THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS WRITTEN IN RESPONSE TO THE ARTICLE IN THE MAGAZINE CARAVAN. THE LINK IS :
Truth is a priceless commodity! It will prevail even if injustice was done to anyone. Our motto is Satyameva Jayate! If Afzal Guru was implicated wrongly then surely it is very bad.. but, at this point of time we cannot believe in hearsay. People have different stories, I don’t really know if it is the truth. We live in strange times… I’ve full sympathy for his family. yet, the culpability of the crime for which he was held responsible was enormous.. If he was not guilty then surely injustice was done by none other than the supreme court, which I’d not like to believe based on this article (http://www.caravanmagazine.in/reportage/mulakat-afzal ) alone. Yet, I’d like to give hope to people who support him and “people like him” that truth will prevail ultimately.
It is still time for people who support militancy and who sympathize with them to have course correction and lead Kashmir to a better time. Picking up arms is not the answer… if that was the case then, people of the most backward region of our country, like Bihar would have certainly picked up arms against the people of Delhi, Maharashtra and other states for discrimination. But, we have chosen to fight for our betterment with a different strategy by educating ourselves and fighting the battle against poverty and other social evils. To pick up arms in the first instance was wrong… to drive out lakhs of Kashmiri Pandit was wrong… it was nothing short of religious cleansing.
Yet two wrongs do not make things right. For example, how do you explain the bomb blast of Hyderabad that killed so many people… there is no confirmation as to who did it… but, I’d like to believe it that terrorists did it who were not happy with Afzal’s hanging. If they try to take revenge by this method, on hapless citizens like “me” who roam the streets of Delhi and other places for their daily bread & butter and employment, there would be no goodwill for them in India and elsewhere even if some foreign residing people and elite people who are fully secure and live in comfort of their home without anything to worry, are there to support them! These people do not know what struggle of life is all about… tell me, is it justified to bomb a city even if Afzal’s hanging was wrong?
the solution of Kashmir is with India not with Pakistan or being Independent as was with Punjab. we will not gift away Kashmir to anyone or any country, come what maybe the cost… let them bomb every city in India but we will not negotiate with terrorists and we’ll not part away with our land. The conditions like that of Kashmiri pandits will not be recreated… it is not a one off situation, this is war, where both side of people will get affected whether it is Afzal like “innocent” or people like “me” on the streets of Hyderabad. The elites of both sides can have fun from the sidelines…. and cheer for which ever side they like to feel good about. But, the common people of this great country are also ready to pay the price and are actually paying the price every day of their life!