In the video that was uploaded minutes before the ghastly, horrendous, inhuman, & despicable act of targeting the convoy, the illiterate sinister idiot is found calling out to those who he thinks see faith and God like he does to unite in a war to put India in chains to punish and to kill those who worship in ways different from his own. He calls out to his God, at least 8 times asserts that his God wants him and his men to succeed in this religious war. All the Gods that I know from my own religion and various others that I’ve observed thriving peacefully in the countries that I have had the good fortune of being in have, love, compassion, respect, and coexistence at the very core of its philosophies. I do not know of one religion that believes in killing innocents, in being on constant war to free the world of the other kinds of humans. So, I have no hesitation in concluding that whoever that son of ***** is hallucinating to be his God is perhaps just as big a shit head, a total loser, a stinking blot on the entire history of faith.
Strangely, most unfoundedly and momentarily they seem to be winning and that is perhaps the biggest tragedies of our times. No one knows what their exact number is, what do they look like, where do they hide, what do they do when they are not killing people. But if we were to imagine that they are only a minuscule part of the humankind alive at the moment, about half a percent of all living beings, they are not only evil but also a big enough force to cause the rest of us regrettable huge harms. These people are well funded, trained and motivated by their religion to kill, they do not seem to know any other way. They see killing others as a spontaneous act, an act as natural let say as thanking someone who hands us a bottle of water when we are thirsty. These religious fanatics are being used as tools of destruction by their political masters to whatever the hell that they wish to achieve; so far it remains largely unknown and unclear.
If we were to put all major terrorists’ attacks that have happened in last half a century together; we would find one common thread, that is; perpetrators wish to kill everyone who doesn’t worship their GOD. So, we can’t help but acknowledge the role that religion plays in all of this. To that immoral and inhuman form of religion, we must all give it all that we have to fight, reject and finish, totally and completely.
2019 general election is just around the corner, stakes are understandably high. Not sure if it suffices to say that I was among those who celebrated BJPs victory in 2014, Mr. Modi’s anointment as the prime ministerial candidate by the challengers in 2014 election said a lot about, what they wanted to bring to the equation. Many firsts were created in the last general election, with nearly 32% of the overall ballots, Amit Shah and Modi together created a historic majority government. From the announcement of victory to a few months later, when India got to smell the coffee, everything looked rain washed green and pleasant, from Modi kissing the steps of the parliament to his moving speech in which he unveiled the noble clean India project, it all looked ethereal. Perfect to the point of appearing unreal but with every passing month and with every progressive parliamentary session truth and inexperience of Modi’s administration started gaining weight and size, every decision that he took disillusioned the country. Series of misadventures marred India’s prospect one after the other, the very common man that celebrated untimely Diwali on his swearing-in ceremony died in ATM queues trying to withdraw their own money. Demonetisation was not only ill-advised, poorly executed but as we learn now completely ineffective too. The move cost India Rs 3 lakh crore in GDP growth and wiped out over 25 lakh jobs almost magically. Those affected sadly were the weak and marginalised. I wrote an article then on it, will link it down below for you to read, should it interest you.
Mont Blanc pen carrying, ever traveling, well-groomed and swell spoken son of poor India, seemed trying hard towards imprinting his policies irreversibly on the social fabric by generously giving away cooking gas, but India soon paid through it nose by fulling their tanks with costliest vehicular fuel ever bought in this country. Commendable abolishment of triple talaq soon lost its music in the growing clamor of social injustice and pervasive moral policing by the strong man from RSS and other equally ill-conceived and poisonous associations that had enough reasons to believe that they have the PM’s blessing. They went on a witch hunt of beef, cows got the center stage. Vigilantes wreaked havoc on again those who were not particularly wealthy or known. Poor people were targeted and beaten to death for de-skinning dead cattle from the whole nonsense was born the infamous Patel movement. Modi erected the highest statue of all times in India in respect of the man who we all love and admire but with it also climbed joblessness to a record high number in last 15 year or wait there is no official figure because the real report was taken back as it did not bear the color to the taste of the current rulers.
The re-introduction of unpopular and unhealthy long terms capital gains tax coupled with sloppy implementation of GST has left the business class wondering in wild and mounting insecurities. Current regime has been a failure in controlling terrorism but has quite successfully launched its own tax terror using its majority, the surreptitious levy of Swachh Bharat, education and Krishi Kalyan cess along with the reduction of interest rates on savings to a low of 3.5% is clear enough proof of the fact that: Modi doesn’t have the middle class in mind.
Let me not even bring to light, India’s performance on the hunger index and how severely have we suffered as a nation on education, % of college dropouts are also on a rise. When you look at the number of teachers and doctors that this country needs and what it has it will give you no solace either, but his government expects people to sell pakoras and smile, every time he flies on our money to forcefully hug other world leaders. The brand Modi, even if it was shining on the diplomatic scene wouldn’t have mattered much to everyday India like me, the reality is that no indicator says that even on that we have scored much. If Modi’s 56-inch chest persuaded China to withdraw its veto from notorious Masood Azhar letting him labeled a global terrorist, we would have thought endless and mindless foreign trips have resulted in something valuable and perhaps Pulwama would have got avoided too.
India had its issues before Modi, and it continues to have them after his near completion of the 1st term in office too. If performance is any measure Modi is not the answer that we should seek in 2019. At least I would not. What is then the alternative? Well, not having Modi at the helm doesn’t necessarily mean clown led Congress in the lower house. Papu is old and boring and therefore clown, the prowess of his sister is also equally questionable, so that is not an alternative for sure. India needs a stable government for steady growth. It surely does but considering the scenarios where BJP despite its shortcomings is likely to emerge as the largest single party in 2019, I pray that they fall short of majority by a decent margin so that their arrogance and misgovernance is kept in balance by the other party or parties that will side with them to rule India into another term. Then BJP or if it is, unfortunately, Modi again, they will be dithered from creating situations that leave the supreme court judges to come out in the press asking for justice. It will at least make sure that unsuitable people are not rewarded with positions, someone like Rahul Mahajan doesn’t get to lead Prasar Bharti. It should keep a tight watch on making sure that someone with doubtable academic history doesn’t get to become the HRD minister only to be removed quickly to set the public narrative right. Like in 2011 little did India know that a third term CM will become the PM. Let’s hope that someone waiting in the wings emerges to become an ordinary PM who makes a serious attempt to solve the problems of the ordinary people without grandstanding. India needs a PM who doesn’t carry out a surgical strike to televise the move, swing sentiments and win UP but one that systematically addresses the core issues and ends this massacre once and for all. If stats are to be believed, all the deaths caused by Kashmir aggregated will total up to a number bigger than the population of many European cities. Kashmir is a chronic issue and now seems to have turned terminal, I in my limited wisdom can’t suggest a solution but I do find a lot of value in what poet and professor Dr. Hariom Pawar has to say, listen in his poem.
We helplessly mourn Pulwama today, just as badly as we did for Uri, Baramulla, Handwara attack at Rashtriya riffles camp, Nagrota Attack, Sukma attack, Bhopal–Ujjain Passenger train bombing, Amarnath Yatra attack, Sunjuwan attack and all other 100+ such incidents that have happened since June 1980. Political theatric plays out loud and the cries of every death get subdued in the noise of daily everyday life, we move on and wake up again when some more die .. pause for a few days, cry, get angry abuse and then move on.
This must change!!
Study this link to see how horrible has the history of attacks has been :