Monday, April 26, 2010

Pakistan's sudden love for Ajmal Kasab

Pakistan has suddenly developed love for one of the Pak sponsored butcher in Mumbai carnage as they have formally made a request to Indian Ambassador in Pakistan for his repatriation. It is the same government that had refused to accept that Kasab and his 9 accomplices were Pak nationals. The bodies of the 9 bodies have been buried in an unknown place as Pakistan refused to accept them. The trial of Kasab is at the final stage and based on unassailabe evidence he will in all probability be awarded death penalty. Should we presume that in that eventuality, Pakistan will accept his body for last rites on Pakistan soil. Pakistan government is making a mockery of international diplomacy by their dramatics. If there is some sense of shame left in them, they should hand over the conspirators of 26/11 to India as the crimes were committed by them on Indian soil.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Nuclear Security Summit

The much hyped Nuclear Security Summit in Washington,part of a series of dramatics of Barack Obama after he assumed presidency of America proved a damp squib in its objectives. It is ironic that the need for nuclear safeguards have dawned upon the developed nations after the developing nations are nearing the nuclear capabilities. Until then the monopolistic regimes did not feel the need for safeguards but on the contrary posed them as deterrent.

2. One fails to understand as to why India participated in such a meet whose inherent objective was solely American selfish interests and display of hostility towards Iran. Not that Iran 's past record towards India has been favourable and supportive but nevertheless, why should we succumb to the bullying tactics of Obama to act against Iran or for that matter any other country. The real apprehensions of nuclear weapons falling into terrorists hands emerges from Pakistan which is a hatchery of terrorism, a fact known to the entire world. Obama has been playing dubious games by dumping money and weapons in Pakistan ostensibly to eliminate Talibans fully conscious that bulk of it is being used against India. Not only that Obama has been instrumental in diluting our humanitarian and development works in Afghanistan to please Pakistan. It is obvious from the past many actions of Obama regime and Hillary Clinton's stance to equate Pakistan with India in Nuclear Treaty that we should keep a distance from them and follow independent course of actions in our foreign policies. Obama has proved an unreliable ally and we should not be under any illusions.

Haryana's Kangaroo Courts

The news about Caste Courts plan to march to the Capital against the award of death sentence to 5 persons accused of murdering a young couple who married within the same gotra is indeed disturbing. It is not only a demonstration of the open defiance of the established judicial process of the country but also justifying the extra constitutional authority of dispensing kangaroo type justice. This type of behaviour is nowhere prevalent in the globe and can hardly be accepted and tolerated in a civilised society. It is also a fact that every community has its distinct set of codes of conduct for its members and violation of which can at best invoke ex-communication which is the extreme punishment. No community or a social group can award corporal punishement.

The State of Haryana where such incidents have taken place recently is proudly known for its progressive farmers and patriotic youth who have been decorating our Armed Forces with their legendary tales of bravery and supreme sacrifices to uphold the integrity of the nation. It is, therefore, unexpected and unacceptable that they should take the law in their hands for a limited social issue.Even if they need to maintain their social traditions, this should be done through social reforms by persuation and goodwill and not by force. The proposed protest March is ill timed and ill conceived as they will not only lose public support and respect but also come in conflict with the established law of the land.Let Swami Ramdev and Swami Agnivesh spare time from their TV programmes and instill sense of responsibility in the minds of misguided Khap activits.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Naxal Menace

The brutal murder of above 80 of our highly trained patriotic Jawans by the treacherous Maoists in Chhatisgarh has shocked the entire nation. This has also shaken the faith of the people in the competence of the Government to handle the security issues under political framework. Home Minister Chidambaram who has been making tall claims every day to annihilate the Maoists in Chhatisgarh and terrorists in Kashmir stands exposed and has lost the right to the Home Ministry. He is adept in shifting the blame to State Governments for every security lapse as if he is in charge only of his personal security and that of his home.

2. The insurgency in parts of India has developed and progressed because the agencies responsible for handling have neither been given free hand nor involved fully in strategic planning to combat. This movement is like a war like situation challenging the integrity and sovereignty of India and it is the Armed Forces and para military organisations which have been raised and trained to handle these types of situations. They require full powers without any interference or restraints from any source whatsoever. It is unfortunate that in a sensitive issue of national integrity, political groups within the country under the garb of human rights have been indirectly and directly thwarting the efforts of our dedicated forces to contain militancy. The Armed Forces given full powers (in fact additional powers) and control will smash these anti-national elements within a week or two.