The Times of
Son of Devaki
23rd August 2008
This column appears on the eve of the birthday of
He became an emperor par excellence, he performed divine dance with Gopikas and had his famous Ras Lilas, yet the only
Instead of warning and annihilating the demons and terrorists ruthlessly, we are suggesting giving them what they want whole of
You give Kashmir today for peace, they will demand Haryana and Himachal next and
Ask the wife and the mother of a martyred soldier who fought the war for
Now read this carefully.
"The state of
"India has the will and capacity to firmly counter all designs against its unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity and demands that
The Indian Parliament passed this resolution unanimously on 22nd February 1994. Before presenting it in the house, the speaker said -'Each word and sentence of this resolution has been seriously considered by the government and the leaders of the opposition parties.'
Every party endorsed and passed this. Was that a facade?
Now every word of this resolution is sought to be turned into a joke, a meaningless exercise of some foolish people who pass resolutions just to pass time and earn their allowances.
Some of the Indian journalists and writers who earn name and fame and money for their being an Indian have chosen to advice to 'liberate' Kashmir and not to force Indian 'colonialism' on a people who do not want to be recognized as Indians. It sounds damn good if read in
The timing and synchronizing of 'Azadi to
If 'liberate' Kashmir chorus is a spontaneous reaction to the demonstrations being held in the valley, why was the massive upsurge of the patriotic people in Jammu not considered at an equal weight and columns written to listen to the voice of India? Why the tricolor people of
Those who wont give an inch of their south
Now after 1947, this has become another flashpoint of division just on the basis of religion. We are Muslims, we can't live with a Hindu India, was the war cry of Jinnah's hordes pre '47. It was followed by direct action,
We compromised, our ahimsa was taken as cowardice and we got wars, immediately we had the land partitioned.
Now again, some wizards have tried to create an atmosphere to allow
Accept NSCN's demand to have a separate Nagalim ? And ULA's
To feed the citizens city is having free meals (langars) organized at more than fifty points where at an average one lakh people take meals twice a day costing ten lakh rupees per day. Every house hold is giving donations to run such langars without complaint.
But strangely enough, the divide we see between valley and
What son of Devaki won't have tolerated is being allowed by his followers. Isn't it the time to revive his spirit of Geeta and win a war of righteousness? The body alone perishes; the spirit remains immortal, so why fear O Arjuna?