Monday, March 16, 2009

State-Sponsored Terrorism - Double Standards of GOI

Miserable attempts of Indian Army and the Govt. of India to present a distorted version of Bomai killings by the men in uniform and thereby shield the killers speaks volumes of their double standards towards fighting terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Every time Indian security forces commit such heinous crimes against humanity in Kashmir, they protect their beasts by citing provisions of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Disturbed Areas Act in their defence and shamelessly claim that probes by civil administration has no bearing on them. Under such circumstances only demand Kashmiris should make for the time being should be the revokation of such draconian, barbarian and inhuman laws. Nothing short of that should be accepted upon lest the killers in uniform shall continue to have a day out and quench their thirst for more human blood with the killings of innocent, unarmed Kashmiris.
While government of India has filed over 5000 page chargesheet against Ajmal Amir Kasab, the terror suspect of 26/11 Mumbai attacks and is fully geared up to have him hanged for killing scores of innocent civilians on the fateful night of 26/11 (Mumbai attack). Even the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India went to the extent of going on record saying that terrorists like Kasab have no human rights, they should rather appeal for animal rights owing to the beastly acts of terror perpetrated by them over unarmed civilians. Now the question here is what opinion does the Chief Justice of India hold about the dastardly acts of murder committed by Rashtriya Rifles officers on the unarmed, innocent civilians of Bomai. Even the deceased were common civilians and had nothing to do with insurgency, then shouldn't the armymen too be labelled as terrorists as good as Kasab and shouldn't they too be hanged and tried under animal rights Act. If at all Govt. of India boasts of having no double standards and is ready to treat all kinds of terrorist activities in a like manner, then there should be no second thought on hanging the Bomai culprits in public in order to provide a detterrant for other armed groups in the valley. But we all know that is not going to happen since it will lower the morale of security forces occupying the land of Kashmir, as the GOI as time and again been saying under such circumstances. GOI will never go for a fair deal in such cases and even if RR is held responsible for the killings, the maximum punishment that shall be awarded to the killers will be their transfer or at the most their suspension from service. That can by no means termed as justice with the victims of their trigger happy attitudes. Nevertheless, Bomai is a litmus test for the newly elected govt of the state. At least Bomai will lay to rest all false hopes and aspirations of a few sects of our society from the present govt.


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