Alas! The appreciations are also so selectiveI read different newspapers published from different regions of the country. During the last two days, I have been reading appreciations in different newspapers for Ghalib Guru, who has secured 88% marks in XIIth Board Examination this year. Similarly, there are lots of praise for Muhammad Naveed Aalam, who has secured 77% marks in the science stream. Ghalib Guru is the son of hanged terrorist Afzhal Guru and Naveed Aalam is the brother of killed terrorist Burhan Wani.
Last year, those journalists and reporters went ga-ga over the fact that sons of Syed Salauddin, head of Hizbul Mujahideen, are working under J&K Government. They could not find phrases to praise those sons of the terrorist.
But I don't hear about the daughters of Tukaram Ombale, the policeman who got killed during Mumbai carnage but captured Ajmal Kasav alive. His daughters faced considerable financial difficulties after his death, but completed B.Ed. and have become teachers.
We don't hear appreciations for the daughter of Gajender Singh Bisht, who was also martyred in the Mumbai carnage. His daughter is preparing herself with all sincerity to join Indian Army. The only daughter of Hanumanthappa Koppad is being mentored by her mother to follow the footsteps of Hanumanthappa Koppad. She is preparing to join Army.
Alas! In India, appreciations have become selective.