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PM Modi is just promising, no implementation yet

PM was on his maiden visit to Leh and Ladakh, as usual he gave all promising speeches and packages to people of Jammu and Kashmir. He also slammed Pakistan for continuing its proxy war of terrorism against India, saying it has lost the strength to fight a conventional war. Modi’s inspirational speech just before the Independence-Day can boost the confidence of our army men but we cannot predict the future. On his second trip in two months to Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has landed in Kargil, where a massive crowd has turned up to hear him. He is the first Indian PM in 15 years to visit Kargil. Addressing soldiers in his first stop, Leh, Modi said Pakistan “has lost the strength to fight a conventional war, but continues to engage in the proxy war of terrorism.” Modi’s remarks come amid heightened tensions in Kashmir, with India and its rival Pakistan trading accusations of ceasefire violations on Monday. I was a staunch supporter of Modi’s ideology prior to the elections. However, I have a feeling that he is losing the ground as he is unable to fulfill the manifesto’s promises. He is randomly visiting everywhere and delivering speeches after speeches, but so far in two months nothing constructive has been done by his government.

There is no point in pursuing peacekeeping with Pakistan. They will always be the provokers. Unfortunately, NDA too seems enamored by the goody-goody posturing of Nawaz Sharif. All rhetoric that Modi made in his pre-election speeches is like words written on water. He has proved to be a cat in lion’s clothing. Most weak prime minister to deal with Pakistan, on the day of swearing in ceremony, the gift and emotional exchanges has compromised his stand on Pakistan issue. PM is focusing a lot on borders as he has nothing else to offer to India. He is in the saddle by luck after some well-rehearsed performances. India needs some mature leadership, not someone who offers short cuts. We need an equivalent of Iron Dome for handing fire released from the Pakistani militia.

The Prime Minister said the Indian armed forces were suffering more casualties from terrorism than from war. Noting that this is a global problem, the Prime Minister said all humanitarian forces of the world should unite to fight it. The Prime Minister’s comments came close on the hills of militants attacking a BSF convoy at Pampore in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, leaving eight personnel including an officer injured. Indian Army is committed and strong armed force, which is well-equipped with modern arms and technology. The jawans should be assured that the entire country supports them. Our government was never serious about reforming the soldiers’ family and the wellbeing of Jawans when they are at the borders.

The Prime Minister understands that soldiers remain undeterred inspite of the many negativities and struggles. This energy and sense of duty inspires him and, therefore, he will keep visiting jawans on the border to seek inspiration. Modi promised the troops that a National War Memorial would be built that would inspire future generations of India. However, he failed to explain how war memorial will help Jawans and their families? How these memorials will help those tackling neighbouring countries? He also told the defence personnel that the government is committed to make India self-reliant in defence manufacturing, but when? And for that whom you are planning to invite to India as production giants? The agreement between Pakistan and India for LoC is far from acceptable. Anyways, the message of Modi to the people of J&K is loud and clear that he wants growth and development in the state. The statement of PM that we are fighting a war with terrorists not with regular army which is much more treacherous than fighting regular army is correct. The fight against corruption and terrorism should be on war footing. The coming years should bring growth and prosperity to the region. This is possible, when people of J&K embrace our ideology and accept the efforts of the government totally.

Kashmir’s eminent cardiologist Dr. Sheikh Jalal was shot dead in July last year along with two of his personal security officers whose weapons were also looted before the assassins escaped. In 2002, suspected militants shot dead then ruling outfit Peoples Democratic Party’s MLA Abdul Aziz Mir just a month after the formation of the government and Assembly elections. His assassination in broad daylight occurred outside his village mosque at Konibal. Suspected militant attack took place after the residents of Pampore observed a slain separatist leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz’s 6th death anniversary with a shutdown and speeches at the remembrance function by a number of the separatist leaders. In the last three years, Pampore – Pulwama- Tral belt of southern Kashmir has emerged as the hub of militant activity, resulting in the State’s lowest voter turnout in this year’s Lok Sabha elections. In close vicinity of the town, militants attacked the Jammu and Kashmir High Court judge Justice Hasnain Massodi’s police guarded residence, killing two Police guards. However, both the Pakistani cadres of LeT were intercepted and killed by Army and Police in an encounter while fleeing from Khrew village. There was suspected LeT militants’ attack on BSF convoy hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second visit to Jammu and Kashmir, but our army is making us proud and keeping us safe in our habitats. We, the common people, can just pray for wellbeing of them as they are standing and protecting us in such extreme condition.

Dr. Vaidehi Taman
Dr. Vaidehi is an Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and an Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. Since 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond the news (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which she caters for her sister-concern Kaizen-India Infosec Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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