office is bigger crime of creating unrest and defying democracy.
The army has done this with admirable success in border areas and indeed even in other parts of J&K thanks to its many social and cultural schemes. But more needs to be done, particularly to counter allegations of human rights abuses. The positive response to its recent move to court martial six soldiers charged with staging a fake encounter should serve as an eye-opener. This is all the more significant given the latest rift in the separatists’ ranks. Several constituents of the Hurriyat Conference have revolted against Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and his moderate allies allegedly for betraying the ‘true aspirations’ of Kashmiri people. The tide is clearly turning against separatists. People like PrashantBhushan, whose party aspires to play a national role, shouldn’t be allowed to make any loose comment, by attacking other political parties, BJP supporters damaging the future of Modi as PM of this country. These kinds of attacks may horrify people. Communal BJP is back in news just because Modi changed his stand on development. These attackers might prove him wrong. One has to be very careful looking at the future of this country.
Latest posts by Vaidehi (see all)
- Mumbai Sea’s pollution levels continue to be extremely high - August 18, 2017
- Young lives fading in Internet suicide groups - August 17, 2017
- Rohith Vemula hitting headlines once again - August 16, 2017