After the gruesome Pulwama attack, it is high time and a dire need for India to take some stringent steps to eliminate terrorism and adopt a zero-tolerance policy to fight against Pakistan who sponsors terrorism. In this article, we are covering instances when the internal conflict in India and its political parties have caused major hurdles in effective decision making and the country after 61 years of independence is still suffering in the hands of these political parties. Even the people of India have multiple other considerations above National interest and do not support the government in taking some heavy steps against such heinous acts of terrorism. The moot question, therefore, is Can divided India win against terrorism?
Here are some instances when we have faced severe criticism, opposition and leg pulling in the country itself and this makes us wonder Can divided India win against terrorism?
Can divided India win against terrorism
The problem of Kashmir is not a problem that any other nation can help us resolve but it is a problem that we need to resolve in the country itself. It is such a shame that someone entered our country and bombed our soldiers.
Soon after the Pulwama attacks took place, it was Congressman Randeep Surjewala who in a meeting felt the need to openly point finger at PM Modi informing the world that PM Modi was roaming and touring the Jim Corbett at such critical time instead of providing a helping hand or relief to the grief-stricken families. It has been the common trait of politicians to ridicule other politicians and gain the sympathy of the masses. They target others to defend themselves, rather than correcting their own faults or shortcoming.
Similarly, the comments of Punjab’s cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu were also in a way favouring Pakistan and such comments and intentions mellow down the impact and discourage the steps taken by the government. He said: “The terror attack is a cowardly and dastardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished. For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?”
On the other hand, Former J&K CM and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti said: “It’s true that whether it was Pathankot attack or Mumbai attack they (Pakistan) were given proof but they didn’t take action. But because Imran Khan is a new PM & he is talking about a new start, he should be given a chance. We should give proof & see what they do”.
Similarly, Rahul Gandhi also ridiculed PM Modi when the situation in J&K was in such a mess:
पुलवामा में 40 जवानों की शहादत की खबर के तीन घंटे बाद भी ‘प्राइम टाइम मिनिस्टर’ फिल्म शूटिंग करते रहे।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 22, 2019
Akhilesh Yadav also targeted PM Modi by tweeting: “Till when will the 3-day period of mourning keep getting extended?
Every day we get news of the brave martyrdom of our jawans and politicians funerals as routines. Why is the govt waiting and watching?”.
It becomes even more shameful when there is opposition to carrying out decisions and passing bills proposed by the other political parties and the political theatrical drama never comes to an end. It is high time all politicians understand that ridiculing or distorting others’ decision even when we know it would benefit the country, just for the sake of filing your own vote bank, will only hinder any good coming to our people and slow down the progress of our great nation.
We have had enough dialogue with Pakistan, and we have long sustained our identity of a Peaceful Nation. Last few decades of blow hot blow cold or pulling punches but not bringing to an end the scourge of terror has not helped. Now is the time when the terrorists and countries with malicious intentions need to be shown how strong we actually are and when committed to a cause we would not stop short of Success. Putting Nation first and the objective of totally wiping off terrorism and any terrorist activity on our soil clearly in focus, let’s all join hands and succeed.
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