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PLEASE DON’T CALL THEM TERRORISTS

NAXALITES

KASHMIRI FIGHTERS

They ambush and kill security forces They ambush and kill security forces
They (generally) do not kill civilians They (generally) do not kill civilians
They are fighting for the rights of local tribals They are fighting for the rights of local people
They receive money and other benefits from foreign lands They receive money and other benefits from foreign lands
They say that government has ignored development in their areas They say that government has ignored development in their state
They say they have no job, no food, no house, no drinking water, and no education. They say they have no job, no food, no drinking water, and no education.
They say the deaf government will not listen through democratic non-violent methods so violent means are justifiable They say the deaf government has ignored their democratic non-violent protests and demands so now violent means are justifiable

NAXALITES

KASHMIRI FIGHTERS

We do not call them terrorists But we call them terrorists
We accuse Government of India for their taking up arms But we accuse Government of PAKISTAN for their taking up arms
We accuse security force’s brutalities for their taking up arms We applaud security force’s for their work in Kashmir
We have evidence to prove that they provide military training to children (6-16 yrs) and employ them in their operation We do not have any substantial evidence regarding involvement of small kids in the operation – at least none of them have been killed in operation with security forces
We support their fight against injustice done to their community – and call them TRIBAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS We condemn their fight against injustice done to their people – and call them TERRORISTS
The journalists, reporters, writers, and other people who support their cause and fight are called as SOCIAL ACTIVISTS The journalists, reporters, writers and other people who support their cause and fight are called as SEDITIOUS & TRAITORS

The question here is WHY?

If we are not willing to call the Naxalites as HINDU TERRORISTS, why do we call the Kashmiri youths as ISLAMIC TERRORISTS? For me there is no difference between a Naxalite (Hindu) and a Kashmiri youth (Muslim). If we cannot call the Naxals as Hindu Terrorists, PLEASE DON’T CALL THE KASHMIRI YOUTHS AS MUSLIM TERRORISTS.

India is one.

All Indians are equal .

All Indians, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, sex and place of birth have equal fundamental rights.

Then why this double stranded approach between Chhattisgarh and J&K. Why do we have draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in Kashmir and no such law in Chhattisgarh? (Don’t take this to mean that I support the implementation of AFSPA in Chhattisgarh – NO, NEVER).

Why do we have 700,000 security personnel for counter insurgency operations in Kashmir (c. 100,000 sq km) and not even 1% of it in Dantewada, (Bastar district – 40,000 sq km) – forget the size of whole Chhattisgarh.

Why do we appreciate the efforts of the people like Swami Agnivesh, Binayak Sen, Arundhati Roy and call them as sympathizers, on the other hand criticizing the similar ideology people from Kashmir – calling them Seditious.

Why is this double stranded approach towards Kashmiri people? Simply because we are Hindus and they are Muslims. India is a secular country and at least for me there is no difference between Chhattisgarh and Kashmir – a Naxalite and a Kashmiri Youth – a Muslim and a Hindu.

 For me A TERRORIST IS A TERRORIST – IS A TERRORIST – IS A TERRORIST.  

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Posted by on April 26, 2011 in THE REBELS

 

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