Serious Study Report by:
Harbans S Nagokay.
Eight people, including four women and two children, were killed as Pakistani soldiers fired at villages and posts along the border in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, causing the highest number of deaths on a single day in over two decades. Only two Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory fire by our soldiers.
Till last reports, five-year-old Abhi, seven-year-old Rishab and Ravinder Kaur, 19, were among those killed in Ramgarh in Jammu where Pakistan targeted multiple posts. Ravinder Kaur suffered splinter injuries when a mortar landed on her house. Around 22 people were injured in shelling along the International Border and the Line of Control.
There have been more that 60 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control and the International Border since the army’s surgical strikes. And, some 18-20 people have been killed and over 50 have been injured in firing from Pakistan, since then. And, Yesterday also an elderly woman and a soldier were killed along the Line
If truth be accepted, Pakistan has been relentlessly trying to push heavily-armed tlerrorists into India. There have been many infiltration bids aided by cover fire by Pakistani troops along the International Border.
A night video shows one such infiltration attempt at Hiranagar sector on the weekend, which was stopped by the Border Security Force. Terrorists are seen trying to sneak in under the cover of heavy firing and shelling by Pakistan Rangers. Senior military commanders say they expect the ceasefire violations to continue for a few more days before they taper off.
On other side, MOS HRD Upendra Kushwaha said that action will be taken when it is needed, against burning of schools in J&K. Then, Muzaffar Wani, the father of Hijbul Commander Burhan Wani, who use to told protesters that he was ready to offer his only daughter for the fight against “Indian occupation” after “sacrificing” his two sons. Now, in progress over giving statements like as if; a new leader in valley today expressed “deep pain” over the burning down of schools and made a fervent appeal to those behind it to refrain from targeting educational institutions.MuzaffarWani, a retired government teacher, told PTI over phone from his residence in Tral of South Kashmir that “as a teacher, whenever a school is burnt down, my heart is set on fire.””This is not right. Whosoever is responsible for this is doing no good to the society. A society without any education is lifeless. They do not have any identity,” Wani said and made it clear that he was making this statement as a teacher and not as any leader.
At the end, people should be well known that this professed educationist supporting now the need to education for life, actually duly supported his sons earlier to join militancy rather than learning the education.
Conversely, Congress leaders and supporters near LOC, spoken and repeated; the words of External affairs minister SushmaSwaraj, as the then leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha, had made the famous statement on the occasion of severing of head of soldier Hemraj by Pakistani security forces. “If his (Hemraj’s) head could not be brought back (from Pakistan), we should get at least ten heads from their side,” she had said after visiting Hemraj’s family in January 2013. Rajnath Singh and Union road transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was the then BJP president, had accompanied her. According to annoyed leaders of congress, Incumbent BJP president Amit Shah has also been warning Pakistan of a “befitting reply” to the repeated ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan. “Home minister Rajnath Singh has clearly said that if Pakistan resorts to firing, we will definitely give a befitting reply to them,” Shah said in August 2014 soon after taking the chair.
However, when it comes to corresponding action either against terror or Pakistan, the BJP-led NDA government’s moves leave much to be desired. Several incidents of terror have taken place in the Kashmir Valley itself since Modi came to power and nothing more than big statements & slogans been heard now, said a villager shouting with anger today.
After all said and done, a local BJP supporter believed that It is time the Modi government walked the talk or stopped talking of “befitting reply”.
It will earn the support of the people if the Indian security forces mount a counter attack on terror and teach Pakistan a lesson. In the absence of one such act, the government now stands the risk of losing credibility.