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    Musings of a convoluted mind: Bullets for agitators in Haryana-Pellets for agitators in Kashmir

    They were angry; they were misguided. Their spiritual guru has been convicted. They felt a sense of void. They couldn't understand what should be done. They assembled in various parts of Haryana to protest against arrest of their guru. As it happens everywhere, a section of the mob turned violent and attacked cars and other properties. Police opened fire. The bullets took thirty valuable but misguided lives.

    They have received money from operators outside India. They have burnt the schools where their own children used to study. They have stoned the police and military. Whenever there are anti-terror operations, they stone the army and police vehicles so that the terrorists can escape using the diversion. They are well-trained. They believe in violent struggle as preached by their religious leaders. Para-military forces use only pellet guns so that these anti-national violent agitators don't get killed. They are being treated with kid gloves.

    So, what is the conclusion? Bullets for agitators in Haryana: Pellets for agitators in South Kashmir.
  • #607102
    Why does one always go to Kashmir or refer to Islamic terrorists whenever such incidents happen? Why try to draw comparisons? Why does one make that extra effort to justify when violence is resorted to by those who follow your belief? What makes it so difficult for one to digest the fact that parts of North India was literally held to ransom by followers of the so called self-imposed Godman? Please, let us not take things beyond what we should. I don't think anyone would try to justify the actions by the supporters of Gurmeet Ram Rahim (all-in-one). It would be nice if we try to see the difference. Police was forced to use bullets because the situation was so grave and uncontrollable; the same is resorted to in such situations in the Valley too.

    And let us be informed that, as per news reports yesterday, the riots and arson and the widespread disturbances were pre-planned and as per the directions of the rapist Godman.

    Should we also be asking why lakhs of followers were allowed to assemble when such a reaction was foreseen? And why the initial order by the Collector was just restricting carrying of weapons instead of a total 144 (refer observation by the High Court in this connection) ? Color of flags does seem to matter at times.

    'He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.'- Elbert Hubbard.

  • #607105
    Some may feeel it astonishing that I fully support the action taken by the police (firing bullets) to disperse the unruly mob at Panchkula and some other places of Haryana.

    Why don't we ask for same/similar action to disperse the anti-national arsonists in South Kashmir? What is the problem in using bullets there?

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #607109
    Partha, pellets are used in the valley against agitators and it is not for those who resort to riots and arson. The forces have SOPs and clear instructions to be followed as per the situation. If your reference is to the stone-pelting agitators in Kashmir, please don't compare it with the terror that was unleashed by Gurmeet Ram Rahim and team.
    'He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.'- Elbert Hubbard.

  • #607122
    By all means the actions taken in Haryana need not be questioned. When the situation gone beyond control, for them there is no alternative to them except opening fire on the people who are creating violence. There are some failures from Haryana Government. Why they have not gone for curfew instead banning carrying weapons. That is a big failure. we don't know the people died were really misguided or they themselves reacted like this in the anguish .
    Yesterday Prime Minister also indicated that they are not going to leave the culprits and actions as deemed fit will be taken. We feel sorry for the people died. It may be because of their misconduct only. But we could have avoided these problems if curfew is imposed. However what has to happen happened.
    We all see what is happening in Kashmir valley but as suggested by Mr. Saji Ganesh I am not going to bring in additional lines for that matter.

    always confident

  • #607167
    Stone-peltars are not arsonists! Those who burn schools are not arsonists! Those who dare to throw stones to the army personnel engaged in combing operations to eliminate foreign terrorists are not terrorists themselves! So, bullet is not meant for those people! Profound logic!
    In one day 30 people have been killed in Haryana due to firing. How many people died in Kashmir in firing during last one year?
    [Clarification: I don't treat sub-humans as people.]

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #607186
    I wont agree with the author for comparing the so called agitators of Guru who was arrested and sent to jail with that of agitators in Kashmir. Here the Guru has managed the army of his own and created a space for his own rejuvenation of life to which the government is not responsible for his miss deeds committed during his tenure as guru. But in Kashmir the youth were miss guided and misled by the neighboring country to fight for their rights and to which our government should show some sympathetic way to bring the Kashmir youth to main stream. Mind it they are our citizens but gone miss guided and being responsible persons, the policy makers should give them ample tutorial to change their ways or perish. But in case of Guru's army the violence were orchestrated by guru himself expecting the jail term. He deserves even more great punishment as because of him 34 people have lost their lives.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #607197
    And I thought arson is the crime of intentionally starting a fire to damage something and arsonist is one who commits the crime.
    And now I realize why criminals in the grab of Godmen/ women thrive in our country.

    'He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.'- Elbert Hubbard.

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