Politicising and vitiating otherwise peaceful atmosphere for pecuniary benefits or for just garnering few votes has been the prime aim of political parties who find comfort in such actions. What Ram Madhav, National General Secretary of BJP referred about Jammu and Kashmir political big wigs is no different from the realities of that time. Today most of them are under house arrest and hardly any political activities taking place leaving Kashmir peaceful. This presumably could be the longest prevailing peace period where neither public unrest nor any inflammatory speeches are made. Is it not the politicians themselves who have given so much air to trivial issues to straighten their purposes? Before this even the former ministers and MLAs have been issuing statements which at times had arsenic angle. Who are these people, are they commoners who are giving air to such acerbic comments to foment hatred in the society. Blaming politics of hate and intolerance prevalent in the society former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had expressed deep shock over the death of a truck conductor who was injured in an attack in Udhampur and said it is posing a “grave challenge” to the nation. What about all those killings in the Valley carried out by the inimical forces. What about so many security men getting killed on the border and fighting Pak-supported terrorists? Are such incidents not ‘grave challenge’? Have those carrying out and holding the civilian lives at ransom by marshalling protests and carrying out attack on security forces being prosecuted or booked under the so-called Public Security Act (PSA)? Are these trouble makers as termed as ‘innocent youth’ are that innocent the government finds it difficult to even book them under Juvenile Acts what to talk of booking them under PSA or some other stringent clauses. Who has coined these terms? It is politicians to gain some sympathy ground among the locals and keep their vote bank intact. Yes, we know innocent falling victims of some miscreants are unfortunate but who had kept the flame of hatred going on? Will any politician explain? Politicians especially Kashmir-centric would be doing a great service to the nation if they abstain from such rhetoric leading and
vitiating the atmosphere further.
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